Wind power News for September 2013

Wind power News Archive

Sempra acquires Nebraska wind project

Sempra US Gas & Power has acquired and will develop the Broken Bow 2 wind project in Nebraska.

Vestas and Mitsubishi partner on offshore wind turbines

Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) dedicated to offshore wind energy.

Contract for multi-megawatt Nordex turbines

The Nordex Group has been awarded its largest ever contract for a German wind farm with N117/2400 turbines by STEAG New Energies GmbH.

E.ON to repower Wales’ oldest wind farm

E.ON says that it is considering repowering Wales' oldest wind farm, Rhyd-y-Groes on Anglesey, after more than 20 years of generating electricity, may be repowered.

Abengoa to develop 70 MW wind farm in Uruguay

Abengoa has been selected to construct and operate a new 70 MW wind farm in Palomas, in the Salto Department, Uruguay.

New chairman of Infinis Energy

Infinis has appointed Ian Marchant as Chairman of Infinis Energy plc, a new company that is being incorporated as a holding company for the Infinis group of companies, in preparation for a possible initial public offering (IPO).

LM Wind Power announces site search for expansion in South Africa

Wind turbine blade supplier LM Wind Power has confirmed its intention to establish manufacturing of blades in South Africa.

A Guide to UK Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance A Guide to UK Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance

Prepared by GL Garrad Hassan on behalf of Scottish Enterprise and The Crown Estate, this publication aims to outline the scale and nature of the opportunities offshore wind operations and maintenance presents.

First Wind wins bids for two plants in Massachusetts

Two of First Wind’s proposed Maine wind power projects have been selected by Massachusetts utilities to provide clean wind energy to homes and businesses.

TÜV NORD and OutSmart join forces for wind TÜV NORD and OutSmart join forces for wind

TÜV NORD and OutSmart have formed a strategic partnership to strengthen their international presence in the energy market and to offer more services in the field of wind energy.

Toshiba enters wind power generation arena

Toshiba has made its first steps into the wind power generation business by acquiring Sigma Power Janex Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Kyushu-based Janex Co Ltd which operates wind farms in Kyusyu, Japan.

Siemens makes first steps into Peruvian wind market

Siemens has recently received an order from Spanish wind developer Cobra Energia for the supply, delivery and commissioning of a total of 11 wind turbines with a total capacity of 32.1 megawatts (MWs) in Peru, near the city of San Juan de Marcona.

Latest White Paper Download: Using LEAN techniques to cut VOC emissions

This white paper from Kimberly-Clark looks at how organisations can adopt ‘Lean’ systems to get to grips with the problem of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions reduction.

Nordex wind farm bought by Munich utility Nordex wind farm bought by Munich utility

Munich municipal utility Stadtwerke München has acquired a further wind farm from Nordex SE.

Google buys Texas wind farm

Google has agreed to purchase the entire output of the 240 MW Happy Hereford wind farm outside of Amarillo, Texas.

Gamesa supplies first low-wind turbine

Gamesa has signed an agreement to supply of 20 MW of its new G114-2.0 MW turbines, which are designed to yield more power at lower cost at medium and low-wind speed sites.

Gamesa designs wind course for Mexican university

Gamesa and the University of Istmo, located in Oaxaca, Mexico, have agreed to develop specialist wind power learning in the region, the windiest part of Mexico.

Wind O&M market to reach US$19 million by 2020

With wind energy capacity growing at a rapid pace, the value of the operations and maintenance (O&M) market is expected to increase from US$3 billion in 2008 to US$19 billion by 2020, says GlobalData.

Vestas order for public-owned wind plant

Vestas has received a 42 MW order from Bordelum III GmbH & Co. KG for their public-owned wind power plant in northern Germany.

London Array JV sells transmission assets

A joint venture owned by DONG Energy, E.ON and Masdar, has sold transmission assets at the world's largest offshore wind farm to Blue Transmission London Array Limited.

Vestas tests prototype 80 m offshore wind blade Vestas tests prototype 80 m offshore wind blade

Vestas has produced the first prototype 80 m blade for its V164-8.0 MW offshore wind turbine at its R&D centre on the Isle of Wight, UK.

Strategic alliance between Access Intelligence and Hannover Fairs USA supports power generation events

Hannover Fairs USA to host international pavilions at 2014 Electric Power and RETECH Shows

Approval for Australian wind farm

The Bodangora Wind Farm in central west New South Wales (NSW), Australia, has received development consent by the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure.

Moventas expands wind footprint in UK

Moventas Group has acquired its sister company David Brown’s wind gearbox business and established a UK-based company that significantly increases its wind gear manufacturing and service footprint.

New faces at Renewable Energy Focus

We welcome Reginald Tucker and Amanda Jacob to the editorial team...

Siemens opens Denmark’s largest offshore wind power plant Siemens opens Denmark’s largest offshore wind power plant

Siemens has officially opened the Anholt offshore wind power plant, Denmark’s largest wind power project, with a total electrical generating capacity of 400 MW.

ABB installs world’s most powerful offshore converter station

Power and automation technology group ABB has installed what it says is the world’s highest-voltage offshore converter station in the North Sea.

Nordex doubles sales volume in Germany Nordex doubles sales volume in Germany

Turbine manufacturer Nordex has more than doubled its sales volume in Germany, installing wind farms with a combined capacity of 109 MW n the first half of 2013.