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PETERHEAD, SCOTLAND — Scotland's notoriously strong winds could pan out to be a blessing in disguise after the Scottish government recently approved plans for a floating wind farm right off of the Scottish coast. According to the Guardian, Statoil, a Norwegian energy company, plans to build a floating wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Scotland by the end of 2017. The floating wind farm, called the Hywind floating wind farm, will consist of five, 258-meter-high floating wind turbines. Each will have a floating steel tube filled with ballast as their base and they will be tethered to the seafloor by three moorings. Each of the five wind turbines will have a six-megawatt capacity, and together they will be able to power an estimated 20,000 homes. Because they're not actually ...
A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines and cover an extended area of hundreds of square miles, but the land between the turbines may be used for agricultural or other purposes. A wind farm can also be located offshore. Many of the largest operational onshore wind farms are located in Germany, China and the United States. For example, the largest wind farm in the world, Gansu Wind Farm in China has a capacity of over 6,000 MW of power in 2012 with a goal of 20,000 MW by 2020. The Muppandal Wind farm in Tamil Nadu, India is the largest onshore wind farm outside of China, with a capacity of 1,500 MW. As of April 2013, the 630 MW London Array in the UK is the largest...
In the U.S. today, wind power accounts for about five percent of all electricity generation, but a new project aims to change that. A $300 million installation off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, takes the renewable energy technology out to sea. Gov. Gina Raimondo anticipates the project is the beginning of a new industry, but some locals are skeptical. Mike Taibbi reports.
http://www.siemens.com/energy Have you ever wondered what goes on during the installation of a wind power plant at sea? Watch this video and learn more about what really happens. You´ll never have an opportunity to get this close again! http://www.siemens.com/wind
This film offers some insight into the exciting and challenging process it has been to construct Denmark's largest offshore wind farm, Anholt, with a site approx. 20km long and approx. 5km wide and covers an area four times the size of the island of Anholt. More than 100 vessels were involved in the construction, and more than 3,000 people have been working offshore at the construction site.
https://www.offshoreport.eu/ A video made for Boskalis Offshore: 67XXL Monopile foundations for 6MW turbines producing enough energy for 400.000 homes in Germany. Video made onshore and as Offshore Certified team offshore on board of installation jack-ups. Also with Drone 4K. ©2017 https://www.offshoreport.eu/
150MW BURGOS WIND FARM EDC Wind Power Corporation A timelapse documentation prepared for Energy Development Corporation (EDC). However, this presentation represents the author's own edit. It is not the approved version of EDC. Featuring 50 units of Vestas V90 3MW wind turbines. Commissioned last November 5, 2014. The estimated cost for the construction of the wind farm was US$450 million. Coverage commenced from the arrival of turbine components last October 2013, with the blades, nacelles and tower segments arriving at Omnico Port, Ilocos Norte. These parts were later transferred to Burgos through barging. Significant stages of the construction were covered: from Foundation Preparation up to Tower Erection. Hundreds of thousand still shots taken using CANON 5D Mark3 with various Cano...
Illustrating the strength and width of the Danish offshore wind energy industry
For more information, click here: http://www.poweranswercenter.com/53 Explore some of the challenges related to installing wind turbines in the sea and bringing the power on shore. Learn how to transport the off-shore wind energy to the power systems on land and find out why DC transmission is better than AC for connecting off-shore wind turbines to the land substations.
Nuon has dismantled four offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 2 MW at the Lely wind farm in Ijsselmeer, some 600 metres off the port of Medemblik. The wind farm has been in service for 22 years and is the first offshore wind farm operated by Nuon to be decommissioned and dismantled. Nuon decided to decommission the wind farm as it was approaching the end of its operating life and was becoming less profitable. Watch the time lapse video of the dismantling which was completed in three weeks.
Danish Researchers have developed an innovative coating system which significantly increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades. The harsh offshore environment with heavy rain causes the blades to erode, leading to a significant reduction in efficiency and energy production. To overcome this problem, new technologies are being tested under the European project Windtrust. The new coating lowers the costs of maintenance and downtime. Offshore wind turbines play an increasingly important role in renewable power generation. In 2015, for the second year in a row, Denmark set the world record for wind power, producing 42% of its electricity from wind turbines. More of it at www.windtrust.eu
The construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm, eight miles south of Brighton in the English channel, is well underway, many mono piles have been driven onto the sea bed, and yellow transition pieces with work platforms, have been fitted on top, the vast array of cables are being laid between the foundations and shore.