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Nordex’s largest wind turbine N149 installed

On 21 August 2018, the first of two N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines with a nominal output of 4.5 megawatt was installed at the Wennerstorf II wind farm located roughly 30 kilometres south of Hamburg. “We are pleased to have completed this beacon project in time for the commencement of WindEnergy Hamburg 2018. In addition to our … Continue reading Nordex’s largest wind turbine N149 installed

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German onshore wind energy auction clears at €61.6/MWh

Winning prices in Germany’s third onshore wind power auction this year rose to an average of €61.6/MWh. This is up from the previous auction in May, where the average price came in at €57.3/MWh. This latest auction had only marginally more bids than the volumes on offer. The German Federal Network Agency, BNetzA, reported 91 … Continue reading German onshore wind energy auction clears at €61.6/MWh

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RanaWorks’ offshore wind farm in Germany

RanaWorks’ contracted the all-round installation support above water line during the installation of an offshore wind farm in German territorial waters. Structural repairs, installation of safety equipment and paint repairs are all combined in this assignment. The work will be executed at height by using working at height and rope access techniques. “This new order … Continue reading RanaWorks’ offshore wind farm in Germany

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Senvion secures cooperation for 130 MW of wind energy projects in Germany

Senvion has signed agreements for the supply of turbines with a total capacity of about 130 MW with PROKON Regenerative Energien eG. The contract for the installation of the 4.2M140 prototype is firm and will start in 2018. Another 14 MW-project has already been awarded tariffs in the last auction and is part of conditional … Continue reading Senvion secures cooperation for 130 MW of wind energy projects in Germany

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German Onshore wind energy – Policy action needed now to achieve German and European climate targets

Following the record expansion year 2017 for onshore wind energy in Germany, new installations are declining in 2018 as expected. The figures collected by Deutsche WindGuard show a gross increase of 1,626 MW or 497 onshore turbines in the first semester of 2018; the net increase amounted to 1,505 MW. This corresponds to a 29 … Continue reading German Onshore wind energy – Policy action needed now to achieve German and European climate targets

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First wind turbine installed at the Arkona wind energy project

With the start of the last construction phase, the offshore wind project Arkona enters the home stretch. After only ten months of construction, the first of 60 wind turbines was successfully installed off the coast of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea. E.ON and Equinor’s joint project is still ahead of schedule. The turbines consist … Continue reading First wind turbine installed at the Arkona wind energy project

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ABO Wind orders Nordex N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines

The Nordex Group is supplying ABO Wind, an international project developer, with two N149/4.0-4.5 turbines, each with a nominal output of 4.5 MW, for the “Wennerstorf II” wind farm. Less than eleven months have passed since the launch of this powerful turbine type and now building permission has been granted for the site to the … Continue reading ABO Wind orders Nordex N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines

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Germany launches 670 MW onshore wind energy tender for August

Germany has launched the third onshore wind tender this year with 670 MW of subsidized contracts on offer, grid regulator BNetzA said. Developers can hand in bids by August 1 with a Eur63/MWh maximum bid allowed – unchanged from the previous round, it said. In the latest auction in May, successful bids averaged at Eur57.30/MWh, … Continue reading Germany launches 670 MW onshore wind energy tender for August

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Vestas secures first citizen-owned wind park order from German auction in 2017 and welcomes permit requirements for all projects

By working closely with each individual customer to optimise their projects for competitive auctions, Vestas has secured its first order for a citizen-owned wind park from 2017’s second auction round in Germany. The order is placed by long-term customer Rakower Bürgerwindpark GmbH & Co. KG and is for the repowering of a citizen-owned wind park … Continue reading Vestas secures first citizen-owned wind park order from German auction in 2017 and welcomes permit requirements for all projects

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WindEurope calls on the German government to side with progressive governments on 2030 renewables target

On 11 June, WindEurope CEO called on the German Government to side with other progressive European governments – Spain, Sweden, Portugal and Lithuania – on renewables and secure a positive outcome on the 2030 renewable energy target. Dickson was speaking at an event organised in Berlin by the European Energy Exchange (EEX). His words come … Continue reading WindEurope calls on the German government to side with progressive governments on 2030 renewables target

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Siemens Gamesa celebrates inauguration of production facility for offshore nacelles in Cuxhaven, Germany

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has officially inaugurated its nacelle plant in Cuxhaven, Germany, at a ceremony attended by the German Federal Minister of Economics and Energy, Peter Altmaier, together with additional politicians and members of the company’s Board. At this ultra-modern production facility, Siemens Gamesa assembles the nacelles for wind turbines used at sea. … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa celebrates inauguration of production facility for offshore nacelles in Cuxhaven, Germany

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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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