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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


BayWa r.e.divests French wind farms

BayWa r.e.divests French wind farms
BayWa r.e. has sold Eole de Plan Fleury and Les Renardières wind farms to Innergex Renewable Energy , a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects, and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins, a Québec-based private pension plan. This follows the sale of the Montjean Theil-Rabier wind farm to the same partners last year and continues the successful relationship between the companies.
6th July 2017

Bishopthorpe windfarm sold to renewable infrastructure fund

Bishopthorpe windfarm sold to renewable infrastructure fund
BayWa r.e. has sold its 16.4MW Bishopthorpe windfarm to the renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat UK Wind, managed by Greencoat Capital. The windfarm, located South of Grimsby, was originally acquired by BayWa r.e. following a competitive tender. Delivered to a strict timeline, there was significant interest in the sale. BayWa r.e’s new dedicated UK service business, BayWa r.e. Operation Services, is continuing to provide ongoing operations management.
3rd July 2017

Solar and wind power reinvented: latest news

Virtually all of the grid capacity being added in the world is renewable or nuclear nowadays. Solar and wind met 10% of electricity demand in March 2017 in the USA. Hydro electricity from a wet spring season on the West Coast, which alone provided more than 10% of the nation’s electricity, as well as biomass and geothermal power, all renewable energy sources combined met 24% of electric demand in March and if we add in the 20% we get from nuclear power, 44% of electricity demand in the USA was met with non-fossil fuel electrons. By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
28th June 2017

REG Power Management lift construction safety standards

REG Power Management lift construction safety standards
  REG Power Management (RPM) is deploying ZephIR Lidar systems to achieve the highest levels of safety within their wind farm constructions projects. The device measures wind speed and direction from 10-200m to advise and assist with the planned and ongoing construction activities at a site.
20th June 2017

EU funded project develops future offshore DC grids

EU funded project develops future offshore DC grids
Having made some important advances towards future offshore DC grids, a European Union-funded project that has trained the next-gen of offshore wind experts has just concluded. ‘MEDOW’ was an ‘Initial Training Network’ funded by the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme. It aimed to provide a ‘training through research’ approach to the exciting new field of multi-terminal DC grids for offshore wind power by appointing and training 17 promising young power systems engineers.
26th May 2017

Five TE sensors that make wind turbines possible

TE is a global designer and manufacturer of sensors and sensor based systems, providing support to wind engineers in both the development and operation of wind turbines.
22nd May 2017

A change is in the air for offshore wind turbines

A change is in the air for offshore wind turbines
A new offshore windfarm capable of meeting the electricity demand of well over 230,000 homes, Burbo Bank Extension, was officially opened at a ceremony in Liverpool on 17th May. The wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group (25%). It is the first offshore wind farm in the world to make commercial use of the MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW wind turbines.
19th May 2017


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RWM 2017
12th September 2017
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