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Wind power industry wants faster expansion of offshore wind power

The German wind power industry welcomes the expansion of offshore wind power plants aimed for by the new governing coalition; the target of 30 GW by 2030 is correct. Five organizations in the industry are demanding that these must now be incorporated into the Wind Offshore Act immediately in order to avoid further loss of … Continue reading Wind power industry wants faster expansion of offshore wind power

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Germany announces massive wind energy expansion

During a press conference, Germany’s new Green Minister for Economics and Climate, Robert Habeck, presented his energy and climate plans for the year 2022 and beyond. The plans include a massive expansion of wind energy with up to 10 GW of annual new onshore wind installations towards the end of this decade. The German Government … Continue reading Germany announces massive wind energy expansion

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RWE to construct new wind farm in Evendorf

RWE is commencing construction of the Evendorf wind farm. The company is erecting three Nordex turbines with a total installed capacity of 11.7 megawatts (MW) and a hub height of 134 metres in Lower Saxony’s Harburg district, around 50 kilometres south of Hamburg. Once they become fully operational in late summer, the turbines will produce … Continue reading RWE to construct new wind farm in Evendorf

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RWE and Northland Power partner on 1.3GW offshore wind cluster

RWE and power producer Northland Power have partnered to co-develop a 1.3GW cluster of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. The newly established joint venture will develop and construct three wind farms north of the island of Juist, which are all expected to start commercial operation between 2026 and 2028.The other two leases … Continue reading RWE and Northland Power partner on 1.3GW offshore wind cluster

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Siemens Gamesa to install first of its SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbines in German waters at Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3

242 MW firm order received from Ørsted for German offshore wind power project. 23 SG 11.0-200 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines to be used; five-year Service agreement included.Project welcomed to support new German coalition government’s advanced goals for renewable energy production up to 2045. Installations expected to be completed in CY2024. Siemens Gamesa is pleased … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to install first of its SG 11.0-200 DD wind turbines in German waters at Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3

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New German Government to speed up wind energy expansion

The new German Government is up and running. The coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals brands itself a “climate Government”. They’ve agreed that Germany should exit coal-fired power earlier than planned – in 2030 if possible. And that much more renewable energy will be required to achieve that. So they’ve ambitious plans for the … Continue reading New German Government to speed up wind energy expansion

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RWE and Kawasaki plan to build one of the world’s first 100% hydrogen-capable gas turbines on industrial scale in Lingen, Germany

As part of its “Growing Green” strategy, RWE announced in November that it would add at least 2 gigawatts (GW) of gas-fired power plant capacity to support the energy transition with flexible power. These new plants will be provided with a clear decarbonisation pathway. For existing plants, RWE is developing a roadmap to convert them ready … Continue reading RWE and Kawasaki plan to build one of the world’s first 100% hydrogen-capable gas turbines on industrial scale in Lingen, Germany

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RWE to expand team and step up expansion of renewables

Not only is RWE stepping up the expansion of renewables, but it is also expanding recruitment: The company is advertising around 200 new jobs for developing wind and solar farms. Professionals envisaging a career in the future of energy supply should check out www.rwe.com/jobs-mit-rueckenwind. “Our billions of euros of investments create plenty of opportunities for … Continue reading RWE to expand team and step up expansion of renewables

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Ørsted takes final investment decision on two German offshore wind farms

Ørsted’s Board of Directors has taken final investment decision (FID) on the two German offshore wind farms Gode Wind 3 (242 MW) and Borkum Riffgrund 3 (900 MW) which are expected to be commissioned in 2024 and 2025, respectively. Rasmus Errboe, Head of Region Continental Europe at Ørsted, said: “Borkum Riffgrund 3 is a landmark … Continue reading Ørsted takes final investment decision on two German offshore wind farms

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Enercon welcomes coalition agreement as important signal of fresh start

The newly forming Federal Government made up of SPD, Greens and FDP has reached a coalition agreement quicker than expected. The ‘traffic light coalition’ presented the results of its negotiations yesterday (24 November). The coalition agreement bears the title ‘Dare More Progress – Alliance for Freedom, Justice and Sustainability’, and provides great cause for optimism … Continue reading Enercon welcomes coalition agreement as important signal of fresh start

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RWE to deploy SMA technology in the construction of one of Germany’s largest and most innovative battery storage facilities

In Germany in Lingen (Lower Saxony) and Werne (North Rhine-Westphalia) RWE is building a battery storage system with a total output of 117 megawatts. The system is scheduled to start operations at the end of 2022. The storage project will provide a range of important system services needed for maintaining grid stability to support fluctuations … Continue reading RWE to deploy SMA technology in the construction of one of Germany’s largest and most innovative battery storage facilities

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Ørsted and BASF sign a 25-year offshore wind power PPA in Germany

BASF and Ørsted have concluded a 25-year fixed-price corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA), under which BASF will offtake the output of 186 megawatts from Ørsted’s planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm in the German North Sea.The offshore wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 900 megawatts and go into full commercial operation … Continue reading Ørsted and BASF sign a 25-year offshore wind power PPA in Germany

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RWE and John Cockerill to build German test facility for Dutch circular and green hydrogen project FUREC

RWE and partners John Cockerill are to jointly build a testing facility in Germany which will optimize a key stage in the process of turning household waste into hydrogen. The facility – called a torrefaction plant – will be built at RWE’s innovation centre in Niederaußem (Germany) and will test the production of feedstock pellets … Continue reading RWE and John Cockerill to build German test facility for Dutch circular and green hydrogen project FUREC

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Wind farm to be built in Germany’s North Sea

The Federal Office for Maritime Navigation and Hydrography (BSH) announced today that it has approved the project for a 900 megawatt wind farm in the German North Sea. The park will have an area of 75 square kilometers and will house 83 wind turbines, which will rise 242 meters above sea level and will have … Continue reading Wind farm to be built in Germany’s North Sea

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RWE and John Cockerill to build German test facility for Dutch circular and green hydrogen project FUREC

RWE and partners John Cockerill are to jointly build a testing facility in Germany which will optimize a key stage in the process of turning household waste into hydrogen. The facility – called a torrefaction plant – will be built at RWE’s innovation centre in Niederaußem (Germany) and will test the production of feedstock pellets … Continue reading RWE and John Cockerill to build German test facility for Dutch circular and green hydrogen project FUREC

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Denmark eyes Germany among top wind farm clients

Denmark is expecting Germany to be a key market for its green energy. “Germany will need all the renewable energy it can get,” Denmark’s environment minister said. Denmark’s Climate Minister Dan Jorgensen told German current affairs magazine Der Spiegel on Saturday that he expects the demand for green fuel and electricity produced by Denmark’s future wind farm … Continue reading Denmark eyes Germany among top wind farm clients

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Nordex statement on the collapse of a wind turbine in Haltern AV9 wind farm (Germany)

After the site of the incident in Haltern AV9 wind park in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has been thoroughly secured, an interdisciplinary group of experts have now taken the next step into the root-cause analysis on site. On 29 September 2021, a N149/4.0-4.5 turbine almost completely collapsed in the 9MW wind park. The turbine was installed … Continue reading Nordex statement on the collapse of a wind turbine in Haltern AV9 wind farm (Germany)

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Statkraft acquires wind power portfolio in Germany and France

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has acquired the wind power portfolio of wind farm operator Breeze Three Energy in Germany and France further strengthening its position in Europe. Norway-based Statkraft adds 39 wind farms across Germany and four wind farms in France to its European onshore wind power portfolio. The acquisition marks the … Continue reading Statkraft acquires wind power portfolio in Germany and France

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RWE successful in German offshore wind energy auction

Two offshore wind leases with a total of 525 megawatts awarded RWE operates five offshore wind farms off the German coast; a further project – Kaskasi – is under construction RWE is pleased with its double success in the German offshore auction: As announced by the German Federal Network Agency today, the Essen-based energy company was awarded … Continue reading RWE successful in German offshore wind energy auction

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Nordex receives orders for 123 MW of wind power from Germany

With twelve new wind farm projects in July and August, the Nordex Group has been able to record a successful order intake on the Germany market over the past few summer months. The Nordex Group will be supplying wind turbines for projects totalling more than 123 MW in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Brandenburg and North-Rhine Westphalia. … Continue reading Nordex receives orders for 123 MW of wind power from Germany

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