ESS wins Engineering Excellence Award for its modular seabed trenching system

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) recently collected the Engineering Excellence Award for outstanding design at the Green Energy Awards hosted by Scottish Renewables in Edinburgh. ESS has designed and patented a number of tools used in seabed clearance, route preparation, trenching, and cable laying operations in the renewables. The company’s SCAR Seabed System impressed judges, who noted they system’s

Gamesa wins 115-MW wind-turbine order in Chile

Gamesa continues to reinforce its position in the Chilean market, having recently signed a contract with EDF EN Chile, a subsidiary of the French utility and Spain’s Ibereólica. The agreement is for the supply of 115 MW at a new wind development. Under the terms, Gamesa will supply, install, and commission 55 of its G114-2.1

Senvion begins operation at biggest First Nations wind farm in Canada

Senvion’s 47 wind turbines have started spinning at the 150-MW Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n windfarm in Quebec, Canada. It is the biggest First Nations’ wind farm in Canada, and can power about 50,500 households with clean, renewable energy for one year. The project is an equal partnership between Innergex and the three Mi’gmaq communities located on the

PNE WIND nears deal for majority stake in wind-farm portfolio

PNE WIND AG is in the advanced stage of negotiations with AREF II Renewables Investment Holding for the sale of an 80% shareholding in PNE WIND YieldCo Deutschland GmbH. The purchaser, a subsidiary company of the energy and infrastructure-fund Allianz Renewable Energy Fund II, is managed by Allianz Global Investors GmbH and concluded its fundraising with institutional

TNEI and Visualwind unveil smart noise-monitoring equipment for wind farms

Specialist energy consultancy, TNEI, has joined forces with expert technology provider, Visualwind, to develop an innovative noise-monitoring solution. The WindComply Noise Module will be used exclusively by TNEI to provide smart-monitoring services. The self-powered modules automatically transfer noise, rain, and battery health data to the wind-farm supervision platform, WindSync for storage and analysis by TNEI’s team

Vestas secures 112-MW wind order for three projects in France

French energy group EDF Énergies Nouvelles has placed firm and unconditional orders with Vestas for a total of 112 MW. It is for three wind projects: the 72.6-MW Champagne Picardie project, the 19.8-MW La Carnoye wind park, and the 20-MW Bois de Belfays project. The projects will consist of the V126-3.45 MW, the V117-3.45 MW,

Xcel Energy’s 200 MW Courtenay Wind Farm now online, also producing $850,000/yr local taxes

Over the course of 20 years, landowners involved with the Courtenay project will receive a total of $26.5 million. The project employed 200 people during peak construction and created 10 full-time jobs.

Siemens officially inaugurates its new wind-turbine blade factory in the UK

Siemens has officially inaugurated the new rotor blade factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK, in an event attended by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark, and representatives of the local community. The site at Alexandra Docks has been transformed in under two years from a derelict industrial

Nordex receives first order for its light-wind N131/3600 turbine

The Nordex Group has received the first order for the installation of its light-wind N131/3600 turbine. Nordex only recently presented the N131/3600 to the market publicly, together with the N117/3600, this September. Both turbines have been type-tested for 106-meter towers (and the N117/3600 for up to 91-meter towers). The manufacturer will be installing the turbines in

EDPR signs PPA for 75-MW Indiana wind farm

EDP Renewables North America, a subsidiary of EDP Renovaveis (EDPR), has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of a 75-MW wind farm project in Indiana, scheduled to start operations in 2018. The wind project, Meadow Lake VI, will supply power for the Wabash Valley Power Association, an electric generation and transmission