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Global Wind Service (GWS) has announced the completion of the 112MW Australian wind farm

GWS was hired for completing the full installation scope which includes pre-installation, main installation and mechanical completion. The wind farm is continuation of Hornsdale I and II. With the addition of the third wind farm, the total number of wind turbines installed now stands at 99. The Hornsdale III wind farm includes 35 of Siemens’ 3.2MW Direct Drive … Continue reading Global Wind Service (GWS) has announced the completion of the 112MW Australian wind farm

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GE and AGL develop Australia’s largest wind farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

GE announced an agreement with the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to supply and install 123 wind turbines for the Coopers Gap wind farm project at Cooranga North, 250 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. PARF is a partnership between AGL Energy Limited (AGL) (20 percent) and Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) (80 percent, on behalf of clients … Continue reading GE and AGL develop Australia’s largest wind farm in Coopers Gap, Queensland

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AGL commits to building Australia’s biggest wind farm

AGL Energy and the Government-owned QIC will build a $850 million wind farm with 123 turbines at Coopers Gap, about 250km northwest of Brisbane. About 200 jobs will be created during construction of Australia’s biggest wind farm, generating electricity to supply 260,000 homes when it is finished in mid-2019. The joint venture, known as the … Continue reading AGL commits to building Australia’s biggest wind farm

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SolarReserve Signs Agreement with South Australian Government for 150 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Project with Energy Storage

A 150-megawatt solar thermal power plant has been secured for Port Augusta in South Australia, State Premier Jay Weatherill has announced. Mr Weatherill said the Aurora Solar Energy Project would be ready to go in 2020 and would supply 100 per cent of the State Government’s needs. The Government will pay a maximum of $78 … Continue reading SolarReserve Signs Agreement with South Australian Government for 150 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Project with Energy Storage

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GE will provide 32 wind turbines for the wind farm at South Australia

This is the first time GE and ENGIE, two of the world’s biggest energy companies, have worked together on a renewables project in Australia. GE Renewable Energy (NYSE:GE) today announced an agreement with ENGIE in Australia to supply and install 32 wind turbines at the Willogoleche Wind Farm in South Australia, 160km north of Adelaide. … Continue reading GE will provide 32 wind turbines for the wind farm at South Australia

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Wind power output curtailed again in South Australia

Wind output in South Australia has been curtailed for the third time in a month due to new rules imposed by the Australian Energy Market Operator, which restricts wind output to a maximum 12000MW unless four gas units are operating in the state. Over the weekend, strong winds in southern states pushed wind generation very … Continue reading Wind power output curtailed again in South Australia

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Jacobs wins roles on major new wind farm project in Australia

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been appointed by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF), to carry out the project management and owners engineers’ roles for a proposed 200 Megawatt wind farm in Western New South Wales, Australia. The AUD$450 million (US$356 million) Silverton Wind Farm will produce approximately 780,000 Megawatt hours of renewable energy annually, … Continue reading Jacobs wins roles on major new wind farm project in Australia

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China’s Biggest Wind-Turbine Maker Expands in Philippines, Australia

Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., China’s biggest wind-turbine maker, is expanding its footprint abroad with new deals in the Philippines and Australia. During the second quarter, Goldwind and Shanghai Electric Power Design Institute Co. signed a turbine supply agreement for the 132-megawatt Pasuquin wind farm in the Philippines, the first deal for a Chinese … Continue reading China’s Biggest Wind-Turbine Maker Expands in Philippines, Australia

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Tesla 100 MW battery system will be installed at Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia

Tesla is to supply a 100MW energy storage system at Neoen’s 100MW Hornsdale 1 wind farm in South Australia. South Australia will attempt to ease pressure on its crisis-prone electricity grid with a world-leading battery station more than three times the size of its nearest rival, to be built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk. The Tesla Powerpack … Continue reading Tesla 100 MW battery system will be installed at Hornsdale wind farm in South Australia

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Vestas seals 557 MW fleet-wide service deal in Australia with Infigen

Infigen Energy and Vestas have signed fleet-wide long-term service agreements for 557 MW of Vestas and Suzlon turbines. With the deal, Vestas will provide maintenance to Infigen’s entire operating fleet until the end of their design life, including all their Suzlon wind turbines.   The service agreements cover Infigen’s entire operating wind portfolio comprising 368 … Continue reading Vestas seals 557 MW fleet-wide service deal in Australia with Infigen

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Vestas receives orders totalling 33 MW in Austria

Vestas receives orders for 10 turbines from Energie Burgenland Windkraft GmbH and ImWind GmbH, highlighting the versatility of the 4 MW platform. The firm and unconditional orders are for one project, the Parndorf wind park in eastern Austria. The Parndorf wind park highlights Vestas’ 4 MW platform’s versatility and employs a highly customised solution consisting … Continue reading Vestas receives orders totalling 33 MW in Austria

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RES and partners opened the 240 MW Ararat wind farm in Australia

RES and development partners have officially opened the 240MW Ararat wind farm in the Australian state of Victoria. The $450m project comprises 75 GE 3.2-103 machines and has an agreement to provide the Australian Capital Territory with 40% of electricity produced from the site. It was constructed by GE and Downer, while RES, GE, Partners Group … Continue reading RES and partners opened the 240 MW Ararat wind farm in Australia

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Wind power in Australia: Senvion signs Partnership Agreement for over 429 MW

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a Delivery Partnership Agreement with RES Australia and its project partners for the 116-turbine Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria in a consortium with Downer and is now part of Senvion’s conditional order book. The Delivery Partnership Agreement is for the early works which are … Continue reading Wind power in Australia: Senvion signs Partnership Agreement for over 429 MW

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Acciona Energia ordering a further 22 wind turbines from Nordex in Australia

The Nordex Group has received a follow-up contract for a further 22 AW125/3000 turbines. Once again, its customer is Acciona Energia, which had previously placed an order for 22 of these turbines with the manufacturer at the end of the year for the first construction phase of the “Mount Gellibrand” wind farm. Nordex will be … Continue reading Acciona Energia ordering a further 22 wind turbines from Nordex in Australia

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GE and GPG secure wind turbine contract for Crookwell 2 Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced an agreement with Global Power Generation Australia (GPG) to supply and install 28 3.4MW 130-metre-rotor wind turbines at one of Australia’s largest renewable developments, the 91 MW Crookwell 2 Wind Farm near Goulburn, NSW. Once operational, the wind farm will produce an excess of 300,000 megawatt-hours during the … Continue reading GE and GPG secure wind turbine contract for Crookwell 2 Wind Farm

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Goldwind to build 144 MW wind farm in Tasmania

Tasmania will boost its wind power generation by almost 50% with the construction of a new $300 million turbine farm in the state’s central highlands. The 49-turbine Cattle Hill wind farm was announced earlier today, under a deal between state-owned power retailer Aurora Energy and wind farm developer Goldwind Australia. Goldwind said construction of the … Continue reading Goldwind to build 144 MW wind farm in Tasmania

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Australia’s first offshore wind farm proposal revealed

An Australian energy company on Friday revealed a proposal for the country’s first ever offshore windfarm. The proposal, put together by Offshore Energy, would see 250 wind turbines built off the coast of Gippsland at a cost of nearly six billion U.S. dollars. If approved, the turbines would be built between 10 and 25 km … Continue reading Australia’s first offshore wind farm proposal revealed

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Goldwind to acquire 530MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Australia

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has agreed to acquire the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm from Origin Energy for A$110m ($81.6m). The wind farm will be located in Victoria, Australia and as part of the deal, Origin Energy has agreed to purchase power produced from the wind farm until 2030, under a Power Purchase Agreement … Continue reading Goldwind to acquire 530MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Australia

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Goldwind to build the largest wind energy project in Australia

Xinjiang Goldwind (Goldwind) announced it has agreed to purchase the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm project in Victoria, Australia from Origin Energy for a price of AUD$110 million. Origin Energy has also agreed to purchase all the energy and renewable energy certificates produced by the project until 2030 under a power purchase agreement (PPA). The Stockayard … Continue reading Goldwind to build the largest wind energy project in Australia

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Acciona Energy starts construction of its fourth wind farm in Australia (132 MW)

ACCIONA Energy has begun construction work on the 132-megawatt Mount Gellibrand wind farm in the State of Victoria. With an estimated investment of 258 million Australian dollars (around 183 million euros at current exchange rates), the new wind farm will strengthen ACCIONA’s presence in the renewables sector in Australia, one of the company’s strategic markets. … Continue reading Acciona Energy starts construction of its fourth wind farm in Australia (132 MW)

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