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Full power at first floating wind energy project in continental Europe

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirms that the final of three V164 8.4 MW wind turbines is now generating power to the Portuguese grid. The third and final V164-8.4 MW wind turbine installed on Principle Power’s semi-submersible WindFloat floating platform has now completed testing at the WindFloat Atlantic project site, and is generating clean, renewable wind … Continue reading Full power at first floating wind energy project in continental Europe

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The first floating wind farm in continental Europe is now fully operational

The last platform of WindFloat Atlantic has been connected to the grid and the windfarm has been fully commissioned.The three units are now supplying the Portuguese electrical grid with the energy generated by their 8.4 MW wind turbines, the world’s largest turbines ever installed on a floating platform.The commissioning of this floating wind farm is … Continue reading The first floating wind farm in continental Europe is now fully operational

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Portugal solar auction could lead to first Concentrated Solar Power plant

Value-based bidding, favorable site conditions and Spanish engineering has carved a fresh opening for Concentrated Solar Power build, market experts told Reuters Events. Portugal launched its delayed second solar auction last month, tendering for 700 MW of new capacity across 12 sites in Southern Portugal. For the first time, the auction includes a new solar … Continue reading Portugal solar auction could lead to first Concentrated Solar Power plant

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Clarification on Public Prosecutor measures regarding EDPR Board members

EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDPR”) is providing the following information to the market and to the public in general: In the context of a judicial procedure undergoing related to the activity of EDP – Energias de Portugal (“EDP”), which holds an 82.6% shareholding in EDPR, EDPR’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. António Mexia, and … Continue reading Clarification on Public Prosecutor measures regarding EDPR Board members

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Final wind turbine sails to WindFloat Atlantic project site for installation

MHI Vestas confirms that the final V164-8.4 MW wind turbine atop Principle Power’s semi-submersible WindFloat Foundation has left the quay in Northern Spain and is sailing toward the project site. When the final wind turbine arrives at its destination after a 250 km journey, WindFloat Atlantic will consist of three V164-8.4 MW wind turbines – … Continue reading Final wind turbine sails to WindFloat Atlantic project site for installation

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The last platform of the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm sets sail

The wind energy platform will travel from the Galician city of Ferrol to its final location, 20 kilometers from the coast of Portugal.The two previous platforms – which also house the world’s largest offshore wind turbine on floating foundations – are already fully installed in the wind farm and provide power to the Portuguese electricity … Continue reading The last platform of the world’s first semi-submersible floating wind farm sets sail

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Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

In Portugal, renewables represent two thirds of all the generation capacity installed in the country. The first technology is hydroelectric, which accounts for 37% of all capacity, followed by wind power with 26%. The photovoltaic solar has a somewhat more testimonial role with a share of 1.6%. Portugal’s starting point, in the face of the … Continue reading Wind energy in Portugal already generates 26% of electricity

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WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying wind energy in Portugal

The first platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm, after being successfully connected on 31st December, is able to supply to the grid in Portugal the energy generated by its 8,4 MW wind turbine, the world’s largest installed on a floating platform.  The commissioning of this floating wind farm contributes towards the diversification of energy … Continue reading WindFloat Atlantic project starts supplying wind energy in Portugal

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The second platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project starts from Ferrol to Viana do Castelo

WindFloat Atlantic takes another important step towards its start-up. The second of the three platforms with an already installed wind turbine that make up this project has departed from the port of Ferrol towards its final destination, 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Once the crossing is completed, it will … Continue reading The second platform of the WindFloat Atlantic wind energy project starts from Ferrol to Viana do Castelo

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European Bank finances wind energy in Portugal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) provided 45 million euros to the Eólica da Linha company, to build three wind farms in Portugal, according to a report available today at the bank’s website. The project, co-financed by the Portuguese Research Bank (BPI), has a total capacity of 96 megawatts (MW) in the north and west of … Continue reading European Bank finances wind energy in Portugal

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EIB supports wind energy in Portugal by financing three EDPR wind farms

In detail, the project consists of 31 wind turbines of two different unit size (2 MW and 3.6 MW). Each wind farm is connected to the medium voltage (MV) network. Electrical equipment such as internal array cabling, transformers (LV/MV) and civil works (foundations, access and internal roads) are included in the scope of the project. The … Continue reading EIB supports wind energy in Portugal by financing three EDPR wind farms

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WindFloat Atlantic begins the installation of the first floating wind farm

The first WindFloat Atlantic unit – featuring the world’s largest offshore wind turbines on a floating platform – has departed for its final destination off the Portuguese coast of Viana do Castelo, where the commissioning of the floating wind farm will take place. The wind power project will speed up the commercial deployment of innovative … Continue reading WindFloat Atlantic begins the installation of the first floating wind farm

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Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

The largest and most powerful wind turbine to be used in a floating wind power project – the V164-8.4 MW wind turbine from MHI Vestas – is now in place atop Principle Power’s WindFloat semi-submersible foundation. The first V164-8.4 MW wind turbine for WindFloat Atlantic was installed onto the WindFloat triangular platform at the quayside … Continue reading Floating wind energy: First wind Turbine of WindFloat Atlantic Moves Into Position

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Wind power in Portugal: Iberwind extends service contracts with Nordex

Iberwind, one of the leading wind farm operators in Portugal, is extending its service contracts with the Nordex Group for 132 of its wind turbines. As part of a Premium Service contract the Nordex Group will be handling the service and maintenance of 110 N90/2500 and N90/2300 wind turbines and 22 N60/1300 machines until 2025. … Continue reading Wind power in Portugal: Iberwind extends service contracts with Nordex

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Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030

Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030, which is enough to cover almost 40% of the country’s electricity consumption, WindEurope’s press and comms manager has said. “Portugal currently has 5.4 GW of installed wind capacity,” Andrew Canning told New Europe on 13 March. “All of that is onshore wind … Continue reading Portugal’s wind power is expected to grow to around 7 GW by 2030

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Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

The 5 countries have signed today in Brussels a joint declaration that lays out their plan to facilitate cross-border trade of renewable electricity from producers to corporate consumers. At COP 22, France, Germany, Morocco, Portugal and Spain signed the SET (Sustainable Electricity Trade) Roadmap: a declaration that would eventually lead to renewable electricity exchanges between … Continue reading Morocco, France, Germany, Portugal, and Spain agree to foster corporate trade of renewable electricity between each other

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Senvion signs 48 MW wind turbines contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

Senvion has signed 47.5 megawatts (MW) firm contracts of its modular 3.XM series in Belgium, France and Portugal in the fourth quarter of 2018. In Belgium, Senvion has concluded contracts with customers including EDF Luminus for the Sint Gillis Waas wind farm and Eoly for the Rebaix wind farm. The Belgian wind farms total four … Continue reading Senvion signs 48 MW wind turbines contracts of 3.XM series in European core markets

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EDP Renovaveis expects to beat wind power capacity goal by 2020

Portuguese wind energy group EDP Renovaveis said on Wednesday it expected to exceed its 2020 goal for increasing capacity by more than 10 percent. EDPR, a subsidiary of EDP Energias de Portugal, also said in a presentation it had secured projects to add capacity of more than 1 gigawatt after 2020, adding that its growth … Continue reading EDP Renovaveis expects to beat wind power capacity goal by 2020

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EU supports breakthrough wind energy technology in Portugal with EUR 60 million

EU supports breakthrough wind energy technology in Portugal with EUR 60 million loan granted by the EIB under InnovFin to Windplus Portuguese company Windplus will receive a EUR 60 million loan under the InnovFin Energy Demonstration Project programme to install a floating wind farm off the coast of Portugal. Windplus is a subsidiary of EDP … Continue reading EU supports breakthrough wind energy technology in Portugal with EUR 60 million

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China Three Gorges launches $10.8 billion bid for EDP

China’s state-owned utility China Three Gorges on Friday launched a bid to take control of Portugal’s biggest company EDP, offering a premium of just below 5 percent on the power firm’s closing stock price. The total value of the proposed deal is 9.07 billion euros ($10.83 billion), excluding a 23 percent stake already owned by … Continue reading China Three Gorges launches $10.8 billion bid for EDP

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