Tagged: wind power

Wind power – the paradox of plenty

Norway is blessed with abundant hydropower resources, holding approximately half of Europe’s reservoir capacity, and is the only industrialized nation meeting almost all of its domestic electricity needs through hydropower. However, Norway still needs...

Technology partnership with Siemens

Statoil and Siemens have signed a technology development cooperation agreement. The partnership will initially embrace wind power, subsea technology, electrical engineering technology and energy efficiency measures. Cooperation between the companies facilitates the development of...

Powering up at sea

Statoil has resolved to concentrate even more strongly on offshore wind turbines as part of its strategy for renewable energy. This decision reflects the strong international growth in this segment, combined with the group’s...

WindFlip: Fresh spin on wind turbine installation

A group of students at NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in Trondheim, has come up with an innovative concept for lowering the cost of transporting and installing offshore wind turbines. WindFlip is...

Statnett CEO: Norway Has Huge Wind Power Potential

The chief executive of Norway’s electricity network operator Statnett said Norway could be a significant wind power generator, but added the country’s grid needs improvements to realize that potential. Speaking to Dow Jones Newswires,...

GE Energy to acquire ScanWind in Trondheim

As part of the strategy to focus on its core businesses, Morphic Technologies AB has today (Aug 12)  signed an agreement to sell ScanWind to GE Energy at a purchase price of SEK 130...

StatoilHydro: Power line in place

The 13-kilometre submarine cable to carry electricity from the Hywind floating wind turbine has now been installed and tested in the sea north-west of Stavanger, writes StatoiHydro on their web site. Once generation starts,...