Category: Wind

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 »


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 »


‘-        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 »

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 »


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 »