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Vattenfall Touts Wind Blade Recycling Plans (Int'l. Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2022-04-22
Stockholm-headquartered wind energy giant Vattenfall is reporting wind turbine blades from the soon to be decommissioned Irene Vorrink Wind Farm in Holland will be recycled by Norwegian waste recycling specialist Gjenkraft AS and the LIFE CarbonGreen research project that is exploring ways to process the blades for use in solar farms.

Gjenkraft will use the blades to produce recycled fibres, synthetic oils and gas, which will be used to produce among others sports equipment like skis and snowboards or insulation materials. Additionally, Educational institute ROCvA will receive two blades to use as training tool for future wind turbine mechanics.

By 2025, Vattenfall plans to see 50 pct of "end of life" wind blades recycled and 100 pct of used blades recycled by 2030, according to the company. (Source: Vattenfall, PR April, 2022) Contact: Vattenfall, Eva Philipp, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, eva.philipp@vattenfall.com, www.group.vattenfall.com; CarbonGreen, www.carbongreen.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind Blade,  


Fraunhofer to Test Vesta Giant Wind Turbine Blades (Int’l. Report)
Fraunhofer
Date: 2022-03-21
Danish wind energy giant Vestas Wind Systems reports it will test 115 meter-long blades for its V236-15MW prototype turbine at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems' (IWES') new test bench which is currently under construction and expected to be completed in Bremerhaven, Germany, later this year.

The roughly €18 million test bench is being funded by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the Ministry of Education and Research. (Source: Vests. PR Mar., 2022) Contact: Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems, +49 471 14290105, www.fraunhofer.de; Vestas, John Wawer External Communications, Vestas Northern & Central Europe Mobile: +44 (0) 73 9792 9959, jowaw@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fraunhofer,  Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  Wind Blade,  


Fraunhofer to Test Vests's Giant Wind Turbine Blades (Int'l.)
Fraunhofer, Vestas
Date: 2022-03-20
Wind energy giant Vestas reports it will test the 115 meter-long blades for its V236-15MW prototype turbine at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems' (IWES) new test bench which is currently under construction and expected to be completed in Bremerhaven, Germany, later this year.

The roughly €18 million test bench is being funded by the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the Ministry of Education and Research. (Source: Vests. PR Mar., 2022) Contact: Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems, +49 471 14290105, www.fraunhofer.de

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fraunhofer news,  Vestas news,  Wind Blade news,  


ZEBRA Touts Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade Prototype (Int'l.)
LM Wind, Arkema
Date: 2022-03-18
In Sain, Ponferrada-based ZEBRA (Zero wastE Blade ReseArch) consortium is touting the production of the first prototype of its 100 percent recyclable wind turbine blade. The 62m blade was made using Arkema's Elium® resin, which is a thermoplastic resin well known for its recyclable properties together with the new high performance Glass Fabrics from Owens Corning.

The ZEBRA project is a partnership led by French research center IRT Jules Verne and brings together industrial companies including Arkema, CANOE, Engie, LM Wind Power, Owens Corning and SUEZ. Its purpose is to demonstrate the technical, economic, and environmental relevance of thermoplastic wind turbine blades on a full scale. Within the project, LM Wind Power has designed and built the world's largest thermoplastic blade at its Ponferrada plant in Spain. LM Wind Power will now start full-scale structural lifetime testing at its Test and Validation Centre in Denmark, to verify the performance of the composite material used in making the blade and its feasibility for future sustainable blade production. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 17 Mar., 2022) Contact: IRT Jules Verne, www.irt-jules-verne.fr; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind,  Wind Blabe Recycle,  


Siemens Gamesa Opening Va. Offshore Blade Facility (Ind. Report)
Siemens Gamesa, Dominion Energy
Date: 2021-11-03
Madrid-headquartered wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting what will be the first offshore wind turbine blade facility in the U.S. at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal in Portsmouth, Virginia.

The project is subject to a firm order for the 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial Project with Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy. The $200 million facility would perform finishing of patented Siemens Gamesa Offshore IntegralBlades. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Website PR, 28 Oct., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com; Dominion Energy, www.dominionenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Siemens Gamesa,  Wind Turbine Blade,  Offshore Wind,  


LM Launches 305-Ft. Wind Blade Production Line (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-10-13
LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, is reporting the launch of its second 107-meter (351.5 foot) wind turbine blade mold (production line) at its Cherbourg factory in France. The facility, which GE is reportedly planning to expand, produced the world's first offshore wind turbine blade longer than 100 meters which will be used in GE's Haliade-X offshore wind turbine.

LM Wind Power designs, engineers and manufactures rotor blades for wind turbines at plants in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Poland, Spain, France, Turkey and the U.S. The company has produced more than 241,000 blades since 1978, corresponding to more than 121 GW installed capacity and global savings of 251 million metric tpy of CO2, according to the company website. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 12 Oct., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, www.twitter.com/GErenewables; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power,  Wind Blade ,  


Siemens Gamesa Touts First Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-09-13
Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa reports it has created recyclable blades that decompose relatively easily into constituent materials that can be reused.

The technology involves the dissolution of the bonding resin in weakly acidic solutions. In the manufacture of a blade, resin converts fiberglass and other polymers, as well as wood and metal parts of the blade structure into a monolithic product that can be used in the production of other commercial products.

In the process of disposal, the blade is immersed in a special solution and decomposes into primary materials, with the exception of the resin, which dissolves.

Using the new technology Siemens Gamesa manufactured the first 6 81-meter RecyclableBlade blades and signed three contracts for their use in wind turbine projects. The recyclable blades will be installed on the wind turbines of the Kaskasi power plant in Germany and on the offshore generators of the French EDF Renewables and German WPD projects.

An estimated 200,000 wind turbine blades will be buried in the ground or otherwise disposed of by 2050. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Goa Spotlight, 12 Sept., 2021) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Andreas Nauen, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com ;EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.co

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind Turbine Blade,  


GE, PKN ORLEN Ink Polish Offshore Wind Development MoU (Int'l.)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2021-08-25
GE Renewable Energy and the Polish state oil refiner and petrol retailer PKN ORLEN are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding to explore ways to work together to support the development of offshore wind projects in Poland, a country expected to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind projects by 2030 and up to 28 GW of offshore wind by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is already active in the Polish wind market with over 300 onshore wind turbines delivering 900 MW, with almost half of that coming online since 2018. LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, also employs around 1,000 employees at its Goleniow, Poland, onshore wind turbine blade manufacturing site. The government of Poland has announced plans to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and offers new sea areas enabling development of future offshore wind projects. Country’s offshore wind capacity is estimated to be 28 GWs by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is a $16 billion business that combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions, according to the company website, (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 25 Aug., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, twitter.com/GErenewables; PKN ORLEN, www.orlen.pl

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy news,  Poland Offshore wind news,  


GE, PKN ORLEN Seal Polish Offshore Wind Development Deal (Int'l.)

Date: 2021-08-25
GE Renewable Energy and the Polish state oil refiner and petrol retailer PKN ORLEN are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding to explore ways to work together to support the development of offshore wind projects in Poland, a country expected to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind projects by 2030 and up to 28 GW of offshore wind by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is already active in the Polish wind market with over 300 onshore wind turbines delivering 900 MW, with almost half of that coming online since 2018. LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business, also employs around 1,000 employees at its Goleniow, Poland, onshore wind turbine blade manufacturing site. The government of Poland has announced plans to award up to 10.9 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and offers new sea areas enabling development of future offshore wind projects. Country’s offshore wind capacity is estimated to be 28 GWs by 2050.

GE Renewable Energy is a $16 billion business that combines one of the broadest portfolios in the renewable energy industry to provide end-to-end solutions for our customers demanding reliable and affordable green power. Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions, according to the company website, (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 25 Aug., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy, www.linkedin.com/company/gerenewableenergy, twitter.com/GErenewables; PKN ORLEN, www.orlen.pl


GE, LM Wind Blade Finishing Test Program Completed (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-07-30
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and GE Research, in partnership with the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are reporting completion of the 2020 Automated Blade Finishing programme aimed at improving wind turbine blade quality, manufacturing, advancing knowledge of composite processing together with sensing, robotics and automation to develop low-cost solutions for wind blade finishing with potential to increase throughput by 30 pct.

The programme is supported by the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) , Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) . AMO, through the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation awarded NREL $800 000 which was matched by $400 000 from OEDIT and $600 000 in company matching contributions. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, July, 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy news,  LM Wind Power news,  Wind Blade news,  Wind Energy news,  NREL news,  


GE, LM Wind Power Complete Blade Finishing Tests (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-07-30
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power and GE Research, in partnership with the US DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are reporting completion of the 2020 Automated Blade Finishing programme aimed at improving wind turbine blade manufacturing auomation, quality, and advancing knowledge of composite processing to develop low-cost solutions for wind blade finishing with potential to increase throughput by 30 pct.

The programme is supported by the DOE Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), Colorado's Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) . AMO, through the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, July, 2021) Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power ,  Wind Blade,  


LM Wind Power Expanding Gaspe Wind Blade Plant (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-07-23
GE Renewable Energy reports is partnering with the governments of Canada and Quebec for the expansion of its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade facility in Gaspe, Quebec, Canada.

The plant, which was previously expanded in 2017, has manufactured more than 10,000 blades, equivalent to approximately 6,000 MW. since it began production in 2005.

According to the Canadian Renewable Energy Association , Canada has more than 13,500 MW of installed wind capacity, enough to supply approximately three million homes. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website PR, 21 July, 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy (Canada, Heather Chalmers, Pres., CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LM Wind Power ,  Wind Blade,  


South Dakota Wind Turbine Blade Maker Calls it Quits (Ind. Report)
Molded Fiber Glass
Date: 2021-06-23
Aberdeen, South Dakota-based wind turbine blade manufacturer Molded Fiber Glass Co.(MFG) has announced it will permanently end operations at its 14-year old facility in less than two months due to the usual: changing market conditions, foreign competition and proposed revisions to tax policies affecting the wind energy industry in the United States. The plant will remain in operation for the next two months to complete existing orders. (Source: Molded Fiber Glass Co, PR, Patriot Post, 22 June, 2021) Contact: Molded Fiber Glass Co., 605-725-9463, www.moldedfiberglass.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Molded Fiber Glass news,  Wind news,  Wind Turbine Blade news,  


GE, LafargeHolcim to Investigate Wind Blade Recycling (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LafargeHolcim
Date: 2021-06-16
Wind turbine manufacturer General Electric (GE) Renewable Energy and the world's largest cement manufacturer LafargeHolcim, are reporting a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which they will investigate new ways of recycling wind blades, including use as a construction material to build new wind farms.

Under the MoU, LafargeHolcim plans to explore how wind turbine blades can be turned into sustainable construction materials. This research builds on the company's work under its Geocycle brand, to recover energy from GE's decommissioned turbine blades after they have been removed from the turbine and shredded.

GE previously announced it would partner with LafargeHolcim and COBOD International to develop wind turbines that use 3D-printed concrete bases. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, CNBC, 11 June, 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Jerome Pecresse, CEO, www.ge.com/renewableenergy/home; LafargeHolcim Global Innovation Center, www.lafargeholcim.com; COBOD International, www.cobod.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  LafargeHolcim,  Wind Blade,  


Aker, Strathclyde to Collaborate on Wind Blade Recycling (Int'l.)
Aker Offshore Wind,
Date: 2021-04-26
Norway-based Aker Offshore Wind, Aker Horizons and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland are reporting a memorandum of understanding to together develop recovery processes for used glass fibre wind turbine blades. Under the MoU, the parties will scale up and commercialise a University of Strathclyde developed process thermal recovery and post-treatment of glass fibres from used in wind turbine blades.

In February 2020 the Los Angeles Times reported "The thermoset glass-reinforced polymer composites used in wind turbine blades are extremely hard to breakdown and, since most blades last only 20 to 25 years, disposing of used wind blades in landfills could soon become an enormous landfill issue."

The University of Strathclyde notes a global increase of wind turbine blade waste from around 400,000 tpy in 2030 could grow to 2,000,000 million tons by 2050. (Source: Aker Offshore Wind, Strathclyde Univ., Splash 274, 26 Apr., 2021) Contact: Aker Offshore Wind, www.akeroffshorewind.com; University of Strathclyde, www.strath.ac.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aker Offshore Wind news,  Wind Blade news,  


GEV Wind Power, Wind Power LAB Merge Announced (M&A)
GEV Wind Power, Wind Power Lab
Date: 2021-04-14
UK-based wind turbine blade repair and maintenance provider GEV Wind Power is reporting a merger with Danish based Wind Power Lab, a leader in providing intelligent technology based blade solutions to wind park operators.

GEV provides field blade repair and maintenance services to both onshore and offshore wind farm manufacturers and operators in the UK, Europe and the US. WPL offers world class blade expertise and machine learning enabled services for all wind farm park owners, irrespective of the number of turbines they operate. The merged organization will operate globally and is backed by Bridges Fund Management, a specialist private equity investor focused on the transition to a more sustainable and inclusive economy. (Source: GEV Wind Power, Website News PR, 13 Apr., 2021) Contact: GEV Wind Power, David Fletcher, CEO, +44 (0) 1482 300 640, www.cvwindpower.com; Wind Power LabLAB, Mille Beck Klinto, +45 31 32 10 06, mbk@windpowerlab.com, www.windpowerlab.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GEV Wind Power,  Wind Power Lab ,  Wind,  


GE Planning New UK Offshore Wind Blade Plant (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power
Date: 2021-03-17
In the UK, GE Renewable Energy is reporting it LM Wind Power unit plans to open and operate a new manufacturing plant in Teeside for the production of offshore wind turbine blades. Financing and construction details are reportedly in advanced stages of negotiation and the plant is expected to open and start production in 2023 .

LM Wind Power plans to set up and operate this plant which will be dedicated to the production of its 107-meter- long offshore wind turbine blades, a key component of GE's Haliade-X, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today. (Source GE Renewable Energy, PR, Utilities, 14 Mar., 2021)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind Power,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Balde,  Wind,  


GE Scores $6.7Mn for 3D Printed Wind Blades (Ind. Report)
General Electric, LM Wind
Date: 2021-02-05
General Electric is reportings its GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power units were recently selected by the US DOE to research the design and manufacture of 3-D printed wind turbine blades.

The GE units will partner with the Oakridge National Lab (ORNL) and the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) on the 25-month, $6.7 million project to develop and demonstrate an integrated additive manufacturing process for novel high-performance blade designs for large rotors.

The project will deliver a full-size blade tip ready to be structurally tested, as well as three blade tips that will be installed on a wind turbine. (Source: General Electric, PR, OE, 5 Feb., 2021) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind,  Wind Blade,  GE Renewable Energy,  


SusWIND Aims for Sustainable Wind Blade Technology (Int'l.)
the National Composites Centre
Date: 2020-11-13
In the UK, the National Composites Centre (NCC), in partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and supported by The Crown Estate and RenewableUK, is reporting the launch of the SusWIND Initiative to explore sustainable processes, materials and technologies in the development of composite wind turbine blades.

The SusWIND initiative is planned for delivery in the following three stages:

  • Wave one will stimulate the supply chain for wind blade recycling and how it leverages the broader supply chain for composites recycling demand with other sectors. Work will include landscape mapping, exploitation routes for upscaling viable technologies and demonstrating the effective use of recycled materials in value-add products for other applications.

  • Wave two will demonstrate options to reduce the environmental footprint of wind blade manufacture through the use of more sustainable and lower impact material feedstock, and through minimising or recycling waste streams.

  • Wave three will develop guidelines to improve wind blade design to minimize waste and increase recycling. (Source: NCC, Website PR, 10 Nov., 2020) Contact: SusWIND, www.nccuk.com/sustainable-composites/activities/suswind; NCC, Richard Oldfield, CEO, www.nccuk.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine,  Wind Blade,  


  • Recycling Wind Turbine Blades Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Wind Blade,Engie,LM Wind
    Date: 2020-10-05
    A consortium of wind energy players including LM Wind Power and Engie, has announced the Zero wastE Blade Research (ZEBRA) project with plans to design and construct the first 100 pct recyclable wind turbine and blades. Driven by French research center IRT Jules Verne, the project aims to demonstrate on a full scale the technical, economic, and environmental relevance of thermoplastic wind turbine blades, with an eco-design approach to facilitate recycling. The 42-month project has budget of $21.8 million.

    LM Wind Power will desig , process, and manufacture two prototype recyclable wind turbine blades using Arkema's Elium resin to test and validate the composite material's feasibility for industrial production. In parallel, the ZEBRA project partners will focus on developing and optimizing the manufacturing process by using automation to reduce energy consumption and waste from production.

    The team will then explore methods to recycle the materials used in the prototype blades into new products. (Source: LM Wind, Inceptive Mind, Oct., 2020)Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; ENGIE, www.engie-fabricom.com/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind,  Engie,  Wind Turbine Blade,  


    Brazilian Turbine Blade Maker Announces IPO Registration (Int'l.)
    Aeris Energy
    Date: 2020-08-28
    Brazilian wind turbine blade manufacturer Aeris Energy reports it has registered for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in response to the growing demand for wind power generation in Brazil and in the world.

    Created in 2010, Aeris has its two plants and produces equipment for Vestas, General Electric, Nordex and WEG. In the first semester, Aeris' net income totaled $753 million, up 127 pct compared to the same period in 2019. The IPO will be coordinated by BTG Pactual, XP, Morgan Stanley, Santander Brazil. Citi and Safra. (Source: Aeris Energy, PR, reve, 28 Aug., 2020) Contact: Aeris Energy, +55 85 3304 5858, www.aerisenergy.com.br

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aeris Energy,  Wind Turbine Blade,  


    UMass Prof. Funded for Wind Blade Damage R&D (Funding, R&D)
    UMass Lowell
    Date: 2020-05-06
    In the Bay State, University of Massachusetts Lowell Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Murat Inalpolat is reporting receipt of $1.4 million in grant funding from the U.S. DOE to develop technology to detect wind blade cracking and splitting damage using sound.

    For the project, Inalpolat will mount wireless microphones inside blades, wireless speakers inside the turbine's cavity and another microphone near the turbine to monitor sound and identify damage from changes in audio frequencies, according to a UMass Lowell news release.

    "There is no other technology in today's market that can monitor the condition and safety of turbine blades while they are operating. Our proposed system is low-cost, reliable, robust and it can be installed on both new and existing wind turbines," Inalpolat said in the news release. The turbines are being tested at the state Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, according to the release.

    Inalpolat's project is also supported by the National Science Foundation, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and UMass Lowell's WindSTAR research center. (Source: UMass Lowel, The Sun, 3 May, 2020) Contact: UMass Lowell, Murat Inalpolat, Assist. Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Murat_Inalpolat@uml.edu, www.uml.edu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Wind Turbine Blade,  UMass Lowell,  


    Siemens Gamesa Nails €200Mn Senvion Assets Acquisition (M&A)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-05-04
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting the final acquisition of all shares in Ria Blades, S.A., the business entity which owns and operates the onshore wind turbine blade production plant in Vagos, Portugal, as well as other additional assets required to operate the facility.

    The total acquisition purchase price for Senvion's selected assets, including the manufacturing facility in Vagos, the Onshore European Services assets and IP came in at €200 million -- subject to closing accounts confirmatory adjustments. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Smart Energy, May, 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com; Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  Senvion,  Wind,  


    US DOE Granting $28Mn In Funding For Wind R&D (Funding, R&D)
    US DOE
    Date: 2019-10-28
    In Washington, the US DOE reports it will allocate $28 million in funding to to 13 projects aimed at wind energy cost reductions, with a focus on offshore, distributed and onshore utility-scale wind.

    Of the total, as much as $10 million will go to two offshore wind technology demonstration projects -- Lake Erie Energy Development Corp (LEEDCo) will deploy innovative sensing technologies for tracking bird activity near wind turbines, while the University of Maine will develop a floating substructure design for a 10 MW -- 12 MW wind turbine and install it at a project off Maine.

    Roughly $7 million will support the testing of innovative offshore wind technologies at national-level testing facilities, with the funding to be shared by six projects including Clemson University which is aiming to improve offshore wind turbine nacelle testing. In another project, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre in Boston is seeking to upgrade its testing facility to make possible the structural testing of wind turbine blades with lengths of between 85 metres and 120 metres.

    Other recipients include Oregon State University of Corvallis for tests on the combined effects of wind and waves on floating offshore wind turbines. Four of the 13 selected projects will receive a total of $6 million to support rural utilities by developing technologies that integrate wind with other distributed energy resources. (Source: US DOE, 23 Oct., 2019)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE,  Wind,  

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