Energy infrastructure News for August 2010

Energy infrastructure News Archive

Goldwind buys wind turbine components from Semikron

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co Ltd has signed a sales contract with Semikron China for continued supply of SKiiP power modules and complete Semistack power electronic assemblies for Goldwind wind turbines.

New partner for Irish onshore wind project

Canadian energy producer Finavera Rewables Inc has sold its majority interest for Cloosh Valley Wind Project, County Galway, Ireland, to Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) .

North Sea renewable energy cooperation

The UK and Norway will cooperate on offshore renewable energy in the North Sea, according to a joint ministerial statement on climate change and energy security.

AMSC delivers wind turbine components to India

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) will deliver 17 wind turbine electrical control systems to Inox Wind Ltd, part of India’s Inox Group of Companies.

DNV Sustainability & Innovation set up

Risk management firm Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has set up a Sustainability & Innovation division to “steer DNV towards green service growth and sustainability services.”

Scottish offshore wind worth £7.1bn

Scotland’s offshore wind industry could contribute £7.1 billion of investment and create up to 28,000 direct jobs by 2020, according to Scottish Renewables and Scottish Enterprise.

GE launches smart grid monitoring and diagnostics service

GE Energy has launched a remote Monitoring & Diagnostics service for smart grid applications.

Wind farm training courses in Turkey

More training courses for wind farm installation will be offered throughout Turkey due to high demand, GL Garrad Hassan says.

Solar PV microinverters and power optimiser shipments to double

Solar photovoltaic (PV) microinverters and DC-DC power optimisers are forecast to generate more than US$1.5 billion in revenues over the next five years, according to IMS Research.

ABB supports Chinese high voltage wind substation

ABB will design, supply and install all 6 main transformers for the 500 kV Tongyu substation under construction to support wind energy in the Jilin province of north-eastern China.

Renewable industry celebrates UK Green Deal

UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has declared a 'quiet green revolution' for households and businesses, maximising employment and business benefits in the renewable energy sector.

Trelleborg foam supports floating wind turbine Trelleborg foam supports floating wind turbine

Trelleborg Offshore’s syntactic foam buoyancy technology is being used in Statoil’s floating wind turbine foundation project Hywind.

Building a UK-Dutch power link Building a UK-Dutch power link

A high-voltage direct current (HVDC) submarine power cable is currently under construction between the UK and the Netherlands which aims to increase security of supply for both countries.

Photosynthetic bioenergy foam competes for US$50,000

New bioenergy production platform 'Photosynthetic Foam' has been shortlisted in the Today The Earth Awards 2010 for sustainable design.

Growing demand for offshore wind personnel transfer Growing demand for offshore wind personnel transfer

Reflex Marine’s TORO crew transfer capsule originally designed for use by oil and gas operators has now entered the renewable energy sector, selling four capsules for use on offshore wind turbine installation barges.

Solar PV inverter market record broken Solar PV inverter market record broken

According to IMS Research solar photovoltaic (PV) inverter shipments reached 4.9 GW in Q2 2010, growing by 284%.

Transporting 62 m wind turbine blades Transporting 62 m wind turbine blades

Goldhofer, a heavy haulage and special transportation specialist, has launched a flatbed semi-trailer for transporting wind turbine blades up to 62 m.

Obelisk and Heidra cooperate on wind measurement

Obelisk Energy and Heidra have formed Wind Measurement International (WMI), a centre for met masts and anemometry.

Sunways net income up 3400% in Q2 2010

Sunways AG has reported a consolidated net income of €3.5 million in the second quarter of 2010, up 3400% from the same period in 2009.

SeaEnergy to use Ampelmann offshore wind O&M platforms

SeaEnergy will be using Ampelmann’s ship-based self stabilising platforms for offshore wind operation and maintenance access under an exclusive agreement.

IdaTech, Cascadiant roll out more fuel cells for telecoms backup power in Indonesia

US-based IdaTech has received a further order for its PEM fuel cell systems for use in backup power applications in Indonesia. As part of this Phase III rollout, IdaTech has received an order for 154 ElectraGen™ fuel cell systems from its local partner Cascadiant.

Ballard fuel cell system for clean power from by-product hydrogen at K2 bleach plant

Canadian companies Ballard Power Systems and K2 Pure Solutions have finalized a sales agreement to deploy a PEM fuel cell power generator to be sited at a K2 Pure Solutions’ bleach plant in Pittsburg, California.

Smart grid R&D project in Singapore

The Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC) is being set up in Singapore to develop the country as a “living laboratory for smart grid solutions.”

Transmission links for 7 offshore wind farms

Transmission links for 7 offshore wind farms have been awarded to three bidders by the UK energy regulator Ofgem.