Renewable energy is expected to see the largest increase in generation, jumping from 12% today to 16%+ by 2040. Photo: Nordex.

Nordex shows growth in Germany in Q4 2014

Nordex’s year-to-date order intake in Q4 2014 has risen to 112.8 MW, an increase of about 36%. Eleven different project developers, municipal utilities, citizen wind farms, and private-equity investors in the German market have ordered 47 turbines for their wind farms. Approximately 90% of these are IEC3 turbines designed for low-wind locations, a segment in

Matting protects against soil degradation such as soil compaction, rutting, and erosion.

Temporary roads go down for transports and come up when the project’s done

Northern Mat & Bridge has supplied Wind Farm projects with matted sites to build and store turbines as well as crane mats to support heavy lifts. Whether access is required due to poor site conditions, private land requirements or sensitive areas, Northern Mat & Bridge has the access products, expertise and experience to implement access

Members of the GE Renewable Energy European team (including General Manager for Europe Cliff Harris [holding the plaque in white hat]) and wind developer Energiekontor celebrate GE’s 25,000th wind turbine installation at the Uthlede wind farm in Lower Saxony, Germany, earlier this month.

GE celebrates 25,000 turbine installations

Powering the people who power the world, GE recently celebrated its 25,000th wind turbine installation—a milestone for the company which now has more than 38 GW of installed wind turbines around the world. Altogether, GE’s 25,000 wind turbines generate the equivalent energy needed to charge 25 billion smartphones, or provide the electricity needed for approximately

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is a leading installer of offshore wind turbines. It owns and operates two specialized jack-up installation vessels and have extensive experience installing some of the largest offshore wind turbines in Europe.

Fred. Olsen Windcarrier joins LEEDCo Team as installation partner for Lake Erie Offshore Wind Project

The Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announces that experienced wind turbine installation firm Fred. Olsen Windcarrier AS is joining the development team for Project Icebreaker, an offshore wind demonstration project in Lake Erie designed to establish Northeast Ohio as a key region for offshore wind development and expertise. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier, based in Oslo,


Senvion supplies turbines to 150-MW wind farm in Quebec

Senvion recently signed a contract for the delivery of its 3.2M114 Cold Climate Version type turbines to the 150 MW Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n (MU) wind farm in Quebec. This is the first time Senvion will be installing the 3.2M114, equipped with a hot-air de-icing system, on North American soil. The Senvion 3.2M114 turbines, each with a

137 wind turbines for two wind projects in Ontario. Siemens will supply 91 units of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines and 46 SWT-2.3-113.

Ontario generates more wind power

Siemens’ Wind Power and Renewables Division has received two new orders for onshore wind projects in Ontario, Canada. The contracts include the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 137 wind turbines rated at 2.3 MW. Of those, Siemens will supply 91 units of its SWT-2.3-101 turbines to Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy

Acciona Windpower's 3-MW turbine sports a 116-m rotor for lower speed wind sites.

Acciona supplies 100 turbines for Green Pastures wind farm in Texas

Acciona Windpower, a company dedicated to the design, manufacture, and sale of wind turbines, has begun the supply of 100 AW 116/3000 wind turbines for a wind power complex in Texas managed by the global asset manager, Capital Dynamics. The wind turbines will be installed in the Green Pastures wind complex, which is located on

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Gamesa signs new contract for the supply of 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines in Brazil  

Gamesa has signed its first contract with CPFL Renováveis, a subsidiary of CPFL Energia, one of Brazil’s leading electric utilities, for the supply of 110 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines (220 MW) at nine wind farms located in Rio Grande do Norte, in north-eastern Brazil. The turbines will be equipped with Gamesa’s MaxPower technology, which

The AW3000 wind turbines are available in four rotor diameter configurations – 100, 116, 125 and 132m – and can be mounted on steel and concrete towers with hub heights between 84 and 120m.

ACCIONA installs first AW125/3000 wind turbine

ACCIONA Windpower, a subsidiary of the ACCIONA group that designs, manufactures, and commercializes wind turbines, has completed the installation of the world’s first AW125/3000 wind turbine, which combines a 125-m rotor with a 3-MW wind turbine generator. The turbine is mounted on a 120-m concrete tower at ACCIONA’s Vedadillo Experimental Wind Farm located in the

GE will provide operations and maintenance support to the South Dakota wind farm through a five-year service agreement. This is the first Turbine Supply Agreement signed between GE and the BayWa r.e. group.

BayWa r.e. acquires 80 MW Project and secures GE Turbines

BayWa r.e. says that through its wholly owned BayWa r.e. Wind, it acquired all rights to the 80MW B&H project and secured 43 GE 1.85-87 wind turbines. The project, located in Charles Mix, Bon Homme, and Hutchinson Counties, South Dakota, will sell energy to NorthWestern Energy. Construction commenced in 2013 and BayWa r.e. intends to