Operations & Maintenance

  • Advancements for counteracting adverse weather and risky operating conditions

    An offshore construction site can come across many hurdles, extreme weather conditions being one of them. We look at how specialists and suppliers are dealing with tricky situations offshore to avoid downtime and boost preparedness of personnel.

  • Gamesa’s installed capacity hits 30 GW

    Spanish company Gamesa has shared that its installed capacity has touched the 30 GW-mark. This milestone was achieved with the assembly of one of the eight G128-4.5 MW turbines being installed at the Tornio wind farm in Finland.

  • MIC invests in Idaho Wind Partners 1

    Macquarie Infrastructure Company (MIC) has invested $11.5m in a non-controlling interest in Idaho Wind Partners 1, a portfolio of 183 MW of wind power generating facilities, near Twin Falls, Idaho.

  • Funding for companies in the US

    The U. S. Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory last week announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and...

  • Ecosse Subsea Systems bags seabed clearance contract

    Subsea engineering specialist Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has initiated offshore operations on the Westermost Rough development, located eight kilometres off the Yorkshire coast, east of Hull.

  • Finavera sells 10% equity interest in 105 MW project

    Finavera Wind Energy has completed a series of agreements for the sale of its 10% equity interest in the 105 MW onshore Cloosh Valley Wind Project in County Galway, Ireland to SSE Renewables (SSER) for €2.1m.

  • Regional energy companies invest in EnBW projects

    Twelve regional energy companies from Baden-Württemberg last week signed agreements to invest in onshore windfarms owned by EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg.

  • Nordex sells French wind farm projects

    Investment entity GN Renewable Investments has acquired projects with a total capacity of 27.5 MW from Nordex.

  • Scotland sees 169 independent projects started in 2013

    SmartestEnergy’s Energy Entrepreneurs Report 2014 has shared that 169 new independent renewable projects of 50kW or more started in Scotland in 2013, up 50 % on the number of new starts in 2012.

  • Boralex launches Phase 1 of Seigneurie de Beaupré project

    Power producer Boralex has announced the inauguration of the Phase I of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms in Canada.

  • FEED study indicates offshore wind costs could drop below £85/MWh

    A study initiated by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has indicated that UK offshore wind energy costs could fall to below £85/MWh by the mid-2020s

  • When offshore warranties expire

    At the time of installation, most wind farms are covered with up to a five-year warranty and maintenance contract. But once this warranty period is over, when real maintenance is necessary, will operators be able to sustain the costs and will there be...

  • SgurrEnergy invests in control engineering technology

    SgurrEnergy has invested in a control engineering technology business specialising in the development and provision of advanced control systems for wind and tidal turbines.

  • US to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants.

  • Centre to test components, substructures

    Denmark’s Lindoe Offshore Renewables Centre (LORC) is set to establish a centre to test components and substructures for the offshore wind industry.


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