Super pan mixer halves wind farm foundation grouting times

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 to supply 34 wind turbines for project in Mexico

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


REpower completes installation of 325 MW offshore wind farm

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.

In 2012, the companies invested in the 235-MW Chisholm View wind project (above) in Oklahoma, and in the 200-MW Prairie Rose wind project in Minnesota.

GE providing capital and technology in the Heartland with Enel Green Power

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

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Health and safety guidelines for offshore industry

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

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Danish engineers use MSC Software’s Adams to keep offshore wind farm on schedule

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.

Shifting Skies explains that migratory birds face unique challenges because each season they require different places to live, often thousands of miles apart, to raise their young, migrate and overwinter.

In face of a changing climate, wildlife group calls for renewable energy

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 to grout the first offshore trial of the Alstom 6MW Haliade 150 turbine

FoundOcean to grout the first Alstom 6MW Haliade 150 offshore turbine

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

Taken as a whole it steadily builds in the reader a complete understanding of offshore wind O&M, while also working as a reference document that can be returned to time after time, giving quick access to key facts and information.

GL Garrad Hassan publishes offshore wind operations and maintenance guide

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 partners with Downer EDI Limited to deliver $350M Boco Rock Wind Farm in Australia

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