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Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

Vattenfall said on Friday it had started construction on Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm in the North Sea, able to power 425,000 households. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm will consist of 49 8.3 MW-turbines delivered by MHI Vestas, a joint venture between Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. “Horns Rev 3 is the … Continue reading Vattenfall begins building largest offshore wind farm in Denmark

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Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up

Greenpeace slammed Amazon earlier this week for its environmental practices — namely, the fact that it doesn’t disclose much about its energy use or materials. But today, the company announced that its largest wind farm yet is up and running. The Amazon Wind Farm Texas, located in Scurry County, Texas, includes over 100 turbines and … Continue reading Amazon’s largest wind farm yet is up

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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today, 18th October 2017, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland … Continue reading World’s first floating wind farm starts production

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The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the Hywind project about 15 miles (25km) off the shore of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, which could provide power for 20,000 homes.   The project has been developed by Norwegian state energy company Statoil – although Ms Sturgeon stressed Scottish firms had been involved in the work. Floating turbines have … Continue reading The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

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Kenya loses offshore wind farm to Tanzania

In East Africa, Kenyan authorities’ failure to approve the development of a 600MW offshore wind farm in the Indian Ocean waters bordering Ras Ngomeni in Malindi, has resulted in the developers considering moving the project to Tanzania. According to Kenya’s Business Daily, the Swedish firm VR Holding AB, which is the developer of the wind power … Continue reading Kenya loses offshore wind farm to Tanzania

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Wind energy in Argentina: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has secured an agreement for its first partnership in Argentina with EREN Renewable Energy (“EREN RE”) for the supply and delivery of 27 Senvion 3.6M114 NES turbines. The project, developed and owned by EREN RE, was awarded a PPA in the RENOVAR Round 1 tender in October … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm

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Finland’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Finland’s first offshore wind farm, and the world’s first offshore wind farm built for icy conditions, has commenced operation. The Tahkoluoto demonstration installation includes 10 turbines with a capacity of 4.2 MW each. The farm, located in the Gulf of Bothnia, the northern-most arm of the Baltic Sea, off Finland’s west coast, has an estimated … Continue reading Finland’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Wind energy in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

The Nordex Group has added a further chapter to its success story in Argentina with an order for 26 N131/3900 turbines for the “Pomona” wind farm. The contract will be executed on a full EPC basis, including civil and electrical engineering, procurement, construction and manufacturing, delivery and installation of the wind turbines. Preparations for construction … Continue reading Wind energy in Argentina: Nordex wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

Vattenfall revealed a major boost for the Welsh economy at the inauguration. The Swedish energy group said that 52% of its £400mn investment to build the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has gone to businesses in Wales, securing work for more than 1,000 workers in Wales over the past three years. The First Minister … Continue reading Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

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Wind energy: Vestas wins 40 MW order from auction

The 40 MW order is for the Lavello wind park and is placed by Bel Lavello Vigi, a joint venture between Belenergia, mostly active in Italy, and Langa/Rgreen Invest, a leading French operator. The order takes Vestas’ announced orders in Italy in 2017 to 116 MW and order intake from Italian auctions to almost 790 … Continue reading Wind energy: Vestas wins 40 MW order from auction

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Wind power in Italy: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Two new orders in Italy underline Vestas’ leadership in the Italian market, where the company has close to 3.8 GW installed, representing over 40 percent of the country’s total wind capacity.   The orders for 38 MW are for the Taverna Caduta and San Mauro projects that were amongst the winning wind projects at the … Continue reading Wind power in Italy: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind power in Argentina: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has won a 40 MW order that was awarded as part of Argentina’s RenovAr 1.5 auction. With this new project, Vestas has signed close to 700 MW in Argentina over the past twelve months. Parques Eólicos Vientos del Sur S.A., a subsidiary of Grupo Frali S.A., has placed an order to Vestas for the … Continue reading Wind power in Argentina: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Wind energy in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited places 40 MW firm and unconditional order for the first phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Farm in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state. The order includes supply and installation of 18 V110-2.2 MW turbines, a 15-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement as well as a VestasOnline® … Continue reading Wind energy in India: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

Xcel Energy has announced plans to build and own a 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Codington counties of northeastern South Dakota. Minneapolis-based Xcel says the Dakota Range I and II project puts the company on pace to be the first U.S. utility to surpass 10,000 megawatts of wind on its system, which it says … Continue reading Xcel Energy Announces Plans For New South Dakota Wind Farm

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Northland Power completes Senvion wind turbine installation at Nordsee One offshore wind farm

Northland Power has completed the installation of all the wind turbines at the Nordsee One offshore wind farm located 41km from the coast, north of the Island of Juist, in German North Sea. The 332 MW wind farm has a total of 54 of Senvion’s turbines, each with a capacity to generate 6.15 MW. Each … Continue reading Northland Power completes Senvion wind turbine installation at Nordsee One offshore wind farm

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Scotland approves E.ON’s 59.4 MW wind farm

The Scottish government has approved E.ON’s application to build an 18-turbine wind farm at Benbrack, the German utility said in a statement on Monday. The site will be capable of producing up to 59.4 megawatt (MW) of electricity, it added. Concerning the Benbrack project, E.ON stated on the website: “We choose our wind farm sites … Continue reading Scotland approves E.ON’s 59.4 MW wind farm

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Triton Knoll offshore wind farm picks MHI Vestas wind turbines

The consortium planning to build Britain’s Triton Knoll offshore wind farm has chosen to buy 90 giant wind turbines from MHI Vestas. A final investment decision for the wind farm, in Britain’s North Sea, is likely in 2018 with full onshore construction starting shortly after, and offshore construction starting in 2020, it added. The 9.5 … Continue reading Triton Knoll offshore wind farm picks MHI Vestas wind turbines

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DONG Energy awarded contract to build world’s biggest offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has been awarded a contract to build its Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind in the UK. At GBP 57,50MWh, the strike price for the Contract for Difference (CfD) is 50% lower than the previous round of CfD allocations just two years ago, demonstrating the rapid … Continue reading DONG Energy awarded contract to build world’s biggest offshore wind farm

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Global Wind Service (GWS) has announced the completion of the 112MW Australian wind farm

GWS was hired for completing the full installation scope which includes pre-installation, main installation and mechanical completion. The wind farm is continuation of Hornsdale I and II. With the addition of the third wind farm, the total number of wind turbines installed now stands at 99. The Hornsdale III wind farm includes 35 of Siemens’ 3.2MW Direct Drive … Continue reading Global Wind Service (GWS) has announced the completion of the 112MW Australian wind farm

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