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Microsoft data centre to be powered entirely by wind

Microsoft data centre to be powered entirely by wind
A ten year agreement to power Microsoft’s international data centre operations in the Netherlands with wind power has been signed by Vattenfall. The wind power supply deal is the first to date for Vattenfall to a data centre outside the Nordic countries and the largest in this field based entirely on wind power. According to the agreement, Microsoft will receive 100% of the energy output from Vattenfall’s new onshore wind farm that will be constructed at Wieringermeer polder, near Microsoft’s data centre in the Netherlands.
6th November 2017

Wind turbine performance guaranteed

Wind turbine performance guaranteed
At this year’s Wired Energy event in London, Netherlands based company Autarco, a supplier of PV systems, announced that it is to offer its solar energy systems with a kWh (kilowatt hours) guarantee, backed by insurer Lloyd’s of London. The company believes that it is the first to offer this.
16th October 2017

Offshore wind farms: what you need from your resistor

Offshore wind farms: what you need from your resistor
Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK, explains how engineers can keep offshore turbines turning safely. Most tourists and holiday fanatics appreciate the value of the ocean air, either to ease flu-like symptoms or as a means of relaxation. However, the salty air is not as kind to offshore wind turbines, with the salt particles accelerating corrosion and hindering performance.
16th October 2017


Flowmeter monitors grease lubrication in wind turbine

Flowmeter monitors grease lubrication in wind turbine
Helping to ensure safe and reliable operation and used in hundreds of wind turbine installations, the Titan Enterprises OG2-700 flowmeter is a monitoring device that provides valuable data. Although China leads the world in the amount of power generated from wind, Denmark has the highest generation rate per capita by a long way. In 2015, this small country was generating over 2MWh per person well ahead of China’s 0.26.
10th October 2017

Energy storage solution for offshore wind farm

Energy storage solution for offshore wind farm
Denmark-based sustainable energy group, DONG Energy, is set to take delivery of a two megawatt (MW) Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) from ABB to support the integration and transmission of power from the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm near Liverpool.
6th September 2017

Subsea sector urged to seek opportunities in offshore wind

Subsea sector urged to seek opportunities in offshore wind
  There is a huge opportunity for subsea companies to step up and play their part in helping to meet the world’s renewable energy targets, with global offshore wind expenditure expected to rise to over £350bn between now and 2026.
29th August 2017

Rock foundation tech delivered to Norwegian wind farm

Rock foundation tech delivered to Norwegian wind farm
Peikko Group is a global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Its Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS has received a substantial order to deliver rock foundation technology to Storheia Wind Farm in Sør-Trøndelag area, Central Norway. Peikko will deliver all steel components for the 80 foundations of the wind farm. The deliveries comprise FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates and foundation reinforcement.
21st August 2017

PhD research investment helps increase wind turbine efficiency

PhD research investment helps increase wind turbine efficiency
By supporting two PhD research studentships through the Durham Energy Institute (DEI), DONG Energy is continuing its long-standing relationship with Durham University. DONG Energy has funded the Chair in Renewable Energy position at DEI and endowed three MSc scholarships for Durham University students each year since 2011. DONG Energy will now support two PhDs as well, which will focus on the operation of wind turbines and helping to predict technical faults before they happen.
25th July 2017

Blades en route to Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm

Blades en route to Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm
The first ever wind turbine blades manufactured at the Siemens blade factory in Hull are en route to Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, located off the North Norfolk coast. The Siemens blade factory in Hull officially opened in December 2016 and the first blades to have been manufactured at the site are now ready for installation at Race Bank. The blades have been loaded onto the Sea Installer vessel, and will make their way from the Port of Hull to the Race Bank site for installation.
25th July 2017

Microgrid supports renewable energy transition in Aruba

Microgrid supports renewable energy transition in Aruba
An advanced microgrid will be provided by ABB to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimise operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity. The island is 32km long and 10km across its widest point. It has a land area of 179km2 and a population of about 103,000 inhabitants.
12th July 2017


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