MAKE Consulting tracks 2017’s global wind turbine trends

One turbine trend: The 10+ MW offshore turbines to be introduced over the coming years are stretching the limits of traditional technologies

Vestas hits 1-GW mark in Sweden with latest wind-turbine order

Vestas has secured a 279-MW order in Sweden from long-term customer Eolus Vind AB that comprises of 61, V136-3.45 MW turbines. The wind turbines have a 3.6-MW Power Optimized Mode, specifically increased to 3.8 MW for the Kråktorpet and Nylandsbergen wind power projects, and 13 V136-3.45 MW with 3.6 MW Power Optimized Mode for the Sötterfällan

EWT to start blade factory in the Netherlands

EWT, the world’s leading turbine supplier for localized energy generation, announced the start of its own rotor blade factory in Enschede, Netherlands, to guarantee the continuity of the production of its DirectWind turbines. Following EWT’s further international growth, EWT has decided to continue the production of rotor blades under own management. The new production facility will ensure continuity, independence, and

Siemens Gamesa to supply 22 turbines at two wind farms in Spain

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), a top wind-turbine OEM in Spain, has secured an order from Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables. The contract is for 22 turbines, delivered to two wind farms with a combined capacity of 64 MW. Both wind farms are the result of the renewable power capacity allocated to the energy company in the

Halo Energy acquires shrouded wind-turbine technology

Halo Energy, a maker of small-scale wind turbines for on-site generation, has acquired wind-turbine technology developed by Ogin, whose IEC-Certified wind turbine achieved the best aerodynamic coefficient of performance in the industry. Halo Energy plans to incorporate this technology into its small-scale wind platform offering sub-10-kW turbines uniquely suited for on-site-generation for telecommunications towers, offshore

New wind company in China chooses Vestas’ turbines for its first project

“The wind park” has selected Vestas for its first-ever wind energy project. The order includes 35, V110-2.0 MW turbines, delivered in 2.2-MW Power Optimized Mode for a project in Dezhou city, in eastern China’s Shandong Province. The wind park will leverage Vestas’ high-tower solution with a hub height of 137 meters — which has already

Vattenfall selects Nordex low-sound turbines for 180-MW project in the Netherlands

Vattenfall, owner of the Dutch utility Nuon, yesterday signed a contract for the delivery of 50 Nordex N117/3600 turbines with the Nordex Group in Amsterdam. The Wieringermeer project is one of the biggest European onshore wind farms for Vattenfall. The wind farm has an above-average capacity factor of 42% due the excellent average wind speed

New WindGEMINI advances wind-turbine operations

DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has launched WindGEMINI, its first online digital twin online tool giving wind farm owners and operators advanced insights into turbine condition and performance, enabling better informed wind operation decisions. WindGEMINI gives owners and operators 24/7 access to key metrics and advanced analysis to understand the

Siemens Gamesa launches new onshore & offshore turbine designs

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has combined the experience of two strong players, building on the merger that took place in early 2017. Thanks to this process, the company is now launching the new geared turbine SG 4.2-145, as part of the new geared turbine platform: the Siemens Gamesa 4.X. The model SG 4.2-145 offers

Goldwind Announces New GW 6S Offshore Smart Wind Turbine Platform

Goldwind has more than 40 GW of capacity worldwide, Goldwind’s Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) technology is shaping a new standard in wind energy.