Wind Energy

Seaforth Energy Announces Italian Business Expansion

Halifax - Seaforth Energy announces the expansion of their Italian business with their distribution partner Fenyx. Fenyx has deployed two AOC's in Italy already and now has placed a further order for four additional AOC 15/50's for their clients.

Gemsa and Iberdrola Ingeniería are awarded a contract to build a 102-MW wind farm in Honduras

Madrid / Zamudio - A consortium made up of Gamesa and Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción has received a contract to build a Honduran wind farm, known as Cerro de Hula, a project which will have 102 MW of installed capacity. Gamesa controls 76% of the venture, while Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción controls the remaining 24%.

Vestas: Valued German customer places order for 40 MW

Hamburg – Vestas is pleased to announce it has received an order for 20 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines from the UKA Group (UKA), for several wind energy projects in Eastern Germany. The total order has a capacity of 40 MW.

GE PulsePOINT* Technology Helps Wind Operators Reduce Costs and Achieve Optimal Energy Production

Schenectady - GE (NYSE: GE) today announced a new technology that can help give wind farm operators a competitive edge by identifying problems with wind turbines before they can cause downtime or major failures.

Anholt wind farm gets transformer platform

‘Stanislav Yudin’ has installed the transformer platform topsides for Anholt wind farm. (Foto: Seaway Heavy Lifting)

For, Seaway Heavy Lifting has performed the installation of the Anholt transformer platform topsides in the North Sea, located between the Danish island of Anholt and the mainland, coastal city of Grenaa.The transformer platform is part of the 400 MW Anholt offshore wind farm.

Renewable World named as official charity of WindMade

WindMade is delighted to announce the start of a new partnership with Renewable World, which has been chosen to be its official charity.

Vestas closes production plant in China

Vestas does not see any future for either V52-850 kW or V60-850-kW turbines in China. (Photo: Vestas)

After internal analysis revealed a declining demand for kilowatt-class wind turbines, the Danish manufacturer Vestas has decided to cease production of its V52-850 kW and V60 850 kW turbines and consequently also to close its factory in Hohhot, China. A total of 300 to 350 workers are affected by this closure.

Gardline and Geo drill for Wikinger

The British Gardline Group and GEO from Denmark are to carry out the geological investigations for the planned German offshore wind farm Wikinger. The two companies have received a contract for a total of € 18 million from the British Iberdrola subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables.

Kjaer is leaving the EWEA

 Christian Kjaer (Photo: EWEA)

The European Wind Energy Association EWEA is looking for a new CEO. Christian Kjaer announced at the beginning of September that he would leave his position as of April 2013. Kjaer has worked for the EWEA since 2003. At first he was responsible for political business for the association; since 2006 he has been the CEO.

RWE Innogy is testing LIDAR

Flidar's LIDAR system floats on the waves. (Photo: Flidar)

In the course of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program of the Carbon Trust, RWE Innogy is testing two floating LIDAR systems (Light Detection and Ranging)