"Haliade-X" News

GE to Test 12MW Turbine in Netherlands

Jan 17, 2019

Rotterdam's skyline will soon feature what is claimed as the world's largest and most powerful offshore wind turbine.GE Renewable Energy and Future Wind announced today that they have signed an agreement to install the first Haliade-X 12 MW…

GE Teams with Catapult to "Stay Ashore!"

Nov 20, 2018

GE Renewable Energy and the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have announced a $11 million four-year research partnership aimed at minimizing the time people have to spend offshore, which will enhance both safety and operating costs for offshore wind farms…

The future floats

Jul 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin surveys a variety of floating offshore wind projects due onstream in the near future. Statoil’s Hywind project.  Image from Statoil. This year, floating offshore…

Bureau Veritas approves FOWT foundation

Jun 13, 2017

Floating offshore wind turbines - Image from DCNS Energies - GE Bureau Veritas has issued a preliminary design approval for a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) foundation designed by DCNS Energies…

First US offshore wind farm operational

Dec 13, 2016

The first offshore wind farm to deliver energy to the American power grid is now operational, owner Deepwater Wind said this week. The turbines have now completed commissioning and testing and started commercial operations. Energy produced…

Block Island turbine installation

Oct 24, 2016

In this video, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier shows the installation of the first ever offshore wind farm in the US: Block Island. On 18 August, the Brave Tern jackup completed the installation of five GE Haliade 150-6MW turbines at Deepwater Wind’s Block Island Wind Farm…

Block Island Wind Farm completes construction

Aug 19, 2016

The Block Island Wind Farm, operated by Deepwater Wind, has completed the construction phase, according to the firm's CEO Jeff Grybowski. The executive tweeted out a photo of the moment when the last turbine blade was installed on 18 August (Thursday)…

Global Maritime provides marine warranty services for Block Island

Jul 11, 2016

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has signed a contract with offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind to provide marine warranty services for the Block Island Wind Farm…

Building blocks

Jul 01, 2016

Audrey Leon profiles Block Island Wind Farm, which is destined to be the US’s first offshore wind project when it starts up later this year. Jacket foundations, built by Gulf Island Fabrication…

Deepwater Wind lays first foundation

Jul 27, 2015

The first foundation was laid for the US’s first offshore wind farm, 3nm off the coast of Rhode Island, the company behind it, Deepwater Wind, announced on social media Sunday, 26 July. The Weeks 533 crane barge lowered a 400-ton steel…

Offshore wind ready to float?

Jul 14, 2014

The Fukushima Forward 2MW floating offshore wind turbine. Photo from Fukushima Forward. A growing number of companies are eying options for floating offshore wind. Elaine Maslin learned why at All Energy in Aberdeen…

Fred. Olsen signs wind turbine deal

Feb 17, 2014

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has secured a contract for the installation of wind turbines at Block Island Wind Farm, one of the first offshore wind farms in the United States. The American developer Deepwater Wind revealed last week that the…

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