Wind Energy

GL Shop Approval for Chinese Wind Turbine Blade Production

Hamburg - Tianjin Dongqi Wind Turbine Blade Co. LTD received their first GL Shop Approval from GL Renewables Certification (GL) for the production of rotor blades fabricated from fibre reinforced plastics. Based in Tianjin, China, Dongqi at present is the only rotor blade manufacturer in China with GL Shop Approval, certifying the high standard of their rotor blade production.

Fugro Geos plays vital role in two offshore wind projects

Wallingford - Collection of meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data plays a vital role at different phases of offshore wind farm projects ranging from early feasibility studies to engineering design and construction phases, as demonstrated by two recent contracts won by Fugro GEOS, for UK Round 2 and 3 projects.

GE Technology Turning Brazil into a Wind Powerhouse

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, the wind energy leader in Latin America, continues to offer major opportunities for wind energy development. As part of the country's 2010 Alternative Energy Auctions, GE (NYSE: GE) today announced commitments from four developers to supply more than 400 megawatts of clean, wind-generated electricity to Brazil's renewable energy capacity.

More than $5 fossil fuel subsidies for every $1 of support for renewables

The International Energy Agency's 2010 World Energy Outlook, released today, should finally stamp out the myth that renewable energies are dependent on subsidies.

"Fossil-fuel consumption subsidies amounted to $312 billion in 2009", says the IEA, while renewable energies in the same year received just $57 billion of "government support" according to the IEA.

Siemens Energy stays on the road to success in North America: further major wind power

Siemens Energy has been awarded a follow-up order for 72 of its 2.3 megawatts (MW) wind turbines, equipped with 101 meter rotors, for the Comber Wind Limited Partnership Project in Essex County, Ontario. The purchaser is Brookfield Renewable Power Inc., a leading producer and developer of renewable energy for which Siemens has already supplied wind turbines for the Gosfield project in Ontario.

juwi Wind is Setting an Example with Onshore Projects

Husum / Wörrstadt - juwi Wind GmbH (Limited Company under German Law) and juwi Management GmbH are expanding their national and international business with great strides. "We focus on the great and economic potential of onshore wind energy- also in the area of repowering- and enter into new attractive markets", says Dr.

Semikron and Goldwind partnership capitalises on strong growth in Chinese wind energy market

Nuremberg - Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. ("Goldwind"; Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002202) recently signed a sales contract directly with Semikron China thereby ensuring the continued supply of SKiiP intelligent power modules and complete Semistack power electronic assemblies for the Goldwind wind power generators.

Gemesa maintained profitability and sound financial position in a situnation of economic weakness and regulatory uncertainty

Madrid/Zamudio - Gamesa maintained and/or improved its main efficiency and productivity ratios in H1 2010 despite the weak economic situation and regulatory uncertainty, particularly in Europe. The cost efficiency plan (over €80 million saved in H1 2010) boosted the EBITDA margin in the core business, wind turbine manufacture, to 14.3% in H1 2010, i.e.

Fugro Seacore to install met mast

Fugro Seacore has announced that it has signed a contract relating to the design, build and installation of an offshore met mast to record and monitor site conditions on the proposed Rampion Offshore Wind Farm site in the English Channel, 13 km off the coast of Sussex, UK.

GWP takes over wind power projects in Rumania

After Poland, Italy, South America and Turkey, the Berlin-based wind farm project developer GWP Germanwindpower GmbH is now active on the Rumanian market and has taken over a 70 MW project located around 200 km east of Bucharest at the "ready to build" stage as well as a further 370 MW of projects in earlier stages of development.The 70 MW project in Tulcea is one of the largest in Rumania.