Wind Energy

Real-Time Monitoring Opens Weather Window for Offshore Wind Farms

Emu's Oceanographic Team has recently developed additional systems to augment their real-time sea-state monitoring to inform operational decisions which will be of significant value to the Round 3 Offshore Wind Developers.

Installations for Gwynt y Môr have begun

The heavy lift vessel, “Stanislav Yudin” from Seaway Heavy Lifting Limited (SHL) of Cyprus will operate in Liverpool Bay from now on until December, 2012, to install major components for the 160 3.6 MW turbines wind farm “Gwynt y Môr”.

Gamesa debuts in Uruguay

Latin America is a growing market for Gamesa. (Photo: Gamesa)

Gamesa is set to venture into a new market by signing its first deal to supply wind turbines to Uruguay.  The Spanish manufacturer will deliver 25 of its G90-2.0 MW turbines to a 50 MW wind farm which Abengoa, via companies Teyma and Inabensa, is developing in Peralta, in the department of Tacuarembó.  Gamesa will produce the turbines this year at its manufacturing plants in the United States,

Natural Power achieves consent for Pen Y Cymoedd wind farm

Renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power completed the full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in South Wales. The 299 MW project  (76 turbines) owned by Vattenfall is located between Neath and Aberdare, on the southern side of the Vale of Neath.

Seawind and Vestas are working on two wind farm projects in Chile together


Seawind has entered into an exclusivity arrangement with turbine supplier Vestas to build two wind farm projects in Chile, of 9 MW each.  The Punta Chome project, located in region VIII near the city of Concepción, will use five V100 1.8MW wind turbines and the Raki project, also located in region VIII, 600 km South of Santiago, will use three V112 3MW wind turbines.


Pile driving: noise levels coming closer to emission limits

Researchers within the Evaluation of Pile Driving Noise Mitigation Systems (ESRa) program have published the results of tests conducted in the Baltic Sea. Last August, five sound mitigation concepts were tested at the so-called Brodtner pile (Neustadt Bay), in a water depth of nine metres.

3TIER to update wind integration dataset

3TIER was selected through a competitive solicitation process by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to update the US wind integration dataset. The integration of high penetrations of wind energy on the US electrical grid poses special challenges given the variable nature of wind generation.

Moog obtains TÜV Rheinland certifications for safety-critical blade feathering on wind turbines

East Aurora - The Moog Pitch Servo Drive, a key product in Moog’s Pitch Systems that is responsible for guaranteeing the safe operation of wind turbines, has obtained TÜV certification for compliance with the guideline for the certification of wind turbines GL2010 issued by Germanischer Lloyd.

Gurit Market News: Increase your Turbine Up-time

The objectives of Gurit’s rapid, UV curing RENUVOTM repair system are to increase the up-time of wind turbines in-field and to ensure fast in-factory finishing of a blade.

Siemens receives certification for its SWT 6.0-154 wind turbine prototype

From left to right: Mersudin Bajric and Mike Woebbeking from GL Renewables Certification, together with Bent Weibel and Karen Aagaard from Siemens Wind Power. (Photo: GL)

GL Renewables Certification has provided Siemens Wind Power prototype certification for its new 6 MW offshore wind turbine SWT-6.0-154. The prototype certification is a prerequisite for the testing of the turbine. Field testing of Siemens Wind Power's new 154 m rotor for the 6 MW offshore wind turbine began in Østerild, Denmark, on October 6.