Wind Energy

GL Garrad Hassan Caters for Wind in Pakistan

Hamburg - Recent studies conducted by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratories have shown that the coastal belt of Pakistan features a wind corridor with an exploitable wind power potential of up to 50,000 MW. To date the Government of Pakistan has awarded letters of intent to 35 wind power projects with a total capacity of more than 1,500 MW.

Member States back the promotion of ocean energy in Europe

Ministers of the governments of Ireland, the UK, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey today [November 24] called on the European Union to give its full backing to the development of the massive ocean energy resources that exist in these regions.

Gamesa obtains type certification from GL for its G128-4.5 MW wind turbine, the most powerful device on the onshore wind energy market

Madrid / Zamudio, 27 October 2011. Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has obtained IEC WT 01 type certification from GL Renewables Certification (GL) for its Gamesa G128-4.5 MW wind turbine, after the independent certification body endorsed the technology used in the most powerful device on the onshore wind market.

Operating at Extremes: New GL Technical Note on Turbine Operation in Cold Climates

Hamburg - As wind energy is being called to provide a greater share of the world's energy burden, more turbines are operating in areas where temperature tests the machinery to its limits.

GE to Provide Wind Service Coverage for Entire First Wind GE Fleet

SCHENECTADY - First Wind, a Boston-based independent wind energy company, has selected GE (NYSE: GE) as its service provider for the company's entire fleet of 264 GE wind turbines at eight sites across the United States.

ETI invests GBP 25m in world leading offshore test facility at Narec supporting UKs future offshore wind industry

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has announced that it will invest GBP 25m into a state-of-the art, open access, wind turbine drive train test rig seen as crucial for the continued success and further expansion of the UK's offshore wind industry.

White Construction Inc. to construct 150 Megawatts of Illinois based wind generation for E.ON Climate & Renewables Pioneer Trail project

White Construction Inc. announces the award of an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction contract for the Pioneer Trail Wind Farm located in Iroquois and Ford counties in Illinois. The Pioneer Trail wind farm was developed and will be owned by E.ON Climate & Renewables. The wind farm will bring 150 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable energy power to this region.

Alstom wins a contract with Brazils Brasventos to supply and maintain three wind farms

Alstom signed a contract worth nearly EUR200 million to build and service three wind farms in Brazil for Brasventos S.A., a special purpose company composed of J. Malucelli Energia (51%), Eletrobras Eletronorte (24,5%) and Eletrobras Furnas (24,5%).

The Switch Full-Power Converters Support Goldwinds First-Rate Quality for US Market

Anaheim, CA, USA - The Switch, ( ) a provider of megawatt-class permanent magnet generator (PMG) and full-power converter packages for wind power and other new energy applications, announced today that it has signed a new contract to continue delivering its full-power converters (FPC) to

Hendrix to showcase spacer cable system at WINDPOWER 2011 conference & exhibition

Milford, N.H. - Hendrix, a premier provider of high quality overhead and underground power distribution products, announces that it will be showcasing its Spacer Cable System at the upcoming American Wind Energy Association's (AWEA's), Windpower 2011 Conference & Exhibition, May 22-25, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, Booth #3095.