Wind energy articles from the Power and Energy Solutions, renewable energy magazine and website.
Senvion is marking the commercial operation of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind project in Quebec, Canada. With 175 2 megawatt (MW) turbines totaling 350 MW, the wind project consists of Senvion MM92 and MM82 Cold Climate Version (CCV) type turbines. Several of the turbines are equipped with Senvion de-icing technology, adapted for cold Canadian climate conditions. The Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm is the biggest onshore contract in the history of Senvion and comes as part of the 1 gigawatt framework agreement Senvion signed with developer EDF EN Canada Inc. in 2009.
Oldenburg. The Convent Offshore GmbH was awarded last week (Nov 17th, 2015) by the German news magazine named Focus as one of the growth champions 2016. Thereby the company has established itself as a specialist for personnel services in the offshore wind energy.
The company lies with an average growth of 146 percent between 2011 and 2014 well ahead its 26 competitors (Place 2 109 percent, Place 3 103 percent) in the sector of human resources.
Among the 500 honored growth champions the team around the CEO Thorben Schiborowski and 130 operators is ranked No. 18. "This is a strong confirmation of the market that our focus on a diverse human resource management of highly qualified offshore experts represents exactly the right way for the future
Several ELA Offshore Special Units in use on the high seas
One container is not just like another. For each project different specifications and requirements for a container come up. The same applies to the Offshore industry in which more and more special containers for individual works on the high sea are needed. ELA Offshore Container GmbH already built and delivered several of those specialized Offshore Containers within the last past months.
"Depending on our clients' requirements, we can build or modify every type of container. In general, we try to plan with and stick to our standard, however, sometimes the requirement can only be satisfied by using a specialized container", says Hans Gatzemeier, Managing Director of ELA Cont
• 57 direct drive wind turbines for three wind farms
• Long-term service contracts included
• Clean energy for roughly 50,000 households
Siemens has been awarded orders for three onshore wind projects in Scotland, supplying up to 50,000 households in South and North Ayrshire and Lockerbie. The contracts also include long-term service and maintenance.
For the Dersalloch wind farm in the South Ayrshire region Siemens will construct, install and commission 23 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines, providing a combined output of 69 MW (megawatts). The installation of the turbines is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 with the official handover of the site to developers ScottishPowe
First commercial offshore measurement with IWES LiDAR buoy
The buoy with equipment for laser-supported remote sensing (LiDAR) passed its first real test in the shape of the winter storm "Freja" with flying colours just one week after its installation: Significant wave heights of up to 4.5 m were measured in the Danish North Sea off the coast of Thyborøn, but this did not interrupt the measuring campaign. The buoy will be in use until February 2016 for measuring wind speeds at heights of up to 250 m as part of the RUNE re- search project (Reducing the Uncertainty of Near-shore wind resource Estimates using onshore lidars) conducted by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
With deployment of the buoy
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