Largest Wind Turbine In World Ready For Production

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On Tuesday the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine swung into gear at the Danish National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines in Østerild. The prototype V164-8.0 MW wind turbine is 720 feet tall, has 260-foot blades, and can generate 8 megawatts of power — enough to supply electricity for 7,500 average European households or about 3,000 American households. Continue reading “Largest Wind Turbine In World Ready For Production”

‘Imported turbines threaten south-west workers’

The following comes from the Warrnambool Standard, journalist is Alex Sinnott. Friends of the Earth strongly supports local procurement policies, as they will drive local jobs and build manufacturing capacity. However, it does seem strange – to say the least – for Coalition MP Denis Napthine to express concern about lost jobs attached to wind turbines when his government is currently implementing a policy which is expected to have a chilling effect on future development of the wind industry in the state. 26 Mar, 2011 Imported turbines threaten south-west workers SOUTH-WEST wind turbine manufacturer Keppel Prince is at the centre … Continue reading ‘Imported turbines threaten south-west workers’

Macarthur and Glenthompson projects to deliver 600 jobs

The following comes from the  Warrnambool Standard. Journalist – Andrew Thomson 05 Mar, 2011 Projects to deliver 600 jobs ABOUT 600 construction jobs are being generated by two south-west wind farms underway at a total cost of $1.2 billion. AGL Energy said the Macarthur and Glenthompson projects would use a large component of local district workers who would be given skilled training. The giant $1 billion 140-turbine Macarthur wind farm will be the largest in the southern hemisphere generating enough power for 220,000 homes. Direct construction expenditure from this project alone is estimated to add about 1.5 per cent to … Continue reading Macarthur and Glenthompson projects to deliver 600 jobs