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GE’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Prototype Installed and Operating in the Netherlands

More powerful wind turbines part of trend to lower costs and drive growth of renewable energy. GE Renewable Energy announced today that the prototype for its Cypress platform, the largest onshore wind turbine for GE in the field, has been successfully installed and is fully operational, producing power at a rated level of 5.3 MW … Continue reading GE’s Largest Onshore Wind Turbine Prototype Installed and Operating in the Netherlands

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Shell and Eneco team up in bid for Dutch offshore wind power

The Netherlands plans to add a further 7,000 MW in offshore wind energy capacity between 2024 and 2030, as it seeks to turn around a track record as one of the most polluting countries in Europe. Royal Dutch Shell has teamed up with energy company Eneco and builder Van Oord in a bid to build … Continue reading Shell and Eneco team up in bid for Dutch offshore wind power

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Enercon EP3 wind turbine installed at Wieringermeer wind energy test site in the Netherlands

ENERCON has reached the next stage of its EP3 programme. The company has now installed the prototype of the E-138 EP3 at the Wieringermeer wind energy test site in the Netherlands. The low-wind WEC (IEC wind class IIIA) follows in the footsteps of the E-126 EP3 for wind farm class IIA sites and is the … Continue reading Enercon EP3 wind turbine installed at Wieringermeer wind energy test site in the Netherlands

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Wind energy in the Netherlands: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

13 large wind turbines planned for Dutch wind power projects totalling 49 MW. The Nordex Group has received in the last quarter of 2018 an order from Vattenfall to supply and install 13 wind turbines for two wind power projects in the Netherlands. The 22 MW “Haringvliet” wind farm includes six N117/3675 machines and the … Continue reading Wind energy in the Netherlands: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands

GE (NYSE: GE) and Stedin, one of the leading distribution network operators (DNOs) in the Netherlands, went live with the first European implementation of Transmission Forecast (T-Forecast) software from GE’s Grid Solutions. Part of the Digital Energy portfolio, this new solution forecasts power flow across transmission and distribution and is built to help manage increasing … Continue reading Stedin and GE Power Mobilize New Technology to Manage Increasing Renewable Generation in the Netherlands

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Nordex extending Dutch wind farm “Wieringermeer” for Vattenfall with 32 N117/3600 wind turbines

Today, Vattenfall, the owner of the Dutch electricity company Nuon, signed a delivery contract for the expansion of the “Wieringermeer” wind farm with the Nordex Group at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg. The expansion comprises 32 N117/3600 turbines. Last year Vattenfall had ordered 50 turbines from the same series, of which construction is currently … Continue reading Nordex extending Dutch wind farm “Wieringermeer” for Vattenfall with 32 N117/3600 wind turbines

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GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center

Facility will test rotor hubs for GE blades and offer a range of testing services to other industry partners. GE Renewable Energy Business, LM Wind Power announced today the planned acquisition of the WMC test facilities in Wieringerwerf, Netherlands. The transaction is expected to close within a few weeks’ time subject to certain pre-completion conditions. … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy acquires WMC wind turbine blade test center

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Mitsubishi commences construction of Borssele III/ IV wind farm

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce the achievement of financial close and commencement of construction of Borssele III/ IV Offshore Wind Farm in the Dutch North Sea, in which MC holds shares through its UK based wholly owned subsidiary, Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE). Prior to this milestone, DGE has divested part of its … Continue reading Mitsubishi commences construction of Borssele III/ IV wind farm

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Eneco awards Siemens Gamesa with a 5-year contract for refurbishment of wind turbine gearboxes

Siemens Gamesa expands its Service business for multi-brand offshore wind turbines. Eneco, owner of the Princess Amalia Wind Farm, has selected Siemens Gamesa as the supplier for gearbox refurbishment. For the next five years, the company will maintain and refurbish the gearboxes of 60 Vestas V80-2.0MW wind turbines. The Princess Amalia Wind Farm was commissioned … Continue reading Eneco awards Siemens Gamesa with a 5-year contract for refurbishment of wind turbine gearboxes

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Dutch government plans 7 gigawatts in new offshore wind energy

The Dutch government on Tuesday said it will allow five new offshore wind turbine farms capable of producing 7 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in the 2024 to 2030 period. The Netherlands is lagging other European countries in renewable energy investments and has launched a programme to speed up renewable energy projects, including tenders to build … Continue reading Dutch government plans 7 gigawatts in new offshore wind energy

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North Sea Wind Power Hub to supply renewable energy to 80 million

The North Sea Wind Power Hub, an artificial island in the North Sea that could supply renewable energy to 80 million people in Europe is set to open in 2027. The hub will send electricity via long-distance cables to six European countries. According to the plans, a 2.3 square mile (6 square kilometers) island will … Continue reading North Sea Wind Power Hub to supply renewable energy to 80 million

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Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

The Dutch government has given subsidy-free bidders first bidding in an auction for the twin 350 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind projects. On Friday 15 December Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced its zero-subsidy bid. EnBW, Masdar, Shell and Statoil have also confirmed their bid for this auction. The Dutch Government accepted bids from any … Continue reading Zero-subsidy bidding in latest Dutch offshore wind energy auction

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Nordex Awarded 180-MW Project in the Netherlands

Vattenfall, owner of the Dutch utility Nuon, yesterday signed a contract for the delivery of 50 N117/3600 turbines with the Nordex Group in Amsterdam. The project “Wieringermeer” is one of the biggest onshore projects for Vattenfall in Europe. The wind farm has an above-average capacity factor of 42 per cent due the excellent average wind … Continue reading Nordex Awarded 180-MW Project in the Netherlands

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Microsoft signs one of the largest wind energy deals in the Netherlands with Vattenfall

Microsoft Corp. has announced its second European wind project in the Netherlands with Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity and heat retail and producers. Microsoft will purchase 100 percent of the wind energy generated from a repowered and expanded wind farm that is adjacent to its local datacenter operations in the Netherlands. The 180-megawatt wind … Continue reading Microsoft signs one of the largest wind energy deals in the Netherlands with Vattenfall

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Vattenfall to invest €200m in Netherlands onshore wind energy

Vattenfall has decided to invest over €200m to replace old wind mills and also expand the Wieringermeer onshore wind farm in the Netherlands. The company will replace old wind mills with latest technology to generate 180MW by 2019. The adjacent Wieringermeer, which Vattenfall has acquired, will add an additional capacity of 115MW. By 2020, the … Continue reading Vattenfall to invest €200m in Netherlands onshore wind energy

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The Netherlands backs 3.21 GW of renewable energy projects

The Dutch government has allocated subsidy grants to thousands of domestic renewable energy projects, with a combined power-generating capacity of 3.21 GW. The awards were made under the ‘Spring Round’ of its 2017 SDE+ (Stimulation of Renewable Energy Production) subsidy programme. SDE+, managed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) on behalf of the Dutch government, … Continue reading The Netherlands backs 3.21 GW of renewable energy projects

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Cooperation and innovation mark a period of major turbine contracts and mega battery installation in the Netherlands

As the industry sets its sights on Amsterdam for WindEurope’s upcoming conference and exhibition this November, wind power has been enjoying a robust week in the historical land of the windmills. On 6 July, it was announced that renewable energy firm Siemens Gamesa will install 94 turbines at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind … Continue reading Cooperation and innovation mark a period of major turbine contracts and mega battery installation in the Netherlands

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Vestas receives 22 MW order in the Netherlands

After a competitive tender process, long-term customer Eneco places order comprising six V112-3.45 MW turbines in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode for the Slufterdam wind park near Rotterdam.   The 22 MW firm and unconditional order is placed by Eneco via its special project company Windpark Eneco Slufterdam B.V. and includes supply and commissioning of … Continue reading Vestas receives 22 MW order in the Netherlands

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 752 MW to DONG Energy in the Netherlands

Siemens Gamesa and DONG Energy have signed an agreement for the supply of 94 8-MW turbines (752 MW) at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind power plant being developed in Dutch waters. The contract additionally includes maintenance of the turbines. The wind power plant will be located 22km from the coast of the Dutch … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 752 MW to DONG Energy in the Netherlands

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Innogy opens Zuidwester wind farm in Netherlands

The wind farm includes twelve of 7.5MW turbines, which will replace 50 older models. Innogy, a subsidiary of RWE, has invested a total investment of about €150m in the wind farm. This 90MW wind farm is part of a larger 430MW project at Noordoostpolder in the Netherlands. In total, the larger wind project will include about 86 wind turbines … Continue reading Innogy opens Zuidwester wind farm in Netherlands

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