MidAmerican Energy has tapped Siemens to build a concrete wind turbine tower that will support the tallest onshore wind turbine ever erected in the US – more than 40% taller than most turbines in MidAmerican’s fleet.
18 November 2015 09:03 GMT
Floating foundation pioneer Ideol has set the seal on a breakthrough deal with the China Steel Corporation (CSC) to jointly develop offshore wind turbines based on the French company's innovative "damping pool" technology for use off Taiwan.
12 November 2015 10:18 GMT
Researchers at Spain's Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have unveiled a concept for a floating wind turbine they believe could slash the cost of energy (CoE) of deepwater units to €120 ($129) per MWh through a streamlined design and cheaper construction materials.
11 November 2015 02:10 GMT
Floating wind’s time has come. Reports from DNV GL, the UK Carbon Trust and other independent consultancies conclude that within a decade, this fast-developing technology could reduce offshore wind’s levelised cost of energy (LCoE) to below the figure that fixed-foundation projects will be able to offer.
05 November 2015 12:55 GMT
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has taken the final investment decision (FID) to build the 30MW Buchan Deep floating wind power project off northeast Scotland, in a move that will be a springboard for the fast-evolving sector.
02 November 2015 08:12 GMT
Offshore turbine maker Adwen has chosen a consortium made up of Egis, Auxitec and Enia Architectes to plan out two factories to be built in the French port of Le Havre, as a hub for manufacture of the nacelles and blades for its soon-to-be unveiled 8MW turbine.
28 October 2015 01:25 GMT
Oil companies including supermajor ExxonMobil have signed up to a breakthrough joint industry project led by DNV GL aiming to use floating wind power technology to run recovery-boosting pumps at offshore oil and gas developments
22 October 2015 09:37 GMT
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