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  • RMT Safely Constructs Seven Wind Projects in 2012

    RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, completed the design and construction of 555 megawatts of renewable energy in 2012. A subsidiary company of Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC (IEA), RMT specializes in wind and ...


    By RMT, Inc.

  • Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

    The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and ...


    By Associated Press

  • Construction company cited in death of worker at wind energy site

    Employer name: Wanzek Construction, 83763 527th Avenue, Oakdale, Nebraska. The company is headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota. Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one ...

  • Research and Markets: Wind Energy Systems: Optimising Design and Construction for Safe and Reliable Operation

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4956d0/wind_energy_system) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Wind Energy Systems: Optimising Design and Construction for Safe ...


  • Record-setting Gulf Oil Spill settlement, Alberta Construction industry fights proposed legislation, huge global wind power potential and more EHS This Week

    On this week's edition of EHS This Week we've got the week's top stories in environment, health and safety news: The record-setting Deepwater Horizon settlement. Alberta Construction Association fights proposed legislation. Staggering news on global wind power potential and more. Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments at ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • RMT Recognized for Safety Achievements

      MADISON, Wis., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RMT, Inc. (RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar energy generating facilities, is being recognized by ...


    By RMT, Inc.

  • StatoilHydro inaugurates floating wind turbine

    “Today, we’re inaugurating the pilot facility which could help floating wind turbines to make an important contribution in the longer term to meeting the world’s big demand for energy,” says Margareth Øvrum, executive vice president for Technology & New Energy (TNE) in StatoilHydro. Hywind is a good example of the way StatoilHydro’s long experience from the offshore oil and gas business can be ...


  • Wind Energy: TÜV Rheinland Receives New Accreditation

    TÜV Rheinland has been accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) as a certification body for type and component certification of wind turbines in accordance with international standard IEC 61400-22. This authorizes the company to conduct conformity assessments of onshore and offshore turbines and their components and to issue certificates accordingly.  “With this ...


    By TÜV Rheinland AG

  • EI and The Crown Estate publish construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry

    The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, and the Energy Institute (EI) have collaborated on the development of the publication - Construction vessel guideline for the offshore renewables industry - to support the safe and successful delivery of offshore renewable energy projects in the UK. This guideline follows on from the publication Vessel safety guide – Guidance for offshore ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Largest Federal Wind Farm to Be Built by Siemens

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (Siemens) to construct the federal government’s largest wind farm. The Pantex wind farm is expected to save an average of $2.9 million annually over the 20-year contract term. The installation will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of ...

  • Wind Power Beats Nuclear Again in China

    China, the country that is building more nuclear reactors than any other, continued to get more electricity from the wind than from nuclear power plants in 2014. This came despite below-average wind speeds for the year. The electricity generated by China’s wind farms in 2014—-16 percent more than the year before—-could power more than 110 million Chinese homes. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • World Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011

    By J. Matthew Roney Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. With more than 80 countries now harnessing the wind, there is enough installed wind power capacity worldwide to meet the residential electricity needs of 380 million people at the European level of consumption. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • G9 publishes new HSE statistics for offshore wind sector

    The second annual incident data report for the offshore wind sector provides the latest statistics on reported incidents in 2014. The overall Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) shows a decrease of 34% compared to the previous year, while the Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) has increased by 3%. This report is published by the G9 Offshore Wind Health and Safety Association (G9) and supported by ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • ECC Celebrates Completion of Wind Turbines with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

     ECC celebrated the completion of its second wind turbine project at the Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 28, 2011. The event coincided with National Energy Awareness Month, and recognized the completion of two 1.5 megawatt GE wind turbines for which ECC provided design and construction. The Air Force Center for ...

  • Bechtel and Subsea 7 to Pursue Offshore Wind and Transmission Projects

    Bechtel and Subsea 7 announced today that they will work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe, including the UK and Germany. The non-exclusive joint approach provides customers with Bechtel's unmatched experience designing and building some of the world's most complex projects and Subsea 7's global expertise in seabed-to-surface engineering and ...


    By Bechtel Corporation

  • CEPRI and GL Garrad Hassan join together to bolster China’s wind industry

    The Renewable Energy Department of the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI RED) and GL Garrad Hassan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation in Wind Turbine Prototype Measurements, Wind Turbine Inspections and Technical Guideline Development. CEPRI, a subsidiary of the State Grid Corporation of China, is a multi disciplinary research institute focused on ...


  • RES Canada Announces Completion of $275 Million Greenwich Wind Energy Project

    Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), a leader in the development and construction of renewable energy projects in Canada and an affiliate of RES Americas, is pleased to announce the completion of the Greenwich Wind Energy Project on the northern shore of ...


    By RES-Americas Inc

  • Energy Institute to host The Crown Estate offshore wind knowledge portfolio

    In a unique collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI), The Crown Estate has brought together over 100 reports and publications, produced as part of its strategic offshore wind programme, and made them more widely available through the EI Knowledge Service. This significant range of publications, developed over the last five years, aims to help mitigate, reduce, and manage risks and costs for ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • GL Garrad Hassan: Offshore wind has come of age

    GL Garrad Hassan, the world’s largest renewable energy advisory organisation and part of the recently merged DNV GL Group today published a landmark document providing exclusive insight into the last ten years of offshore wind. ‘10 Years: 10 Lessons’ is a series of ten thought-provoking essays from experts with personal experience of a decade of progress. The report celebrates ...


  • DOE Announces Webinars on Overcoming Wind Sitting Challenges, Benchmarking and Transparency, and More

    EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts. Upcoming Webinars June ...


    By US Department of Energy

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