Wave Wind News

News and updates about Wave Wind, a leading provider of services to the wind energy industry

Wave Wind and President Tim Laughlin Recognized for Leadership in the Business Community

March 1, 2010

Wave Wind is pleased to announce that President and Co-Founder Tim Laughlin has been honored as one of the top 40 Under 40 business executives in Wisconsin. This honor, as announced in the March 2010 issue of In Business magazine, reflects growing awareness of, and appreciation for, the business leadership role Wave Wind is assuming in Wisconsin and beyond.

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Wave Wind CEO Tim Laughlin Participates in Clean Energy Roundtable

February 1, 2010


The topic [for this In Business Magazine roundtable is] renewable energy—the market for it, our ability here in Wisconsin to be a Midwestern player, and the cost of it. Who will (or should) bear the upfront cost of refitting factories? If it takes an energy company the same amount of jumping through hoops to bring a digester online as a nuclear power plant, what is the market incentive to do it?

The question: Do we want clean energy industries built in Wisconsin?

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Wave Wind Catches the Wind Energy Wave

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

December 20, 2009

As economic development officials await word on whether a European wind power company will invest in Milwaukee, an Asian firm is planting some roots in Wisconsin. Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea is expanding into the wind power business and is working with Wave Wind LLC of Sun Prairie to establish itself in North America.

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Local Business, S. Korean Firm to Work on Wind Farm

December 16, 2009

Wisconsin State Journal

A local wind energy business is introducing a major new international player into the wind industry in North America, starting with a six-turbine wind farm expected to be built northwest of Madison next year. Wave Wind LLC of Sun Prairie, formed in 2007, is partnering with Hyundai Heavy Industries—the world's largest ship builder and a diversified industrial manufacturer based in Seoul, South Korea, with more than $15 billion in annual sales—to develop the wind farm and perhaps up to 15 other projects throughout the country.

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Wave Wind to Erect Eleven 2.1 MW Wind Turbines for Second Phase of 63 MW Project in Nicaragua

November 20, 2009

Wave Wind has been selected by Suzlon Energy Limited, one of the world's leading wind turbine suppliers, to erect eleven 2.1 MW Suzlon wind turbines for Amayo II, the second phase of a 63 MW wind energy project in Nicaragua. The $55 million project, which is being developed by Consorcio Eólico Amayo S.A. (Amayo S.A.), an international wind project development consortium, is the second project Wave Wind has supported in Central America.

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Wave Wind Hosts Hyundai Heavy Industries on Business Development Tour of Wisconsin

November 17, 2009

Wave Wind recently hosted Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) on a business development tour of Wisconsin. The tour, which was arranged by Wave Wind following its recent agreement to purchase six 1.65 MW wind turbines from HHI, featured a visit with Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, meetings with other leading Wisconsin businesses, and a survey of potential wind development sites in the state.

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Wave Wind Agrees to Purchase Six 1.65 MW Wind Turbines from Hyundai Heavy Industries

October 7, 2009

Wave Wind recently agreed to purchase six 1.65 MW wind turbines from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The wind turbines—the first ever sold by HHI in North America—will be transported by Wave Wind from the port of Houston to Wisconsin, where Wave Wind will assemble and erect them for a client.

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Wave Wind Completes Tehachapi Turbine Upgrade Project

August 12, 2009

Wave Wind recently completed a two-turbine upgrade at the Tehachapi Wind Farm in Tehachapi, CA. The project is part of an ongoing effort by owner/operator Windland, Inc. to upgrade the Tehachapi farm from smaller turbines to megawatt class turbines.

The project involved the erection of two 1.5 MW AAER A-1500 turbines on 80 meter towers. The turbines, which Wave Wind erected on schedule shortly after their delivery to the site, are expected to provide enough power for 900 homes.

Since 2007, Wave Wind has helped clients complete over two dozen wind energy projects on time and on budget. For information about our project history, please visit the Project History page.


Wave Wind Promotes Brandon Larson to Southwest Region MRO Manager

July 6, 2009

Wave Wind is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Larson to the newly created position of Southwest Region Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Manager.

In his new role, Larson will be responsible for developing and expanding Wave Wind's MRO service offering. Larson will also act as the business contact for all existing and new contracts in construction, MRO, and offloading/storage.

Larson will be based out of Sweetwater, TX. He will report to Barry Klinger, MRO Manager.


Sun Prairie Economic Development Council Hosts "Wind Power Happy Hour"

May 29, 2009

The Sun Prairie Economic Development Council (EDC) hosted what was billed as a "Wind Power Happy Hour" on Thursday, May 21. The purpose of the event was for attendees to learn more about how area manufacturers and other private companies can be a part of the supply chain for wind turbine projects. More than 30 companies were represented, in addition to local governments, utility professionals, and renewable energy interest groups. The event was sponsored by Palmer Johnson Power Systems, Sun Prairie Water and Light, Wave Wind, LLC, WPPI Energy, and the Sun Prairie Economic Development Council.

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Barry Klinger Joins Wave Wind as MRO Manager

April 27, 2009

Wave Wind is pleased to announce the hiring of Barry Klinger to serve as Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Manager.

Wave Wind recently created the MRO Manager position in response to the increasing importance of MRO to the long-term growth and productivity of the wind energy industry. As MRO Manager, Klinger is responsible for managing Wave Wind's overall MRO activities and for expanding Wave Wind's presence throughout North America.

Klinger will be based out of Madison, WI. He will report to Jeff Wilkinson, Vice President of Operations.


Public-Private Partnership Supports Redesign of Wave Wind Website

March 5, 2009

Wave Wind recently launched a redesigned version of its website, www.wavewind-energy.com. Our new website was funded in part by the Wisconsin Focus on Energy, offering an example of how a well-designed public-private partnership can help smooth the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

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Wave Wind Breaks Ground on Sweetwater Lay Down Yard

February 23, 2009

Wave Wind is pleased to announce that we have broken ground on a new lay down yard in Sweetwater, Texas. This full-service, 60-acre site near one of the most important strategic transportation hubs in North America will provide wind project developers a safe location to store wind turbine components.

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