NjordGuard protects offshore windfarm power cables

NjordGuard is an innovative protection system designed and developed to protect offshore windfarm power cables in both monopile and J-tube applications.

Vestas wins 76-MW turbine order in Sweden & Google to purchase power

Rabbalshede Vind 5 AB, a joint venture between Rabbalshede Kraft AB and private investment company Ardian, has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Lyrestad wind park in Mariestad, Sweden. Google will purchase the power produced by the wind park. “Working with Vestas on the Lyrestad wind park feels like a secure and natural

Gulf Power looking to add more wind power into its energy mix

Gulf Power is seeking to further diversify by adding more wind power to their energy mix. The company filed a petition asking the Florida Public Service Commission to approve adding 94 megawatts of wind energy from the Kingfisher Wind farm in Oklahoma. Gulf Power is already a leading purchaser of wind generation among Florida utilities.

UK renewables industry could benefit from Brexit

The UK’s renewable industry could receive a dual boost from Brexit, according to planning experts at legal firm Pinsent Masons. For example, over-regulation that stifles new onshore and offshore wind developments could be watered down and removal of State Aid rules could encourage greater manufacturing of the infrastructure required for renewable projects. “There is good and

Siemens signs long-term wind service agreement in UK

Siemens has been awarded a long-term contract extension for service and maintenance at the 350-MW Clyde wind farm in Scotland. The customer is Clyde Windfarm (Scotland), LTD, owned by SSE, Greencoat UK Wind and GLIL. This is the sixth service agreement Siemens has signed with majority shareholder SSE since July 2015. The Clyde wind farm

Grand opening of 180-MW Armow Wind-Power facility in Ontario

The Armow Wind-Power Facility in Ontario held a Grand Opening Event hosted by Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development). The 180-MW Armow Wind is expected to generate enough clean energy to power approximately 70,000 Ontario homes each year, based on average annual residential energy use in Ontario. “The Municipality welcomes the

Turbine blades arrive at Block Island Wind Farm

Offshore construction activities are beginning to ramp up for the Block Island Wind Farm, with the arrival of the 240-foot long turbine blades at Deepwater Wind and GE’s assembly facility at ProvPort. This morning, local stevedores began offloading the 15 blades at the Providence port facility. The blades and the tower sections already assembled there,

Norvento turns on 10 turbines in 2016

Medium-scale wind turbine manufacturer Norvento has announced the successful completion of 10 new turbine installations throughout the UK in the first half of 2016. A healthy order pipeline for the nED100 100-kW turbines has seen a further two sites enter construction in the same period, with another seven fully consented turbine sites across Scotland and Wales

Nordex installs the world’s tallest wind turbine

Nordex has installed the world’s tallest wind turbine to date in Hausbay, which is in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. With a hub height of 164 meters (m) and a rotor length of 65.5 m, the N131/3300 wind-power system reaches a total height of just under 230 m. Located roughly 100 kilometers west of Frankfurt/Main,

Milbank advises BlackRock in acquiring 50% of Texas wind farm

In its latest high-profile renewable power transaction, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP advised a fund managed by BlackRock in the acquisition from GE Energy Financial Services of a 50% interest in the Grandview wind project, located in the northern Texas Panhandle. The 211-MW facility, formally known as Grandview I Wind, has been operating since