Category Archives: wind energy

Mammoet finishes transport for Clyde Wind Farm extension in Scotland

Mammoet delivered the last wind turbine components for the extension of the Clyde Wind Farm situated near Abbington, Scotland. Energy supplier SSE is currently extending the existing 152 turbine wind farm with an additional 54 turbines. Mammoet was responsible for the transportation of all the turbine components during the construction of the extension that will … Continue reading Mammoet finishes transport for Clyde Wind Farm extension in Scotland

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Nordex awarded new contract in France

The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the installation of the “Pays Chaumontais” wind farm. With a capacity of 14.4 MW, the project is composed of six N117/2400 turbines that will be installed in Jonchery around 250 kilometres south-west of Paris in the first quarter of 2018. In this way, Nordex has gained … Continue reading Nordex awarded new contract in France

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Vestas signs 48 MW contract in the Dominican Republic

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 14 V117-3.45 MW turbines for the 48 MW Larimar II wind park, located in Enriquillo region of the Dominican Republic. The order was placed by Elecnor S.A., the renowned Spanish business group specialising in infrastructure, renewable energy and technology. The Larimar wind park is key to … Continue reading Vestas signs 48 MW contract in the Dominican Republic

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Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm in Croatia

It is the first order for a Croatian project for Senvion, the firm said, marking its sixth new market since 2016. The Greda wind project will comprise five Senvion MM92 2MW turbines with a hub height of 80 metres. It will be installed at a site near the city of Blato, southern Croatia. “This project … Continue reading Senvion wind turbines for a wind farm in Croatia

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IKEA in contract for wind energy

Apex Clean Energy has signed a multiyear contract with IKEA to operate the 46MW Oldman 2 wind farm in Alberta. The project, which is located near Pincher Creek, is the fourth that Apex is managing for IKEA in North America. It consists of 20 Siemens 2.3MW turbines. Apex will provide both remote asset management and on-site … Continue reading IKEA in contract for wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa to build a 23-MW wind farm in Tenerife

Siemens Gamesa has secured its maiden order from DISA, the leading distributor of energy products in the Canary Islands, which has contracted it to build a 23.1-MW wind farm on the island of Tenerife under a turnkey arrangement. Under the agreement, the company will install 11 of its G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Bermejo and … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to build a 23-MW wind farm in Tenerife

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Renewables on the grid: Putting the negative-price myth to bed

New, comprehensive analysis of electricity market price data confirms that renewable energy policies are not directly factored into electricity market prices. Three years ago, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) rebutted arguments that occurrences of negative prices at nuclear plants in Illinois were frequently caused by wind energy. That “compelling” data led FERC Commissioner John … Continue reading Renewables on the grid: Putting the negative-price myth to bed

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How to build and maintain wind farms

We’re right at summer’s midpoint, and news this time of year can be a little slow. But these warm weather months don’t mean a slow down for the men and women building and maintaining wind farms. The long days and clear skies have them forging ahead with new construction and routine upkeep. Here’s a trio … Continue reading How to build and maintain wind farms

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Elecnor secures the USD 89 million contract for a new wind farm in the Dominican Republic

Elecnor has been awarded the USD 89.1 million turnkey contract for the Larimar II wind farm in the Dominican Republic. The customer is the Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina (EGE Haina) company and the technology partner for the contract is the Danish firm Vestas. Elecnor will be responsible for the engineering, supply, construction and start-up … Continue reading Elecnor secures the USD 89 million contract for a new wind farm in the Dominican Republic

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Acciona Energy International obtains full ownership of the 76-MW Ripley Wind Farm

ACCIONA Energy, a leading global operator of renewable energy projects, today announced that ACCIONA Energy International (AEI), through its Canadian subsidiary, has acquired 50% of the 76 MW Ripley Wind Farm from Suncor Energy Inc. The Ripley Wind Farm was originally built as a joint venture by Suncor and ACCIONA in 2007. With the acquisition, … Continue reading Acciona Energy International obtains full ownership of the 76-MW Ripley Wind Farm

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ACCIONA Energía has signed an alliance with SACI Falabella

ACCIONA Energía has signed an alliance with SACI Falabella – the biggest retail store chain in Latin America – to supply almost 100 centers of its brands Sodimac, Falabella, Tottus and Open Plaza in Chile with renewable energy over the next few years. Through the alliance, the company is strengthening its line of business of … Continue reading ACCIONA Energía has signed an alliance with SACI Falabella

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Saudi Arabia asks firms to qualify for groundbreaking wind power project

Saudi Arabia has asked companies to qualify to bid for its first utility-scale wind power project at Dumat al-Jandal in the north of the kingdom, which will have an annual capacity of 400 megawatts, the energy ministry said on Sunday. Requests to qualify for the project will close on August 10, and proposals will be … Continue reading Saudi Arabia asks firms to qualify for groundbreaking wind power project

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Renewables in Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most efficient power market in Southeast Asia, driven by low-cost resources such as hydro and coal. The country has achieved almost 99 percent electrification with relatively low cost in comparison to neighboring countries, leading it to be a net energy exporter. With energy demand projected to increase by more than … Continue reading Renewables in Vietnam

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WindEurope welcomes the Slovenian Wind Energy Association

Representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Slovenian Permanent Representation and industry stakeholders all gathered to discuss the current energy mix and the potential of wind energy deployment in the country. Slovenia currently has only 3.2 MW of onshore wind energy installed, with its first wind turbine being commissioned in 2012. Today, there … Continue reading WindEurope welcomes the Slovenian Wind Energy Association

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Cooperation and innovation mark a period of major turbine contracts and mega battery installation in the Netherlands

As the industry sets its sights on Amsterdam for WindEurope’s upcoming conference and exhibition this November, wind power has been enjoying a robust week in the historical land of the windmills. On 6 July, it was announced that renewable energy firm Siemens Gamesa will install 94 turbines at the Borssele 1 and 2 offshore wind … Continue reading Cooperation and innovation mark a period of major turbine contracts and mega battery installation in the Netherlands

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New Nebraska wind farm to significantly boost wind energy

A new 160-megawatt wind farm in northeast Nebraska is expected to boost wind power to about 40 percent of the Omaha Public Power District’s electricity generation by the end of 2019. OPPD President Tim Burke told the utility’s board of directors on Thursday that NextEra Energy Resources will build the Sholes Wind Energy Center in … Continue reading New Nebraska wind farm to significantly boost wind energy

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 118 MW in Turkey, marking the début order in Europe for its new 3.3 MW platform

Siemens Gamesa has landed its maiden order from the Turkish investor Sancak Enerji for the supply of 118 MW at two wind farms in the region of Konya. Moreover, it marks the first order for the supply of turbines from the 3.3-MW platform in Europe. This new platform is designed to minimise the cost of … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 118 MW in Turkey, marking the début order in Europe for its new 3.3 MW platform

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Wind energy industry bets on Bilbao

WindEurope and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) today agreed to work together to deliver the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition from 2-4 April 2019 in Bilbao. The conference and exhibition is the most important event in Europe for the wind industry and is one of the reference events of the association, with an average of 8,000 … Continue reading Wind energy industry bets on Bilbao

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Wind power pipeline of +600 MW acquired in the United Kingdom

EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER), the UK subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy, has bought 11 wind farm projects under development from Partnerships for Renewables, a development and asset management company. The sites in Scotland have a potential capacity of 600 MW. The acquisition underlines EDF Group’s ambition to double its renewable energy … Continue reading Wind power pipeline of +600 MW acquired in the United Kingdom

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Vietnam has large wind power potential

Vietnam has huge potential in terms of geography and wind power resources to generate electricity, experts have said. The western part of the East Sea bordering southern Vietnam is one of two areas with an average wind speed at sea of 10-11km per hour, according to research from the Vietnam Institute of Seas and Islands under the Ministry of Natural … Continue reading Vietnam has large wind power potential

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