Lloyd’s Register launches new, consolidated, Rules for Offshore Units

Lloyd’s Register has launched its new Rules for Offshore Units in one single document following an in-depth consultation with industry. It signals a move by the world’s oldest classification and certification society, to modernise the way in which Rules and their guidance notes are presented to industry – and importantly how they are used by

The SolarMill works in on-grid and off-grid environments.

Wind power assisted by solar in one unit

WindStream Technologies was established in 2008 with the goal of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing affordable and scalable renewable energy technologies for a global marketplace. The company has developed and tested the first-of-its-kind, integrated, hybrid energy solution and is now marketing and selling SolarMills to a worldwide customer base. In 2009, the Company set up its Research

Mammoet strand jack system installed on platform legs.

Coming soon to a sea coast near you

A combination of three Dutch offshore companies realized a unique operation in the North Sea, installing the SylWin alpha platform. Siemens commissioned Seaway Heavy Lifting to perform an unusual operation that in turn called in the assistance of maritime contractor Dockwise and heavy lifting and transport specialist Mammoet. Weighing 14,000 tons, the 83-m long, 56-m


Osiris 10 earns AWEA and InterTek certification

Osiris Energy is a global manufacturer and marketer of small wind turbine systems for use in residential houses, farms, telecommunication, business and retail buildings, government buildings, and schools. Their small wind-turbine designs are well suited for low wind and harsh environments with a short paypack period. In addition to advanced technology, the company says it

Four Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines in Denmark reach record 100 million kWh mark

Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines in Denmark set 100 million kWh company record

Four Siemens semi-offshore wind turbines in Denmark have reached the significant milestone of having each generated 100 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity since being installed in 2003. This is also a world record for the company. The combined production of 400 million kWh is enough clean energy to power over 100,000 average Danish households

The 36 MW project will feature 18 Gamesa G90-2.0 MW wind turbines.

Gamesa completes construction of its first wind farm in Chile

Gamesa recently concluded turnkey construction of its first wind farm in Chile, for Transantartic. The 36-MW San Pedro Chiloé wind farm is located on Chiloé Island, in the southern part of the country. The wind farm features 18 Gamesa G90-2.0 MW wind turbines. Construction for the project began in January 2013 and included the development of

Joshua Kaufman is the Director of Research and Development and Co-Founder, Pika Energy

Pika Energy selected by NREL to drive down cost of small wind power

Wind turbine manufacturer wins $700,000 for efficient manufacturing processes and scaled-up designs to drive cost savings in small wind market Pika Energy, a Maine-based manufacturer of residential wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems, says it has been selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two projects totaling $700,000 of funding, to improve the competitiveness of generating


After hitting a major milestone, Siemens sets sights on growing investments

Siemens Energy recently announced it reached 10 GW of installed wind capacity in the Americas. This achievement highlights the company’s continued success and its commitment to the wind-energy industry. Kirk Edelman, CEO of Siemens Financial Services’ Project and Structured Finance – Energy business, joins us to discuss hitting this major milestone, investment trends, and the

The 72 offshore wind turbines of the type SWT-4.0-130 for Sandbank offshore wind power plant will be rated at 4 megawatts each.

Siemens receives order for wind turbines and servicing for Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm. The project is being erected 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in water depths between 25 and 37 meters within the exclusive economic zone off the German North Sea coast. A pioneering service

The chart plots monthly wind speed variations at a Baltic offshore wind site.

Update on smart blade-load management and maintenance ideas

Smart loads management strategies for mitigating damage in blades is being studied by Phillip Richards of the Georgia Institute of Technology as part of Sandia Lab’s Offshore Structural Health and Prognostics Management project. As an alternative to shutting a turbine down once blade damage is detected, a load mitigating control strategy lets the turbine continue