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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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First E-160 EP5 wind farms approved in Germany

ENERCON installs 13 wind energy converters for two customer projects in Lower Saxony Good news for ENERCON in Germany: the authorities have now approved the first wind farms with the new E-160 EP5 wind energy converters. Approval has been granted in accordance with the German Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) for three wind energy converters … Continue reading First E-160 EP5 wind farms approved in Germany

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New German Government must make wind energy a top priority again

On 26 September Germany will elect a new Parliament. The election will mark the end of the 16-year reign of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Regardless of the outcome of the election, WindEurope, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and VDMA Power Systems call on the new Federal Government to acknowledge the central role of wind … Continue reading New German Government must make wind energy a top priority again

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Vattenfall takes on direct marketing for 250 MW offshore wind farm Arcadis Ost 1 in the Baltic Sea

Vattenfall and Parkwind have agreed to cooperate in direct marketing in the offshore wind power sector where Vattenfall will be marketing the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarm in the Baltic Sea. The 250 MW offshore wind farm will be built 19 kilometers northeast of the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, in the coastal … Continue reading Vattenfall takes on direct marketing for 250 MW offshore wind farm Arcadis Ost 1 in the Baltic Sea

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Study investigates potential for first large-scale offshore hydrogen park in the German North Sea

Project partners RWE, Shell, Gasunie and Equinor signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaSector project – the vision of the first large-scale German offshore hydrogen park. The project aims to demonstrate that in Germany offshore based hydrogen production enables an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way to produce green hydrogen.  … Continue reading Study investigates potential for first large-scale offshore hydrogen park in the German North Sea

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Vestas pre-selected tenderer for the 900 MW He Dreiht wind power project in Germany, which will use the V236-15.0 MW turbine

Vestas has been named the pre-selected tenderer at EnBW’s 900 MW He Dreiht project to supply the offshore wind turbines, which, depending on a firm and unconditional order eventually being signed, will mark the world`s first commercial deployment of the new V236-15.0 MW offshore turbine. This means that this highly advanced turbine type has made … Continue reading Vestas pre-selected tenderer for the 900 MW He Dreiht wind power project in Germany, which will use the V236-15.0 MW turbine

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Vestas and Iberdrola finalise contract on Baltic Eagle offshore wind power project in Germany

Vestas and Iberdrola have finalised the turbine supply contract for the Baltic Eagle project being developed off the island of Rügen, in German waters of the Baltic Sea. Vestas will deliver V174-9.5 MW turbines to the 476 MW Baltic Eagle project, which will span a 40 km2 area in the Baltic Sea and is located … Continue reading Vestas and Iberdrola finalise contract on Baltic Eagle offshore wind power project in Germany

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Success for RWE in German onshore wind power auction

RWE wins bid for 17 MW wind farm in Lower Saxony / Start of construction planned for 2022 Realisation of one additional 5.7 MW wind turbine for a local, citizens-owned company Once again a success for RWE in a German auction for onshore wind energy: In Lower Saxony RWE’s Sanbostel-Bevern wind farm was awarded a … Continue reading Success for RWE in German onshore wind power auction

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German onshore wind energy tender surpasses 1,000 megawatt mark for first time since 2017

Germany’s latest onshore wind tender has resulted in 240 new planned wind turbines with a combined capacity of 1,110 megawatt (MW), just under the total offered volume of 1,243 MW, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) reported. The regulator accepted 127 bids for the tender, which was reduced in volume from its initial 1,500 MW target … Continue reading German onshore wind energy tender surpasses 1,000 megawatt mark for first time since 2017

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Germany plans to grant more space to offshore wind in North and Baltic Sea

A new draft plan for offshore wind power expansion by the German government has allocated additional spaces for renewable power generation in the Baltic and North Sea, reports climate and energy Newsletter Tagesspiegel Background. The plans, which were presented by the interior ministry, identify parts of the Dogger Bank, a transnational sandbank in the middle … Continue reading Germany plans to grant more space to offshore wind in North and Baltic Sea

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Iberdrola and Vestas sign wind turbine supply and maintenance contracts for Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

Wind turbine installation scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2024 When Baltic Eagle is commissioned, the company’s total capacity in Germany will exceed 826 MW, having invested a total of €2.5 billion Iberdrola and Vestas have signed a contract to supply 50 units of the offshore wind turbine V174-9.5 MW for the Baltic … Continue reading Iberdrola and Vestas sign wind turbine supply and maintenance contracts for Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm

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RWE and BASF plan $4.9 billion wind power project

Chemicals giant BASF and German utility RWE on Friday announced a potential 4 billion euro ($4.9 billion) offshore wind power project to cut emissions at Germany’s most energy-intensive industrial site. As part of the project, which depends on more favourable legislation, RWE plans to build a 2 gigawatt (GW) offshore wind farm by 2030 to … Continue reading RWE and BASF plan $4.9 billion wind power project

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Nordex, a leading player in wind energy in Germany

The Nordex Group is growing and is in the process of standardizing the legal structures of its national companies worldwide. With today’s registration of the newly-established Nordex Germany GmbH, the group is uniting its customer activities in Germany in one company. In the future, sales, project management and technical support service for Nordex wind turbines … Continue reading Nordex, a leading player in wind energy in Germany

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Eu approves new German renewables law but sets unhelpful precedent by allowing short-term cuts in auction volumes

Last week the European Commission approved the latest amendments to the German Renewable Energy Act. This means Germany can now publish the results of its last onshore wind auction, and work on the relevant wind farms can start. But the Commission have set an unhelpful precedent by approving a new mechanism in the Act which … Continue reading Eu approves new German renewables law but sets unhelpful precedent by allowing short-term cuts in auction volumes

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Innovative installation technique for offshore wind turbines foundations

RWE Renewables, itap, BioConsult SH as well as the University of Stuttgart and Technische Universität Berlin are to research innovative vibratory pile driving technique at RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm Method for installing foundations has the potential for significantly reducing underwater noise emissions and installation times Research project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic … Continue reading Innovative installation technique for offshore wind turbines foundations

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Statkraft plans first wind farm in Germany

Statkraft, Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy, is planning to develop and construct its first own wind farm in Germany. Up to six wind turbines with a total capacity of up to 36 megawatts are to be installed in the Wesertal valley in northern Hesse by 2025. The concession agreement for the use of the … Continue reading Statkraft plans first wind farm in Germany

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