Wind power News for January 2011

Wind power News Archive

China: 248 GW of wind power in 2010

China is expected to have reached a total installed wind power capacity of 248 GW in 2020 representing a compound annual growth rate of almost 23%.

GE wind service agreement with Cobra Energia

GE will provide servicing for wind farm developer Cobra Energia in Spain under a 10 year agreement.

Vestas opens wind office in Romanian capital

Vestas has opened an office in Bucharest to serve the wind energy market in Romania and the Balkan region.

Chinese wind turbine blade producer GL certified

Chinese wind turbine blade producer, Tianjin Dongqi Wind Turbine Blade Co Ltd has been awarded GL Shop Approval from GL Renewables Certification for composite wind turbine blades production.

UK offshore wind transmission projects bidders announced

Ofgem E-Serve has announced the 8 qualifying bidders competing to provide high-voltage transmission links for three UK offshore wind projects.

Siemens installs offshore wind grid link for DanTysk

Siemens will install a grid connection for DanTysk offshore wind farm, part of the SylWin offshore wind farm cluster in the North Sea for TenneT.

Allianz invests over €1bn in wind and solar power

Allianz has invested over €1 billion in 30 wind farms and solar parks in Germany, France and Italy since 2005.

AMSC receives US$9m wind turbine order from India

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has been awarded a US$9 million follow-on order for wind turbine electrical control systems from Indian manufacturer Inox Wind.

More stable grid connection for wind turbines

Through designing methods for detecting positive sequences, wind turbines operating at high potential could obtain more stable grid connection, according to a recent PhD thesis.

Consortium wins offshore wind contract in Wales

RWE npower renewables has announced the new manufacturer of wind turbine foundations for the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm in North Wales.

Gamesa turbines sold to New Zealand wind farm

Gamesa has entered the Asia-Pacific market with the sale of 9 wind turbines to Pioneer Generation for a New Zealand wind farm.

Hull to host Siemens offshore wind turbine factory

Siemens has signed an agreement with Associated British Ports to build a factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK.

Gamesa still no. 1 wind turbine provider in Spain

Gamesa maintains its number one position in the Spanish wind market with a 2010 market share of 50.18% – an increase from 2009’s 34.4%.

Gamesa offshore wind technology centre to Scotland

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa plans to set up its offshore wind technology centre in Glasgow, Scotland, creating 130 jobs.

Offshore wind farm maintenance vessel designed Offshore wind farm maintenance vessel designed

Offshore Ship Designers have designed an offshore wind farm maintenance vessel said to improve uptime of deepwater wind turbines.

GE wind turbines to Romania

GE will deliver wind turbines to wind farm developer Monsson Alma for two projects that will add 35 MW of wind capacity to Romania.

Gamesa supplies 20 MW of wind turbines to Turkey

Gamesa will supply 20 MW of wind turbines to Kiroba Elektrik Uretim for the Madranbaba wind farm in Aydin, Turkey.

Europe close to 3 GW offshore wind power Europe close to 3 GW offshore wind power

Europe is now close to 3 GW of installed offshore wind power capacity, according to numbers from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

SSE heads new offshore wind alliance

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has entered into an alliance with five companies to make its offshore wind programme more efficient.

AMSC supplies wind farm grid connections to UK

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) will deliver its D-VAR reactive compensation solution for wind farms to wind farms in the UK.

Deliveries start for Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

The first deliveries of wind turbines and towers have started for Vattenfall’s 150 MW Osmonde Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea.

Consumer label for wind energy

A global consumer label identifying corporations and products made with wind energy is being put together by businesses and non-profit organisations under the name WindMade.

Vestas wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has won the US$1.5 million 2011 Zayed Future Energy Prize for its pioneering role in the wind energy industry.

Production resumes at Skykon's Scottish wind turbine factory

The wind turbine factory in Machrihanish in Argyll has resumed production after parent company Skykon filed for bankruptcy.

Greater Gabbard and Walney offshore wind farm start up

The UK offshore wind farms Greater Gabbard and Walney have generated electricity for the first time, says Scottish and Southern Energy Plc (SSE).

Bureau Veritas guidance for floating offshore wind turbines

Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the classification and certification of floating offshore wind turbines specifying the environmental conditions under which they may serve.

REpower delivers 150 wind turbines to Canadian wind farm

REpower Systems AG will deliver 54 of its MM82 wind turbines and 96 MM92 units to Saint-Laurent Énergies Consortium (SLE) for the 300 MW Lac Alfred wind farm in Québec, Canada.

Solar energy benefits most from UK feed-in tariffs

Solar has taken the lead in the UK renewable energy market as a result of favourable feed-in tariffs, according to a new report by technology analyst Greenbang.

MASDAR PV abandons plans for UAE solar manufacturing hub

The Government's national clean energy organisation said a lack of local demand for renewable energy was to blame.

NRG introduces an 80-metre XHD tilt-up tower

Built on the same platform as the company’s 60-metre XHD system, the 80-metre tower incorporates bolted joints for a stiffer, stronger tower to measure the wind at taller heights.

AMSC agrees sixth wind turbine licence in China

American Superconductor Association (AMSC) has granted its sixth wind turbine licence in China to Beijing JINGCHENG New Energy (JCNE).

BOREAS buys 19 Vestas wind turbines

Vestas will deliver 19 of its V90 2 MW wind turbines with a hub height of 125 m to BOREAS Energie GmbH for a 38 MW wind project in Germany.

Shepherd builds wind and marine test rig facilities for Narec

Shepherd Construction will build three facilities for test rigs for full-scale wind and marine prototypes for the UK National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth.

GE supplies 18 wind turbines to Northern France

GW will supply 18 wind turbines for a new project in one of France's most windy areas.

Nordex installs wind turbines in Hamburg Nordex installs wind turbines in Hamburg

Nordex has installed two 2.5 MW N100/2500 wind turbines at Dradenau sewage treatment plant in Hamburg, Germany.

DONG Energy and Siemens to test offshore wind turbines

Siemens Wind Power will supply DONG Energy with three new offshore wind turbines as part of a £50 million project.

RWE Innogy acquires two new wind farms in Poland

RWE Innogy has more than doubled its wind capacity in Poland following the purchase of Gamesa's 32 MW Piecki wind farm and the 35 MW Tychowo site.

Draka supplies subsea cables to Welsh offshore wind farm

Draka Offshore will provide subsea array cabling for the 576 MW Welsh Gwynt y Mor Offshore Wind Farm under a €25 million inter-array cabling contract with RWE npower renewables.

Åmliden wind farm in Sweden to start construction

NV Nordisk Vindkraft AB and HgCapital have signed agreements for the sale, construction and financing of the 41 MW Åmliden wind farm in Malå Municipality, Västerbotten, Sweden.

REpower reduces 2011 outlook – looks to Asia

REpower Systems AG has reduced its outlook for 2011 now expecting performance of €1.25-1.35 billion from the previous estimate of €1.5-1.6bn.

Vestas delivers 21 MW of wind turbines to German wind farm Vestas delivers 21 MW of wind turbines to German wind farm

Vestas will deliver 7 of its V112 3 MW wind turbines to Erneubare Energien Teetzleben GmbH & Co KG for the 21 MW Breesen-Teetzleben Wind Farm in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

RES consent for 99 MW Dunmaglass Wind Farm, Scotland

RES has received consent from the Scottish Government to build the 99 MW Dunmaglass Wind Farm south of Inverness, Scotland.

Doosan buys US$10m of AMSC wind turbine electrical control systems

South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd is buying over US$10 million worth of wind turbine electrical control systems from American Superconductor (AMSC).

Vestas delivers 240 MW of wind turbines

Vestas will deliver a total of 240 MW of wind turbines to projects in Germany and Poland over the next two years.