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Giant Offshore Turbine to be Blown Up

Sep 16, 2019

Ireland-based SSE Renewables, a renewable energy subsidiary of Airtricity, is set to conclude decommissioning of the Hunterston National Offshore Wind Turbine Testing Facility (NOWTTF) by blowing up in a controlled explosion.The 177m-high (580ft) turbine had been used as a test site for offshore wind farms such as the massive Beatrice field in the Outer Moray Firth. The other turbine on the Hunterston site was dismantled by a crane last year…

Senvion to Sell Assets to Siemens Gamesa

Sep 17, 2019

Insolvent German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion is in exclusive talks with Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) over the sale of a substantial part of its business.The Germany firm said that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Siemens Gamesa…

Dutch Offshore Wind Grid Borssele Alpha Ready

Sep 06, 2019

The Dutch government announced that construction has been completed of the first large offshore “socket”, or substation, that will connect 700 MW of energy from wind turbines in the North Sea to the mainland.Borssele Alpha, TenneT’s first and…

Scotland Funds World's Most Powerful Tidal Turbine

Sep 03, 2019

The Scottish Government announced that it has awarded engineering company Orbital Marine Power GBP3.4mln (USD 4.1million) in funding for its floating tidal turbine, which is the world’s most powerful.The Scottish engineering company is the first…

Port of Johnstown to Receive 12 Shiploads of Wind Turbines

Aug 26, 2019

The Port of Johnstown will be a busy port over the next several months as vessels are delivering ENERCON turbine components for the Nation Rise Wind Farm project.The cargo represents a major business win for the Port, which completed a multi…

MPI Offshore Begins Blade Repair Work

Aug 26, 2019

Offshore installation vessel MPI Resolution has started a blade repair and upgrade campaign at the Princess Amalia offshore wind farm in the Netherlands.MPI Offshore, a subsidiary of Van Oord, has been contracted to repair and upgrade all of…

China Develops 10MW Offshore Wind Turbine

Aug 23, 2019

China’s Dongfang Electric Corp. (DEC) has unveiled  what it claims will be the country’s first 10MW offshore wind turbine after successfully developing a direct-drive permanent-magnet generator (PMG) for the super-sized machine.The company reported…

AMSC Bags Wind Turbine ECS Order from AMSC

Aug 16, 2019

The US-based energy solutions provider AMSC announced it has received a $9 million order for its 5.5 MW wind turbine electrical control systems from the Korean power company Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC)AMSC signed an agreement…

Massive TP's Shipped for Taiwan Windfarm

Aug 13, 2019

Jumbo reports completion of a shipment of the 'heaviest, tallest and the largest diameter 'Transition Pieces (TP’s) it has ever transported.The TP’s were shipped for Jan De Nul Group in cooperation with brokers Multi Marine Chartering B.V. from Laem Chabang to Taichung…

DNV GL Launches OMA Services

Aug 12, 2019

The world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body DNV GL launched a new service in The Operational Modal Analysis (OMA), also known as ambient modal identification, detects the modal properties of a structure…

ALE Installs WTG in Australia

Aug 05, 2019

The global heavylift and transportation provider ALE Heavylift said that its K1650L tower cranes have begun work to install wind turbine generators (WTG) near Port Augusta in southern Australia, where they will help to power 155,000 homes.It…

Ørsted Offshore Wind Hub Comes in East Coast

Jul 25, 2019

Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind announced a landmark agreement to develop Maryland’s first offshore wind energy staging center at Tradepoint Atlantic, a 3,300-acre global logistics center in Baltimore County, Maryland.Establishing a facility for offshore…

Top Turbine Makers to Spend $2.6bln on R&D

Jul 25, 2019

Research and development (R&D) expenses among the world's top ten wind turbine manufacturers are expected to exceed $2.6 billion by 2023.The  R&D expenses more than doubled in the last four years, reaching $1.8m in 2018, as demand grows for ever-bigger on- and offshore models…

Floating Windpower Partnership Formed

Jul 11, 2019

Japanese engineering giant Hitachi Zosen Corp and French marine renewables technology outfit  Naval Energies will work together in the field of floating wind power.The French marine renewables specialist said in a press release that the two…

Vestas, GE Settle U.S. Patent Dispute

Jun 26, 2019

Vestas Wind Systems A/S and GE Renewable Energy have settled all disputes related to multiple claims of patent infringement, said a joint announcement.'The settlement of all disputes related to multiple patent infringement claims in the U.S…

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