WEC Energy Group to Own Majority of Illinois Wind Project

Gale Klappa WEC Energy Group is acquiring a 90% ownership interest in the Sapphire Sky Wind Energy Center, which is a project being developed by Invenergy in McLean County, Ill. The site will consist of 64 wind turbines with a … Read More

North American Collaboration Focuses on Rotor Blade Technology

José Luis Blanco In addition to the Nordex Group and TPI Composites collaborating on rotor blade projects in Turkey and India, Nordex Group is also transferring the operation of its Mexican rotor blade production in Matamoros to TPI for three … Read More

GE and Whiffle Agreement Will Enhance Wind Energy Applications

GE Renewable Energy has entered into a joint development agreement with Whiffle, a Netherlands-based weather forecasting technology firm, for application of Whiffle’s ultra-fine atmospheric Large Eddy Simulation (LES) modeling technology to optimize GE’s wind turbine siting.  “We are pleased to … Read More

LM Wind Power Blade Facility Set for Expansion

GE Renewable Energy is partnering with the governments of Canada and Québec for the expansion of its wind turbine blade facility in Gaspé, Canada – a site owned by LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business. The investments will … Read More

RWE Using ZX Lidars Technology to Validate Siemens Gamesa Turbine Performance

Galloper Wind Farm Renewable energy company RWE has started power performance testing of the Siemens Gamesa 6.0 MW wind turbines at its Galloper Offshore Wind Farm utilizing the nacelle-based ZX TM tool from ZX Lidars. ZX TM allows the power … Read More

TIADE Project Prototype Wind Turbine Now Fully Operational

GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and TNO are collaborating on the TIADE project (Turbine Improvements for Additional Energy) to develop technologies and design methods for the more efficient operation of next-generation wind turbine rotors and wind farms with large … Read More

LM Wind Power Celebrating Turbine-Blade Production Milestone

GE Renewable Energy says it has produced the 1,111th wind turbine blade at its LM Wind Power blade manufacturing site in Turkey, four years after the start of production at the new plant in Bergama, İzmir. Inaugurated in July 2017, … Read More

GE Renewable Energy, LafargeHolcim Look to Give Turbines a Second Wind

GE Renewable Energy and LafargeHolcim have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore circular economy solutions to utilize materials from decommissioned wind turbines.  Building on LafargeHolcim’s experience in recovering energy from wind turbine blades, the companies are exploring new … Read More

CS Wind Acquiring Vestas Pueblo Tower Factory

Vestas has signed an agreement with CS Wind, a Korea-based tower manufacturing company, for the acquisition of Vestas’ tower manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colo.  The aim of the agreement is to allow the factory to be run by a company … Read More

Orsted Commits to Recycling Decommissioned Wind Turbine Blades

Ørsted has committed to either reuse, recycle or recover all of the wind turbine blades in the company’s global portfolio of onshore and offshore wind farms upon decommissioning.  The commitment comes as a part of Ørsted’s new company strategy which … Read More