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German Wind Auction Undersubscribed

Oct 23, 2018

The German Federal Network Agency (BnetzA) has announced the outcome of the latest German onshore wind auction. It revealed that the country's last wind tender of the year was undersubscribed and saw average prices rise again.A press release noted that only 363 MW of capacity won a contract…

Orsted Selects Siemens Gamesa or Typhoon-Proof Turbines

Oct 23, 2018

Danish wind power company Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.The project is subject to certain conditions such as the signing of a power…

Simec Atlantis Energy Completes Offshore Operations

Oct 23, 2018

The owner and operator of sustainable energy projects Simec Atlantis Energy announced that it successfully completed offshore operations on MeyGen Phase 1A with two Andritz 1.5MW turbines returned to service and the Atlantis 1.5MW turbine successfully retrieved for ancillary systems maintenance…

Bourbon Awarded Floating Wind Farm Work

Oct 22, 2018

Bourbon Subsea Services has been selected by Windplus to install three floating wind turbines of 8.3 MW, 20 km off Viana do Castelo, Portuguese coast. These turbines, with a total capacity of 25 MW, are the most powerful in the floating offshore wind industry…

Siemens Gamesa Plans Assembly Plant in Taiwan

Oct 22, 2018

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa will build an assembly plant in Taiwan if it gets a firm order from Denmark's Orsted to supply its 900-megawatt Greater Changhua offshore wind farm, the German-Spanish company said on Monday.Siemens Gamesa,…

U.S. Announces Major Offshore Wind Developments

Oct 22, 2018

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced three major developments in American offshore wind energy spanning from coast to coast.The Secretary spoke at the American Wind Energy Association’s Offshore Wind Conference and announced 1…

Goldwind, DNV GL to Digitalize Certification Tools

Oct 18, 2018

One of the leading wind turbine manufacturers globally Goldwind and DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of…

Europe Power: Spot Prices Down as Wind Supply Rises

Oct 17, 2018

European prompt power prices fell further on Wednesday from high levels, as the prospect of higher wind power supply overrode some thermal plant losses.German baseload power for Thursday delivery dropped by 12.3 percent to 62.3 euros ($72.03) per megawatt hour (MWh)…

Nexans Wins Cable Contract for Northwester 2 Wind Farm

Oct 16, 2018

Nexans said it will supply a subsea power cable and associated accessories for the 219 MW Northwester 2 wind farm 46 km offshore from Zeebrugge, Belgium.The French based company has been awarded a contract from Northwester 2 developer Parkwind to design…

Siemens Gamesa Reshuffles Top Management

Oct 16, 2018

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa announced a reshuffle of its top management on Tuesday, part of a bid to advance an ambitious cost-saving plan after a year-long board battle over issues ranging from suppliers to leadership.David Mesonero, currently managing director of corporate development…

Siemens Gamesa Reshuffles Top Management

Oct 16, 2018

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa announced a reshuffle of its top management on Tuesday, part of a bid to advance an ambitious cost-saving plan after a year-long board battle over issues ranging from suppliers to leadership.David Mesonero, currently managing director of corporate development…

Orsted Expands US Business with $510 Mln Acquisition

Oct 08, 2018

Orsted, the world's largest offshore wind developer, said on Monday it would buy U.S.-based Deepwater Wind LLC for $510 million as part of its strategy to expand in a major growth market.The still small U.S. offshore wind sector is seen as one…

ABB Offshore Wind Transformers for Borssele

Sep 30, 2018

ABB has won an order of more than $20 million from MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to supply reliable, energy-efficient and compact WindSTAR transformers, which are designed for installation in wind turbines.Borssele III and IV comprise the second phase of the Borssele wind farm…

DNV GL Completes Due Diligence of World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Sep 28, 2018

DNV GL has successfully completed a lenders’ technical due diligence on Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One, the world’s largest offshore wind farm with a total capacity of 1.2 GW.The project, which is currently under construction, consists of 174…

OMM Calls EU, UK for Talk on Offshore Wind Firms

Sep 26, 2018

Leading specialist marine contractor, Offshore Marine Management (OMM) is calling on companies and associations from across the EU to engage with UK businesses and to have that tough conversation on the future of the industry beyond Brexit.The…

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