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First loadout for Block Island offshore wind project

The latest update for the Block Island wind farm, the U.S.’s first offshore wind farm, has been released this week. A video released by Deepwater Wind, the developer of the project, shows the first loadout from Gulf Island Fabrication in Houma, Louisiana. The first two jacket foundations and one of the decks are loaded on a


Pattern completes financing of 180-MW Meikle Wind project

Pattern Development today announced the completion of $393 million in financing of its 180 megawatt Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, approximately 33 km north of Tumbler Ridge. Meikle Wind, which is expected to commence commercial operation in late 2016, is the largest wind power project in British Columbia with the capacity to

Providence Bay Wind Farm in Ontario

SunEdison starts construction for 185-MW Bingham Wind project in Maine

SunEdison today announced that is has secured financing for and started construction on the Bingham Wind project in Maine. The 185-megawatt wind project is expected to be the largest of its kind in the New England area of the U.S. “The Bingham wind farm is our largest wind project in Maine, and once completed should


SeaPlanner confirmed as proprietary software at Gemini farm

SeaPlanner and part of SeaRoc Group have been confirmed as the proprietary software for the Gemini offshore wind farm operated by Van Oord. SeaPlanner has been live on the project since the beginning of 2015 and has been selected for its Induction Manager, Personnel Manager and Operations Manager modules on the Netherlands based wind farm. The


Gamesa to build San Pedro II wind farm on Chilean island

Gamesa has achieved an important milestone in its sales and product strategy, having secured the first order for its G128-5.0 MW turbine in the Latin American market. Specifically, the company has been contracted by Transantartic Energia and Chile’s Bosques de Chiloe to build the San Pedro II wind farm on the Chilean island of Chiloé,

The 7MW floating turbine is ready for deployment in Fukushima.

Mitsubishi floating 7 MW turbine ready for deployment

The world’s largest capacity floating wind turbine, manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been assembled at Fukushima, and will be delivered to the testing area at the end of June. The MHI 7 MW turbine has been assembled on to a three-column semi-submersible floating platform at the Onahama port. The turbine will be delivered


GEV Wind Power launches fixed-price maintenance plan

The perennial problem of uncertain time and material costs is being addressed by GEV Wind Power, as the company launches its fixed price blade maintenance service, available to onshore and offshore site owners. A first in the renewables industry, the service is available as part of GEV’s Preventative Maintenance Programme (PMP) and provides site owners


Pattern Energy expands ROFO list with 526 MW of projects in Japan and New Mexico

Pattern Energy Group recently announced the addition of four wind power projects and two solar power projects to its list of identified Right of First Offer (ROFO) projects from Pattern Energy Group LP (“Pattern Development”). The six projects total 723 megawatts (MW). A total owned interest of 526 MW is being added to the ROFO

The WIQS has been designed  to help wind turbine manufacturers as well as wind farm operators improve turbine efficiency and availability.

Prysmian successfully commissions HelWin2 HVDC grid connection

Prysmian Group announced recently the successful commissioning of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore grid connection project HelWin2 realized off the North Sea coast of Germany in a contract with the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT. Prysmian secured this project in July 2011 as one of several contracts awarded to consortia between the Group


Nordex awarded new contracts for a total of 55 MW in Turkey

Nordex strengthens again its role in Turkey. It will be installing 19 Generation Gamma turbines N117/2400 for its new customer ARE Elektrik in the wind farm “Kurtkayasi.” For ARE Elektrik this is the first wind energy project. Since its foundation in 2009 the company has so far concentrated on hydroelectric power plants. Kurtkayasi is located