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DolWin3 supplies more than one million households with clean wind energy

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business announced the offshore grid connection DolWin3 in the North Sea was recently successfully upgraded. The upgrades included enhancements to the valves and control system. In addition to improving the overall performance of the grid connection system, the upgrades also reduce maintenance. Located approximately 80 kilometers from land, DolWin3 with … Continue reading DolWin3 supplies more than one million households with clean wind energy

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Vestas wins auction for 25 MW in Germany

Vestas has signed a 25 MW contract with long-standing customer PNE AG for the Boitzenhagen wind project in Lower Saxony, Northern Germany. The order is derived from Germany’s fourth wind energy auction in 2020. In close collaboration with PNE AG, Vestas developed a site-specific wind energy solution that features one V126-3.45 MW turbine at 137m … Continue reading Vestas wins auction for 25 MW in Germany

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Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

Combining solar with other power sources is smart way of using technical infrastructure. In Germany two hydro power stations will get additional solar power. In expanding its energy production via solar energy in Germany, Vattenfall is set to begin construction of a photovoltaic plant at the Markersbach pumped storage plant in Saxony, close to the … Continue reading Solar power complements German pumped hydro plants

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Disadvantage of the auction system for offshore wind energy in Germany

During the 2020 WINDFORCE Conference hosted by wab e.V. in Bremerhaven (Germany) on 3-4 September, WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson addressed the current political developments on the German market. In a panel he spoke about the importance of auction design and the regulatory framework for the future of the German offshore wind supply chain. The 2020 … Continue reading Disadvantage of the auction system for offshore wind energy in Germany

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Nordex N149 wind turbines lead wind power in Germany in the first half of 2020

More than 1,100 N149 wind turbines have been sold worldwide for a total of more than 5,100 MW of wind power to date.At the same time, the number of wind turbines sold of the model N117 in Germany alone has increased to more than 800 since its market launch.Nordex scores points in Germany with its … Continue reading Nordex N149 wind turbines lead wind power in Germany in the first half of 2020

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Enercon CFO resigns from office and leaves the company

Dr Thomas Cobet, Member of the ENERCON Management Team/Chief Financial Officer, is resigning from his office with immediate effect and will be leaving the company. Over the past months Mr Cobet has, in particular, successfully monitored and supported the negotiations on completion of refinancing in the setting of the turnaround at ENERCON. Dr Martin Prillmann … Continue reading Enercon CFO resigns from office and leaves the company

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Enercon is planning to restructure its production network in Germany

As part of the new focus on international markets, centres of excellence for nacelle and generator construction are to be developed at the Aurich and Magdeburg sites. Restructuring will take place in close cooperation with ENERCON’s existing production partners. The aim is to integrate some of the responsible external companies into ENERCON during the process … Continue reading Enercon is planning to restructure its production network in Germany

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Vestas secures final order for its largest V150-4.2 MW wind turbines project in Germany, as the country’s wind energy market picks up

Demonstrating the slow and stepwise growth that currently characterises the German wind power market as it recovers from a historic low in 2019 due to a lack of permits, Vestas has received its second and final order for the 34 MW Dreieck Spreeau wind farm, located in Brandenburg, eastern Germany. The 8 MW order, placed … Continue reading Vestas secures final order for its largest V150-4.2 MW wind turbines project in Germany, as the country’s wind energy market picks up

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ACS is awarded the 900 MW wind energy converter super platform for the Borwin5 project

Dragados Offshore, a subsidiary of the ACS Group, has been awarded, in consortium with Siemens, the development of the HVDC conversion platform for the Borwin5 project for TenneT. The project consists of an electric power transmission system with a capacity of 900 megawatts between the He Dreiht offshore wind farm, operated by EnBW, on the … Continue reading ACS is awarded the 900 MW wind energy converter super platform for the Borwin5 project

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Bosch and Vattenfall sign 12-year contract for solar power

Vattenfall and Bosch have signed a corporate power purchase agreement, PPA, for solar power in northern Germany. Vattenfall will supply Bosch with renewable electricity for twelve years from a 10 Megawatt solar park that Vattenfall is currently planning to build in the region of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in north-eastern Germany. The supply contract includes that Vattenfall … Continue reading Bosch and Vattenfall sign 12-year contract for solar power

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Ørsted secure funding for renewable hydrogen project WESTKÜSTE 100 in Germany

Today, the partners of the WESTKÜSTE 100 project received funding confirmation from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as the first large-scale hydrogen project in Germany within the Reallabor (real-world laboratory) framework. Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO, Ørsted Offshore: “The funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economíc Affairs and … Continue reading Ørsted secure funding for renewable hydrogen project WESTKÜSTE 100 in Germany

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Wind energy in Germany, Nordex wind turbines for 300 MW wind farm

Nordex Group has delivered turbines for the wind farm developer UKA for the first time and completed the first construction phase of a wind farm in Germany. The 13.5 MW wind farm “Leeskow II & IV” with three N149/4.0-4.5 turbines in Lower Lusatia in Brandenburg is the first project that the Nordex Group has now … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany, Nordex wind turbines for 300 MW wind farm

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Wind energy in Lower Saxony, Enercon wind turbines for 220 MW wind farm plants

Framework agreement signed with Schierloh Engineering and VR Energieprojekte Wildeshauser Geest / Partners install 6 wind farms with a total of 41 EP5 and EP3 wind turbines. ENERCON has secured new wind power project orders for 220 MW in Lower Saxony. A total of 6 wind farms with 41 wind energy converters are planned for … Continue reading Wind energy in Lower Saxony, Enercon wind turbines for 220 MW wind farm plants

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Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired a 50% interest in the 465MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Through its subsidiary Gulf International Holding (GIH), Gulf Energy Development Public Company has acquired 100% shares of Borkum Riffgrund 2 Investor Holding (BKR2) through a share purchasing agreement with Global Infrastructure … Continue reading Gulf Energy Development Public has acquired a 50% interest in the 465 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm

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The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

Germany has taken over the rotating EU Council Presidency from Croatia. As part of the trio presidency, Germany will hold the position until 1 January 2021 before passing it on to Portugal. In the rather short time frame, the German Presidency aims to develop and adopt several important energy policies – with a strong focus … Continue reading The German EU Presidency wants to strengthen offshore wind energy

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Wind energy in Germany, Vestas wins a 28 MW auction with EnVentus wind turbines

Vestas has received a 28 MW repowering order from ecoJoule construct GmbH for the wind project Brest, located in Lower-Saxony in northern Germany, won in the tender for the Federal Network Agency. Five V150-5.6 MW turbines from the EnVentus platform, with concrete hybrid towers with a hub height of 166m, will replace the currently installed … Continue reading Wind energy in Germany, Vestas wins a 28 MW auction with EnVentus wind turbines

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New DLR institutes to research maritime energy systems and future mobility

On 23 June 2020, the Senate of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) gave the green light for the establishment of two new institutes. These will conduct research on innovative technologies for the mobility and energy transition. On 14 November 2019, the Budget Committee of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) … Continue reading New DLR institutes to research maritime energy systems and future mobility

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Siemens Gamesa will supply 13 wind turbines to wind energy in Germany

Siemens Gamesa will supply 13 wind turbines with outputs ranging from 3.6 MW to 4.1 MW, various rotor diameters and hub heights of up to 165 meters. With a total output of 52.8 MW, the Coesfeld Letter Bruch wind farm is one of the largest wind energy projects currently being installed in North Rhine-Westphalia. Each … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa will supply 13 wind turbines to wind energy in Germany

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Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

Just 20 days ahead of Germany’s EU Council Presidency starting in July, the German Government finally approved its 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP). They also adopted a new National Hydrogen Strategy. Both will be critical in shaping the EU green recovery. They will also shape Germany’s approach to its EU Presidency, where its … Continue reading Germany adopts National Energy & Climate Plan and an ambitious Hydrogen Strategy

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Germany extends wind power project execution deadline

In lieu of a complete lockdown, Germany issued stringent restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 virus through social distancing measures, closure of border, schools, and non-essential businesses on 22 March. The government announced further easing of containment measures with the exact timeline to be determined at state level on 6 May, with re-opening being … Continue reading Germany extends wind power project execution deadline

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