Turbines News


World's First Floating Wind Turbine Gets New Life

Jan 09, 2019

The world's first industrial-scale floating wind prototype, Hywind 1, installed in 2009 off the west coast of Norway, will be reborn as an infrastructure for research and technology projects in Metcentre at Karmøy.Unitech Offshore, which manufactures and distributes subsea connector assemblies, said that it has entered into an agreement with Equinor for the company to take over the Hywind demonstration floating wind turbine…

Ingeteam Joins Spain's First Offshore Wind Turbine

Jan 15, 2019

Spanish power technology giant Ingeteam is participating in the first bottom-fixed foundation offshore wind turbine prototype to be installed in Spain and the first of its kind in southern Europe.At the request of Estyco, the project leader…

ABP Wins Hornsea One Blade Contract

Jan 04, 2019

Spanish manufacturing company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has contracted Associated British Ports (ABP) to provide storage for 37 of its wind turbine blades destined for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm.The UK's port group said…

MHI Vestas Wins Borssele V Innovation Site

Dec 24, 2018

The next offshore wind innovation site in the Netherlands will feature two V164-9.5 MW turbines from MHI Vestas, the 5th Dutch offshore wind park for the wind turbine supplier.MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, in signing a firm order with Two Towers Consortium for the Borssele V Offshore Wind Farm…

Engie, EDPR, Sumitomo Pact to Build French Offshore Wind Farms

Dec 19, 2018

French utility Engie and Spanish partner EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) announced their alliance with the Japanese group Sumitomo Corporation to build the French offshore wind farms of Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier.As part of the alliance, Sumitomo Corporation acquires a 29…

Dredging International Contract Goes to Sif

Dec 13, 2018

Netherlands-based Sif Holding N.V. announced that Dredging International has awarded to Sif the production of 58 monopiles and the primary steel of the transition pieces for SeaMade offshore wind farm.The manufactures steel foundations to the…

Orsted Selects Siemens Gamesa or Typhoon-Proof Turbines

Oct 23, 2018

Danish wind power company Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.The project is subject to certain conditions such as the signing of a power…

Tapping Asia’s marine energy market

Oct 30, 2017

With waning support for marine energy in the UK, Sustainable Marine Energy decided to head East. Elaine Maslin reports. The Plat-I design. Image from Sustainable Marine Energy. Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) set out to be a tidal energy developer…

Major East Anglia ONE contracts awarded

Jan 18, 2017

ScottishPower Renewables has awarded Van Oord the contract for East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm by ScottishPower Renewables (part of the Iberdrola Group) for the transport and installation of 102 three-legged jacket foundations. The new wind farm…

Harnessing energy

May 19, 2015

DONG Energy has taken on the offshore wind market—and it is winning. Elaine Maslin explains. A2SEA’s new wind farm installation vessel, the Sea Installer. Images from DONG Energy. In a short period of time…

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