Vattenfall partners with Seaway 7 on Netherlands’ HKZ wind farm

Seaway 7 has been selected by Vattenfall as one of its partners for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1 & 2 offshore wind farm project. Seaway 7’s envisaged scope of work includes the transport and installation of 76 monopile foundations and the laying of the inter-array cables and will be led from Seaway 7’s main … Continue reading Vattenfall partners with Seaway 7 on Netherlands’ HKZ wind farm

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E.ON and Equinor launch the largest wind farm in the Baltic Sea

The Arkona offshore wind farm of E.ON and Equinor went into operation with a festive event in the port of Sassnitz-Mukran on the island of Rügen. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig and Norway’s Minister of Energy and Petroleum Kjell-Børge Freiberg launched power generation together with E.ON CEO Johannes Teyssen and other … Continue reading E.ON and Equinor launch the largest wind farm in the Baltic Sea

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European wind energy industry invested a total of €65 billion in 2018

Europe invested €27bn in new wind farms in 2018, which will finance a record amount of future new wind energy capacity. This is according to WindEurope’s annual Financing and Investment Trends report published today. The amount invested is similar to previous years. But thanks to cost reduction, especially in offshore wind, it will finance a … Continue reading European wind energy industry invested a total of €65 billion in 2018

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Senvion signs EUR 100m loan agreement

Senvion, its lenders and main bond holders have signed a binding loan agreement, setting forth terms for a EUR 100m debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) facility. The facility enables Senvion to continue its business operations following last week’s self-administration filing. The DIP facility has received Board approvals and allows substantial drawings already this week, thus enabling the company … Continue reading Senvion signs EUR 100m loan agreement

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Serbia’s largest wind farm, fully constructed

GE Renewable Energy supplied the 57 wind turbines for ?ibuk 1. The EUR 300 million investment is backed by some EUR 215 million in lending from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and EBRD, according to earlier reports. The ?ibuk 1 wind farm is expected to provide electricity to … Continue reading Serbia’s largest wind farm, fully constructed

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Nordex posts wind power order intake of 1.0 gigawatts in Q1 2019

The Nordex Group today announced that it recorded continued strong demand for its wind turbine systems in the first three months of 2019, with customers ordering turbines generating a total output of 1,035 megawatts (MW) for wind farms in 13 countries. The latest Delta4000 series accounts for more than 35 percent of the turbines ordered. … Continue reading Nordex posts wind power order intake of 1.0 gigawatts in Q1 2019

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The Global Wind Energy Council releases Supply Side Data 2018 Report

The Global Wind Energy Council has published the first edition of its annual Global Wind Market Development – Supply Side Data 2018. This report is part of GWEC Market Intelligence service that provides a series of insights and data-based analysis on the development of the wind industry. The services include a market outlook, country profiles and … Continue reading The Global Wind Energy Council releases Supply Side Data 2018 Report

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Senvion TopCo GmbH files a petition for ordinary insolvency

Senvion Holding GmbH (the “Issuer”) today filed a petition to commence self-administration proceedings (Eigenverwaltungsverfahren) pursuant to section 270 of the German Insolvency Code (Insolvenzordnung) with the competent Local Court (Amtsgericht) in Hamburg (the “Court”). Additionally, Senvion TopCo GmbH, the Issuer’s direct parent company (the “Parent”), filed a petition for ordinary insolvency proceedings with the Court. … Continue reading Senvion TopCo GmbH files a petition for ordinary insolvency

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Industry Association Notes Outstanding Year for Tri Global Energy among U.S. Wind Developers

According to the just-released American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Annual Market Report, Tri Global Energy (TGE) continued as an industry heavyweight, ranking ninth among the top 10 wind developers with new U.S. wind capacity installed in 2018 and first in Texas. The Dallas-based developer, which is marking its 10th anniversary this year, also set a … Continue reading Industry Association Notes Outstanding Year for Tri Global Energy among U.S. Wind Developers

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New York announces critical grid modernization projects

As a native New Yorker, I’m always happy for an opportunity to tout my home state’s clean energy leadership. And while New York’s offshore wind commitments have dominated the headlines, this month the state announced a pair of critically important, under-the-radar initiatives: grid modernization and transmission expansion. The American Society of Civil Engineers rates the … Continue reading New York announces critical grid modernization projects

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Wind power plant construction starts in southern Vietnam

Construction of an offshore wind power plant began Monday in the southern coastal province of Bac Lieu. The first phase of the Dong Hai 1 Wind Power Plant is expected to cost local company Bac Phuong (BP) Energy Ltd around VND2.5 trillion ($108 million). The province’s second wind power plant will have a capacity of … Continue reading Wind power plant construction starts in southern Vietnam

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India, Denmark to cooperate in offshore wind energy projects

India and Denmark will cooperate in the field of renewable energy, with special focus on offshore wind projects, under a strategic sector cooperation agreement signed between the two countries. A meeting of the union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday gave its approval for a cooperation agreement between the ministry of new … Continue reading India, Denmark to cooperate in offshore wind energy projects

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Angela Merkel and Kjell Børge Freiberg opened Arkona offshore wind farm

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and Norwegian petroleum and energy minister Kjell-Børge Freiberg opened the Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea in Mukran on the German island of Rügen today. Arkona is operated by the Germany company E.ON in collaboration with Equinor, and the formal opening of the project was hosted by the … Continue reading Angela Merkel and Kjell Børge Freiberg opened Arkona offshore wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy signs an MOU with Eolien Maritime France confirming its commitment to the first French offshore wind farm

GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) confirming its commitment to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE’s exclusive supplier status on the two … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy signs an MOU with Eolien Maritime France confirming its commitment to the first French offshore wind farm

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Eolien Maritime France selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide wind turbines for two French offshore wind energy projects

Eolien Maritime France (EMF), a joint venture between EDF Renewables and Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge, is announcing that Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will now supply turbines for two of its three offshore wind farms in French waters. This announcement follows the decision by GE Renewable Energy, previously the exclusive supplier, to deliver wind turbines … Continue reading Eolien Maritime France selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide wind turbines for two French offshore wind energy projects

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Siemens Gamesa installs Arkona offshore wind power plant in Germany

Construction works and installation of 60 SWT-6.0-154 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 385 MW sets new standards in German Baltic Sea. On April 16, 2019, the Arkona offshore wind power plant was officially opened by owners E.ON and Equinor in the German Baltic Sea. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) carried out construction … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa installs Arkona offshore wind power plant in Germany

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Siemens Gamesa selected by Eolien Maritime France as preferred supplier 1 GW of offshore wind power projects in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Eolien Maritime France (EMF) have signed a framework agreement with the objective of supplying and servicing offshore wind turbines with a capacity of approximately 1,000 MW for two of EMF’s three French offshore wind projects currently under development. Both projects are expected to use SWT-7.0-154 DD offshore wind turbines … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa selected by Eolien Maritime France as preferred supplier 1 GW of offshore wind power projects in France

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Natural Power advises on one of Taiwan’s largest offshore wind power projects

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, is delighted to have acted as technical advisor to a consortium of Japanese investors led by Sojitz Corporation (“Sojitz”) for the agreement of a significant equity position with international wind farm developer WPD on the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm. The transaction will see Sojitz and its … Continue reading Natural Power advises on one of Taiwan’s largest offshore wind power projects

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Senvion Holding GmbH Announces Second Consent Solicitation

Senvion Holding GmbH (the “Issuer”), announced today that it is soliciting (the “Solicitation”) consents (the “Consents”) from holders of its outstanding 3.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 (the “Notes”) to approve amendments (the “Proposed Amendments”) to the indenture relating to the Notes (the “Indenture”) to allow the incurrence by the Group of certain new financing … Continue reading Senvion Holding GmbH Announces Second Consent Solicitation

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Siemens Gamesa is on track with the new SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbine for the world’s first zero subsidy offshore wind farm

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Vattenfall are collaborating to realize the supply of wind turbines at these offshore wind power plants being developed in Dutch waters. Pending final developments, the new SG 10.0-193 DD turbines could be installed at Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid 1&2 and Hollandse Kust Zuid 3&4 projects. The HKZ 1&2 project … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa is on track with the new SG 10.0-193 DD wind turbine for the world’s first zero subsidy offshore wind farm

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