Wind Energy

Gamesa expands its presence in Turkey with a new contract to supply 20 MW of wind turbines

  • The contract includes the installation of 10 Gamesa model G90-2.0 MW turbines, plus operation and maintenance services for a period of 16 years

  • The company opens its first Turkish marketing office in Istanbul

Wind turbine maintenance company purchases third 295-foot tall Bronto aerial, plans delivery of fourth and fifth machines

Abilene - TGM Wind Services, a company that focuses on wind turbine blade and tower inspection, maintenance and repair plus other high reach applications, has purchased their third Bronto Skylift Model S-90 HLA truck-mounted aerial in less than 18 months and, according to Kevin Darby, vice president of TGM, is poised to order two additional machines for delivery in mid-2011.

DNV developing new Offshore Standard for floating wind turbine structures

In order to support faster progress in the offshore floating wind industry, DNV and key players are developing a common design standard. The conclusions from this joint industry project will provide best practices on principles and technical requirements and guidance for design, construction and in-service inspection work.

GL Garrad Hassan joins Desertec Industrial Initiative

Hamburg - GL Garrad Hassan is teaming up with the Desertec Industrial Initiative to provide support to all stages of solar and wind projects with a special focus on bringing costs down to a competitive level.

GAMESA showcases its new G9X-2.0 MW platform at the international Husum Trade Fair

  • The platform, the most versatile in the market, offers maximum output for any site

  • The new G97-2.0 MW Class IIIA wind turbine is designed for low-wind locations

REpower striving for change in legal form to European Company (SE)

Hamburg - REpower Systems AG (WKN 617 703) is preparing to transform itself into a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE). The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board today each resolved to propose the transformation of the legal form of the company from a German stock corporation (AG) to a European Company at the Annual General Meeting planned for October 25, 2010.

Gamesa to build three wind farms in Castile-Leon for a local wind power developer, with aggregate capacityof 140.6 MW

Madrid / Zamudio - Gamesa has signed an agreement with Esquilvent, a wind power developer from Castile-Leon for the construction of three wind farms with aggregate capacity of 140.6 MW in the town of Ampudia in Palencia (Castile-Leon, Spain).

France awards offshore project contracts

France awarded contracts for four of five planned offshore wind farms. (Graphic: French environment ministry)

The French Ministry of the environment released the results of the first round of tenders for offshore wind farms on April 6. According to the announcement, three of the five contracts for offshore wind projects were awarded to the EDF Energies Nouvelles/Dong Energy/Alstom consortium. The Iberdrola/Eole-Res/Areva consortium was awarded a single contract.

Financing for Chile’s largest wind farm secured

In its latest renewable energy financing in Latin America, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP represented a group of international lenders in providing US$ 225 million in financing for the development of Chile’s largest wind farm.