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Norway preparing to expand its offshore wind energy supply chain

This week WindEurope attended the Offshore Wind Days 2019 conference in Oslo. Organised by Norwegian Energy Partners, this event gives global participants two days to discuss and analyse offshore wind market developments and supply chain challenges both in Europe and beyond. Day 1 set the scene for offshore wind on both a European and global … Continue reading Norway preparing to expand its offshore wind energy supply chain

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Program to accelerate offshore wind power in developing countries

The program will convene developing country governments, commercial developers, development partners, and wind energy experts to raise awareness around offshore wind opportunities in emerging markets and lay the groundwork for a pipeline of new projects that could be supported by World Bank or IFC financing. The World Bank Group announced a new program to fast-track … Continue reading Program to accelerate offshore wind power in developing countries

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Wind energy in Australia: Nordex wind turbines for Acciona’s wind farm

ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on its fifth wind power farm in Australia, 100% owned by the company, with an investment of around AUD 288 million (180 million euros at the current exchange rate). The Mortlake South Wind Farm, located in the State of Victoria, will have a capacity of 157.5 megawatts (MW) and … Continue reading Wind energy in Australia: Nordex wind turbines for Acciona’s wind farm

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Offshore wind power to provide 30% of UK’s electricity in new ‘Sector Deal’ boost

A government/industry partnership announced today will mean that the UK will get 30% of its electricity from offshore wind turbines by 2030. The new offshore ‘Sector Deal’ sets the groundwork for a huge boost in offshore wind energy capacity in the UK. The sector deal will set offshore wind farm capacity on course to reach … Continue reading Offshore wind power to provide 30% of UK’s electricity in new ‘Sector Deal’ boost

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EDP Renewables, Microsoft enter wind energy agreements in Ohio

EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, and Microsoft Corp. have executed two 15-year power purchase agreements (PPA) totaling 125 megawatts (MW) that will bring the Timber Road IV Wind Farm to Ohio’s Paulding County. These PPAs are included in the announcement EDPR issued on July 24, 2018. … Continue reading EDP Renewables, Microsoft enter wind energy agreements in Ohio

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Kenwind to Proceed With Wind Farm in Lamu

The Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld a high court ruling allowing Belgium firm Kenwind Ltd to invest a Sh21 billion wind energy project in Lamu County. The judges (Alnasir Visram, Wanjiru Karanja and Daniel Musinga) dismissed an appeal by US-based company Cordison International, arguing that it lacked merit. “We have said enough. We believe … Continue reading Kenwind to Proceed With Wind Farm in Lamu

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The American Wind Energy Association recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

Invenergy, Apex Clean Energy, Planet Windpower, Wanzek Construction and Acciona were honored last week at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) last week recognized five accomplished individuals and companies as part of its Safety and Health Excellence Recognition and Excellence in Operations programs. Each year, these programs recognize industry leaders … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

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The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston

AWEA’s 2019 WINDPOWER Conference will highlight how wind and its growing list of partners and allies can, together, power the future with cost-competitive, clean energy. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference is coming to Houston, the energy capital of the world, from May 20-23. 2018 was a historic year as wind power surpassed … Continue reading The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston

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Castilla y León leads the wind power generation ranking of the Autonomous Communities

The potential of wind energy in Spain is reaffirmed with the data broken down by Autonomous Communities for 2018. The energy transition is a reality in most of the Autonomous Communities thanks to the installation of wind turbines during the last two decades. Faced with a national goal of reaching a 74% renewable contribution to … Continue reading Castilla y León leads the wind power generation ranking of the Autonomous Communities

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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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Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds a year, the government said on Thursday. Britain, which aims to lift industrial productivity as it leaves the European Union, is the world’s biggest … Continue reading Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

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Joyce Lee joins Global Wind Energy Council as Policy and Operations Director

Joyce Lee has joined the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) as Policy and Operations Director, contributing to GWEC’s growing market intelligence team. Joyce is experienced in political risk analysis and strategic investigations in Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia, and has managed a number of complex multi-jurisdictional investigations. She has completed numerous policy-focused stakeholder-mapping exercises, … Continue reading Joyce Lee joins Global Wind Energy Council as Policy and Operations Director

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GWEC and World Bank Group announce plans to cooperate on development of global offshore wind power markets

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have announced plans to work together on efforts to develop offshore wind in emerging markets. This follows the World Bank Group’s launch of a new program to fast-track the adoption of offshore wind energy in developing countries, supported by funding from the government … Continue reading GWEC and World Bank Group announce plans to cooperate on development of global offshore wind power markets

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WindEurope elects Vattenfall wind energy chief, Gunnar Groebler, as new Chair

WindEurope’s Board of Directors has elected Gunnar Groebler – Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind at Vattenfall – as the association’s new Chair. The Board, made up of corporate members, national associations and other organisations appointed Groebler for an 18-month term. Commenting on his appointment, Gunnar Groebler said: “It is an honour for me to … Continue reading WindEurope elects Vattenfall wind energy chief, Gunnar Groebler, as new Chair

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Russia’s largest bank to back wind energy project near Murmansk

In a major advance for renewable energy in Russia, Sberbank, Moscow’s largest bank, has opened a $341 million dollar line of credit to build a 201 megawatt wind park in the Murmansk Region of the country’s Northwest. The project has been a long time in the coming. Talk of a wind park in Russia’s arctic … Continue reading Russia’s largest bank to back wind energy project near Murmansk

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Nordex receives wind power orders from Luxembourg and Italy

The Nordex Group has received its first order from Luxembourg, for a 23 MW project. The manufacturer will be supplying seven N131/3300 wind turbines for the “Wincrange” wind farm. The customer is PW34 S.a.r.l., a project development company based in Derenbach. In addition, the Nordex Group has concluded a Premium Service Agreement covering 20 years. … Continue reading Nordex receives wind power orders from Luxembourg and Italy

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Vestas receives 224 MW wind energy order in USA

Vestas has received a 224 MW order in the USA for V110-2.0 MW wind turbines. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a ten-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2019 while commissioning is planned for fourth … Continue reading Vestas receives 224 MW wind energy order in USA

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Ingeteam commissioned over 4GW of wind energy converters in 2018

Ingeteam Power Technology announced that it contracted over 4GW of wind energy converters globally in 2018. With a total of 45GW installed capacity to date, the company remains the unchallenged independent number one supplier of wind power converters in the world. The Group closed the year with a 15% increase in turnover compared to 2017. … Continue reading Ingeteam commissioned over 4GW of wind energy converters in 2018

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Iberdrola and IFIT back the development of renewable energy in the Canary Islands

The commissioning of their first wind farm in the islands is an example of a model to be followed: competitive and sustainable wind energy developed by local partners and world-class developers, that creates jobs and contributes to communities. Chimiche II has required an investment of over €25M, has created over 200 jobs during its construction … Continue reading Iberdrola and IFIT back the development of renewable energy in the Canary Islands

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Sparrows provides cable handling solutions for Hornsea One

Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS) division more than doubled its business during 2018 thanks to an upsurge in activity in the renewables market. This included the successful delivery of its largest renewables project to date as part of three contracts awarded through VBMS; DEME Offshore, formerly known as Tideway; and DeepOcean. The … Continue reading Sparrows provides cable handling solutions for Hornsea One

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