Wind power News for June 2013

Wind power News Archive

New standard will increase confidence in floating offshore wind turbines – DNV KEMA New standard will increase confidence in floating offshore wind turbines – DNV KEMA

DNV KEMA has released a new standard for floating offshore wind turbine structures which it says will give the nascent floating-turbine sector the confidence to continue its development to commercial maturity.

Tata Power gets financial closure for its 135MW Amakhala wind project in South Africa

India's Tata Power has announced the financial closure for its 134MW Amakhala Emoyeni wind farm project through its South African joint venture company with Exxaro – Cennergi.

Seajacks and Samsung to build world’s largest offshore wind installation vessel

Seajacks International has entered into a contract with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) to build what they claim will be the world largest and most advanced offshore wind farm installation vessel.

New GE Power Conversion next generation wind turbine testing facility to open in UK

Wind turbine developers will soon have open access to a £50mn testing facility in the U.K. based on unique and leading-edge technology.

Mainstream Renewable Power partners with Actis on $1.4bn wind and solar asset platform in Chile

Global wind and solar developer Mainstream Renewable Power has announced a joint venture with the global pan-emerging market investor Actis to deliver 600MW of wind and solar projects into construction and operation in Chile by early 2016.

LM Wind Power to develop ‘intelligent blades’

The company says sensors in the blades will be able to predict weather conditions and calculate when they can harvest the most energy from the wind - while ensuring minimum loads on the wind turbine.

Maine project launches first US grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine

The US Energy Department has recognised the nation's first grid-connected offshore floating wind turbine prototype off the coast of Castine, Maine.