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New 300MW wind farm to come up in Coimbatore

A private renewable energy company has won a bid to set up a 300MW wind energy park in Coimbatore district. The Hyderabad-based Mytrah Energy won the bid, for which tender was floated by Solar Energy Corporation of India on Monday with a tariff of 2.52 per unit. At present, the wind power units in Tamil … Continue reading New 300MW wind farm to come up in Coimbatore

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Saskatchewan approves new wind energy project with 56 wind turbines

Saskatchewan currently has 143 wind turbines that make up around three per cent of the total generation fleet. The new turbines are expected to generate enough energy to power more than 70,000 homes. The project was first announced in 2012 but was held up due to various circumstances such as environmental assessments. Construction is expected … Continue reading Saskatchewan approves new wind energy project with 56 wind turbines

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Siemens Gamesa to bring innovative solutions to Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg

CEO Markus Tacke to take part in the panel “The current outlook for wind in Europe”. Roof-topping ceremony of SGRE Electric Thermal Energy Storage (ETES) prototype located close to Hamburg’s harbor. The company will support a Hackathon on blockchain technology to manage and optimize a microgrid. Official Opening Reception at SGRE Booth (Hall B6, Stand … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to bring innovative solutions to Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg

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Vestas secures 144 MW wind power order from Avangrid Renewables in U.S.

Vestas has received an order for 144 MW of V136-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode from Avangrid Renewables for the Otter Creek Wind Farm in Illinois. The full Otter Creek nameplate capacity is 158 MW, and includes previously purchased Vestas components. “The proven technology of Vestas wind turbines makes for … Continue reading Vestas secures 144 MW wind power order from Avangrid Renewables in U.S.

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Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore wind energy expansion

As part of their firm commitment to the UK wind market and their presence on the Isle of Wight, Vestas is relocating its testing related activities at West Medina Mills to the nearby St. Cross facility on Isle of Wight to make room for future expansion under consideration by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. “Our facilities … Continue reading Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore wind energy expansion

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New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

In the race for offshore wind leadership playing out up and down the east coast, New Jersey just made a big move—the Garden State’s Board of Public Utilities has approved the country’s largest single offshore wind power solicitation. The Board is seeking 1,100 megawatts (MW) of new offshore wind farm capacity. Since taking office earlier … Continue reading New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

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LM Wind Power installs 66.6 m blades on 4MW offshore wind turbine in China

LM Wind Power’s (Lunderskov Municipality, Denmark) first two sets of LM 66.6 blades have been successfully installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power’s (Shanghai, China) 4.0MW-136 wind turbine in China. Shanghai Electric Wind Power’s 4MW platform is designated for Windclass II areas in Shanghai and beyond. LM Wind Power provided onsite support and service to carry … Continue reading LM Wind Power installs 66.6 m blades on 4MW offshore wind turbine in China

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Ørsted divests 50% of Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted has signed an agreement to sell 50% of the 1,218MW offshore wind farm Hornsea 1 to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). Hornsea 1 is under construction and will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when commissioned in 2020. As part of the agreement, Ørsted will construct the wind farm under a full-scope EPC contract. … Continue reading Ørsted divests 50% of Hornsea 1 Offshore Wind Farm

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Senvion secures wind energy contract extension in Australia

Senvion Australia has secured a 15-year extension to the Service Contract for Meridian Energy Australia’s Mt Mercer Wind Farm. The contract extension will see Senvion continue to provide maintenance services to the wind farm through to 2035. To look after the wind farm, Senvion has an established local Service Centre that has provided attractive employment … Continue reading Senvion secures wind energy contract extension in Australia

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Enel Green Power starts construction of new 100 MW wind farm in Mexico

The Enel Group, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (“EGPM”), has begun the construction of the 100 MW Amistad II wind farm in the northern State of Coahuila. Amistad II is the first wind power project to start construction of those awarded in Mexico’s Third Long Term Auction, which was held in November … Continue reading Enel Green Power starts construction of new 100 MW wind farm in Mexico

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Vestas upgrades IKEA Group’s global fleet of Vestas wind turbines to maximise asset value

Leveraging Vestas’ performance improving PowerPlus® products, Vestas will upgrade long-time customer IKEA Group’s global portfolio of Vestas wind turbines, equalling 316 MW, to maximise the value of their wind energy assets. The upgrades span across six different Vestas wind turbine types and are expected to generate on average 1.5 percent in additional energy production, estimated … Continue reading Vestas upgrades IKEA Group’s global fleet of Vestas wind turbines to maximise asset value

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Naya Pakistan’s readiness for wind power, road to WWEC2018

Pakistan has become an attractive emerging wind market. With a sizable share of over 1200 MW, the market is moving from initial development towards maturity. The market is well on its way to install 400 MW of wind power during the current year which is a record in the country. Against that backdrop, Ernest & … Continue reading Naya Pakistan’s readiness for wind power, road to WWEC2018

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Fugro undertakes seabed surveys for Iberdrola’s offshore wind power

Fugro has commenced a marine site characterisation programme at Iberdrola’s Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm, in German waters of the Baltic Sea. Under a contract worth over €10 million, Fugro will undertake a UXO survey to clear the investigation sites, followed by a geotechnical seabed investigation and borehole drilling. The workscope also includes a programme … Continue reading Fugro undertakes seabed surveys for Iberdrola’s offshore wind power

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Capital Power places 202 MW wind energy order with Vestas from auction in Canada

Vestas continues its strong performance in auctions across the globe and has received an order for 202 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode from Capital Power for its Whitla Wind project in southeast Alberta, Canada. The Whitla Wind Farm was selected as one of four projects by the Alberta … Continue reading Capital Power places 202 MW wind energy order with Vestas from auction in Canada

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Ingeteam develops new optimal offshore power conversion architecture based on in-depth LCoE R&D study

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced today that a recent in-house R&D study allowed them to work out the optimal electrical power conversion designs for offshore wind turbines up to 15 MW. The research, taking into account the complex set of parameters at play in LCoE, enabled the … Continue reading Ingeteam develops new optimal offshore power conversion architecture based on in-depth LCoE R&D study

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Siemens Gamesa tailors SG 8.0-167 DD for Asia-Pacific markets

The new SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine variant for Asia-Pacific markets addresses local conditions across the region. Based on the proven Siemens Gamesa Offshore Direct Drive wind turbine platform, the variant is strongly suited for the growing Taiwanese offshore wind market. It ensures that the SG 8.0-167 DD is tailored to meet local codes … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa tailors SG 8.0-167 DD for Asia-Pacific markets

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Mytrah Energy signs PPA for 300 MW wind power with SECI in Tamil Nadu

Independent power producer Mytrah Energy (India) has entered into a Power Purchase Agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for setting up a 300 MW wind power plant in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu. The winning bid for 300 MW of capacity of Mytrah was part of the fourth tranche of SECI wind … Continue reading Mytrah Energy signs PPA for 300 MW wind power with SECI in Tamil Nadu

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UK’s installed wind power capacity hits 20 GW: RenewableUK

The UK’s onshore and offshore wind energy has reached significant milestone of 20 GW pushed by the opening of Orsted’s 659 MW Walney Extension off the coast of Cumbria this month, industry group RenewableUK said Monday. The world’s largest offshore wind farm — Walney Extension — opened off the northwest coast of the UK earlier … Continue reading UK’s installed wind power capacity hits 20 GW: RenewableUK

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Greece to increase its capacity of wind energy by 50 percent

According to the findings of “Wind Energy in Europe: Outlook to 2022? report, Greece is about to see an increase of 1,300 MW in the period between 2018 and 2022, an increase of 50 percent compared to the country’s capacity at the end of last year. Panagiotis Ladakakos, president of the Hellenic Wind Energy Scientific … Continue reading Greece to increase its capacity of wind energy by 50 percent

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Pakistan’s new govt urged to switch to renewable energy

A paradigm shift is needed in favour of renewable energy and locally produced fuels for electricity generation in a bid to fix Pakistan’s energy woes, suggested Almas Hyder, a prominent industrialist. Talking to media at the maiden meeting of the Energy and Security Group, Hyder was of the view that renewable energy, particularly solar and … Continue reading Pakistan’s new govt urged to switch to renewable energy

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