Category: Wind

El Salvador’s first wind project reaches successful commercial operation

Tracia Network Corporation has successfully commissioned the Ventus Wind Project, El Salvador’s first wind farm, with the support of ArcVera Renewables’ technically advanced services applied from prospecting through development and financing. Located in Metapán, El Salvador, the 54-MW Ventus wind farm comprises 15 Vestas V136-3.6 turbines. It will significantly add to El Salvador’s capacity for… Read more »

Sereema closes a second crowdfunding campaign in record time

Sereema secured an 800k€ investment in financing through a round of crowdlending. A couple of hundred eco-investors rushed to the Enerfip platform to support the project by subscribing bonds… enthusiastically closing the deal in a little less than 10 minutes! Back in 2018, Sereema had already successfully raised 400k, through a first crowdfunding campaign with… Read more »

German Net Electricity Generation in First Half of 2021: Decline in Renewables due to Weak Winds

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE just presented the data on the net electricity generation for the public power supply for the first half of 2021 from the Energy Charts data platform. At 47.9 percent, the share of renewables in the electricity mix coming out of the socket was much lower than in… Read more »

New industry report addresses technical challenges as floating offshore wind progresses to commercial scale

13 July 2021, London: A new report released today analyses the technical opportunities and challenges for the floating offshore wind sector to overcome, as it moves towards commercial scale farms. The findings are the result of the latest work undertaken by the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP), the world-leading collaborative floating wind research and development programme managed by the Carbon Trust.    According to the report, despite Covid-19 related delays the global floating offshore wind… Read more »

Turbine validation underway at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy 6.0MW undergoes ZX Lidars Power Performance Test  RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable companies has confirmed the commencement of Power Performance Testing of their turbines at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm utilizing the Nacelle Based Lidar ‘ZX TM’ from ZX Lidars. ZX TM allows the power curve of wind turbines to… Read more »

Natural Power secures consent for Aberdeenshire energy recovery plant

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has secured planning consent on behalf of Agile Energy for a new world-class energy recovery facility to be built on the site of the former Inverurie paper mill at Kirkwood Commercial Park. Natural Power undertook the planning submission, the environmental impact report (EIA); including the hydrology,… Read more »

SGMF advances LNG safety standards with new guidance

The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) has published two new guidelines to improve the safety of LNG-fuelled ships. The documents are intended to assist greater standardisation in crew competency and vessel design. SGMF’s Operation of ships with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) – competency and assessment guidelinesdefines the skills required for any party… Read more »

RWE joins ORE Catapult to reduce offshore wind’s carbon footprint

Offshore wind developer RWE Renewables has joined the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s new Circular Economy for the Wind Sector joint industry programme (CEWS JIP). RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, is supporting the JIP over three years as it aligns with the organisation’s ambitions to be carbon-neutral by 2040. The programme… Read more »

UK-Taiwanese Research Partnership to Boost Offshore Wind Growth and Export Opportunities

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is partnering with Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to support the growth of the Taiwanese offshore wind industry and create export opportunities for UK businesses. In an agreement signed as part of the UK-Taiwan energy dialogue, the two organisations will collaborate on large-scale offshore wind research and… Read more »

Signing of Joint Development Agreement with ENEOS Corporation for a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm in Japan

BW Ideol (CEO: Paul De La Guérivière) is pleased to announce the signing of a joint development agreement with ENEOS Corporation (President: Katsuyuki Ota), Japan’s largest oil refiner and distributor, to develop a site-specific commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off Japan based on BW Ideol’s patented Damping Pool® technology. The two companies will collaborate very… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order for 923 MW in Australia for MacIntyre wind farm from Acciona Energía

Firm order for 923 MW out of potential order discussion for approx. 1 GW as disclosed on 14 June 2021 now confirmed Hamburg, 7 July 2021. Of the potential orders for 1 GW from Australia announced as on 14 June 2021 via an ad-hoc notification, the Nordex Group can confirm the order for the first… Read more »

Jan De Nul orders innovative Motion-Compensated Pile Gripper for its Floating Installation Vessel Les Alizés

Jan De Nul awards Imeca the design and manufacture of a highly advanced electrical Motion-Compensated Pile Gripper for its Floating Installation Vessel, Les Alizés. Jan De Nul continues to invest in new mission equipment to find solutions for next generation offshore wind installation challenges. The innovative Imeca pile gripper, including X-Laboratory Technology, increases operational control… Read more »

Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

UPTIME awarded 3 contracts for VARD service operation vessels. Uptime International AS (UPTIME) has been awarded 3 contracts from Vard Singapore Pte Ltd for the supply of 3 walk to work systems to be included on their new build vessels for North Star Renewables to be built at VARD’s Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam…. Read more »

Polytech ice detection for Enercon wind turbines

Munich/Bramming, July 05, 2021 – The integration of the Polytech ice detection system into Enercon wind turbines has been completed. This deep integration enables automatic stop and restart of wind turbines. The system is available both as a series product via the WTG manufacturers and for retrofitting the majority of Enercon’s turbine portfolio via Polytech. Increased yield and reduced downtime for the coming… Read more »

OX2 secures 57 MW in the Renewable Energy sources (RES) auction in Poland

OX2 has won a Polish auction for renewable energy, obtaining support for a wind farm project with a total capacity of 57 MW. The auction result strengthens the presence of OX2 on the Polish market, where the company is currently constructing four wind farms with a total capacity of 129.1 MW and developing onshore wind… Read more »

Nordex Group receives order for 45 MW in Poland from OX2

Hamburg, 5 July 2021. Another project that will support Poland’s energy transition by expanding the country’s renewable energy capacity and reducing dependency on power production from fossil fuels: end of June, Swedish wind farm developer OX2 placed an order with the Nordex Group to supply 15 N117/3000 turbines for the “Huszlew” wind farm. The order… Read more »

Mainstream Renewable Power Successfully Completes the Final Phase of c.US$1.8 billion Wind and Solar Financing Deal in Chile

1 July 2021, [Dublin / Santiago] – Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power (“Mainstream” or “The Company”), has achieved financial close for the third and final phase of its “Andes Renovables” wind and solar platform in Chile. The c. US$182 million in debt raised will be used to build the “Copihue” phase which… Read more »

DNV achieves CNAS accreditation for certification of wind turbines and components for use in China

Hamburg, 30 June 2021 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, is now fully accredited by CNAS (China National Accreditation Service). This allows DNV to offer type certification of wind turbines and component certification of gearboxes, rotor blades and generators for products destined for Chinese wind power projects. DNV predicts in its latest… Read more »

SEACAT SERVICES CHAMPIONS OFFSHORE WIND DECARBONISATION AS FIRST ADOPTER OF CARBON MANAGEMENT PLAN

Class-leading OESV operator commits to pioneering trajectory of emissions reduction with Cedar Marine, calls for higher standards of environmental performance for offshore wind support Cowes, 1 July: Class-leading OESV operator Seacat Services (Seacat) today sets the standard for low-emissions offshore wind support as the first business to adopt the Carbon Management Plan; a first of… Read more »

RWE joins forces with Polish maritime industry to strengthen the offshore wind sector in Poland

Collaboration agreements signed with LOTOS Petrobaltic, Polish Ocean Lines and the Port of Gdynia Authority RWE Renewables accelerates the development of the offshore supply chain in Poland: The company, via its Polish subsidiary Baltic Trade & Invest Sp. z o.o., has recently signed a series of agreements (Letters of Intent) with Polish companies from the… Read more »

NKT confirms high-voltage turnkey order for the Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm

As informed in Company Announcement no. 26 of 23 November 2020, NKT had entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the third phase of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank C. Now, NKT has secured the… Read more »

RWE successful in Polish renewables auctions

Company receives Contract for Difference for 48-megawatt onshore wind farm Znin Solar projects with a total capacity of 29 megawatts awarded Commissioning of RWE’s new renewables assets expected in 2022 and 2023 RWE is growing its renewables portfolio in Poland: The company secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the Polish Energy Regulatory Office for… Read more »

Fugro’s SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy Geo-data to support Vietnam’s renewable energy transition

Fugro and PTSC G&S, a lead provider of diversified technical services for energy and other industries in Vietnam and South-East Asia, have signed a contract with Enterprize Energy Group to supply, install and operate a SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy at Vietnam’s Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm site. From July 2021, the device will record continuous… Read more »

Alfa Laval and Wallenius agree on a joint venture to develop modern wind propulsion

With an aim to radically reduce the marine industry’s carbon footprint and overall emissions, Alfa Laval and Wallenius have announced their intent to form a new 50/50 joint venture. AlfaWall Oceanbird will focus on the development and realization of technology for fully wind-powered vessel propulsion. Sailing away from fossil fuels Alfa Laval and Wallenius are… Read more »

Nordex Group now offers the N155/4.X turbine with a concrete tower option for the US market too

Hamburg, 29 June 2021. The Nordex Group is extending its range of Delta4000 turbines for the North American market to include a variant of the N155/4.X turbine on concrete towers for specific sites. John McComas, CEO Nordex USA: “Nordex is committed to working along with our clients collaboratively in order to find unique product solutions… Read more »

New faces on board at Spares in Motion operating in the U.S.

A trustworthy partner for the North American wind aftermarket. USA, July 2021 – Spares in Motion, the leading platform for wind turbines aftermarket, is pleasured to welcome Alex Nisman and Lee Ann Gosch to the U.S. team. Despite operating for more than five years in North America, the company is investing in a personalized customer… Read more »

Ramboll expands its offshore wind team to Poland

Janusz Czajkowski joins the offshore wind team to strengthen Ramboll’s leading global position and facilitate local growth in the Polish offshore wind market. Operating from Ramboll’s new office in Gdynia, Janusz Czajkowski will act as a key local manager on Ramboll’s offshore wind projects. His main task will be to strengthen Ramboll’s leading global position… Read more »

AKSELOS JOINS GLOBAL WIND ENERGY COUNCIL AND COP26 COALITION

Real-time digital twin pioneer Akselos will join leaders in the global wind sector as a board-level member for international trade association Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), in a bid to support the association’s mission to establish wind power as a key answer to society’s energy and climate challenges.  Akselos has also pledged support to the… Read more »

Jan De Nul completes installation of all wind turbines at TPC Offshore Wind Farm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration

Jan De Nul Group completes the installation of 21 5.2 MW wind turbines for the 109.2 MW Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration. Jan De Nul and Hitachi proceed with the termination and commissioning of the complete offshore wind farm, after which the 5-year maintenance period starts. The wind turbines are… Read more »

Floating substations and their platforms are an enabling solution for the next phase of the booming offshore wind power market

Zurich, 23 June, 2021– Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding with BW Ideol, a global leader and internationally recognized pioneer in floating offshore wind. The agreement relates to the global acceleration of delivering a market-ready floating substation offering and solution. Floating offshore wind is the next big frontier in offshore wind power. Installed capacity of floating offshore wind installations is forecast to… Read more »

New sizing of wind turbine generators (WTGs) requires a new perspective of wind towers

The wind market is continuously evolving to bigger and more powerful WTGs, both onshore and offshore, each one has its limitations, but they need to include new solutions and continue to reduce the associated LCoE. Until now, the onshore market has represented approximately 70% of the total MW installed (GWEC), but offshore is growing. Onshore… Read more »

Offshore wind targets: what might stop us hitting them?

If everything goes smoothly, then the UK’s offshore wind industry should be well on track to hit the Government’s target of 40 Gigawatts (GW) of generation capacity by 2030, but this is not an industry that’s accustomed to everything going smoothly. Chris Towner, Partner and renewable energy specialist at law firm Womble Bond Dickinson, looks… Read more »

Prevention better than cure during icing season

As our winters get colder and turbines get bigger, icing presents a host of potential pitfalls for wind farmers. Wicetec looks to overcome these challenges with its Ice Prevention System, helping to avoid a repeat of the Texas big freeze power outage earlier this year. PES caught up with Petteri Antikainen, the company’s Co-Founder and… Read more »

Offshore wind: where next?

The pace of the clean energy revolution is speeding up in an international effort to curb global warming and offshore wind power is set to play a pivotal role in achieving the CO2 reduction targets of many of the world’s coastal countries. It is widely perceived that offshore wind is set to grow by around… Read more »