Rampion wind farm turbines up and running

The project is expected to be completed by the end of this year

All of London would have to be covered in windturbines to power the city!

The city of 8.8 million people uses an estimated 45,000,000MWh each year

UK installed more than half of Europe’s offshore wind last year

  The UK installed more than half of the new offshore wind power capacity in Europe last year. The region built 13 new offshore wind farms in 2017, a total of 3.1GW, out of which the UK installed 1.7GW. It was followed by Germany, with capacity totalling 1.3GW, according to latest statistics from WindEurope. The […]

Siemens Gamesa wins turbine order in Norway

Siemens Gamesa has won an order to supply turbines for a wind farm in Norway. The onshore Nordicht wind project is said to be one of Europe’s largest developments, with a total capacity of 281.4MW. Siemens Gamesa will provide 67 turbines for the wind farm, which will supply clean electricity to around 50,000 homes. All […]

EU approves Siemens-Gamesa wind merger

The European Commission has cleared the proposed merger of Siemens’ and Gamesa’s wind businesses. It states the transaction does not raise any competition concerns as a number of “credible competitors” would remain in the market. Spanish firm Gamesa is primarily active in the supply of onshore wind turbines but also sells offshore turbines through its […]

First turbine blade produced at Siemens’ factory in Hull

The first turbine blade has been manufactured at Siemens’ new wind power factory in Hull. Engineering giant Siemens and Associated British Ports (ABP) have invested £310 million in the site located in Alexandra Dock. The 540,000sqm facility will manufacture, store and distribute 75 metres turbine blades for offshore wind farms. It also includes  a dockside plant assembling […]

Global wind capacity to reach 500GW this year

Worldwide wind capacity is expected to reach 500GW by the end of the year. It accounted for 456GW at the end of June, out of which 21.7GW was added during the first half of the year, a report from the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) states. Global wind capacity grew by 5% within six months, […]

US wind generation surpasses 70GW

The capacity of wind energy installed in the US surpassed 70GW. The milestone was achieved in November 2015, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) claimed. That’s enough capacity to supply more than 19 million homes, it added. The country’s wind energy capacity accounted for 65.8GW in the beginning of 2015. There are currently more than 50,000 […]

Floating turbines ‘could be competitive by mid-2020’

Floating offshore wind farms could become competitive by mid-2020. That’s according to a new report by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). It states offshore wind turbines will have the potential to deliver “cost effective, secure and safe low carbon energy for the UK” by that period. It adds with continued technology and supply chain development there […]

Siemens wins 151MW wind farm order in US

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply turbines for a wind farm in the US. The German company will deliver and install 66 turbines with a capacity of 2.3MW each. The Grant Wind project in Oklahoma is expected to have a capacity of 151MW – enough to power around 50,000 homes. Siemens is also […]