Nordex awarded 111-MW project in South Africa

Nordex SE is broadening its market position in South Africa with the award of a firmly financed order for a 111 megawatts (MW) of wind power. The turnkey project, located in the south of the country, will have 37 N117/3000 turbines, making it the first one in South Africa to be fitted with Generation Delta

New, unmanaged PoE+ switches from Antaira

Antaira Technologies is a developer and supplier of industrial device networking and communication solutions for harsh environmental applications. They recently announced the expansion of their industrial PoE+ networking infrastructure family, with the LNP-0702C-SFP and LNP-0702C-SFP-24 series. Antaira Technologies’ LNP-0702C-SFP and LNP-0702C-SFP-24 series are a cost-effective, 7-port industrial PoE+ gigabit unmanaged, Ethernet switch, with 48~55VDC high-voltage

Mixing weather risks into project planning

Weather risks in offshore wind projects can significantly delay project planning because it impacts almost all operations. And this risk continues to complicate installation operations because projects tend to move further offshore into deeper waters, requiring longer cycle times. The lack of understanding by contractors on how to take weather risks into account in project

New wind project planned for Chatham-Kent, Ontario

Chatham-Kent, Samsung, and Pattern Energy have officially signed an agreement for the North Kent Wind Project in Ontario, Canada. North Kent 1 would place approximately 40 to 50 wind turbines on private lands in both of the former Dover and Chatham Townships. It’s subject to the Province of Ontario’s Renewable Energy Approval process, which requires

DWEA’s distributed wind energy vision

Editor’s Note: On the heels of the Department of Energy’s Wind Vision report, which calls for wind to reach 10% by 2020, 20% by 2030, and 35% by 2050, the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) has released a new white paper, proposing their own “Distributed Wind Vision.” Similarly, this paper provides a roadmap for the

Turbines head underwater

Safety seal manufacturer Roxtec has provided its waterproof sealing solution to what’s currently the largest, most powerful tidal turbine in the world. The deal involved Roxtec supplying its sealing solution to Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 two-megawatt (MW) floating turbine. According to Graham O’Hare, managing director of Manchester-based Roxtec UK, the SR2000 is 65 meters long, three

Floating vertical-axis turbine makes waves in Europe

Leave it to clever French engineers to defy convention. Just scan the photos of offshore turbines going up in Europe and there is nary a floating two-blade or vertical-axis turbine in sight. But that will soon change thanks to the inventive minds at Nénuphar. In 2006, co-founders Charles Smadja and Frédéric Silvert launched the Vertiwind

ACCIONA Windpower signs a new 195 MW contract in Brazil, tops 1,000 MW of Brazil sales for AW3000 turbine

ACCIONA Windpower, the ACCIONA Group subsidiary dedicated to the design, manufacture and sale of wind turbines, has reached agreement with Atlantic Energias Renováveis and the British private equity firm Actis to supply 195 megawatts (MW) –65 3-MW turbines– for a wind power complex located in the State of Piauí (northeast Brazil). The project, developed through

ACCIONA Windpower signs a new contract in Brazil

ACCIONA Windpower reached an agreement to supply 195 megawatts (MW) of wind power to the joint venture set up by Atlantic Energias Renováveis and Actis. ACCIONA will supply 65, 3-MW turbines for a wind power complex located in the State of Piauí (northest Brazil). The project, developed through a joint venture between Atlantic and Actis

Nordex targets profitable double-digit growth in 2015

On the basis of its audited consolidated financial statements which have now been released, Nordex confirms the preliminary figures for 2014 reported in February. According to these figures, the group increased its sales by some 21% to EUR 1,734.5 million in 2014 (2013: EUR 1,429.3 million), with earnings before interest and taxes rising by 76%