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


Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands - Barge Master is nearing the completion of the construction of the first BM-T40 system. On the 14th of October the Barge Master motion compensated knuckle boom crane pedestal was installed on the new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel, designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander. The vessel and Barge Master system will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015. NAM will use the motion compensated crane for service and maintenance of gas production platforms in the Southern North Sea.

Offshore platforms have become smaller and more flexible during the last forty years. They no longer have a resident crew or helicopter pads which means frequent journeys to and from the platform by vessel in order to perform maintenance work. With

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seebaWIND Service Looks After Largest Fuhrländer Wind Farm in Germany

Osnabruck, Germany, 16 October 2014. The manufacturer-independent service company seebaWIND Service GmbH has taken over the maintenance of the largest single-site Fuhrländer wind farm in Germany. The 20 wind energy plants, Fuhrländer MD-77 with 85-meter hub height, are located in the municipality of Märkisch Linden (in the state of Brandenburg) and have a total power output of 30 megawatts. seebaWIND Service will monitor the plants over the long-term, maintain as well as take technical steps to optimise the plants.

From its modern remote monitoring centre in Osnabruck, seebaWIND Service monitors the Märkisch Linden wind farm 24 hours every day of the week. Specialists react in real-time to alarm reports and rectify malfun

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GeoSea acquires HOCHTIEF offshore assets

Zwijndrecht 16 October 2014 - DEME's marine engineering specialist GeoSea acquires offshore assets of HOCHTIEF, one of Germany's leading international construction groups.

HOCHTIEF is selling offshore assets to marine contractor and long-term partner GeoSea. GeoSea has had decades of success in marine engineering and is now acquiring full ownership of the heavy-lift jack-up vessel ‘Innovation', one of the largest jack-up vessels in the marine construction industry. On top of that GeoSea takes over some other obligations (with regard to assets and personnel); these obligations however have negligible impact on the consolidated balance sheet of DEME.

Luc Vandenbulcke, Managing Director GeoSea: "Both market expectations and order

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Siemens signs two long-term wind service agreements in the U.S.

• Siemens to provide an additional 15 years of service and maintenance at Harvest Wind and White Creek wind projects in Washington State

Siemens has signed two long-term wind service and maintenance agreements covering 132 SWT-2.3 turbines at two wind projects in Washington State, USA.

Summit Power Group, LLC, based in Seattle, Washington (managing member of White Creek Wind I, LLC "White Creek" and asset manager of Harvest Wind Project "Harvest Wind") represented the two projects.

Under terms of the agreements, Siemens will provide an additional 15 years of service and maintenance for 43 SWT-2.3-93 turbines operating at the Harvest Wind Project and for 89 SWT-2.3

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ROMO Wind press release

BVT Holding GmbH & Co. KG and ROMO Wind Deutschland GmbH announced today the signature of an agreement on improving the wind farm performance by measuring and correcting the yaw misalignment with the iSpin technology in the wind farm Sustrum-Renkenberge in Niedersachsen / Germany consisting of 16 wind turbines of the type NEG Micon NTK 1500/64/80. After a demonstration project in 2013 proved that the correction of yaw misalignment led to the envisaged performance improvement of 3,67 % on those wind turbines equipped with the iSpin technology, BVT decided to proceed with the yaw misalignment correction campaign on further 16 wind turbines in the wind farm Sustrum-Renkenberge.

Dr. Claus-Eric Gärtner, Managing Director of the BVT Windpark Sustrum

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