Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a new wind farm

The order is for the Solberg wind power plant in Västernorrland, northern Sweden, and includes Vestas’ De-icing System, supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management service agreement (AOM5000). The Finland-based Fortum Generation plans to enter into the project with Swedish power company, Skellefteå Kraft AB. “This will … Continue reading Wind energy in Sweden: Vestas wind turbines for a new wind farm

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Europe’s largest contract for offshore wind turbines

ScottishPower Renewables has concluded a major deal with Siemens, which will see 102 wind turbines supplied for the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm. The contract, including a 5-year service agreement, will be worth up to one-third of the overall £2.5 billion project investment. The agreement comes on the same day that the Low Carbon Contracts … Continue reading Europe’s largest contract for offshore wind turbines

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MHI maintains 50% stake in offshore wind power joint venture company MHI Vestas offshore wind

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has decided to maintain 50% ownership of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S (MVOW). MHI had announced a call option on September 27, 2013 to increase its investment in the equally-owned joint venture company with Denmark’s Vestas (Vestas Wind Systems A/S) in the offshore wind power business, but the Company decided … Continue reading MHI maintains 50% stake in offshore wind power joint venture company MHI Vestas offshore wind

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Gamesa to supply 65 G114-2.1 MW wind turbines in Brazil

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has received a new order for the supply of 65 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Babilonia wind complex being developed in the town of Morro do Chapéu, in Bahia state. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesa will transport, install and commission the 65 turbines … Continue reading Gamesa to supply 65 G114-2.1 MW wind turbines in Brazil

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China’s newly installed wind power capacity grows 13 pct in Q1

Newly installed wind power capacity in the first quarter reached 5.33 gigawatts, up 13 percent over the same period last year, according to the National Energy Administration (NEA) on Tuesday.   By the end of March, China had 134 gigawatts installed wind power capacity, up 33 percent compared to the figure by March last year, … Continue reading China’s newly installed wind power capacity grows 13 pct in Q1

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Siemens receives major order for 102 wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

Siemens has received a major order for its offshore wind power business: the company is to supply, install and commission 102 wind turbines, each with a capacity of seven megawatts and a rotor diameter of 154 meters, for the East Anglia ONE project. The customer is ScottishPower Renewables, a subsidiary of Iberdrola S.A. The 714 … Continue reading Siemens receives major order for 102 wind turbines for offshore wind power plant

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Gamesa secures several orders for the supply of 198 MW in India

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, continues to consolidate its leadership position in the Indian wind power market – having emerged as the number one OEM for the third year running in 2015- with four new orders for the supply of 198 MW in total. The first contract encompasses the supply of 50 … Continue reading Gamesa secures several orders for the supply of 198 MW in India

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Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

John Powers leads the Strategic Renewables Division at Renewable Choice Energy and has helped corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) clients achieve their renewable energy goals for over 12 years. This is the second in a 4-part series of blogs on the explosive renewable growth currently underway in the commercial & industrial market sector. Everyone can … Continue reading Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

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Senvion wins order for Quixwood Moor Wind Farm totaling 27 MW

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed its first UK contract with NTR plc to supply ten Senvion MM92 and three Senvion MM82 turbines to the Quixwood Moor Wind Farm. The Wind Farm, located in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders, will have a total rated output of 26.65 megawatts (MW) and will … Continue reading Senvion wins order for Quixwood Moor Wind Farm totaling 27 MW

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E.ON and Statoil to build large wind farm offshore Germany

E.ON and Statoil will invest more than 1.2 billion euros ($1.35 billion) to develop the Baltic Sea Arkona wind farm off the coast of Germany, the two companies said on Monday. The firms will each own 50 percent in the 385 megawatt project, which is expected to be fully operational in 2019. “The Arkona wind … Continue reading E.ON and Statoil to build large wind farm offshore Germany

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Siemens wins order for offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea

Siemens has received an order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 60 direct-drive offshore wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts (MW). The customer for the project is a consortium between the German power provider E.ON based in Essen, and the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil headquartered in Stavanger. When it … Continue reading Siemens wins order for offshore wind power plant in the German Baltic Sea

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General Electric (GE) opens wind power training center in China

General Electric (GE) has opened a center in northeast China to train maintenance personnel for the wind power sector. The facility in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, can train between 250 and 800 field workers and technicians a year, according to a GE statement. Li Feng, a wind power executive with the U.S. conglomerate, said the new … Continue reading General Electric (GE) opens wind power training center in China

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Vestas explores opportunities in Iran’s wind energy sector

Iran and Vestas energy company of Denmark have begun a fresh round of cooperation in wind energy industry. Iranian power industry and Denmak’s Vestas company have started collaboration by helping generate electricity from wind, transferring the knowhow of wind power plants and turbines, and integrating wind networks. Speaking during a workshop on ‘wind energy and the … Continue reading Vestas explores opportunities in Iran’s wind energy sector

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Indonesian Govt To Develop Renewable Energy

The Indonesian government is planning to build power generators using new and renewable energies (EBT) to provide electricity for the countrys rural areas or villages. The planned use of new and renewable energy is part of the countrys electrification program called “Indonesia Terang” (Bright Indonesia). Renewable energy is expected to help cover 23 percent of … Continue reading Indonesian Govt To Develop Renewable Energy

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Onshore wind energy industry to expand at 29.6% CAGR by 2020

A recent market research report recently published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) presents a detailed overview of the global onshore wind energy market. As the issue of global warming and the environmental degradation owing to the escalating emissions by the conventional power generation industry becomes increasingly critical, the demand for cleaner energy sources and production … Continue reading Onshore wind energy industry to expand at 29.6% CAGR by 2020

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Enel starts Los Buenos Aires wind farm in Chile

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda. (“EGPC”), has completed and connected to the grid Los Buenos Aires wind farm, which is the company’s first wind farm in the region of Bío Bío. Los Buenos Aires wind farm, which is located in Los Angeles, around 500 km south of Santiago, has an installed … Continue reading Enel starts Los Buenos Aires wind farm in Chile

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Nordex connects two new wind power projects to the grid

At the beginning of the year two new projects with Nordex turbines started operation in the United States: “Thunder Spirit” in North Dakota with 43 N100/2500 turbines and “Fair Wind” in Maryland with 12 WTGs of the same type. Shortly prior to this the American administration approved the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) … Continue reading Nordex connects two new wind power projects to the grid

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Good stewardship is an American duty

Earth Day is one of the best times of the year to remember responsible environmental stewardship appeals to all Americans. Teddy Roosevelt helped preserve the country’s natural landscapes by establishing the national parks system. Presidents Nixon and George H. Bush recognized a world leader like the U.S. should guarantee clean water and air for its … Continue reading Good stewardship is an American duty

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Wind turbine maintenance – industry survey and new business opportunities 2023

In the recent years wind farms have become one of the key sources of power generation globally due to growing awareness and stringent governmental regulations. Wind turbines are the vital components of wind farms that aids in power generation thereby converting kinetic energy of wind to electrical energy. Therefore, the reliability of wind turbine system … Continue reading Wind turbine maintenance – industry survey and new business opportunities 2023

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