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MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins record order for 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project in Germany

DONG Energy has placed a milestone order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany. The record breaking order is the largest ever for MHI Vestas, demonstrating the markets’ confidence in the V164-8.0 MW as well as underlining the strong relationship with DONG Energy. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind … Continue reading MHI Vestas Offshore Wind wins record order for 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm project in Germany

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Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

The order intake of the Nordex Group (ISIN DE000A0D6554) grew by 33.6% to EUR 3.30 billion in 2016 (2015: EUR 2.47 billion). The geographical distribution of 2016 orders mirrored the intended broadening of Nordex’ market footprint following the acquisition of Acciona Windpower effective 1 April 2016. Consequently, the share of South and North American orders … Continue reading Increase in Nordex Group’s order intake to over EUR 3.3 billion in 2016

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Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

End of 2016 the Nordex Group has signed a contract for supplying 22 AW125/3000 turbines for the construction of the first phase of “Mount Gellibrand” wind farm in Australia. This 66 MW project is located near Colac, in Western Victoria state, in the south-east of the country. The customer is the Spanish project developer Acciona … Continue reading Nordex supplies 22 wind turbines to Australia

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Netherlands trains now running on 100 percent wind power

A country that’s used wind mills since the Middle Ages has begun harnessing the power of wind to bring its transportation system into the future. In a world first, Dutch railway company NS now runs all of its passenger trains on 100 percent wind energy. Roughly 600,000 people ride NS trains every day, and as … Continue reading Netherlands trains now running on 100 percent wind power

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Chinese government is to invest US$101 billion in new wind power

The Chinese government is to invest US$101 billion in new wind power and infrastructure by 2020, a strategy that is expected to drive significant breakbulk demand in the sector. The investment is part of a total US$361 billion earmarked for renewable infrastructure in the country by the National Energy Administration, or NEA, in line with … Continue reading Chinese government is to invest US$101 billion in new wind power

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Wind power AREVA sells its stake to Gamesa

Following on from the agreement signed with Gamesa on June 17, 2016, AREVA’s stake in Adwen was sold today. Gamesa is thus taking over AREVA’s offshore wind activities. This sale is part of the transformation plan undertaken by AREVA to refocus its business on nuclear fuel cycle activities. Commitments made as part of the tender … Continue reading Wind power AREVA sells its stake to Gamesa

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Wind power and wildlife thrive together

National Bird Day is today and it offers a good chance to share the positive story about wind energy and birds. Cleaner air, healthier habitats What do some of America’s most respected conservation groups think about wind power? “Audubon strongly supports properly sited wind power as a renewable energy source that helps reduce the threats … Continue reading Wind power and wildlife thrive together

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Wind power in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

With the award of two contracts for the construction of wind farms with a combined capacity of 148 megawatt, the Nordex Group has successfully entered the new growth market Argentina in December. 32 AW 125/3000 turbines are to be installed for the “La Castellana” project, while the “Archiras” project entails 15 turbines of the same … Continue reading Wind power in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy in Brazil: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Bahia

The order for the Ventos da Bahia – Phase 2 wind park adds to Vestas’ growing presence in the country despite the market slowdown in 2016. EDF EN do Brasil has placed a firm an unconditional order for the 117 MW Ventos da Bahia – Phase 2 project to be built in the northeastern state … Continue reading Wind energy in Brazil: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm in Bahia

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Huadian places order for seven V117-3.45 MW wind turbines for a wind farm in China’s Fujian Province

Vestas will supply turbines and supervise installation for the Qingyu project, located in Shapu Town of Fuqing City. The firm and unconditional order also includes a two-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service contract, in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance as well as a SCADA VestasOnline Business system for data-driven … Continue reading Huadian places order for seven V117-3.45 MW wind turbines for a wind farm in China’s Fujian Province

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Vestas receives 131 MW order in the United States

EDF Renewable Energy orders 100 MW of V110-2.0 MW wind turbines and 31 MW of 2.0 MW compatible turbine components. The firm and unconditional order includes 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines for an undisclosed project and an additional 31 MW of 2.0 MW compatible turbine components to enable future project pipeline. The order includes supply and … Continue reading Vestas receives 131 MW order in the United States

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Wind power in Brazil: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

The order takes Vestas to more than 1.5 GW of installed and under construction wind capacity across five states in the Brazil. Vestas has received a firm an unconditional order for 21 V110-2.0 MW wind turbine for the Cabeço Vermelho I and Cabeço Vermelho II wind park to be located in Rio Grande do Norte. … Continue reading Wind power in Brazil: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas successfully re-starts market activities in Ukraine with an order from Karpatenwind LLC for 6 V126-3.45 MW.   The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year full-scope Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service agreement. The wind turbines will be installed at Staryi Sambir in the … Continue reading Wind energy in Ukraine: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy in the United States: Vestas receives 140 MW order

BHE Renewables, an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, has placed a firm and unconditional order for 140 MW of V110-2.0 MW wind turbine components that enable future project pipeline. The wind turbines add to Vestas’ growing portfolio with BHE Renewables and will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories.   “This order grows our portfolio with … Continue reading Wind energy in the United States: Vestas receives 140 MW order

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Vestas receives 30 MW repowering order from citizen-owned wind power plant in Germany

Vestas has received an order for a repowering project consisting of nine V117-3.45 MW turbines from Bürger-Windpark Lübke-Koog Nord GmbH & Co.KG. The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement. The wind turbines will be installed at … Continue reading Vestas receives 30 MW repowering order from citizen-owned wind power plant in Germany

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EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Kelly Creek Wind Power Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 184 megawatt (MW) Kelly Creek Wind Project in Illinois reached commercial operation.   The Project, located 60 miles southwest of Chicago in Ford and Kankakee counties, is comprised of 92 Vestas V100 wind turbines. The facility will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 78,000 … Continue reading EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation at Kelly Creek Wind Power Project

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Acciona Energía reaches a new technological milestone by providing 2,000 MW of wind power for grid balance services

ACCIONA Energía now allocates two thousand megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity to provide adjustment services to the electric power system in Spain. This represents a new technological milestone in terms of the full participation of renewable energy sources in the system and their ability to attain high levels of penetration in it. The accreditation, … Continue reading Acciona Energía reaches a new technological milestone by providing 2,000 MW of wind power for grid balance services

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Wind energy in Honduras: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

The firm and unconditional orders total 59 MW of V117-3.45 MW turbines and are Vestas’ first in Honduras. Both orders are Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts that include the supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as the electrical and civil works, substation, and access roads. Additionally, a 15-year full-scope service agreement … Continue reading Wind energy in Honduras: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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How and why the Fortune 500 buy wind energy

More and more Fortune 500 companies are emerging as major customers of American clean energy and, according to a new report released from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today, we now know what, where and how they are buying.   “In recent years Fortune 500 companies have led an intense search for the best … Continue reading How and why the Fortune 500 buy wind energy

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Nordex receives two new wind power orders in the US

The Nordex Group has signed two new contracts for PTC qualifying components corresponding to a value of nearly EUR 62 million (USD 65 million).  The manufacturer has secured one order from an IPP based in the US, which is featuring Safe Harbor components for wind turbines of the Delta platform. The second order was placed … Continue reading Nordex receives two new wind power orders in the US

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