Category: Wind

Natural Power advises Cubico on Greek wind acquisition

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence to support Cubico Sustainable Investments’ acquisition of Aoliki Panachaikou, the owner of two operational onshore wind farms in Greece, from Enora. The wind farms have a combined capacity of 48.5MW and are located in the Panachaiko mountains. Neil Marshall, Senior Due… Read more »

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a report which outlines the severity of the threat posed by climate change.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “The findings of today’s IPCC report are stark: increased, urgent action on climate change is vital. “Renewable technologies like wind, solar, hydropower, tidal and more are already combating climate change – providing the equivalent of 97.4% of Scotland’s electricity consumption and delivering economic benefits across the… Read more »

Motion control engineering partnership in the Covid crisis and beyond

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, OEMs have been challenged to provide solutions from design adaptions through to completely new machines. Particularly in the medical field, many of these machines rely on high accuracy, meaning high demand on servo system design. In addition to providing a precision motion control capability, reliance on holistic engineering partnerships have been… Read more »

TWO MILLION VOLT SPARKS SCOTTISH TIDAL ENERGY SCALE UP

TIDAL energy leader Nova Innovation has been awarded a £2 million cash injection from the Scottish Government to advance tidal turbine manufacturing to a global level. The funding, delivered through Scottish Enterprise, is directed at Nova’s VOLT (VOlume Manufacturing and Logistics for Tidal Energy) project that will develop the first European assembly line to mass… Read more »

Swedish Twin Peaks 242 MW project to deploy Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform

Siemens Gamesa will supply 39 of its SG 5.8-170 turbines; 25 at the Ranasjö site and 14 at the Salsjö, the ‘twin peaks’. The turbines will have a nominal capacity of 6.2 MW The deal is enabled through developer Arise and end-investor funds being managed by InfraRed Capital Partners including TRIG The contract also includes… Read more »

Rapidly expanding battery start-up, Nyobolt, hires ex-Innovate UK specialist

Nyobolt, the original founders of ultra-fast charge, high-power lithium-ion battery technology, has appointed ex-Innovate UK battery sector specialist Anna Wise to bolster its rapidly growing, highly experienced team, and to spearhead its go to market strategy. Her appointment comes a few weeks after the company announced its partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to support… Read more »

ArcVera’s analysis shows India’s July 2021 monsoon wind energy production’s strong rebound from last year’s lows

After the shockingly low winds in July 2020, the Indian wind energy market has been on-edge and with good reason regarding July 2021’s winds. ArcVera Renewables recently published the July 2021 India Wind Anomaly Map showing Gujarat-based wind farms likely experienced a turnaround, and all other Indian wind-producing states have experienced much better winds in… Read more »

DLM Invests in Hire Fleet

Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) Ltd. (DLM), of Southampton, UK continues to reinvest in its hire fleet, as demand grows for short- and mid-term use of products such as its running line monitors (RLMs). DLM’s standard range of RLMs (15t, 60t, 200t capacity) are designed specifically for harsh marine-type environments. They are typically used in cable… Read more »

St. Helena’s arrival in Kangerlussuaq kicks off Arctic X Prix countdown

Extreme E’s floating centrepiece, the St. Helena, has arrived in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, with just under one month to go until its Arctic X Prix – the first ever international motorsport event to be staged in the country. The St. Helena departed Dakar, Senegal, following the Ocean X Prix in mid-June and travelled across the North… Read more »

Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens companies revive their proven, supply-chain led partnership to bid in the ScotWind leasing round

Partnership behind the UK’s biggest offshore wind supply chain success story in Hull and the Humber seeks to repeat success in Scotland Day-one agreements with world-leading equipment suppliers Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy will support the development of a competitive indigenous supply chain from the outset  30 July 2021, Dublin – Mainstream Renewable Power (“Mainstream”),… Read more »

Chancellor Visits ORE Catapult’s Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine

we welcomed The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, to our 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Offshore Wind Turbine off the coast of Fife. The Chancellor witnessed first-hand the impact of the world’s largest and most advanced open access offshore wind turbine dedicated to research and demonstration in supporting the commercialisation of innovative new technologies, the growth of the… Read more »

Deutsche Windtechnik’s new offshore service hub enables turbine service spanning multiple wind farms with different turbine technologies – Response times during the 2020/21 winter season were under three hours

During the winter season 2020/21 (October 2020 to April 2021), Deutsche Windtechnik successfully implemented a new service concept for multi-brand deployments using helicopters for the offshore wind farms alpha ventus and Riffgat. Response times of less than three hours were achieved. At the same time, logistics and personnel costs were reduced by eight percent. The… Read more »

Rotamec expands its 24/7 repair service into the Midlands with Covelec acquisition

Rotamec Engineering Services, expert in motor rewinds, pump and gearbox repairs, and drive solutions has expanded its operations into the Midlands following the acquisition of Covelec. The Leicester based site will continue to offer the same level of technical expertise and engineering know-how, while expanding the services available and reaching new markets. With almost 40… Read more »

ASM Industries acquired by CS Wind, the world’s leading wind tower manufacturer

ASM Industries, a European manufacturer of wind towers and offshore tower foundation is now part of CSWind, worldwide leader in the manufacturing of steel wind towers. According to the disclosure today, CS Wind is now the majority shareholder of ASM Industries. The purpose of the acquisition, said the company, is to strengthen European offshore wind… Read more »

WindCube Complex Terrain Ready offering empowers wind industry with precise wind measurements for all terrain types

Extensive offering enables wind farm developers, operators and turbine manufacturers to leverage WindCube’s renowned data reliability and accuracy in the most complex environments Leosphere, a Vaisala company that specializes in developing, manufacturing, and servicing turnkey wind lidar instruments for wind energy, today announced the launch of its complete WindCube Complex Terrain Ready offering. The offering includes the… Read more »

Deutsche WindGuard is inspection body at Global Tech I wind farm

Recurring inspection of 30 wind turbines successfully completed Varel, 2021-07-27: On assignment from Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH, Deutsche WindGuard Inspection has now successfully completed recurring inspections on 30 wind turbines at the off- shore wind farm Global Tech I in the German North Sea. The contracted scope of services at this wind farm… Read more »

Progress in realization of Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven

Large component layout confirmed Following the approval of funding for the Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven at the former Luneort airfield, the project work started behind the scenes first of all. The first major step was to commission a general contractor to design specific layout plans for the facilities. This is a fundamental prerequisite for any necessary… Read more »

UK’s largest renewable energy awards will return to Edinburgh in December

The Scottish Green Energy Awards open today (July 27) Nominations invited for 11 categories across all renewable technologies Nominations for The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – open today (July 27). This year’s event will return as an in-person awards ceremony which will comply with the latest government guidelines… Read more »

South Tyneside manufacturer rides on the crest of a wave with major contract wins

South Tyneside-based Metec UK has won a series of offshore renewables contracts worth over £6.5 million to supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B, and a second offshore substation in France amongst others. Metec UK manufactures sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets and foundations against corrosion used in the… Read more »

PAUL IDZIAK JOINS BLADE MAINTENANCE SPECIALIST GEV WIND POWER AS US CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

GEV Wind Power has announced the appointment of Paul Idziak as Chief Executive Officer of GEV Wind Power US LLC (GEV). Paul has also been appointed to the Board of GEV Wind Power Lab Group. Paul is a seasoned wind energy executive with leadership experience across various disciplines, enjoying an outstanding record of building profitable… Read more »

ORE Catapult Welcomes Launch of UK Government’s Innovation Strategy

Welcoming the launch of the UK Government’s Innovation Strategy setting out a long-term vision and 10-point plan for delivering innovation-led growth in the UK, Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, said: “The offshore renewable energy sector has a massive role to play in meeting the UK Government’s ambition of becoming… Read more »

Emission-free: Enercon is the first one to use the new way of rotor blade assembling

The German wind turbine manufactuer starts to use the battery-powered high-end traverse systems from ematec Memmingerberg (jm). The German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon will in future rely on cutting-edge technology made in Germany. Enercon is the first wind turbine manufacturer worldwide to use six completely emission-free rotor blade lifters from the specialist provider ematec AG… Read more »

Money announced for low-carbon heat and renewables

The Scottish Government has announced that a programme to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency will receive an extra £9 million of funding this year to support a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and help fuel poor households save money on their heating bills. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “Heat makes… Read more »

UL WINS ØRSTED CERTIFICATION CONTRACT FOR 1.1GW GERMAN OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS

The leading safety science and service provider to the renewables industry has been chosen by the world’s largest offshore wind developer to certify turbines and foundations at 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 and 242MW Gode Wind 3 projects Northbrook, Illinois, July 20, 2021 – UL, the global safety science leader, and one of the world’s top testing,… Read more »

17th WINDFORCE Conference Offshore Wind: Climate-protecting value creation

Bremerhaven, 20 July 2021 – The 17th WINDFORCE Conference will take place on 5 and 6 October 2021 in a maritime industrial location in Bremerhaven’s Fishery Harbour. With this year’s WINDFORCE motto „Offshore Wind: Climate-protecting value creation“ and our Country Partner Scotland we will focus on the international exchange of experts from the offshore wind… Read more »

More projects, less costs

Data-driven approach is key milestone for Haldor Topsoe’s Engineering The Danish company Haldor Topsoe, which is heavily involved in the green energy transition from its electrolysis expertise as well as being a catalyst expert, technology licensor and process engineering leader has now ushered in a new era of digital, cooperative engineering with Aucotec’s platform Engineering… Read more »

Another unmissable Global Offshore Wind!

Global Offshore Wind (GOW) 2021 is the place to be for anyone involved within the offshore wind sector across the UK. It will provide the first opportunity for in-person learning and networking after many months apart, plus the event will be available to attend virtually for those unable to travel. Event highlights 3000+ visitors 200+… Read more »

Fugro awarded geotechnical contract for landmark La Gan offshore wind farm in Vietnam

La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation (La Gan Wind), owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro. The award is part of CIP’s development plan for the La Gan offshore wind project in Vietnam which, with a potential… Read more »

Siemens Gamesa secures second major deal in July with ReNew for 322 MW providing a significant boost for India’s wind industry

The Tondehal 322 MW project with ReNew Power follows the 301 MW Hombal project signed with company in early July. Both are in the state of Karnataka. These are the first orders for the 3.X platform signed by Siemens Gamesa in India and strengthen the long-standing partnership with ReNew Power The company will supply 180… Read more »

TURBINE FIRE RISK MANAGEMENT “FALLS THROUGH THE CRACKS” DUE TO LACK OF CLARITY AROUND SUPPLY CHAIN RESPONSIBILITY – FIRETRACE

‘-        Assumption that fire risk can be completely “designed out” leads owners and operators to not take essential safety actions –       Financial and industry-wide reputational cost of a fire necessitate adoption of best-practice during design, manufacture, and operation Scottsdale, 19 July 2021: A lack of clarity between wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers around ownership of fire risk management is… Read more »

No expansion of offshore wind energy in the first half of 2021 – retain skilled workers and enable even capacity utilisation now

Berlin/Bremerhaven/Frankfurt, 15 July 2021 – For the first time in more than ten years, there will be no expansion of offshore wind energy in Germany this year. This expansion gap is not the expression of a lack of interest on the part of investors or a lack of strength on the part of the industry,… Read more »

HSD Engine chooses ABB Ability™ Tekomar XPERT as a partner for marine engine performance optimization platform

Korean engine manufacturer HSD Engine is to offer ABB’s diagnostics and advisory software Tekomar XPERT to shipowners operating its two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines. Tekomar XPERT is a digital performance optimization platform applicable to any engine that can help shipping companies achieve substantial fuel savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Under the agreement, HSD Engine… Read more »

Meet the Robot A-Team that will be vital to the future of offshore wind and Net Zero

MIMRee project reports on key achievements in aerial, crawling and sailing robotics One of the UK’s most ambitious robotics projects has proven the concept for robotic teams repairing offshore wind farms. This paves the way for human-robot teams at wind farms within 10 years and wind farms designed for robotic maintenance by 2050 – a… Read more »