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SPAIN’S largest wind-turbine manufacturer, Gamesa, has announced they are to set up shop in Britain.
The news comes as David Cameron has declared the UK intends to become a world leader in offshore wind energy.
The British Prime Minister said in a statement: “We’re committing public money to ensure we have the infrastructure that attracts major manufacturers to come here and build their offshore wind turbines.”
And he announced the government may invest as much as 60 million pounds to achieve their goal.
Now, the Spanish manufacturer has made public their …
The Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council gave its approval of the site of a wind farm billed to be the largest in the world.
The Shepherd’s Flat Wind Farm, which would span Gilliam and Morrow counties in north-central Oregon, is proposed to have 303 wind turbines with a peak capacity of 909 megawatts — instantly doubling the state’s current wind-generated capacity of 889 megawatts, making it one of the largest wind farms in the country.
“This is a tremendous day for renewable energy in Oregon,” Michael Grainey, director of the Oregon Department of Energy, said in a news …
Deal to locate wind turbine maintenance facility in Oregon Wind turbine maintenance and repair company Windpower Innovations, Inc., has finalized an agreement to set up its first full-service heavy-lift facility in the state of Oregon.
The company has agreed an assistance package with the state State of Oregon’s Business Development Officer, Dennie Houle, and the City of Astoria Mayor, Willis L. Van Dusen.
It will see a facility set up to provide a range of support services for some of the largest wind turbines on the market, from one-megawatt machines to 5MW turbines.
The new Astoria facility …
India’s rusting wind farms help Gamesa, Vestas expand foothold
Credit: By Natalie Obiko Pearson, Bloomberg, www.bloomberg.com 28 April 2011
Four new windmills made by Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA whirl beside a banana grove in India’s southern village of Kammalapatti, driven by a breeze that’s too soft to spin a group of older turbines standing idle nearby.
The Spanish manufacturer replaced 10 aging machines for the wind farm’s owner, …
Wind News Oregon utility in talks to buy 500MW wind project
Northern Oregon is the center of an explosion in wind energy developments
Oregon utility Portland General Electric Company is in the frame to buy a large wind project in development in the north of the state.
It is in talks with wind developer Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc., with regard to the Rock Creek Wind Farm being planned for a site in Gilliam County.
Portland-based PGE has exclusive rights to purchase the project, an agreement that runs out at the end of 2010.
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Dozens of wind turbines are taking shape along Oregon 74, a designated Oregon Scenic Byway, near the home the Eatons have shared for 19 years.
Dr. Nina Pierpont of Malone, N.Y., coined the phrase “wind turbine syndrome” for what she says happens to some people living near wind energy farms. She has made the phrase part of the title of a book she’s written called Wind Turbine Syndrome: A Report on the Natural Experiment. It is scheduled for publication next month by K-Selected Press of Santa Fe, N.M.
Better if two miles away In contrast to those who consider wind turbines clean, green and an ideal source of …
… largest wind farm, the 845-megawatt Shepherds Flat wind project under construction near Arlington, Oregon.
Google, ITOCHU Corporation subsidiary Tyr Energy and Sumitomo Corporation subsidiary Sumitomo Corporation of America are investing approximately $500 million in the $2 billion project. Additional financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
The new investors contribute a wealth of energy expertise, innovation and strong financial profiles to the landmark Shepherds Flat wind farm project, said Les Gelber, a partner at Caithness Energy.
The Shepherds Flat wind project stretches across 30 square miles of Gilliam and Morrow …
… have already set up Wind Turbine plants.Northrop on the other hand will team up with Gamesa to explore the Wind Energy field in the United States.Note Shipbuilding Industry is facing tough times with overcapacity and competition from Asian Players.Its critical for shipbuilders to look for newer greener pastures and Offshore Wind Energy is the best positioned space for them.It requires heavy industrial engineering and offshore operations both of which at shipbuilders excel at.
Gamesa looks to China and USA to turnaround its sinking fortunes
Gamesa like other Wind Energy Stalwarts like Vestas and Suzlon has been hit hard by …
… Portage, PA 5/2008 to 11/08 Responsible for mobilizing and all activities to erect 34 – 2 megawatt Gamesa G87 wind turbines using union labor and GES mechanical and electrical technicians and superintendents. All schedule milestones were met during the project.
Providence Heights Wind Farm; Tiskilwa, IL 1/2008 through 4/2008 Responsible for all activities to erect 24 – 2 megawatt Gamesa G87 wind turbines using union labor and GES mechanical and electrical technicians and superintendents.
Top of Iowa Wind Farm II; Kinsette, IA 6/2007 through 12/2007 Responsible for all activities to erect 40 – 2 megawatt Gamesa G87 wind turbines using a labor subcontractor and GES …
… Electric a $1.4 billion contract to supply wind turbines and 10 years’ worth of maintenance for an Oregon wind farm, GE announced Thursday.
The massive 845-megawatt wind farm, Shepherds Flat, will be located near Arlington, Oregon, but span approximately 30 square miles and cover parts of Oregon’s Gilliam and Morrow Counties.
GE estimates that it will supply 338 of its 2.5-megawatt wind turbine models to be installed between 2011 and 2012. Although they have been used in Europe and Asia, the company says the Shepherds Flat project will include the first U.S. installations of these specific GE …