Archives April 2021


April 2021


U.S. offshore wind primed for growth

As wind energy in the U.S. moves offshore, the industry should take note of lessons from the U.K. on preparing and training for health and safety.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, wind power in the United States has tripled in the past decade. It is now the largest source of renewable energy in the country. While the U.S. has been harnessing onshore wind energy for the past decade, the price of offshore […]
Duncan Higham

Training a homegrown offshore wind workforce

The inaugural class of recruits in Centura College’s first-of-its-kind turbine technician program is learning the tools, terminology, and climbing skills that will be essential for maintaining wind farms.

Alan Glore’s decision to enroll in the business management program at the Centura College of Allied Health and Trades campus around the corner from his house in Newport News seemed like a logical career move. After all, Glore reasoned, the commute was short, he would be crowning his associate’s degree in social services with a […]
Elizabeth McGowan


Southern Power acquires Glass Sands Wind Facility

Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, recently announced the acquisition of its 15th wind project — the 118-MW Glass Sands Wind Facility — from Steelhead Americas, Vestas’ development arm in North America. “We are proud to announce this new addition to our generation portfolio,” said Southern Power President […]
April 27, 2021

Snap-on Industrial’s WV1700 vises perfect for most applications

With four different jaw-size widths, the new WV1700 series vises from Snap-on Industrial are a perfect addition to any work bench in the aviation, wind power, natural resources, or manufacturing industries. The WV1700 series vises come with features that make them durable for demanding applications, including an oversized anvil that provides a larger surface designed […]
April 6, 2021

Nexans to be preferred supplier on Empire Wind project

Nexans has signed a preferred supplier agreement (PSA) with Empire Offshore Wind LLC to electrify the future of New York State by connecting the Empire Wind offshore projects to the onshore grid. The turnkey projects cover the full design and manufacturing, as well as the laying and protection of more than 300 kilometers of export […]
April 6, 2021

Ardian deploys renewables digital systems for post-subsidy market

Ardian, a world leading investor in renewable energy, has partnered with leading software-as-a-service firms Greenbyte and Pexapark on a major upgrade to its digital asset management systems for its 3.5-GW-plus renewable energy portfolio. Working directly with the teams at Greenbyte — a software platform designed to optimize renewable energy production across global portfolios — and Pexapark […]
April 6, 2021

Vineyard Wind selects DEME for wind turbine installation

Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), recently announced DEME Offshore US LLC will serve as its contractor for the offshore transport and installation of the wind-turbine generators for its Vineyard Wind 1 project, the first large scale offshore wind installation in the United States. DEME Offshore US LLC […]
April 6, 2021

President Biden sets offshore wind target of 30 GW by 2030

The Biden administration has set a U.S. target of 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and aims to complete environmental reviews of at least 16 offshore wind projects by 2025 in a major set of policies and pledges announced by the White House March 29. The offshore wind target is more ambitious than the […]
April 6, 2021