Wind energy articles from the Power and Energy Solutions, renewable energy magazine and website.

First contract awarded for Levenmouth Community Energy Project

The lead partner behind Levenmouth Community Energy Project has awarded its first contract, just months after securing £4million of Scottish Government funding to kick start the innovative hydrogen scheme.

Bright Green Hydrogen has appointed Logan Energy to deliver three key components of the project which will place Levenmouth at the global forefront of the clean energy revolution through developing the Hydrogen Office in Methil into a world-class demonstrator of hydrogen applications generated from renewable sources.

George Archibald, chief executive at Bright Green Hydrogen, which is leading the project consortium, said: "Making such major progress already puts us in a good position on the critical path to developing

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CWind supports Ballast Nedam at Butendiek OWF

CWind, a leading provider of integrated services to the wind industry, has today announced that it is providing corrosion protection services to Ballast Nedam at Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm (OWF). The service, which extends to all WTG foundations, commenced in May and is expected to complete in August.

Butendiek OWF, located 35 nautical miles west of the island of Sylt in the North Sea, comprises 80 turbines with 3.6 MW capacity each, resulting in a total capacity of 288 MW once fully operational. Butendiek OWF owner, WPD, awarded Ballast Nedam the contract to supply, transport and install monopiles and transition pieces in 2013.

Stefan Marschner, Sales Manager Germany at CWind, commented on the service contract: "We're extremely pleas

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Numerous offshore projects have been completed since the company was founded in August 2014

More than ever before, energy companies are heading out to the open sea for the utilization of wind, oil and gas. Far away from the coast, usually over a period of several years, engineers and professional forces work together on the construction, commissioning and maintenance of wind turbine power plants, drilling rigs or parts of the infrastructure. ELA Container GmbH reacted to the increasing demand for adequate accommodation, lounges and work spaces at sea by establishing a subsidiary specializing in the offshore sector.

Exactly one year ago on August 1st 2014, ELA Container Offshore GmbH was established and now it is celebrating it's one year anniversary. Following the successful launch of the company which was founded in 2014, ELA Container Offshore GmbH

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Offshore wind industry sets record year for installations in first half of 2015

In the first six months of 2015, the European offshore wind industry installed more new capacity than in any other year on record as several projects reached completion and deployment of larger turbines increased.

Installations in the first half of 2015 touched 2,342.9MW - tripling the grid-connected capacity for the same period last year. As a result, total installed offshore wind capacity in Europe hit 10,393.6MW in 82 wind farms across 11 countries.

Kristian Ruby, Chief Policy Officer at the European Wind Energy Association, said: "It has taken the offshore wind industry just six months to set the best year the sector has ever seen in terms of installed capacity. While this clearly shows a commitment to offshore wind development in E

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Senvion ranked 2nd in wind installations in Germany

Hamburg: Senvion, one of the leading wind turbine manufacturers worldwide, installed wind turbines with a total capacity of over 285 megawatts (MW) in the first six months of the calendar year 2015 in Germany. With the installation of exactly 100 turbines in the period from January 2015 to June 2015, Senvion is the second largest manufacturer of wind turbines in Germany for the first half of the year and thus continues to expand its growth further in the home and core market of Germany.

Senvion is a strong driver of wind energy in the domestic market. Since the foundation of the company, Senvion wind turbines with a total capacity of over 3,600 MW have been installed in Germany. Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion, says: "This second place testifies our successf

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