Vestas receives order for MidAmerican’s 2,000-MW Wind XI project in Iowa

Vestas recently received a order from MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 214-MW of V110-2.0 MW turbine components. The order is part of MidAmerican’s recently approved 2,000 MW Wind XI project in Iowa, and qualifies for the Production Tax Credits. “Wind energy helps us keep prices stable and more affordable for customers. It provides

Nordex partners with Lufthansa Aerial for drone service

Nordex Group has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for drone-supported inspection of its wind turbines. The manufacturer intends to draw on the experience of a global aviation expert that has know-how in research, development, and automation and itself uses drone-assisted inspections in the construction industry or for aircraft. For Nordex Service customers

Arctic communities embrace renewable energy

Arctic communities and governments took major steps toward reducing reliance on diesel fuel at the Arctic Renewable Energy Summit in Iqaluit, including entering into discussions to establish a Nunavut Renewable Energy Partnership.

SeaRoc Group launches industry-first comm & logistic data solution

SeaHub from SeaRoc consists of unmanned, mobile containers that house all required equipment for reliable communications and logistical data sharing for far offshore projects.

Pattern Energy to acquire interest in Armow Wind-power facility

Pattern Energy Group announced its commitment to acquire a 90-MW interest in the operating 180-MW Armow Wind power facility in Ontario, Canada from Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development). Pattern Energy will acquire the interest in Armow Wind for a total cash funding commitment of approximately U.S.$132 million. The acquisition will be funded with available

DONG Energy to build UK’s largest offshore wind O&M hub

DONG Energy announced plans for a multi-million investment to create the UK’s largest offshore wind operations and maintenance hub. Subject to planning approval, the new facility will be developed in the town’s Royal Dock and will initially support Westermost Rough, Race Bank, and Hornsea Project One offshore wind farms. However, it will have the capacity to support

Petrofac wins offshore safety training contract with Statoil

Petrofac Training Services has been awarded a contract for training and emergency response services with energy developer, Statoil (U.K.) Limited. In the new five-year training partnership, Petrofac will provide a wide range of HSE (health safety and environment) services, including survival, fire, and marine training. The training will help support Statoil’s personnel working on the Hywind

Xcel Energy seeks proposals to increase wind power by more than 60%

Xcel Energy announced that it is seeking proposals to dramatically grow its wind energy portfolio and bring up to 1,500 MW of new wind power to its customers. This announcement is another step in Xcel Energy’s long-term plan to transform its energy fleet, and represents one of the largest wind energy proposals in the nation. “We’re already the

iSpin provides 3% more production at Thüle wind farm by detecting turbine yaw misalignment

In spring 2016, Energiekontor installed the spinner anemometer technology iSpin, initially on two of seven Vestas V80-type turbines. The exact wind measurements taken directly at the spinner were intended to determine whether the turbines in the Lower Saxonian wind farm were aligned for the best possible yield. The result of the measurements: both of the

U.S. Government commits to construction & operation of a 158-MW wind farm in Senegal

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation ( OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and Lekela Power have signed a commitment for the development, construction, and operation of a 158-MW wind farm in Taiba N’Diaye, Sengal. Lekela Power is a pan-African renewable energy generation platform OPIC committed $250 million in financing and $70 million in reinsurance to Parc Eolien