Geosynthetic Reinforcement for Wind Energy

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Subsidies and federal energy policies get most of the headlines, but with the increasing size of wind turbines and the scale of wind farms, few sites can be developed without soil reinforcement technologies. Geosynthetics provide the stable base for construction works and long-term access on wind energy sites. On-shore wind turbine hub heights increasingly crest 100m, and some are approaching 150m... »

Geosynthetics for Earth Day 2016

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Geosynthetics are helping substantially reduce the carbon footprint of construction, securing the environment, and extending the economical and environmental performance of infrastructures. As Earth Day 2016 is marked around the world, we look at some of the geosynthetics and applications that are helping create a more sustainable world. Geosynthetics have helped infrastructures achieve: Longer ro... »

Reinforcing Scotland’s Strathy North Wind Farm

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Nearly 100,000m2 of geogrids have been utilized in the wide-scale stabilization of site access roads for the North Strathy Wind Farm in the Scottish Highlands. Situated near Strathy on the north coast in Sutherland, more than 18km of access roads have been installed to construction and long-term access to the 33 turbines. The Scottish ministries approved the 68 MW development in 2011, and in 2013 ... »

Geosynthetics Support Wind Energy’s Rapid Growth

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Since 2008, the wind energy industry in the United States has attracted more than $100 billion in private investment. While the first three quarters of 2013 were slow amidst uncertain due to uncertainty around legislative support, the fourth quarter of 2013 added more capacity than the first three quarters combined; and in 2014, that growth continued. The April 2015-published US Wind Industry Annu... »

An Unexpected Country Invests the Most in Renewable Energy

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By World Bioenergy – Official statistics show that China is the country that invests by far the most money in renewable energy. But the picture is completely different when measured by GNP. Then the leader is Uruguay followed by Mauritius, Costa Rica, South Africa and Nicaragua. That’s the conclusion of fresh statistics presented to the 2014 World Bioenergy conference at Elmia in Jönköping, ... »

Siemens to Provide 150 Wind Turbines to Dutch Offshore Project

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15 May 2014 – The Gemini consortium has signed all construction, operations and financing contracts yesterday with a total construction budget of nearly EUR 3 billion. With more than 20 parties involved 70 percent of this budget will be provided on the basis of project financing – making Gemini the largest-ever project financed offshore wind farm. For the Gemini project Siemens will deliver ... »