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Alpha Completes Record Number of Blade Inspections

Sep 25, 2018

Alpha Offshore Service reports it has completing more than 4,000 offshore wind turbine blade inspections to date in 2018, a company record. This is an increase of 56 percent compared to 2017, which was previously its most productive period.The…

New Service for Offshore Blade Inspections

Sep 24, 2018

WTG blade assessments are usually costly and time consuming. EWPL Ocean aggregates tasks and wind turbines in scope for blade assessment into its service train and can offer this service at an attractive price, with no weather risk.ESVAGT said it has joined forces with Wind Power Lab…

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online

Sep 24, 2018

The Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea has supplied the first electricity into the German electricity grid.The 385 MW project, operated by E.ON in partnership with Equinor, when completed can deliver power to approximately 400…

Ampelmann Wins Five North Sea Contracts

Sep 24, 2018

Offshore access solutions provider Ampelmann said it has won five new contracts for its Walk to Work (W2W) solutions in the offshore wind market over the course of September. These projects will see two A-type and three E-type systems installed on vessels operating in the North Sea…

NRCAN Grant Triggers Major Investment in the Bay of Fundy

Sep 21, 2018

The next wave of tidal energy development at the FORCE facility in the Bay of Fundy Nova Scotia has been triggered by a substantial grant of $29,750,000 under the Emerging Renewable Power Program (ERPP) from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)…

Galloper Contract Goes to Granada

Aug 29, 2018

Galloper Wind Farm Limited Ltd has awarded a contract to Granada Material Handling Ltd for service and maintenance of all 58 davit crane units installed on the 353MW project, 56 on wind turbine foundations and two on the offshore substation…

India's Small Renewables Firms Fighting Consolidation Wave

Aug 21, 2018

Small to mid-sized renewable energy companies in India are starting to look like attractive takeover targets as lenders and investors withhold funds, worried by the stiff competition, weak bond markets, low tariffs and high debt besetting the sector…

Bay State Wind Revises Turbine Layout

Aug 13, 2018

Bay State Wind, an offshore wind joint venture between developer Ørsted and New England electric transmission company Eversource, announced a significant change to its proposed wind farm layout in response to feedback from fishermen and community members…

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm Produces First Power

Jul 19, 2018

Beatrice wind farm off the Caithness coast in Scotland has generated power for the first time, operator SSE said on Thursday.Following installation of the first 7-megawatt (MW) turbine, the wind farm exported power to the National Grid, the firm added…

German North Sea Wind Production on the Rise

Jul 12, 2018

Offshore wind power plants in Germany's North Sea produced 5.15 percent more electricity from January to June than in the same period in 2017 at 8.17 terawatt hours (TWh), TenneT, the grid operator for the region, said on Thursday.On the day of highest capacity use…

ABB Wins Order for World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm

Jul 11, 2018

ABB has won orders worth more than $150 million from Danish energy company Ørsted to supply technology to transmit wind energy from the 1,400 megawatt (MW) Hornsea Project Two, slated to be the world's largest offshore wind farm.The orders were…

Nordex scores biggest ever single contract

Jul 10, 2018

German wind turbine maker Nordex on Tuesday said it had won a contract to supply and install 191 wind turbines with a capacity of 595 megawatts in Brazil, marking the company's biggest ever single contract to date.The order from Italian utility Enel is for the Brazilian wind farm Lagoa dos Ventos…

Funding Secured for Israel's Largest Wind Farm

Jul 09, 2018

Enlight Renewable Energy said on Monday it secured 525 million shekels ($145 million) in financing to build Israel's largest wind energy project.The total cost for the 96 megawatt wind farm is 660 million shekels, Enlight said. Israel's Bank Hapoalim led the financing…

Sinovel Fined for AMSC Trade Secret Theft

Jul 06, 2018

A U.S. judge ordered Sinovel Wind Group Co Ltd, a Chinese wind turbine maker, to pay a $1.5 million fine after the company was convicted and charged for stealing trade secrets from Massachusetts-based AMSC. U.S. District Judge James Peterson in Madison…

DNV GL Unveils Renewable Energy Data Platform

Jun 21, 2018

DNV GL is launching GPM Horizon, a data monitoring platform with full integration of current and future renewable energy systems including solar PV, wind and energy storage assets. GPM Horizon enables future-proof fleet management by bringing…

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