Nordex will deliver the first turbines to the construction site in mid-August 2015 with towers commencing end of 2015.

Nordex to supply 43, 2.5 MW turbines for Thunder Spirit project in North Dakota

Nordex SE has been awarded a contract for the delivery of 43 N100/2500 turbines plus a service contract for a period of at least five years. The “Thunder Spirit” project has already qualified under the applicable production tax credit system and has signed a power purchase agreement with a regional utility.  The wind farm is

The operating consortium DOTI believes the pursuit of collaboration with local suppliers also secures jobs in German coastal regions.

Offshore wind: AREVA maintenance contract for five years renewed in the North Sea

AREVA and the operating consortium DOTI (Deutsche Offshore-Testfeld und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co. KG) signed a five years contract for the service and maintenance of the AREVA turbines at the alpha ventus wind farm. This contract extends the previous service and maintenance agreement, initiated in 2009 with the commissioning of the six M5000-116 5 MW

The four identified organizations will govern safety operations on a range of vessels, authority that extends from dockside to the wind turbine.

To avoid government “help”, write best safety practices for offshore wind now

The challenge to the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry is to learn from the experiences of European offshore wind, U.S. offshore oil and gas, and onshore wind, and then come up with a reasonable set of best practices and standards. This will lead the industry toward an initial safety position that is proactive and near

The line of Twin Axe vessels from Damen sport twin hulls for stability in rough seas and a hull design that allows fast transits, to 26 knots.

New offshore vessel ready in about a month? Yes, and for offshore wind techs, say hello to your new ride

Editor’s note: The European offshore wind industry is just a little ahead of the nascent U.S. version. For the next few years, the U.S. companies will be building the infrastructure to support the offshore turbines with equipment such as the vessels featured in this article. They are from The Netherlands-based ship builder Damen. The article

112-MW Gamesa wind farm in China

Gamesa continues strengthening presence in China

Gamesa has further consolidated its Chinese presence with two new supply contracts. The first is a new contract with CGN Wind Energy, a subsidiary of China’s General Nuclear Power Group, for the supply of 64 MW; the second is with Everbright, a subsidiary of Chinese renewable energy specialist Everbright Group, for the supply of 48

The Fraunhofer IWES Wind Lidar Buoy is a compact floating lidar with a well-protected, and integrated ZephIR 300 wind lidar and power supply.

Fraunhofer IWES verifies performance of ZephIR’s wind lidar buoy

Fraunhofer IWES has successfully finished the validation of their Wind Lidar Buoy which confirms the commercial acceptance of wind data from the on-board ZephIR lidar for use in floating offshore energy assessments. This according to the criteria within the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator roadmap for the commercial acceptance of floating lidar technology. The Fraunhofer

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 agrees to supply Apex Clean Energy with 55 turbines

Acciona Windpower recently completed a turbine supply agreement with Apex Clean Energy, developer of the 165-MW Cameron Wind farm, which will be purchased by IKEA Group. The agreement includes the supply of 55 Acciona Windpower AW125/3000 turbines and a 20-year full service warranty. The Cameron Wind farm is located in South Texas, near the City

GE will supply the Rudine wind farm with 12 of these 2.85-103 turbines.

GE supplies 12 turbines to 34-MW wind farm in Croatia

The latest in a series of first wind turbine orders in countries such as Morocco and Pakistan, GE recently announced it will supply Vienna-based renewable energy developer RP Global with 12 GE 2.85-103 wind turbines for the Rudine wind farm—GE’s first wind farm in Croatia. The 34-MW project will be co-developed with Croatian wind company

As First Wind’s first renewable energy project in Utah, the project has produced cost-competitive clean energy since 2009 while delivering economic and community benefits

First Wind celebrates 5-year anniversary of Utah-based Milford Wind project

First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, recently commemorated the fifth anniversary of successful commercial operations of its Milford Wind I project, which spans Beaver and Millard Counties, Utah.  Stretching through the desert in southern Utah just outside the town of Milford, in Beaver County, Milford Wind I consists of 97 operating wind turbines

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CanWEA review: Montérégie Wind Farm tour showcased Wind Energy Hub Project

A highlight of this year’s CanWEA conference took place prior to the plenary session when a large group of registrants toured The Kruger Energy Montérégie wind farm just outside of Montreal. Those who attended were given an in-depth demonstration of this 100 MW capacity wind farm. Attendees learned about how the Montérégie site generates enough