Wind Energy

Gamesa wins contract for supply of 70 MW to two wind farms in Salamanca, along with O&M arrangements

Bilbao / Madrid - Gamesa, a leading global provider of wind power technology and an international benchmark in the development and sale of wind farms, has been hired to supply, transport, install and commission turbines with total capacity of 70 MW at two wind farms located in Salamanca (Spain), owned by Cobra Energía.

Gamesa signs a EUR 1.2 billion syndicated loan due 2014-2016

Bilbao / Madrid - Today, Gamesa, a global leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines and a benchmark wind farm developer, signed a new EUR 1.2 billion syndicated loan with 24 banks, refinancing the existing loan due October 2012.

WWEA highlights the importance of Community Power and publishes Community Power definition

Bonn - Fukushima tragedy has highlighted the urgent need to increase wind power and other renewable energy sources to transform the global energy system. In light of such prospects, Community Power is increasingly being viewed as an essential framework for developing such decentralized forms of energy.

Seaway Heavy Lifting on schedule at Sheringham Shoal

Although the project had faced a critical preparation and mobilisation schedule on Wednesday 20 April 2011, the newly built 5000 mT Heavy Lift Vessel (HLV) Oleg Strashnov sailed on schedule for its maiden trip to the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm location.

GL Garrad Hassan registers offices in the Netherlands

Hamburg/Germany - GL Garrad Hassan is now registered in the Netherlands as a B.V. (Dutch Limited). The name of the new entity is "GL Garrad Hassan Nederland B.V.". The renewable consultancy has offices in Heerenveen, Leiden and Sint Maarten to accommodate the demand for consulting, design, project management services and training courses for renewable energy projects.

Worldwide wind capacity reaches 197 GW, slight decrease in new capacity China becomes world leader, installing 18,9 Gigawatt, more than 50 % of the world market

Shanghai / Bonn - On the occasion of the inauguration of the China (Shanghai) International Wind Energy Exhibition and Conference CWEE2011 in Shanghai, WWEA has launched today the World Wind Energy Report 2010 and the interactive World Wind Energy Map.

The highlights of the World Wind Energy Report 2010:

SINOI and cp.max have agreed partnership in rotor blade service

Nordhausen - SINOI and cp.max Rotortechnik GmbH & Co. KG have agreed a partnership for a long life of rotor blades.

DONG Energy puts the focus on UK renewable operations

DONG Energy, one of the world's biggest players in offshore wind, today announced that it is setting up a new dedicated unit focused on managing its renewable operations in the UK. The company's UK offshore wind business is now so big that it requires a separate operations and maintenance (O&M) organisation, based in London.

Zayed Future Energy Prize awards $ 1.5 Million to wind energy leader and pioneer Vestas

Abu Dhabi - His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today presented the prestigious US$1.5 million 2011 Zayed Future Energy Prize to Danish manufacturer of wind turbines, Vestas, in recognition of its outstanding leadership to pioneer wind energy, even during periods where demand for renewable ener