Dedicated grouting contractor for the energy construction industry, FoundOcean, has been applying its 50 years of oil and gas experience to the offshore wind sector since 2003. Many wind farm foundations specify ultra-high strength (UHS) grout to form the solid connection between pile and transition piece, and as such, specialist mixing equipment is required. FoundOcean’s
Alstom has been awarded a contract with ENEL Green Power Mexico for the supply and commissioning of 34 wind turbines at the new Sureste I–Stage II power generation plant in the Tehuantepec Isthmus, Oaxaca, Mexico. The Sureste I, Stage II wind farm, which will be fully operational at the end of 2014, will generate more
Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems, installed the last of the 48 total REpower 6M turbines in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank. The customer for this project is the Belgian offshore project development company C-Power, which was set up by four Belgian investors and counts REpower customers RWE Innogy and EDF EN amongst its shareholders.
GE providing capital and technology in the Heartland with Enel Green Power Providing capital and technology to farm the wind in America’s heartland with global renewable energy company Enel Green Power, GE (NYSE: GE) is investing common equity and supplying turbines for the 250-MW Buffalo Dunes Wind Project in Kansas. This transaction expands GE Energy
SgurrEnergy has developed new health and safety guidelines for the offshore wind and marine energy industry on behalf of RenewableUK. The offshore wind and marine energy sectors are growing rapidly in the UK and are increasing in scale and complexity, with larger developments, situated further from shore, in deeper waters. These changes bring many opportunities
Chris Baker, Adams Product Manager at MSC Software Any wind-power project is an engineering challenge, but offshore projects present the additional challenge of a hostile environment. Designing pylons and turbines that can withstand the marine environment is the first challenge. Building those designs on the open sea is the second, and perhaps more daunting challenge.
This article comes from John Anderson, Director of Siting Policy at AWEA. Climate change is altering and destroying important habitats that America’s migratory birds depend on and urgent action is needed to change that dangerous “flight path,” including rapid development of renewable energy sources, according to a new report released yesterday by the National Wildlife
FoundOcean continues to grow its market share in the offshore renewables industry with a contract award from Alstom to grout the foundations for the first offshore trial of its 6MW Haliade 150 turbine. The turbine will be located near Ostend, 45 km off the Belgian coast. The offshore tests will target specific marine operations and
GL Garrad Hassan has produced a paper detailing the offshore wind operations and maintenance sector. “A Guide to Offshore Wind Operations and Maintenance“, was jointly funded by The Crown Estate and Scottish Enterprise, gives a clear account of the relevant concepts, trends and players in this rapidly developing sector. “Offshore wind O&M is set to
GE recently announced it had been awarded a contract with its consortium partner, Downer EDI Limited, to supply 67 turbines, build and maintain the $350 million Boco Rock wind farm in New South Wales, Australia. In addition to supplying and commissioning the wind turbine generators, GE will also provide $50 million worth of maintenance services