Tagged: wind turbine

Next generation wind turbine on trial

In the world’s northernmost wind farm at Havøygavlen, Statoil is to test next generation turbine technology. The innovation is a gearless turbine that promises to achieve significant reductions in operation and maintenance costs for...

StatoilHydro’s CEO meets UK energy minister in London

Chief executive Helge Lund and UK minister for energy and climate change Ed Miliband met in London on Tuesday September 15, to discuss issues relating to StatoilHydro’s business in Britain. Miliband underlined UK’s good...

StatoilHydro inaugurates floating wind turbine

The world’s first full-scale floating wind turbine – StatoilHydro’s Hywind pilot – is being officially inaugurated in the North Sea today, 8 September. “Today, we’re inaugurating the pilot facility which could help floating wind...

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,...

First floating wind turbine buoyed off Norway

Development of offshore wind farms has been restricted to places where turbines can be attached to the sea bed. But earlier this week, Siemens and energy company StatoilHydro installed what they call the first...