Lowestoft organisation secures business from Norfolk offshore wind farm developer

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, has contracted Lowestoft-based Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), to measure offshore weather and sea conditions for its offshore wind farm developments. The contract secures work for 12 specialists, managers and vessel crew for three-years. Cefas employs 450 people in total at its Suffolk base. Cefas’ specialist staff … Continue reading Lowestoft organisation secures business from Norfolk offshore wind farm developer

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Nordex substantiates cost-cutting targets

The Nordex Group has adopted a cost-cutting programme to respond to the continuing decline in demand and the sharp change in market conditions in its core market Germany as well as in other European countries, as already announced before. In addition to planned savings in the cost of materials and other operating expenses, it also … Continue reading Nordex substantiates cost-cutting targets

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ESB awards Vestas four lifetime service contracts in Ireland

The service agreements cover 104 V52-850 kW turbines across four wind parks in Ireland and underline the continued trust in Vestas’ technology and service solutions. The contract renewal builds on a 15-year long collaborative relationship between Vestas and ESB and includes the wind parks: Black Banks, Carnsore, Derrybrien, and Mount Eagle. The four wind parks … Continue reading ESB awards Vestas four lifetime service contracts in Ireland

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Siemens Gamesa to repower two wind farms in Texas

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been selected by NextEra Energy Resources to repower two wind farms in Texas. The newly repowered wind farms are expected to deliver up to 25% more annual energy production, boost reliability and efficiency, and extend service life. The two wind farms currently feature Siemens SWT-2.3-93 model turbines. The repowering … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to repower two wind farms in Texas

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Cabeolica Chooses Breeze to provide Wind Farm Management System

Located in sunny and windy Cape Verde, Cabeolica has chosen Breeze to provide wind farm management system. The company’s main objective is the production of electricity for the national grid as an independent producer using non-polluting, renewable and naturally abundant wind energy. With 4 wind farms on 4 islands – Santiago, São Vicente, Sal and … Continue reading Cabeolica Chooses Breeze to provide Wind Farm Management System

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Enel Starts Construction of Peru’s Largest Wind Farm

Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru (“EGPP”), has started construction of Wayra I1, its first wind farm in Peru, located in the district of Marcona, Ica region.Wayra I[1], which is the first wind farm built by Enel in Peru, will have a capacity of 132 MW and will be able to generate around … Continue reading Enel Starts Construction of Peru’s Largest Wind Farm

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Brazil offers up to 9 GW in energy auctions

Brazil is planning to award contracts for as much as 9 gigawatts (GW) of new generating capacity in a pair of power auctions scheduled for December, according to a person with knowledge of the process. The bulk is expected to go to wind energy. The first event will feature contracts for 1.4 GW to 2 … Continue reading Brazil offers up to 9 GW in energy auctions

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Kazakhstan first wind farm

The first wind power plant in Central Asia is set to kick off by the end of this year in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, according to a memorandum signed in July between the region’s governor Berdybek Saparbayev and Mikhail Pauls, the director of LLP United Energies Aktobe.   “According to our plan, construction will last about three … Continue reading Kazakhstan first wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to present product and service innovations at HUSUM Wind 2017

Today more than ever, wind turbines at German sites primarily need to be profitable. In its presentation at HUSUM Wind 2017 trade show, Siemens Gamesa focuses on solutions that enable wind farm operators to meet the requirements and challenges of the auction model in Germany. In the second auction round of the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to present product and service innovations at HUSUM Wind 2017

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Coal Consumption Keeps Rising, But Growth Is Slowing

Global coal consumption keeps rising, reaching 3,826.7 million tons of oil equivalent (mtoe) in 2013. (See Figure 1.) This represents a 3 percent increase from the previous year, and it came on the heels of 2.6 percent growth in 2012. But the pace of growth is down from 7.1 percent in 2010 and 5.4 percent … Continue reading Coal Consumption Keeps Rising, But Growth Is Slowing

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EDPR to recycle its wind turbine blades

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, today announced a cooperation agreement with Thermal Recycling of Composites (TRC), a spin-off of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC), for the implementation of a wind turbine blade … Continue reading EDPR to recycle its wind turbine blades

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Iran building solar power plant in Persian Gulf

Iran has started the construction of a 10-megawatt solar power plant on Qeshm Island, the first photovoltaic power station on the Persian Gulf island, a media report said on Saturday. Hamidreza Momeni, Managing Director of Qeshm Free Trade Zone, said on the sidelines of the ceremony for the project that the plant will be built … Continue reading Iran building solar power plant in Persian Gulf

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

Leveraging Vestas’ extensive experience from more than 100 turnkey projects across the globe, the order includes delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines as well as the project’s civil and electrical works. The order follows the inauguration of Vestas’ blades factory in Gujarat and the 54 MW Periyapatti order earlier this year, adding … Continue reading Wind power in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Siemens builds eHighway in Germany

Siemens has been commissioned by the German state of Hesse to build an overhead contact line for electrified freight transport on a ten-kilometer stretch of autobahn. The line will supply electricity for the electric drive of a hybrid truck. Siemens originally presented its innovative “eHighway” concept in 2012. The system will be installed on the … Continue reading Siemens builds eHighway in Germany

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WWEA to Conduct Renewable Energy Dialogues Across Pakistan

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) and the Alternative Energy Development Board of Pakistan with the support of Heinrich B?ll Stiftung Pakistan (hbs) have been working together for the growth of renewable energy in Pakistan since 2013. The work has been primarily focused on wind energy ranging from research based advocacy and policy recommendations to … Continue reading WWEA to Conduct Renewable Energy Dialogues Across Pakistan

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What next for the North Sea?

The North Sea has endured a turbulent few years with the fall in oil prices, brutal job cuts and the battle for an ever-declining pot of E&P investment capital. As many assets across the region reach maturity, decommissioning remains core to every conversation about “what next for the North Sea,” though rising costs and the … Continue reading What next for the North Sea?

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Wind energy in Austria: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed contracts to supply 20 wind turbines with a total output of 62 megawatts (MW) for four projects in Lower Austria. The contracts have been signed with Windkraft Simonsfeld AG, which has had an established business relationship with Senvion since 2011. The two companies have previously … Continue reading Wind energy in Austria: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

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Nordex entering 4 MW class with powerful wind turbine

At the Husum Wind wind fair, taking place from 12 – 15 September 2017, the Nordex Group will present the latest development stage of its successful Delta platform: the Delta4000 series. The N149/4.0-4.5 turbine, which has been designed specifically for light-wind regions, has a 30 percent increase in rotor sweep and a variable power output … Continue reading Nordex entering 4 MW class with powerful wind turbine

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China’s amazing green shift to solar power, wind energy and water power

China’s energy-related agencies, the National Energy Administration (NEA) and the China Electricity Council (CEC), have released data on the operation of China’s electric power system in the first half of 2017 (1H 2017), noting that renewable sources (water, wind and sun) accounted for just on 69.8% of new capacity added, with thermal sources (mainly coal) … Continue reading China’s amazing green shift to solar power, wind energy and water power

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Remembering a beloved wind power pioneer: Tom Gray

The wind community suffered a heartfelt loss with the news that former AWEA Executive Director Tom Gray passed away yesterday, after a head injury sustained in a fall where he lived in Vermont. Tom was a true industry pioneer, having worked across four decades to grow American wind energy and our association. In the 1980s … Continue reading Remembering a beloved wind power pioneer: Tom Gray

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