Partners have approved the DNV GL-led Win-Win floating wind-powered water-injection joint industry project (JIP) as being technically feasible, and offering a cost-competitive alternative for offshore oil and gas developments.
The Fraunhofer IWES institute has opened the BladeMaker demonstration centre, a development platform for rotor blades that aims at cutting costs of wind turbine blades by at least 10% through more efficient production processes, the use of innovative materials and increased automation.
27 April 2016 09:59 GMT
Danish power group Dong Energy and manufacturer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind have installed an onshore test tower and foundation of the giant V164-8.0MW offshore turbine on a Danish island, to optimise the installation process at the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension wind project off the UK.
21 April 2016 09:34 GMT
International cabling giant Prysmian has set the seal on trials of a new high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission technology that promises higher electrical throughput, lower cost and less environmental impact than conventional export line used on offshore wind projects.
18 April 2016 01:05 GMT
Chinese renewables developer Longyuan and Prague-based engineering firm SWH have agreed to jointly acquire, develop and operate wind farms in unspecified markets throughout central and eastern Europe, with an initial investment of roughly $600m.
13 April 2016 04:49 GMT
Swedish floating wind power outfit Hexicon has set the seal on a SKr25m ($3m) share issue to underpin financing of its innovative twin-turbine deepwater concept, on track for prototype deployment off northern Scotland in 2018 as part of the Dounreay Trì project.
07 April 2016 09:34 GMT
Bids to build France's first floating wind power arrays went in to Ademe, the country's environment and energy management agency, yesterday, with groups including the Engie-led Gulf of Lion consortium vying to win acreage for pilot projects in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
05 April 2016 09:59 GMT
Chinese turbine OEM Goldwind has secured up to $1bn of loans from the China Development Bank (CDB) to support its global expansion and has separately announced plans to set up several new funds to back the development of new technologies, buy wind farms and further consolidate its position in its home market.
30 March 2016 08:06 GMT
Mitsui & Co., Fuji Electric and small-turbine manufacturer Komaihaltec have commissioned a wind and micro-grid pilot project in eastern Russia, in cooperation with Russian state-run power producer RAO Energy Systems of the East (RAO).
30 March 2016 06:25 GMT
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