Wind Energy

GE Energy announces offshore activities

On 14th September, GE concluded the takeover of the Norwegian Scanwind Group AS. The company headquartered in Trondheim currently employs a staff of 41 and specializes in developing and producing offshore wind turbines without a gearbox. In March 2003, Scanwind erected a 3 MW prototype with a permanent-field generator, a second one followed in the autumn of 2004.

Arise orders 57 GE turbines

Mete Maltepe (GE Energy Global Sales Leader Wind Energy), Pehr G. Gyllenhammar (Chairman Arise Windpower), Jeff Immelt (Chairman & CEO GE), Hans Enocson (Nordic Executive GE) and Peter Nygren (CEO Arise Windpower) during the press conference (from left to right). <br><br>Photo: GE Energy <br><br>

The first five turbines will be delivered in the fourth quarter of this year for the project Brunsmo at the Karlskrona site. All the turbines will be produced at the GE factory in the German town of Salzbergen. According to GE, the 2.5xl is designed for use in areas where weak winds prevail and is thus well-suited to the forested region in South Sweden.

Siemens to build factory for nacelles in Kansas

The construction of the 28,000 m2 production plant in Hutchinson is set to start in August. According to Siemens, the first nacelle made in Kansas will leave the factory in December 2010. All the nacelles manufactured in Kansas will be used for the 2.3 MW turbines from Siemens. A production capacity of 650 units per year in planned.

Wind Power Project in Ontario opened

Enbridge began construction in July of 2007 and the wind farm began supplying energy to the province's electricity grid in August 2008. The final turbine came online in mid-February 2009. When operating at peak capacity, the 115 turbines can provide enough electricity to power between 50,000 and 60,000 homes.

Offshore wind energy: recession-busting thanks to European Energy Programme for Recovery

A mid-term review of the European Energy Programme for Recovery has found that offshore wind energy is the strongest performer of the three areas selected for funding in terms of investment, creating jobs and putting investment in place quickly.

Global Tech I offshore project, powered with AREVA M5000 turbines is Wind Deal of the Year

Paris - AREVA welcomes the announcement that the Global Tech I (GTI) offshore wind project, powered with the group's turbines, has received the "Wind Deal of the Year" distinction.

The award was given by internationally-renowned magazine, Project Finance International (PFI), during an official ceremony held on January 25, in London.

Civitas wind power report relies on the work of cranks

RenewableUK, the trade association for the wind, wave & tidal industry, has criticised a report published by the thinktank Civitas for failing to understand how wind power works as part of the UK's electricity generation system.

Newport Industrial completes ring order

Newport Industrial Fabrication Inc. of Newport Maine recently completed and delivered an order for Hyundai Heavy Industries. The order included embedment plates and template rings for towers being installed as part of the 2MW Hyundai wind turbine "The Independence" being installed by Kingston Wind Independence in Kingston Massachusetts.

ExxonMobil Protects Wind Turbines with Advanced Lubricants

New Delhi - ExxonMobil's Mobil SHC-branded synthetic gear oil is now being used to protect more than 30,000 wind turbine gearboxes worldwide demonstrating how its lubricants are helping the wind energy industry become more cost competitive worldwide.

RenewableUK cautious over Govts mixed funding signals

RenewableUK, the country's largest renewable energy trade association, has welcomed the Government's commitment to boost financial support for wave and tidal projects. However, RenewableUK is urging caution over the Government's plans to downgrade the level of financial support it provides for onshore wind from 2013 onwards, and offshore wind from 2015.