Siemens Gamesa Launches 14 MW Offshore Direct Drive Turbine with 222-Meter Rotor

The winds of change have never been stronger, especially when it comes to meeting the world’s needs for clean, renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa’s new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbine now sees the light of day as a part of the solution. With an unprecedented 14-megawatt (MW) capacity …

Offshore Wind ‘Could Provide Half of UK’s Power Demand’

Offshore wind could provide a cost-effective and low carbon route to providing at least half of the UK’s future electricity demand. That’s the verdict made in a new report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), which claims a long-term government strategy would enable private investment into the sector …

New York State to Procure 800MW of Offshore Wind Power

New York State has announced a plan to procure around 800MW of offshore wind power by 2019. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said the move would support its goals of owning 2,400MW of new offshore wind generation by 2030, enough to power 1.2 million households, as well as its target of …

Germany, Denmark, & Belgium Plan 5-Fold Increase In Offshore Wind Power

Germany, Denmark, and Belgium have entered into an agreement that will increase the amount of offshore wind power in the world 5-fold, from 13.8 gigawatts today to more than 60 gigawatts within 10 years. The governments of the 3 nations have pledged to work with more than 25 private companies …

Scottish Government Grants Planning Approval to Latest Floating Wind Farm

The Scottish government’s plans to establish the country as a world-leading hub for floating wind turbine technology took another step forward last week when planning approval was granted for the third demonstration project in Scottish waters. On Friday, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse approved planning consent for …

EU Approves Siemens-Gamesa Wind Mega-Merger

The European Commission yesterday approved plans for Siemens to merge its wind business with Spanish rival Gamesa in a bid to create the world’s largest wind farm manufacturer by market share. The deal, first announced last June, marks a significant consolidation of the wind power sector, which is dominated by …