Wind Energy

Global Tech 1: Half of the foundations are complete

The Innovation can deliver three tripods in one trip to the construction site. (Photo: Global Tech 1)

On 17 June, the 40th tripod foundation in the North Sea wind farm Global Tech 1 will be constructed, which will mark the half-way point for the total of 80 foundations of the wind farm. The installation vessel "Innovation" had to make the trip to the construction site 14 times.

CG wins Wind Onshore Projects in France

Mechelen - Avantha Group Company CG has been awarded a contract worth € 3.5Mn for the design, engineering, supply, installation & commissioning of a “WINDSUB” (wind farm substation) at the 75 MW Seine Rive Gauche Nord wind farm in France, located in the Aube department on the left bank of the river. CG will also be responsible for upgrading/building the overall electrical system.

Wales: Siemens receives UK’s largest direct drive order for onshore wind farm

Siemens has been chosen to supply, install and service 76 direct drive turbines at Vattenfall’s onshore wind farm “Pen y Cymoedd” in Wales. The wind power plant will be developed in the coastal mountain range between the harbour city of Port Talbot and the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf.

First service technicians for South Africa trained by BZEE

Eleven South African technicians completed the training course at German-based B

The German training centre for renewable energy BZEE, in cooperation with bfw Bremerhaven, recently completed the first training course consisting of 11 South African technicians.

Van Oord contracts Damen for DP2 cable-laying vessel

Van Oord has ordered a new cable-laying vessel. The ship will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania and will be completed at the end of 2014.

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