SgurrEnergy advises on investment in world’s first floating offshore wind farm

SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, acted as technical advisor for the investment in Hywind floating offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, it is the world’s first multi-turbine floating offshore wind farm. This project is an important milestone between demonstration and full commercialization of floating wind. Consisting

Broadwind Energy announces $28 million in new wind-tower orders

Broadwind Energy, Inc. announced $28 million in new tower orders. Broadwind will produce these towers in its Manitowoc, WI and Abilene, TX facilities for 2017 delivery. “We are pleased to be starting the year off strong with this new order,” said Broadwind President and CEO Stephanie Kushner. “The Broadwind team is proud to represent U.S. manufacturing

GE, AGL & CATCON join forces to build $450-million Silverton Wind Farm

GE, in collaboration with AGL Energy and civil engineering construction company, CATCON, announced a major contract to develop and build the $450 million Silverton Wind Farm, in what will be the sixth largest wind farm in Australia. The Silverton Wind Farm is the first greenfield development under the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), a partnership between

Moxa releases new switch firmware to ramp up device security

Moxa, a provider of network infrastructure solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced a new firmware upgrade for its industrial Ethernet switches with major enhancements for its security functionalities. This new firmware, called Turbo Pack 3, is not only compliant with the IEC 62443-4-2 level 2 cybersecurity standard, but also supports other security management features,

DOI to auction 122,000 acres offshore North Carolina for wind development

The Department of the Interior (DOI), in junction with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), announced that 122,405 acres offshore Kitty Hawk, North Carolina will be offered in a commercial wind lease sale on March 16, 2017. The announcement demonstrates how collaborative efforts with Federal, state, and local partners over the past eight years

2017 Renewable Energy Handbook Wind: The technical resource for wind profitability

A Great Time to Invest in Windpower The saying goes that good things come in threes, and the wind industry has certainly delivered on a trio of positives this past year. For one, the industry started 2016 with a five-year extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC), which provides wind developers with a credit (of

RES nears completion of Oklahoma’s 198-MW Bluestem Wind Project

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has announce substantial completion of the Bluestem Wind Project in Beaver County, Oklahoma. The project, which consists of 60 Vestas V117-3.3 MW turbines, will distribute power via OG&E’s transmission system, feeding the grids of cities and industries across the state and to the broader Southwest Power Pool region. RES developed Bluestem Wind

Schneider Electric acquires Renewable Choice Energy

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced the acquisition of Renewable Choice Energy, a leader in helping commercial, industrial, and institutional clients navigate their clean energy purchasing options. Recognized as one of the world’s most sustainable companies, the acquisition further enhances Schneider Electric’s existing position in the rapidly growing renewables market.

Enel signs deals to buy 3.5 GW of wind turbines in U.S.

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has signed master supply agreements with three separate top-tier wind-turbine manufacturers to support the future development of about 3.5 GW of new wind capacity in the U.S. The projects are not yet under construction. “Through these agreements we will continue our strategy to grow in wind and invest in the

What to expect at Wind O&M Dallas 2017

Wind O&M Dallas 2017 The Westin Galleria Hotel – Dallas, Texas April 10 to 12, 2017 The U.S. onshore wind energy sector could see operations and maintenance (O&M) costs drop by up to 20% in the next five years, according to data presented at the Wind O&M Dallas conference in 2016. This was attributed to