Wind


President Biden Pushes Major Expansion for Offshore Wind Energy

As the White House slows down fossil fuel development on public lands and offshore, it's ramping up renewable energy with a push to jump-start the offshore wind energy business. On March 29 President Biden made that announcement as part of his administration's effort to fulfill the ambitious climate plan he campaigned on, including making the nation's electricity sector carbon neutral by 2035....


BASF Advances Its Renewable Energy Commitment in Texas

BASF is collaborating with EDF Energy North America to improve the energy balance and reduce carbon dioxide emissions of two of its production sites in Texas. The companies have signed a 35 MW Wind Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will bring 25 MW wind power to BASF's Verbund site in Freeport and 10 MW wind power to the Pasadena site....


California Company Begins to Build 150-Mi. Wind, Transmission Project

California developer Pattern Energy has begun construction on a 1050 MW wind and transmission project in New Mexico, the company announced. The Western Spirit Wind and transmission project, which has been in development with partner New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority (RETA) for a decade, will pair 377 GE wind turbines with a 150-mi....


Crews Complete Construction of Amadeus Wind Project

BayWa r.e. has completed construction and achieved financial close of the Amadeus Wind project in Texas. Located northwest of Abilene in Rotan, the 250 MW wind farm has begun selling power into the grid and will generate enough clean, renewable energy to meet the electricity needs of more than 74,800 homes annually....


Clearway Energy Group Begins Building Mesquite Sky

Clearway Energy Group has commenced construction on Mesquite Sky, a 345 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Callahan County, Texas. Clearway also closed $427 million in construction debt financing, for which Mizuho Bank Ltd....


Manitowoc Crawler Cranes Deliver Strong Performance to Wind Farm Builder IEA Constructors

Machine wear on cranes is a significant issue for those working in wind energy applications. The installation of turbines usually requires crawler cranes to travel hundreds of miles in the course of an assignment, which will result in proportional wear in their undercarriages....


Outer Banks Wind Project to Create 200 Jobs in North Carolina, Virginia

A wind farm set for construction off North Carolina's Outer Banks would create nearly 200 full-time jobs in the Tarheel State and Virginia following its completion. An economic study by alternative energy developer Avangrid Renewables calculated the project would add $2 billion to the region's economy over the next 10 years....


Renewed Interest in Energy Buoys Outlook

As American Wind Week 2020 kicked off with a tribute to the wind industry workforce the week of Aug. 9, the outlook for the renewable energy sector as a whole is strong. A multitude of both wind and solar projects as well as retooling plans launched this summer across the country have buoyed the heavy machinery industry, creating both temporary and ongoing construction jobs....


Mammoet-Giant JV Supports Manufacturing of Taiwan's First Wind Turbine Jacket Foundations

A joint venture between Mammoet and Giant Heavy Machinery Services has started working with Sing Da Marine Structure Corporation, a marine engineering subsidiary of China Steel Corporation to provide assembly, transportation and load-out services for Taiwan's first locally fabricated wind turbine jacket foundations, on site at its manufacturing facility....


New York State Wind Solicitation Includes $400M in Port Investments

On July 21, New York announced a giant solicitation for up to 2,500 megawatts of offshore wind capacity, the largest of its kind in U.S. history. The contract requirements include investing in one of 11 prequalified New York ports for staging, construction, manufacturing, operations and maintenance activities — thereby retaining economic activity within the state....






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