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Repowering of wind farms: a great opportunity for wind power in Europe

WindEurope’s annual “End of Life Issues and Strategies” event (EoLIS 2023) showcases what happens to wind farms when they reach the end of their operational life. The event covers how you dismantle and dispose of old turbines sustainably. And how you repower them – replacing old turbines with new ones. Repowering can play a key … Continue reading Repowering of wind farms: a great opportunity for wind power in Europe

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RWE replaces the 1.8 MW wind turbines with more powerful 5.7 MW ones

RWE has been awarded the tender for its onshore repowering project in Lengerich by the German Federal Network Agency’s auction for onshore wind (bid deadline was 1 August). “Repowering” is the process of replacing old turbines with modern, more powerful ones. At the site in Emsland in northwest Germany, this means that RWE is replacing a … Continue reading RWE replaces the 1.8 MW wind turbines with more powerful 5.7 MW ones

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Vestas wins an order to repower 42 MW of wind power in Germany

Vestas has received a firm order to power an undisclosed retrofit wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The order consists of six V150-6.0 MW wind turbines and one V162-6.2 MW wind turbine in 6.0 MW operating mode and includes the supply, delivery and commissioning of the wind turbines. Upon completion, Vestas will service the turbines under … Continue reading Vestas wins an order to repower 42 MW of wind power in Germany

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Statkraft strengthens repowering position with second Breeze series wind farm acquisition

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has acquired a wind power portfolio from Breeze Two Energy in Germany and France, growing its repowering portfolio with 337 MW and 39 wind farms. Statkraft has added 39 wind farms in operation to its European onshore wind power portfolio in an acquisition that mirrors the first of … Continue reading Statkraft strengthens repowering position with second Breeze series wind farm acquisition

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Vestas wins an order to repower 158 MW of wind power in the US.

Vestas has received an order for 158 MW to repower three undisclosed projects in the United States. The order consists of 72 V120-2.2 MW wind turbines for the three projects. The orders include the supply, delivery and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, … Continue reading Vestas wins an order to repower 158 MW of wind power in the US.

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Iberdrola repowers ScottishPower’s first wind farm

After almost 30 years of service, Scotland’s first commercial windfarm has been powered down in preparation of the site being supercharged to help meet the UK’s Net Zero targets. Operational since 1995, ScottishPower Renewables’ Hagshaw Hill windfarm in South Lanarkshire was at the forefront of wind energy production in Scotland, generating more than 895MWh over … Continue reading Iberdrola repowers ScottishPower’s first wind farm

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VERBUND AG: Acquisition of operative wind power plants in Spain with a capacity of 257 MW and potential for hybridisation and repowering

VERBUND AG hereby announces the acquisition of operative wind power plants in Spain with a total capacity of 257 MW and potential for hybridisation and repowering from EDP Renewables Europe, S.L.U. (“EDPR”) for an enterprise value of approx. €0.46bn. VERBUND Green Power GmbH will acquire 100% of the shares in Viesgo Renovables S.L. and Viesgo Europa S.L. … Continue reading VERBUND AG: Acquisition of operative wind power plants in Spain with a capacity of 257 MW and potential for hybridisation and repowering

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Vestas wins a 370 MW order from Xcel Energy for two wind repowering projects in the US

Vestas has received an order for two wind projects totaling 370 MW to upgrade the Pleasant Valley and Border Winds projects owned by Xcel Energy in the US. The order for the 213 MW Pleasant Valley project in Minnesota consists of 97 V110-2.0 MW turbines delivered in 2.2 MW operating mode, while the 156 MW … Continue reading Vestas wins a 370 MW order from Xcel Energy for two wind repowering projects in the US

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ERG has placed a 76 MW order for the repowering of the Castelvetrano Salemi wind farm

ERG has placed a 76 MW order for the repowering of the Castelvetrano Salemi wind farm, located in the Sicilia Region, Italy. The contract includes the supply and installation of thirteen V150-4.2 MW wind turbines and five V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. “We are very … Continue reading ERG has placed a 76 MW order for the repowering of the Castelvetrano Salemi wind farm

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222.5 million euros for wind power repowering, renovating small hydro and recycling wind turbine blades in Spain

Two of the Circular Repowering Programs will encourage technological renewal projects to provide greater energy efficiency to wind and hydroelectric generation facilities Aid will be granted for the complete replacement of wind turbines (150 million) and the technological and environmental renovation of hydroelectric plants (42.5 million), with the possibility of incorporating storage For the first … Continue reading 222.5 million euros for wind power repowering, renovating small hydro and recycling wind turbine blades in Spain

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Repowering Europe’s wind farms is a win-win-win

What happens when wind turbines reach the end of their lifetime? WindEurope’s annual “End of Life Issues and Strategies” event (EoLIS2022) showcases the latest trends in repowering, decommissioning, dismantling and recycling of wind turbines. The latest data presented at the event shows the benefits of repowering. It nearly triples the capacity of a wind farm … Continue reading Repowering Europe’s wind farms is a win-win-win

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Vestas secures order for 66 MW repowering project in Germany

Vestas has received an order of 66 MW for repowering the Lensahner Berg/Gaarz wind farm in the northeast of Schleswig-Holstein. The order is placed by four customers; Gaarz IV Windkraft GmbH & Co. KG, and three smaller project companies. Leveraging the versatility and strong performance of the EnVentus platform technology, the project includes 11 V162-6.2 … Continue reading Vestas secures order for 66 MW repowering project in Germany

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Masen, EDF Renewables Announce Repowering of Koudia Al Baida Wind Farm

The annual energy output of the wind farm Nassim Koudia Al Baidawill will meet the needs of approximately 420,000 people while saving the equivalent of 308,000 tons of CO2. Masen, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy, and its partner EDF Renouvelables, a renewable electricity production firm, announced today the financial settlement of the repowering of … Continue reading Masen, EDF Renewables Announce Repowering of Koudia Al Baida Wind Farm

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RWE puts Krusemark-Ellingen wind farm into operation

More power for the Krusemark-Ellingen wind farm in Saxony-Anhalt: The decision has recently been taken to “repower” this project, which was initially constructed between 1998 and 2004, and the sixth and last new wind turbine has been put in place. The state-of-the-art Nordex turbines, each with a generation capacity of 3.3 megawatts (MW), replace the 15 existing Enercon … Continue reading RWE puts Krusemark-Ellingen wind farm into operation

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GE Renewable Energy’s Cypress onshore wind turbine selected for repowering project in the Netherlands

Windplan Groen is the largest onshore wind farm in the Netherlands. GE to provide 26 Cypress 6.0-164 wind turbines, GE’s most powerful onshore turbine. GE Renewable Energy announced today that it has been selected by Windkoepel Groen to repower part of the Windplan Groen project in Flevoland province in the Netherlands. Repowering involves replacing older … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy’s Cypress onshore wind turbine selected for repowering project in the Netherlands

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Vestas wins a 60 MW wind farm repowering order in the US.

Located in an earthquake-prone area, Vestas has developed a custom solution to suit the site’s climatic conditions that includes a combination of V117-4.2 MW and V117-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 4.3 MW and 3.6 MW modes of operation respectively. The bespoke solution includes a tower design that can be located in a seismically active … Continue reading Vestas wins a 60 MW wind farm repowering order in the US.

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RWE’s US onshore wind farm Panther Creek III undergoes repower

133 wind turbines on site will see increased efficiency. Used blades to be sustainably recycled. Wind power project, located in Sterling County, Texas, began production in third quarter of 2009. Repower expected to be complete by third quarter of 2021. RWE Renewables has partnered with GE Renewable Energy to repower its Panther Creek III onshore … Continue reading RWE’s US onshore wind farm Panther Creek III undergoes repower

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Vestas wins 207 MW repowering order with EnVentus wind turbines in the Netherlands

SwifterwinT op Land B.V., a collaboration of more than 170 residents and entrepeneurs in the Netherlands, has placed a 207 MW order for their repowering project Windplanblauw Onshore. The wind park currently consists of 46 turbines of various turbine variants and brands which will be replaced by 37 new and more efficient turbine variants from … Continue reading Vestas wins 207 MW repowering order with EnVentus wind turbines in the Netherlands

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Vestas wins 138 MW repowering order in USA

Vestas has received a 138 MW order to repower a wind project in the U.S.  With this order, Vestas will replace 73 existing V80-1.8 MW turbines with a total of 73 V110-2.0 MW turbines, including previously purchased 2 MW components. With the largest global installed capacity and service base, Vestas is uniquely positioned to harness … Continue reading Vestas wins 138 MW repowering order in USA

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Enercon supplies E-136 EP5 wind turbines for a wind repowering project in the Netherlands

Nine E-136 EP5s will replace 16 old wind energy converters at Nij Hiddum-Houw wind farm. The installation of the nine E-136 EP5s wind turbines is part of a repowering project to replace 16 old wind energy converters at the Nij Hiddum-Houw wind farm in the Netherlands with the more efficient ENERCON models featuring permanent magnet … Continue reading Enercon supplies E-136 EP5 wind turbines for a wind repowering project in the Netherlands

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