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

Wind beneath their wings: EWC weather services about to enter the U.S. market

Karlsruhe, 10/04/2014. Ready for takeoff: EWC Weather Consult GmbH, a German weather service provider who does business in numerous international markets, is now also bringing its complex service portfolio, including its wind and weather data management solutions, into the U.S. market. The AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, hosted in Las Vegas from May 5 - 8, 2014, will welcome decision-makers and distributors, investors and project developers representing the North American wind energy industry. The wind experts from Karlsruhe will be located in the German Pavilion at booth 4229_Fand introduce to the professionals attending the tradeshow an innovative MCP (Measure Correlate Predict) process for wind measurements along with a simulation tool for virtual expansion scen

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Seaway Heavy Lifting has successfully completed the installation of the transformer topside as the last big milestone for the Meerwind project.

Seaway Heavy Lifting has completed the installation of the 3,300 mT transformer topside of the WindMW Meerwind project. The installation took place at a water depth of 23 meters in the German Bight on 3rd April. Seaway Heavy Lifting performed the lift on DP with its crane vessel "Oleg Strashnov". With the installation of the topside the wind farm is completed.

The Meerwind offshore wind farm has a capacity of 288 MW and consists of 80 wind turbines of 3.6 MW each. Seaway Heavy Lifting performed the Transport & Installation of transition pieces, the transformer topside as well as the jacket for WindMW. The Meerwind project started for Seaway Heavy Lifting in September 2011 and the offshore installation part of the transition pieces and

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Downtime resulting from component replacements can be reduced by 60 percent

New industry report describes how upfront investments in operations and maintenance directly contribute to reducing ‘lost power production' when replacing components by 60 percent.

DBB Jack-up, an operations and maintenance service provider to offshore wind farm owners and turbine manufacturers, today released a new report on operations and maintenance in the offshore wind industry. The report based on exclusive research by MAKE Consulting reveals that the time lost in power production in the event of a major component replacement can be reduced by up to 60 percent. Achieving this requires early planning and investments in operations and maintenance.

With the installed base of offshore wind capacity continuing its rapid increase, t

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A cell in every 2.25 seconds, the new teamtechnik power stringer TT1600 with impressive output

Shanghai/Freiberg, Germany, Monday, April 14, 2014: teamtechnik, world-leading manufacturer of stringer systems has once again broken its own record and is offering an even faster single-track system. The teamtechnik team at SNEC 2014, Stand E3 550, will present a live demonstration of the new power stringer TT1600 with an annual output of 45 MWp.

"We have yet improved the performance of our system by another 200 cycles, giving a cycle time of less than 2.25 seconds", says Axel Riethmüller, Executive Vice President Solar Technology at the teamtechnik Group. With 1600 cycles per hour on one track and with a reliable 24/7 production, the Stringer TT1600 guarantees output at a level that has never been achieved before.


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Siemens receives major order for BorWin3 North Sea grid connection from TenneT

• Consortium leader Siemens to supply HVDC transmission technology
• Consortium partner Petrofac responsible for construction and installation of platform
• 900 megawatt (MW) BorWin3 grid connection to supply nearly one million German households with electricity from wind energy
• Completion planned for 2019

Siemens receives an order from TenneT for an offshore wind farm grid connection in the North Sea. In a consortium with Petrofac Siemens will supply the complete technology for efficient direct-current transmission for the BorWin3 grid connection as the consortium leader. The consortium partner Petrofac, with over 30 years of experience as a leading EPC cont

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