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Latest German onshore wind energy auction results come in at €57/MWh

Bid prices in Germany’s latest onshore wind round rose to an average of €57.3/MWh following an auction that was under-subscribed. According to the German Federal Network Agency, BNetzA, 604 MW of wind capacity across 111 bids entered the second German onshore wind auction this year. This was less than the 670 MW that was on … Continue reading Latest German onshore wind energy auction results come in at €57/MWh

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E.ON acquires wind energy project company Vortex

E.ON wants to produce more wind energy in Germany. To implement this strategy, E.ON Climate & Renewables is now taking over the German activities of Kassel-based Vortex Energy. Vortex has been developing, realising and operating onshore wind farms in Germany since 2004. The project pipeline includes wind farms with a total volume of 300 megawatts … Continue reading E.ON acquires wind energy project company Vortex

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Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind power auction

In the second German auction for offshore wind, the Bundesnetzagentur has awarded Ørsted the right to build an additional 551.75MW offshore wind in the German North Sea. Ørsted won with the following projects: Borkum Riffgrund West 1 with a capacity of 420MW at a price of EUR 0 per MWh. Gode Wind 4 with a … Continue reading Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind power auction

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German offshore wind energy auction strengthens case for accelerated build-out

Germany today announced the results of its latest offshore wind auction. Six projects won. They’ve a total capacity between them of 1.6 GW and are split evenly between the North Sea and Baltic Sea.   The lowest winning bid was €0 MW/h premium above the wholesale power price and the highest was €98.30 MW/h (total … Continue reading German offshore wind energy auction strengthens case for accelerated build-out

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Iberdrola plans one billion euro investment in Baltic Sea wind energy

Iberdrola Renewables Offshore will invest 1 billion euros (878.5 billion pounds) in developing two offshore wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea after winning 486 megawatts (MW) of capacity in a recent auction, managing director Jonathan Cole said. Germany has granted approval for offshore wind parks capable of generating 1,610 megawatts (MW) of power at … Continue reading Iberdrola plans one billion euro investment in Baltic Sea wind energy

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Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind energy auction

In the second German auction for offshore wind, the Bundesnetzagentur has today awarded Ørsted the right to build an additional 551.75MW offshore wind in the German North Sea. Ørsted won with the following projects: Borkum Riffgrund West 1 with a capacity of 420MW at a price of EUR 0 per MWh. Gode Wind 4 with … Continue reading Ørsted wins 551.75MW in German offshore wind energy auction

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Double win for Tekmar Energy as they support Van Oord on Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the global leader in Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for offshore wind farms has been awarded multiple contracts by Van Oord to supply their systems for both the Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3 projects. Deutsche Bucht is a 252 MW offshore wind farm owned by Northland Power which will consist of 31 8 MW … Continue reading Double win for Tekmar Energy as they support Van Oord on Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3

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WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

On Monday 18 April WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson participated in a lively discussion at the German parliament on the future of renewables in Europe. Dickson was speaking at the EUFORES (European Forum for Renewable Energy) workshop in the Bundestag entitled: ‘EU Clean Energy Package: Challenges and Opportunities for the German energy transition.’ German representatives at … Continue reading WindEurope CEO calls on German policymakers to show leadership on Clean Energy Package at the Bundestag

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The heart of the Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea has been completed on schedule

The electric offshore transformer station has now been successfully installed at a water depth of almost 30 meters. Moving the so-called ‘topside’ from a barge onto the foundation with the crane ship Oleg Strasnov was the installation of the world’s heaviest alternating current platform, which had previously been lifted in one block on the high … Continue reading The heart of the Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea has been completed on schedule

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Vestas secures first order from German auction round four

Vestas has received its first order from Germany’s fourth wind energy auction, only five weeks after the auction results were announced in February. Underlining Vestas’ ability to work closely with each individual customer to optimise their projects for competitive auctions, the order is placed by long-standing customer ABO Wind and includes six V136-3.45 MW turbines. … Continue reading Vestas secures first order from German auction round four

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New onshore wind power projects in Germany: Siemens Gamesa announces five orders including 20 wind turbines

New orders for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) from Germany: The company will equip a total of five wind farms with its onshore wind turbines. For project locations in eastern and northern Germany, orders have been placed for a total of 20 turbines. Products from the manufacturer’s wide product portfolio will be deployed. The total … Continue reading New onshore wind power projects in Germany: Siemens Gamesa announces five orders including 20 wind turbines

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Nordex awarded 21.6-MW contract by PNE Wind

The Nordex Group has received a new order from PNE Wind AG. The project entails the installation of six N131/3600 turbines at the “Gerdau” wind farm. The turbines will be installed close to the German town of Uelzen this autumn, after which Nordex will provide service for up to 20 years. PNE was awarded the … Continue reading Nordex awarded 21.6-MW contract by PNE Wind

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GE installs 1st offshore wind turbine at Merkur Windfarm

GE Renewable Energy announces today the installation of the first GE HaliadeTM 150-6MW offshore wind turbine at the 396MW Merkur Offshore Windfarm in Germany, located approximately 35km north of the island of Borkum, in the North Sea. Installation vessel SeaFox 5 sailed from Merkur’s logistic hub in Eemshaven (Netherlands) carrying blades, towers, nacelles and other … Continue reading GE installs 1st offshore wind turbine at Merkur Windfarm

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TÜV Rheinland to surveil Senvion rotor blade production

TÜV Rheinland has been commissioned to perform comprehensive testing on behalf of Senvion, a manufacturer of wind turbines. The experts will surveil the production of rotor blades for the “Trianel Windpark Borkum II” offshore wind farm. In the process, they will check that the blades are conform to the production documents, that the rules of … Continue reading TÜV Rheinland to surveil Senvion rotor blade production

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Jumbo completes project for the Arkona offshore wind farm

Earlier this year Jumbo completed their project for the Arkona offshore wind farm (E.ON and Statoil). The entire project involves the construction of a 385MW offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. Van Oord contracted Jumbo for the installation of the 60 transition pieces. The vessel chosen to tackle the job was the MV … Continue reading Jumbo completes project for the Arkona offshore wind farm

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First 2018 onshore wind energy auction in Germany

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) announced the winners of the first onshore wind auction for 2018. 83 projects with a total capacity of 709 MW were awarded a contract. 132 projects with a total capacity of 989 MW participated in the auction. The prices of successful bids ranged from €38/MWh to €52.80/MWh. The average was … Continue reading First 2018 onshore wind energy auction in Germany

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Germany wind energy reach record high in 2017

Report published by the German Wind Energy Association and the Association of German Manufacturers of Machinery and Industrial Equipment shows that a record of 1,792 new wind turbines were installed on land in 2017 with a total power generation capacity of 5,333 Megawatt. The figures marked an increase of 15 percent compared to 2016. BWE … Continue reading Germany wind energy reach record high in 2017

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VOS and Ampelmann join forces for Arkona wind farm project

Vroon Offshore Services and Ampelmann have joined forces to deploy a Walk to Work (W2W) solution for the Arkona offshore wind farm, located in the German Baltic Sea. Vroon’s VOS Stone vessel, the newest addition to its offshore-support fleet, will be mobilised with an Ampelmann A400 gangway system. The gangway, launched in 2017, will be … Continue reading VOS and Ampelmann join forces for Arkona wind farm project

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German wind power output hits new record above 42 GW

German wind power output rose above 42 GW for the first time Wednesday evening setting new hourly and daily output records, data from grid operators show. Hourly wind output averaged 42.612 GW between 21:00 and 21:59 local time, according to EEX transparency which collects the data on behalf of Germany’s transmission systems operators. Daily wind … Continue reading German wind power output hits new record above 42 GW

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Iberdrola’s Wikinger offshore wind farm connected to the grid in Germany

Iberdrola has connected its Wikinger offshore wind farm to the German power grid. The facility was built over the last 18 months in the Baltic Sea. By reaching this milestone, Wikinger adds 350 megawatts (MW) capacity to the system and will supply renewable energy to 350,000 homes, representing more than 20% of the power used … Continue reading Iberdrola’s Wikinger offshore wind farm connected to the grid in Germany

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