Cambridgeshire wind turbine catches fire in lightning storm

The five turbines at the Ransonmoor Wind Farm produce enough electricity to power around 6,600 local homes

Queen visits offshore turbine blade factory in Hull

  The Queen visited Siemens Gamesa’s offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory in Hull yesterday. She was given a short tour of the facility and a demonstration of the work which goes into making the mammoth 75-metre turbine blades, as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations. They are handmade as a single, […]

Siemens installs low wind turbine for testing

Siemens has installed a prototype of its low wind turbine model at the Drantum test site in Denmark. The IEC Class IIIA turbine is the company’s first model to be equipped with rotor blades based on hybrid-carbon technology. Siemens claims the turbine of up to 165 metres and 69-metre rotor blades, manufactured LM Wind Power, […]

Offshore wind tower facility to be built in UK

A new offshore wind tower manufacturing facility is to be built in the UK. CS Wind UK will construct the site which will be located next to its existing onshore wind tower facility in Campbeltown, Scotland. DONG Energy, which has invested “multi-million pound” to develop the project claims, it will be the first one of its kind in the […]

Wind turbine manufacturer to raise $25m for project in UK

A Canadian wind turbine manufacturer is seeking to raise $25 million (£19m) to build a wind farm in the UK. Orenda aims to build and install 100 of its turbines with a combined total capacity of 4.9MW across the country from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands creating a distributed wind farm. Gerry Lalonde, CEO of Orenda Energy Solutions […]

European offshore wind investment hits €14bn in 2016

The European offshore wind industry attracted €14 billion (£10.6bn) of investment in the first six months of this year. That accounted for seven projects with a total combined capacity of 3.7GW, according to a report by WindEurope. The money comes from Germany, Denmark, Finland and the UK, which is the country that attracted the lion’s share, securing […]

‘World’s longest’ turbine blade unveiled

The first of the turbine blades claimed to be the longest in the world has been unveiled. The 88.4-metre blade was manufactured at LM Wind Power’s factory in Lunderskov, Denmark. It will be transported to a facility in Aalborg in the next few days where it will be tested to feature on Adwen’s 8MW offshore […]

Work begins on Siemens’ €200m German turbine factory

Construction of the €200 million (£158.5m) Siemens wind turbine factory in Cuxhaven, Germany has started. The site is forecast to be completed by mid-2017 and production of the 7MW offshore wind turbines will start shortly after. This will coincide with the start of manufacturing of the 75-metre rotor blades at the new plant in Hull, UK. The […]

Saudi Arabia to install first wind turbine in 2016

Saudi Arabia’s first wind turbine will be installed and operational later this year. The turbine will be installed by GE and Saudi Aramco at Turaif bulk plant and will replace diesel as the primary source of power generation for the site. It has been designed to cope with the harsh climate and analyses its own data several times a second […]

£2m green investment for Port of Swansea

A £2 million investment for a green project has been announced in Wales. Associated British Ports (ABP) South Wales is investing in a 0.5MW wind turbine for the Port of Swansea. It is expected to be operational by September this year and have the potential to generate enough power to boil more than 10 million […]