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  • science & technology

    New inspection system for rotor blades

    Reetec’s new inspection system uses a camera to check the inside of wind turbine blades to analyze their condition. (Photo: Reetec)
    Reetec will present two new products, its Multi Connection Cabinet RE-MCC for offshore wind turbines and RE-VIS, its vertical rotor blade inspection system at WindEnergy Hamburg. Read more
  • politics & business

    Areva wants to sell its Adwen-shares to Gamesa

    Areva’s Board of Directors has decided to authorize its Executive Management to sell the company’s shares in the offshore wind company Adwen to Gamesa. With this, Areva further advances its focus on nuclear power. Read more
  • project update

    Sandbank feeds first power into the grid

    The installation of the foundations for offshore wind farm Sandbank. (Photo: Vattenfall / Ulrich Wirrwa)
    The offshore wind farm Sandbank has supplied its first wind power to the German electricity network. The first of the wind farm’s 72 wind turbines are successively being commissioned for power production. Read more

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  • project update

    First turbine on Burbo Bank Extension installed

    The first turbine on DONG Energy’s offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension has been installed. It was also the first installation ever of the new 8 MW turbine produced by MHI Vestas, the V164-8.0 MW. Read more
  • project update

    Cable laying works for Nordsee One completed

    The 59 inter-array cables for offshore wind farm Nordsee One have been installed successfully with the help of the vessels Siem Aimery (shown on the left) and Siem Moxie (on the right). (Photo: SIEM Offshore Contractors GmbH)
    Three weeks ahead of schedule, the inter-array cables for offshore wind farm Nordsee One have been installed by SIEM Offshore Contractors GmbH. The foundations and the offshore substation for the 54 wind turbines have also already been installed. Read more
  • science & technology

    The world’s biggest wind turbine gearbox

     Adwen and Winergy developed the world largest gearbox so far exclusively for the Adwen 8 MW ASD 8-180 wind turbine. (Photo: Adwen)
    In close cooperation Adwen and Winergy developed the gearbox for Adwen's AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes it is the largest wind turbine gearbox ever built in the world. Read more
  • project update

    First offshore wind farm of the U.S. enters final construction stage

    Blades for the offshore wind turbines are being unloaded at Rhode Island’s ProvPort. (Photo: Deepwater Wind)
    Deepwater Wind will soon start the final construction stage of Block Island Wind Farm in the federal state of Rhode Island. Read more
  • project update

    DNV GL completed due diligence work of Nordergründe

    The certification body DNV GL has successfully reviewed and quantified the technical risks of the offshore wind farm “Nordergründe” in the German North Sea. Read more
  • project update

    First turbine at Nordergründe offshore wind farm installed

    The first wind energy plant of the offshore wind farm Nordergründe has been installed. (Photo: wpd)
    On August 16, the first wind energy turbine has been installed at the offshore wind site Nordergründe in the German North Sea. The first turbine of the 111 MW wind park was produced by Senvion and has a capacity of 6.15 MW. Read more
  • science & technology

    Offshore wind research programme launched

    “In-depth scientific research and monitoring in a real-time environment is recognised as vital to maximising the learning opportunities for the offshore wind sector,” said Adam Ezzamel, Project Director for the EOWDC at Vattenfall. (Photo: Vattenfall)
    To study the environmental impact of offshore wind energy, Swedish energy company Vattenfall has launched a scientific research programme. Aberdeen Offshore Wind Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Vattenfall, has dedicated a budget of €3 million to the project up to half of which will come from the EU. Read more
  • project update

    Steelwind Nordenham manufactures monopiles for Borkum Riffgrund 2

    Steelwind will deliver the monopiles for 36 of the foundations at Borkum Riffgrund 2. (Photo: Steelwind Nordenham GmbH)
    The German company Steelwind Nordenham GmbH has been awarded the contract for the delivery of the foundations for offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 by Dong Energy. Read more
  • politics & business

    Updated Global Wind Power Market Forecast

    Policy clarity in several global key markets will influence worldwide growth of the wind power market positively and negatively. But overall, the effects balance out over a ten year span with a net upgrade of less than 600 MW, renewable energy consulting company MAKE reported in an update of their Global Wind Power Market Outlook. Read more
  • project update

    Financing for offshore wind farm Merkur secured

    At the offshore wind park Merkur in the German North Sea, GE’s Haliade 150-6MW turbines will be used on a larger scale for the first time. (Photo: GE)
    The financial close has been confirmed for the offshore wind park Merkur with a total capacity of 396 MW. A total capital investment of € 1.6 billion has been raised and the investor consortium consists of GE, DEME, the Partners Group, InfraRed Capital Partners and the French organization ADEME. Read more

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