Category: Wind

Control requirements for effective food production standards compliance

Food production safety detection and rejection systems demand accuracy and control sufficient to ensure not just an effective system, but one that maintains throughput and uptime. This combines a need for optimum motor control that can integrate with an automated system with real time data sharing to guarantee that standards are met. Gerard Bush, INMOCO,… Read more »

Natural Power supports 100MW Glennmont wind deal in France

Natural Power has acted as lenders technical adviser to Glennmont Partners for the sale of its 100MW onshore wind portfolio in northern France to TTR Green Fund IV and its co-investors. Our team provided full technical vendor due diligence for this project including SCADA-based energy yield assessments on the eight sites, a review of planning… Read more »

The Scottish Government has today launched its Green Jobs Workforce Academy, which will allow people to access information, advice and skills needed to thrive in a net-zero economy.

Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Putting people at the heart of the energy transition will help us not only to allow our current workers to maintain and add to their skills to ensure they have a sustainable career path, but it also means that Scotland will continue to develop a world-class… Read more »

New Scottish Government / industry report: Scottish Floating Offshore Wind Port Cluster could deliver £1.5bn boost

New Scottish Government / industry report: Scottish Floating Offshore Wind Port Cluster could deliver £1.5bn boost Ports ‘key to success of offshore wind sector supply chain’ Independent Strategic Investment Assessment led by Professor Sir Jim McDonald of University of Strathclyde A new independent report commissioned by the Scottish Government and offshore wind industry and led… Read more »

Two new UK supply chain companies off to a flying start with Aerospace-inspired Business Transformation Programme

Two new UK supply chain companies off to a flying start with Aerospace-inspired Business Transformation Programme The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership’s Sharing in Growth programme gathers momentum with two new companies benefitting from transformative business support. Two new UK offshore wind supply chain companies, Tekmar Group Plc and Windhoist Holdings Limited, are the latest recruits… Read more »

Delta Advances Towards RE100 by Signing Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with TCC Green Energy Corporation

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced the signing of its first ever power purchase agreement (PPA) with TCC Green Energy Corporation for the procurement of approximately 19 million kWh of green electricity annually, a step that contributes to its RE100 commitment to reach 100% utilization of renewable energy as… Read more »

Rope and Sling at Waste-to-Energy Site

Rope and Sling Specialists Ltd. (RSS) has supplied an abundance of lifting and rigging gear to a UK waste-to-energy construction site. One recent lift demonstrated the company’s ability to work to an extremely short lead time. RSS has been delivering spreader beams, slings, shackles, and related Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER) inspections… Read more »

HUSUM Wind 2021: On-site fair starts in six weeks with exciting forum programme

Germany’s wind trade fair features forums and panels on various topics including the role of the wind industry for a renewable energy system, new value chains and green hydrogen / WindMatch matchmaking programme takes place from 13-17 September  Husum | 12 August 2021 – This year’s HUSUM Wind will take place from 14-17 September as… Read more »

Ampelmann signs 13 new contracts in European offshore wind in the first half of 2021

The offshore wind industry continues to grow in 2021, and so does the need for safe and efficient offshore access. Ampelmann, the Dutch offshore access provider, has signed 13 contracts in European offshore wind in the first half of 2021. With these contracts, the company enables the installation and maintenance of wind farms by providing… Read more »

Nordex Group records sales and earnings growth in first half of 2021

Sales up 32 percent to EUR 2.7 billion in the first six months of the year EBITDA of EUR 68.4 million results in EBITDA margin of 2.5 percent Installations up 44 percent to 3.0 gigawatts Guidance for 2021 maintained Capital increase of EUR 586 million successfully completed in July and guarantee facility increased and extended… Read more »

RWE forges ahead with growth in renewables business and presents good half-year results

Gross capital expenditure in renewable energies in first half of 2021 doubles year on year, totalling €1.8 billion Portfolio of wind farms and solar plants as well as storage systems to grow to more than 13 gigawatts by end of 2022; 3.9 gigawatts currently under construction with commissioning planned by end of 2022 Outlook for fiscal 2021… Read more »

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 »