Wind Energy

Comer Industries to supply the world’s largest offshore windfarm

Comer Industries, a global leader in the design and production of advanced engineering systems and mechatronic solutions for power transmission, scores the record of planetary drives installed in the largest offshore wind farm of the world - located approximately 20 km off Ramsgate, Kent, 2 hours travel from London- with the installation of more than 1,000 yaw drives of the series PG 3504LFPE,

Fraunhofer IWES builds 10-MW nacelle test stand

Planned test stand for wind energy nacelles (Illustration: Fraunhofer IWES / IDO

On 20 September, Fraunhofer IWES laid the foundation of a new 10-MW nacelle test stand. Fraunhofer IWES is building the test facility for complete wind turbine nacelles, which is unique worldwide, in Bremerhaven.

Hochtief intensifies offshore activities

<b>Hochtief has given the order for the jack-up vessel Vidar to the Polish shipyard Crist in Gdynia.</b><br><i>Photo: Hochtief</i><br><br>

The two partners each hold 50 % of the new Hochtief Offshore Development Solutions S.à.r.l.. Permits for wind farms are to be acquired by the new company and the plans developed. After the increase in value thus created, but before the wind farms are built, these projects will then be sold. The company does not wish to operate wind farms itself.

“A powerful new element in the UK economy”

<b>David Bott</b>

The day after announcing the UK’s new Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult centre, David Bott, Director of Innovation Programmes at the Technology Strategy Board, was in ebullient mood. His announcement came as many in the UK renewables community had become disillusioned with the Coalition government’s promise to be “the greenest government ever”.

Suzlon wins 120 MW order in Western USA

Procurement and manufacturing commenced immediately on contract execution while roadwork and foundation construction will begin in the second quarter of 2012. Delivery of the Suzlon wind turbines is expected to occur in the third quarter with erection slated for soon after the first turbines arrive on site.