Wind Energy

Turbine installation completed at Gode Wind 1 + 2 Offshore Wind Farm

The last wind turbine belonging to the major offshore project Gode Wind 1 and 2 has been installed. All 97 Siemens turbines, each with an output of 6 MW, are now installed and ready. (Photo: Dong Energy)

DONG Energy and A2SEA’s Sea Challenger have completed the installation of 97 Siemens 6-MW turbines at Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farm in the German part of the North Sea.


TenneT issues bond for offshore projects

The transformer platform for DolWin 2 on its way to being installed.(Photo: TenneT)

The transmission grid operator TenneT has issued a bond of 500 million euros. According to the company, the Green Schuldschein will secure the financing for three offshore grid connections.


Offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost has generated 1,000 GWh of electricity

The offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost has achieved the planned output of 1,000 GWh of electricity during its first year of operation. (Photo: RWE)

Since its launch in spring 2015, the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost has fed one million megawatt hours of electricity into the power grid. This means the wind farm has achieved its planned annual yield of 1,000 GWh.


Gamesa presents off-grid power supply

Gamesa prototype off-grid system that combines wind energy, photovoltaics, diesel generators and a battery. (Photo: Gamesa)

The Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has unveiled the prototype of a new off-grid system. The system, which has a capacity of two megawatts, can supply energy using four different sources. Gamesa is hoping to gain an advantage through this, especially in developing countries.


Construction work begins on offshore wind farm Nordergründe

The submarine cable is pulled ashore from the cable-laying vessel using a jetting sled. (Photo: TenneT)

The first monopile has been driven: Construction work on the wind farm Nordergründe in the North Sea began yesterday. Underwater cable-laying work is now also underway.


GE is interested in Adwen

GE is apparently interested in Adwen. How does Siemens fit into the picture? (Photo: dpa picture alliance)

What is going to happen to Adwen? The offshore specialist company is getting in the way of Siemens' and Gamesa's merger plans. GE has now expressed interest in the joint venture between Gamesa and Areva.


Transformer platform for offshore wind farm Sandbank goes to sea

A 2,400-tonne giant takes a sea journey: the substation and jacket foundation for the offshore wind farm sandbank on their way to the construction site in the North Sea. (Photo: Vattenfall)

After approximately 16 months of construction work, the transformer substation for the offshore wind farm Sandbank is now on its way to the construction site 90 kilometres west of Sylt in the German North Sea.


GE reaches 50 GW of global wind installations

The international corporation GE announced that it has installed more than 30,000 onshore wind turbines in over 35 countries with a total capacity of 50 GW.


Siemens receives biggest offshore order so far

Overall, Siemens will deliver 102 direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-7.0-154 for the project East Anglia ONE. (Graphic: Siemens)

Siemens will deliver 102 wind energy plants of the type SWT-7.0-154 for the offshore wind farm East Anglia One. This order by ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidy of Iberdrola S.A., has a volume of 714 MW and is the company’s biggest order so far, when it comes to capacity.


Contracts signed for Arkona offshore wind farm

Siemens will install 60 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines at the Arkona offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens will deliver 60 direct-drive offshore wind turbines for the Arkona wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. To install the turbines E.ON has chosen Danish A2SEA and its specially designed vessel Sea Challenger.