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

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

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

A new economic impact method for offshore wind

BVG Associates has developed a local-content methodology for UK offshore wind, working closely with industry and government.

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

DNV GL certifies new prototype of Siemens’ 8-MW offshore wind turbine

DNV GL has assessed the market’s new offshore turbine in development and awarded Siemens Wind Power with the Prototype Certificate for its 8-MW offshore wind turbine (the SWT-8.0-154). The prototype certification confirms all relevant safety features on the turbine, according to the Danish Executive Order BEK 73:2013 and IEC 61400-22, and allows installation of the prototype to

LM Wind Power delivers 66.9-m blades for Goldwind’s new 3-MW turbine

LM Wind Power announced that its newly developed 66.9-meter blades for Goldwind’s 3-MW turbine platform (the GW3S) were installed successfully on the first prototype turbine. The new blade was developed in record time with the installation taking place less than six months from project initiation. The LM Wind Power blades have been selected as part of

American wind jobs surpass 100,000 mark according to DOE

Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) — more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants. “Wind means opportunity and job security for over 100,000 Americans,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “The Department of