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

Canwea 2014 pic

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


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

Gamesa says the new G114-2.5 MW turbine produces 29% more power than the G97-2.0 MW, while lowering the cost of energy by 10%.

Gamesa to deliver its first G114-2.5 MW turbines in Sweden

Gamesa, a global technology OEM in wind energy, has signed an agreement for the supply of its first G114-2.5 MW turbines. Under the terms of the agreement reached with leading international infrastructure investor and asset manager John Laing, the company will install six of this new turbine model (aggregate capacity of 15 MW) at a

Broken Bow II is a 75MW wind farm that was placed in commercial operation last month.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Consolidated Edison Development partner on Nebraska wind project

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development (ConEdison Development) recently announced an agreement to partner on the 75-megawatt (MW) Broken Bow II wind project in Custer County, Neb. Under the sales agreement, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and Consolidated Edison Development holding companies will each own a 50-percent interest in the wind facility.