Published: 14 February, 2017
The new business unit in Sweden was set up in September 2016, and Deutsche Windtechnik AB in Scandinavia reports it has been growing steadily since then. The company says the municipal utility in Varberg, Varberg Energi, commissioned the independent service provider with the maintenance of 30 wind turbines from Vestas (23x V90) and Gamesa (7x G90), with an option for 12 additional turbines.
Published: 06 January, 2017
Babcock, a leading UK engineering support services company, reports it has deployed its floating LiDAR (light detection and ranging) technology to provide valuable offshore wind data to the proposed Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm. Babcock says its innovative floating LiDAR system, ‘FORECAST’, has been installed as part of a 12 month contract to collect wind resource and metocean data, for Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (AOWFL).
Published: 20 December, 2016
A UK-based manufacturer of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines reports it has specified angular contact ball bearings and housed spherical roller bearings from Schaeffler UK for use on its 4N-55 wind turbine, the world’s first commercially viable medium-sized 55kW Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.
Published: 06 October, 2016
Barrier Group businesses, specialist coatings provider Barrier, and rope access company, UK Total Solutions, report they have collaborated to complete a major remedial painting and maintenance contract on the London Array wind farm.
Published: 20 September, 2016
Strainstall, a leader in the development of innovative monitoring solutions and part of James Fisher and Sons , reports it has been awarded a contract to provide crucial mooring monitoring for the Hywind pilot park – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm. The company says the contract with MacGregor, a provider of innovative engineering solutions for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads, will provide an integrated offshore mooring solution for the floating turbines.
Published: 08 December, 2015
The UK’s first floating wind farm will be installed at the Hywind pilot park offshore, Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This marks an important step forward for offshore wind technology, and potentially opens attractive new markets for renewable energy production worldwide. ODEE reports.
Published: 04 September, 2015
A new Carbon Trust report, launched by Minister for Energy Fergus Ewing MSP, sets out the current state of the floating wind industry and identifies key technical barriers that need to be addressed to make it a commercial reality.
Published: 04 September, 2015
Kite Power Solutions, a British clean-technology company, has embarked on a £10M funding round to support the commercial development of its kite power technology for deployment in offshore waters. Kite Power Solutions’ technology promises to be a step-change in the generation of electricity from wind compared with conventional wind turbines that use tonnes of steel. As it’s cheaper to manufacture, easier to deploy and maintain and would be free of government subsidies, this technology has the potential to transform the offshore wind market in the UK and the international markets. Kite Power Solutions is aiming to deploy its first 3MW power system in offshore waters by 2019.
Published: 04 September, 2015
Only a few days after announcing the official start for Siemens’ wind turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany, Siemens senior management and political leaders gathered in Cuxhaven for a signing ceremony for the planned facility.
Published: 02 March, 2015
The German market for offshore wind energy projects broke through the gigawatt barrier in 2014. By 31 December 2014, 258 offshore wind turbines in the German North and Baltic Seas with a total capacity of 1049.2 megawatts fed into the grid.
Published: 06 January, 2015
The development of a National College for Wind Energy, announced recently by the Business Secretary Rt Hon Vince Cable, has been welcomed by RenewableUK and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.
Published: 01 December, 2014
ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won a significant order from the Dutch-German transmission grid operator TenneT to design, engineer, supply and install an Alternating Current (AC) power transmission cable system that will connect Butendiek, an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea, to the HVDC (high voltage direct current) converter platform SylWin alpha.
Published: 13 November, 2014
Dong Energy has welcomed the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to grant development consent for the Walney Extension offshore wind farm, located off Walney Island in the Irish Sea.
Published: 15 October, 2014
Siemens has received an order for the turnkey delivery of the grid connection for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm. The customers are the Norwegian utilities Statoil and Statkraft, which are jointly implementing the wind farm off the coast of the U.K. Siemens will supply the entire power transmission system, including the two transformer substations – one onshore and one offshore – for the 402-megawatt (MW) project.
Published: 30 September, 2014
Supported by aggressive renewable targets, policy backing and a shift towards a greener climate, the UK propelled itself to the head of the global offshore wind power market in 2013, boasting a cumulative installed capacity share of around 52%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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