Wind Energy

ZephIR Lidar expected to play significant role in Chinese offshore wind projects

A gathering of many leading Chinese wind project developers, consultants and stakeholders has welcomed the introduction of wind lidar provider, ZephIR Lidar, to the local market, working in collaboration with Saiwind Inc. during a technology workshop held in Beijing.

Introducing 3M™ Wind Blade Protection Coating W4600

St. Paul - Awareness is growing in the wind industry about the severe impact that erosion on the leading edge of wind blades can have on turbine output. Erosion can lead to a significant loss in annual energy production, costing owners and operators thousands of dollars.

Ikeuchi Towel first Japanese company to be labelled WindMade

Brussels / Ehime - Ikeuchi Towel, a manufacturer of eco-friendly towels and related products, is the world's first Japanese company to be awarded the WindMade label for sourcing 100% of its electricity consumption from wind power.

Morocco gets 300 MW wind farm

Construction has started on a 300 MW wind farm in Morocco which will be one of the largest in Africa. The project developer of the Tarfaya wind farm is a consortium of Nareva Holding and GDF SUEZ. Mott MacDonald is providing technical advice to lenders during construction and operational phases.

ACCIONA finishes its second wind farm in Poland, with AW 3000 wind turbines

ACCIONA Energía has grid connected its second wind farm in Poland, totaling 33 megawatts (MW). This takes its overall figure for the country to 71 MW of installed capacity. The Krobia I wind farm consists of eleven 3 MW ACCIONA Windpower wind turbines.

Internal park substation for DanTysk is ready

Loading the substation is precision work. (Photo: Vattenfall / Jorrit Lousberg)

After one and a half years of construction, the offshore substation for the wind farm DanTysk has been completed. The two transformers, all of the cables, the switchgear and utility rooms are installed. On 29 June, the substation rolled from the factory floor of the Hollandia shipyard in Rotterdam onto a transport crane, which will bring it to the construction site.

Bard Offshore 1 wind farm is complete

Photo: Bard

After two years of construction, all components of the German offshore wind farm Bard Offshore 1 are now installed. In December 2010, the Bard Group reported that the first wind turbine had gone into operation; on 1 August 2013 they now announced that all 80 systems are installed and that 65 of them are already feeding electricity into the grid.

Vestas and Mitsubishi form a joint venture for offshore business

Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. are combining their offshore activities in a new joint venture. Vestas will bring know-how, personnel and orders into the partnership; Mitsubishi will begin by contributing € 100 million.