in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Following successful commissioning, Alstom's 6 MW Haliade 150 offshore wind turbine has started its official type testing phase of Le Carnet, located in the Pays de Loire region of France.

The manufacturer says it will focus on power performance and power quality certification at the onshore site in the coming months.

Alstom says the commissioning phase included a test of all the turbine’s systems at its full generating capacity. The company said the results were in line with model and design specifications.

In addition to the onshore unit, a second turbine will be installed during the first half of 2013 at the offshore Belwind wind farm, located off the Belgian coast. The offshore tests will target specific marine operations and procedures and will complete the technical and product performance, notes Alstom.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Utility-Scale Wind And Solar Keep Getting Cheaper

A new study measures the levelized cost of energy from various technologies and suggests that the costs of utility-scale wind and solar power are catching up with those of traditional sources, even without subsidies.


The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
UnitedEquip_id1995
Future Energy_id2008