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Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

Mercedes-Benz will buy wind energy for its German operations through a corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed with Norwegian utility Statkraft.   This marks the first corporate renewable PPA deal signed in Germany. Mercedes-Benz will buy 46 MW worth of wind power from six wind farms in Lower Saxony and Bremen. The wind power … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz deal to buy wind power is first PPA in Germany

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Vestas secures first wind energy order from enercity Erneuerbare GmbH in Germany

Vestas has received a 33 MW wind farm order from German municipal utility enercity Erneuerbare GmbH, a subsidiary of Hannover-based utility enercity AG, for the Klettwitz III B.A. 2.2 project located in Klettwitz in the Brandenburg region in eastern Germany. The wind power project will comprise ten V117-3.3 MW wind turbines, which will be installed … Continue reading Vestas secures first wind energy order from enercity Erneuerbare GmbH in Germany

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Repowering: EDF Renewables commissions a fully renewed wind power plant in Germany

EDF Renewables in Germany is announcing the repowering of the Eckolstädt wind farm, the first in a series to come. “Repowering” or renewing means the refurbishment of a facility that has reached the end of its life cycle. The Eckolstädt wind farm initially had an installed capacity of 14.5 MW, which has now been increased … Continue reading Repowering: EDF Renewables commissions a fully renewed wind power plant in Germany

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Siemens Gamesa strengthens its presence in the onshore wind energy market with new wind farm projects totaling 263 MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to reinforce its strong market position with the supply of 263 MW (1) to onshore wind power projects in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Turkey. The wind turbines types are within a performance range between 2.3 and 4.1 MW. In Northern Europe, the company will provide 34 wind turbines with … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa strengthens its presence in the onshore wind energy market with new wind farm projects totaling 263 MW

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Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, today officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is … Continue reading Storage power plant inaugurated at Curslack wind farm

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Germany reaches political agreement on additional onshore wind energy

This week the German government reached a political agreement on an additional 4 GW of onshore wind power by 2021.   The agreement will see Germany auction an additional onshore wind turbines capacity of 1 GW (in 2019), 1.4 GW (in 2020) and 1.6 GW (in 2021) over and above the 2.8 GW pa which … Continue reading Germany reaches political agreement on additional onshore wind energy

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Nordex receives wind energy order for 57 MW from Germany

The Nordex Group has secured a wind power order for a total of 57.6 MW for a cluster of wind farms in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. The “Hoort” wind farm is a joint project by LOSCON GmbH, a wind farm developer, and mea Energieagentur Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH (mea), a wholly owned subsidiary of the municipal utility WEMAG … Continue reading Nordex receives wind energy order for 57 MW from Germany

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Iberdrola inaugurates Wikinger offshore wind farm, consolidating Germany as its strategic market

The Chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galán, expressed his pride at the commissioning of this facility, a benchmark for the company: “We will continue to champion offshore wind energy technology since it enables us to drive the energy transition to a sustainable, low carbon economy.” Today, Iberdrola has officially cut the ribbon on Wikinger offshore wind … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates Wikinger offshore wind farm, consolidating Germany as its strategic market

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Iberdrola inaugurates on Monday the Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

Iberdrola inaugurates on Monday the wind farm of Wikinger, located in Germany in the waters of the Baltic Sea, with an investment of 1,400 million euros. In its development have participated companies like the Asturian Windar, with the construction of 280 piles of 40 meters in length, as well as the Danish Bladt and the … Continue reading Iberdrola inaugurates on Monday the Wikinger offshore wind farm (Germany)

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Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Completed in Record Time

Construction of Germany’s 385 MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea has been completed at a new record speed: The workers needed less than three months to erect 60 wind turbines. “The joint project between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company Equinor completed the installation of the wind turbines in record time and … Continue reading Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Completed in Record Time

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Permitting issues leave latest German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

Challenges in the permitting procedure mean the latest German onshore wind auction has come in under-subscribed. The prices – average €62.6/MWh – were also up on the €57/MWh in the last auction in May. The German Federal Network Agency, BNetzA, announced the results of the latest German onshore wind auction today. Only 363 MW of … Continue reading Permitting issues leave latest German onshore wind energy auction under-subscribed

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Vestas secures first wind farm order for V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in Germany

Vestas has received a 12 MW wind power order from long-term customer NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG for two V150-4.2 MW wind turbines and one V136-3.6 MW wind turbine for the Lübbenow II and Lübbenow III wind energy projects, located in Lübbenow in Brandenburg, Eastern Germany. The order is the first for the … Continue reading Vestas secures first wind farm order for V150-4.2 MW wind turbines in Germany

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Offshore wind farm Arkona feeds first power into the grid

E.ON and Equinor’s Arkona offshore wind project in the German Baltic Sea continues to strive for completion in record time. Now the energy company E.ON is reporting further progress: the wind farm has fed the first green electricity into the German Electrical grid. Arkona is thus right on schedule. E.ON, the company responsible for construction … Continue reading Offshore wind farm Arkona feeds first power into the grid

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E.ON and Equinor’s offshore wind farm sends first electricity to grid

A large offshore wind farm, operated by German utility firm E.ON in partnership with Norway’s Equinor, has sent its first electricity to the German grid. After the first of 60 wind turbines now being online, further wind turbines will be launched into operation. An equally-shared joint venture between E.ON and Equinor, the Arkona wind farm … Continue reading E.ON and Equinor’s offshore wind farm sends first electricity to grid

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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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