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Lightweight wind turbines in development

Lightweight wind turbines in development. Researchers at GE have gone into a partnership with Glosten, a consultancy firm, in the hopes to develop a lightweight 12MW floating turbine. The turbine is supposedly constructed using approximately 35% less weight in its tower and platform. This improvement is also stated to have significantly reduced the LCOE (Levelized…
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Scotland fishing port supports wind projects

Scotland fishing port supports wind projects. The largest fishing port in Europe, situated in Scotland, recently signed a letter of interest with Falck Renewables and Bluefloat Energy in aid of offshore floating wind projects in the North Sea. The partners will assist in exploring a multitude of development opportunities, this letter states that the port…
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20000 EVs a week to be charged by wind turbines

20000 EVs a week to be charged by wind turbines: In Belgian Port there will be a total of 11 wind turbines used to charge more than 20,000 electric vehicles (EVs) every week. Claimed to be the largest onshore wind farm in Flanders the 44MW project was built after a collaboration of ENGIE, the Port…
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Siemens Gamesa to provide turbines East Anglia Hub

Siemens Gamesa to provide turbines East Anglia Hub: Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the favoured wind turbine supplier for the £6.5 billion East Anglia Hub. The offshore wind compound will carry a overall installed capacity of 3,1GW, sufficient to power the total of over 2.7 million homes. Over…
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EDF to add floating wind capability to Blyth offshore project

EDF to add floating wind capability to Blyth offshore project:  EDF, The French energy giant, has revealed designs to add extra floating turbines to its current Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm just off the Northumberland coast. The plan, at this moment, has a capacity of 41.5MW & the project is to set up 5…
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Government seeks applications from likely port developers

Government seeks applications from likely port developers: The government is contributing a sum of up to about £70 million for the development of a single large coastal production site for the offshore wind sector & is seeking applications from coastal landowners & potential port developers. It has started a formal competitive process to expedite the…
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UK backs Glasgow firm in £3m deal for offshore wind farm

UK backs Glasgow firm in £3m deal for offshore wind farm: Glasgow-based PCT Group Sales has acquired a £3 million agreement to supply cranes to construct wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in Scotland after accepting assistance from UK Export Finance (UKEF). The company achieved a tender with international engineering firm Saipem to supply…
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