The Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind’s  (BizMDOSW) International Offshore Partnering Forum brings together a plethora of expertise.

European and Maryland businesses meet to start Maryland’s offshore wind energy industry

The world’s most experienced offshore wind companies are visiting Baltimore to share their knowledge and meet with Maryland companies who are looking to enter the offshore wind energy industry. The Business Network for Maryland Offshore Wind’s (BizMDOSW) International Offshore Partnering Forum is a 3-day gathering of European and American business executives, government officials, technical experts

The agreement aims at developing and then commercializing an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine delivering 6 MW. Pictures is Alston's  6 MW Halide offshore but not floating.

Alstom and DCNS partner to design 6 MW floating wind turbine

Alstom Renewable Power Chairman Jérôme Pécresse and DCNS Marine Energy and Infrastructures Division Director Thierry Kalanquin were on hand as both groups signed a partnership agreement in the floating wind energy business. The agreement aims at developing and then commercializing an integrated system for a semi-submersible floating wind turbine delivering 6 MW. The groups will

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FoundOcean acquires stake in vibration piling specialist

FoundOcean Group recently acquired a majority stake in CAPE Holland Group, the vibro-piling specialist based in The Netherlands. “The board of the FoundOcean Group aims to assemble businesses which are adjacent to FoundOcean’s existing activities and contribute innovative and exceptional technologies to the offshore construction industry,” says Jim Bell, managing director at FoundOcean. “Cape Holland,

The GWN study examined towers, jackets, permanent-magnet generators and jacket towers as manufactured by 22 companies in the U.S., Germany, and China.

Global Wind Network updates state of U.S. wind-turbine manufacturing for onshore and off

The manufacturing foundation of the U.S. wind industry is in good shape but there is room to improve for the coming offshore industry. For instance, there is still potential to cut 30 to 50% on manufacturing processes used to make towers, blades, permanent-magnet generators, and jacket foundations. That is the bottom line from a presentation

Research done by Nanos Research on behalf of CanWEA confirms that about 80% of Albertans want more renewable energy.

Albertans solidly support development of more wind energy, Nanos Research shows

Environmentally and economically, there are too many upsides to renewables like wind energy for Alberta to ignore. This is confirmed by recent public opinion research done by Nanos Research on behalf of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Nanos Research examined the views of Albertans on a wide range of electricity issues, focusing on the

Gamesa will supply, oversee assembly, and commission nine G97-2.0 MW turbines.

Gamesa supplies nine turbines to Turkey wind farm

Gamesa recently signed an agreement with Ayres Elektrik Üretim A.Ş., a memeber of Kardemir, a group of companies specializing in the steel sector, for the supply of 18 MW to the Ovares wind farm being built in the province of Izmir, in western Turkey. Ovares is the second wind farm being developed by this Turkish

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Southeast Nebraska says goodbye coal, hello wind

Wind advocates in Hallam, Neb., got some good news this week. Volkswind USA, an international wind developer, applied for special use permits from Lancaster and Gage counties to build 54 wind turbines near this Southeast Nebraska community. “The Center for Rural Affairs is excited for Hallam and encouraged about Volkswind USA’s announcement,” said Virginia Meyer,

First Wind says it will  implement GE’s PowerUp services on 107 GE 1.5-77 and 1.5-82.5 wind turbines at the Milford I and Milford II wind farms in Utah.

First Wind selects GE’s PowerUp to increase output from its U.S. wind farms

  First Wind has implemented PowerUp services at its Milford I and Milford II farms in Utah, and plans to expand its use further into U.S. GE wind turbine fleet In one year, more than 1,400 wind turbines contracted under the PowerUp platform With PowerUp services installed at Milford, First Wind could realize up to

Gamesa will install 34 G97-2.0 MW wind turbines at the Guirapá complex located in the state of Bahia.

Gamesa awarded 68 MW contract in Brazil

Gamesa continues to strengthen its presence in Brazil with a new contract for the supply of 68 MW at the Guirapá complex, built by developer Sequoia Energia in partnership with the utility Companhia Hidroelétrica do São Francisco (CHESF). This new agreement marks 700 MW of installed wind power for Gamesa in Brazil. Under the terms

DNV GL has been developing improved methods for predicting wind flow on complex sites for more than two decades and in recent years has developed cutting edge computation fluid dynamics or cfd techniques to further boost accuracy.

DNV GL comes out on top in E.ON’s wind flow modeling blind test

DNV GL (uniting Garrad Hassan, KEMA, DNV, GL Renewables Certification), a global energy advisory and testing authority, has announced that it has achieved the highest score in a wind flow modeling blind test organized by E.ON, a power and gas company. The blind test challenged six participants, including some of the most reputable consultancies in