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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory in Tangier (Morocco), an event chaired by Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid El Alamy, and Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa.

BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, wholesaler, service supplier and energy solutions provider, has acquired the business and project pipeline of Victorian-based renewable energy developer, Future Energy.

Northland Power Inc announced that the final turbine for the Nordsee One offshore wind project was successfully installed on September 22nd. The 332 MW offshore wind farm is anticipated to begin full commercial operations by the end of 2017.

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, Executive Director of India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) and President & M.D. of Customized Energy Solutions (India) receives the Renewable Energy India award in the category of Leading Crusader for Energy Storage Solutions at the ongoing Renewable Energy India Expo.

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.

Capital Power Corporation announced that development of the New Frontier Wind project (New Frontier Wind) is proceeding immediately.

British energy company SSE has completed and started the operations at the 172.8MW Clyde Extension wind farm in the UK.

Siemens successfully demonstrates with project partners first operation of an islanded grid using only renewable power Uninterruptible, stable grid operation possible thanks to a microgrid Electricity pioneers in Wildpoldsried, Allgäu, Germany Regional insights will have a global impact.

As a leading provider in the renewable energy sector, BayWa r.e. will also have a booth at the major German wind trade fair Husum Wind 2017. From the 12 - 15 September, the company will present its wide-ranging service portfolio at booth 2D10, in Hall 2.

ENGIE will build and operate the Sainshand wind farm in Mongolia, its first renewable project in the country, located in the Gobi desert.

Firm and unconditional order announced, with MHI Vestas to supply 31 units of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine for the 252 MW Deutsche Bucht (“DeBu”) project in Germany, underscoring the market’s continued confidence in the platform.

Pallidus, Inc. announced its proprietary M-SiC material and technology platform with the capability to deliver cost/performance parity against silicon devices in the $12.5 billion power device market, creating the potential for significant market disruption.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 28/2017 of 15 August 2017, Zuma Energía has placed a firm and unconditional order for the Parque Eólico Reynosa project in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico, which will be one of the largest wind power projects in Latin America.

Siemens Gamesa continues to reinforce its leadership in Mexico, where it has ranked as the number-one OEM in recent years, with a new order1 for the supply of 76 MW.

Leading wind measurement experts gathered in London claimed that LiDARs have been replacing met masts to become the sole wind measurement tool used for offshore resource assessment and power curve verification purposes.

The 22 MW firm and unconditional order is placed by Eneco via its special project company Windpark Eneco Slufterdam B.V. and includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a full-scope service agreement. Delivery and commissioning of the wind turbines are planned for the second half of 2018.

TSO TenneT and wind farm developer DONG Energy have signed the grid connection agreement for the wind farm Borssele 1 & 2 off the coast of the Dutch province Zeeland.

The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service agreement, Vestas’ full-scope service package maximizing uptime and energy production.

From the deep fjord outside Stord on the west coast of Norway, the floating wind turbines will be towed to Scottish waters. The world´s largest floating wind project will be located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at water depths between 90 and 120 meters.

ABB has successfully commissioned and handed over the DolWin2 offshore wind transmission link to the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT.

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been appointed by Beleolico Srl, a Belenergia S.A. affiliate, as the supplier for Taranto wind farm. Taranto will be the first offshore plant in the Mediterranean sea, with a total rated power of 30 megawatts (MW).

Eoltech, an independent wind energy consulting firm, has announced that it won contracts from major French customers to deploy IREC-Index. With this advanced multi-source wind energy index.

S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery announced that it has provided the intelligent automation and control systems for Ameren Corporation’s microgrid facility in Champaign Illinois.

Iran is aiming to boost its renewables sector. The current installed capacity of 240 MW is planned to increase to 5,000 MW by the end of 2020. Companies that are investing in renewables make it onto a shortlist to receive a tax incentive.

GE Renewable Energy announced an agreement with HECIC to supply a total of 81 wind turbine units: 54 units of GE’s 2.75-120 wind turbines and another 27 units of GE’s 1.85-82.5 wind turbines, to be installed respectively at the Senjitu III & Qiansongba wind projects in the Fengning county of the Hebei province of China.

The first Siemens gas turbines for the expansion of three power plants in Bolivia have started their way to South America. In May 2016, Siemens has signed the corresponding agreement to increase the power generating capacity of the country by more than one gigawatt.

Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects announced the initial phase of 197.6 megawatts (MW) of the Bearkat Wind Energy Project (Bearkat) has reached financial close and begun construction.

Pattern Energy Group Inc. announced it has acquired interests in the two wind projects that comprise the 324 megawatt (“MW”) Broadview Wind power facilities and associated independent 35-mile 345 kV.

ACCIONA Energy, a leading global operator of renewable energy projects, yesterday inaugurated the 93-megawatt (MW) San Roman Wind Farm.

ACCIONA Energy has begun construction work on the 132-megawatt Mount Gellibrand wind farm in the State of Victoria.

In the first of two German auction rounds, the Bundesnetzagentur has today awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea.

Sembcorp Green Infra received a letter of award for the project following the country’s first national wind power tender, conducted by Solar Energy Corp of India, an entity under India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Enel Green Power México (EGPM), the Mexican renewable energy subsidiary of multinational energy group Enel, has started construction of the 200 MW wind farm called Amistad in the state of Coahuila.

FUTUREN, an independent producer of wind power, is actively pursuing the implementation of its project portfolio in France. After having ordered turbines last August, FUTUREN secures a bank loan and launches the construction works for its Courant-Nachamps project.

Local authorities in the Province of North Holland, the Netherlands have approved Infinergy’s plans for three wind turbines at Tata Steel’s IJmuiden plant just north of Amsterdam.

The firm and unconditional order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM4000) service agreement and a VestasOnline® SCADA solution.

Northland Power Inc and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. through a wholly owned subsidiary, have signed a definitive agreement whereby Northland will acquire 100% of Deutsche Bucht, a 252 MW offshore wind project currently in advanced development.

ACCIONA Energía has started construction work on the fifth wind farm under its ownership in Mexico: El Cortijo, a 168-megawatt (MW) facility located in the State of Tamaulipas, which will represent an investment of 221 million dollars (210 million euros at current exchange).

The first offshore turbines arrived off the coast of New England last year in the form of a $300m utility-scale scheme called Block Island. 

 

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project.

Now is the time toplay your part in recognizing theexceptional work being done in the wind industry by nominating outstanding individuals, companies and innovations for the prestigious E.ON-sponsored Wind O&M Dallas 2017 Awards.

BayWa r.e. has secured new projects totalling over 70 MW in recent renewable energy auctions in Italy and Malaysia and confidence is high ahead of upcoming German auctions. 

Fast Company announced its annual ranking of the world’s Most Innovative Companies for 2017, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation.

AXYS Technologies Inc is pleased to announce its participation in French EolMed wind development initiatives in the zone between Port-La Nouvelle and Gruissan.

Gamesa inaugurated its new factory in the Nellore region, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the country's fastest-growing wind power producing regions.

Suzlon Group, one of the leading global renewable energy solutions provider in the world announced its repeat order win of 50.40 MW from a leading power utility.

Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into two new agreements with Iberdrola for the supply of 325.5 MW in total in Mexico. These orders1 consolidate the company's position in this market, in which it has entrenched itself as the leading OEM.

Great River Energy recently signed a purchase power agreement with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources LLC for a new 300-megawatt (MW) wind project to be built in south-central North Dakota.

ACCIONA Energía now allocates two thousand megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity to provide adjustment services to the electric power system in Spain.

EDF Renewable Energy announced that the 184 megawatt (MW) Kelly Creek Wind Project in Illinois reached commercial operation.

Executives from Saudi Aramco’s Power Systems and General Electric gathered in Dhahran recently to celebrate the delivery of the first wind turbine in Saudi Arabia, marking a historic milestone for renewable energy in the Kingdom.

Gaelectric Holdings plc (or ‘Gaelectric’), the Irish renewable energy and energy storage group, and the Paris-based CGN Europe Energy S.A.S. (or ‘CGNEE’, the renewable energy investment arm of China General Nuclear Power Group, or ‘CGN Group’ an international clean energy group), announce their agreement on the sale by Gaelectric of 230MW of wind energy assets on the island of Ireland to CGNEE.

Siemens has officially inaugurated the new rotor blade factory for offshore wind turbines in Hull, UK, in an event attended by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark and representatives of the local community.

Gamesa continues to reinforce its position in the Chilean market, having recently signed a contract with EDF EN Chile, a subsidiary of the French utility, and Spain's Ibereólica for the supply of 115 MW at a wind development. 

Alpiq has been awarded the contract for the building technology for a new wind turbine production facility in Cuxhaven, Germany. The company will plan and implement the technical building equipment, including the building automation and the commissioning, by June 2017.

RES has been awarded a five year contract to provide O&M services to offshore transmission assets owned by Blue Transmission Walney 1 Ltd.

LM Wind Power announces strategic collaboration with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation) HZ Windpower to deliver blades for its newly launched H151-5.0MW platform.

VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., announces that it has been awarded the Borssele Alpha contract in consortium with NKT Cables by TenneT for the installation of two export cables that will connect the Borssele offshore wind farms 1 and 2 to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands.

The company will install 18 of its G132-5.0 MW turbines (90 MW) at a wind complex being developed by Sinohydro.Gamesa has achieved a fresh milestone in its sales and product strategy, having received the first order for the new G132-5.0 MW1, the company's largest turbine.

EthosEnergy has been awarded three multi-million dollar contracts for a series of control system upgrades for two steam turbines and four gas turbines at various power plants in Oregon, Iowa and Michigan.

Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in the development of its offgrid technology with the installation and start-up of a lithium battery for the storage of power at the prototype installed by the company in La Muela (Aragon).

Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility is moving forward with its New Wind Project, which will bring up to 500 megawatts of new wind generation to Iowa. That’s enough to power 215,000 homes.

General Electric Company through its GE Renewable Energy business announced that it has completed construction of the first of a three-phase wind project in southeast India, namely 30 units of GE’s 1.7-103 technology.  

General Electric Company through its GE Renewable Energy business added two new wind turbine models to its recently announced platform of 3MW wind turbines at Wind Europe, in Hamburg, Germany.  

General Electric Company through its GE Renewable Energy business announced it has signed a Turbine Supply Agreement with Max Bögl Wind AG to deliver and commission the world’s tallest and first ever wind turbine integrated with pumped storage hydro-electric power.  

Duke Energy will release its third quarter 2016 financial results at 7 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 4. An earnings conference call for analysts is scheduled for 10 a.m. ET that day to discuss Duke Energy's financial performance for the quarter and provide other business and financial updates.

High-fidelity, hub-height wind measurement has arrived off the south coast of Massachusetts thanks to a newly installed WINDCUBE® Vertical Profiling Lidar. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), working with AWS Truepower of Albany, New York, has installed the WINDCUBE at WHOI’s Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO), located two miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in the Outer Continental Shelf.

Hitachi, Ltd announced it has developed a 5MW offshore wind turbine generator system, the HTW5.2-136, with a downwind configuration. The new system features a 15% larger rotor swept area to increase output in light-wind regions that have annual average wind speeds below 7.5 m/s.

The system is scheduled to begin a trial run in October onshore at the Fukashiba Wind Power Station in Kashim-aport of Hitachi Wind Power Ltd. (hereafter, Hitachi Wind Power), which was established by Hitachi Capital Corporation with co-funding by Hitachi on the Kamisu City waterfront in Ibaraki Prefecture. Should the trial run prove successful, Hitachi Wind Power intends to release the new wind turbine generator system in FY2017. In addition, the rated power of the previous model, the HTW5.0-126, has been increased to 5.2MW, and will be released as the HTW5.2-127.

The use of renewable energy is spreading in Japan, due in part to the feed-in tariff scheme that was introduced in July 2012 to encourage the creation of a low-carbon society. As an archipelago of islands, there is also potential for Japan to make greater use of offshore wind turbine generators and take advantage of these vast areas of open sea with extensive wind resources, with minimal constraints on site availability and transportation. A number of these installations are currently being planned. In order to generate power more efficiently, offshore wind turbine generator systems must be both extremely reliable and have a large per-turbine output.

Hitachi's turbine generator systems command the top share in Japan in terms of orders, with a cumulative total of about 250 turbines having been ordered, of which 118 are currently in commercial operation(1). In addition to the first 5MW wind turbine generator system that began operation at Hitachi Wind Power's Fukashiba Wind Power Station in Kashima-port in September 2015, the 5MW system has also been selected for the Fukushima Floating Offshore Wind Farm Demonstration Project (Fukushima FORWARD) currently being undertaken by the Fukushima Offshore Wind Consortium. In the past, Hitachi has sought to increase the per-turbine power output by developing a 2MW wind turbine generator system for regions with light winds, and by adding a 2.5MW wind turbine generator system to its product range.

Hitachi has increased the rated power of the new HTW5.2-136 5MW-class wind turbine system to 5.2MW by optimizing its setup and its control programs. It has also made it possible to increase output in light-wind regions that have an annual average wind speed below 7.5 m/s by increasing the rotor diameter to 136 m, thereby enlarging the wind swept area by 15% more than the previous model. In the future, Hitachi intends to market the HTW5.2-136 for use in light-wind regions along the coasts of Honshu, the main island of Japan.

Hitachi also plans to market the HTW5.2-127 for use at windier sites, such as the coasts of Hokkaido, northern part of the Tohoku region on Honshu, and southern Kyushu, which require wind turbines with the ability to withstand stronger winds. The rated power of the HTW5.2-127 has also been increased from that of the previous HTW5.0-126 model by optimizing its setup and its control programs(2).

Furthermore, the technologies for offshore turbines that offer excellent cost performance and reliability that are used in the HTW5.2-136 and HTW5.2-127 draw on work undertaken through a project funded by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).

About Hitachi's Wind Turbine Generator Systems Business
Hitachi has developed a range of wind turbine generator systems that cover the 5MW, 2.5MW, and 2MW classes. It has also established the infrastructure for handling everything from development to design, fabrication, sales, and maintenance. In addition, the wind turbines in the 5MW and 2MW classes have a downwind configuration unique to Hitachi that reduces the wind load by orienting the rotor downwind of the tower where it is not subject to crosswinds, even when generation is halted due to high winds. This configuration is expected to improve safety and reduce the cost of installing foundations or floating platforms(3) when used for either fixed or floating offshore wind turbine. Hitachi plans to take advantage of this feature to market the systems overseas in Taiwan and other Southeast Asian locations that face difficult environmental conditions and are prone to typhoons like Japan.

In addition to satisfying the diverse requirements of customers and aggressively developing its business in the market for wind turbine generator systems, which is expected to grow, Hitachi is also committed to helping create a low-carbon society through the supply of electric power systems that support the infrastructure of society.

About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.

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The 426th turbine of the Los Vientos wind power projects is now spinning and serving customers near the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas.It marks the completion of Los Vientos IV, the last of the five area projects to begin operation.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd (MHPS) has received an order for a steam turbine and generator set with a rated output of 49 megawatts (MW) for Chang Chun Petrochemical Co Ltd. of Taiwan.

 

 

The company has been contracted to install a total of 230 of its G97-2.0 MW class S and G114-2.0 MW class S turbines, custom-designed for the low wind speed sites typical of India

Gamesa continues to make solid inroads into the Indian market, reinforcing its leadership position with seven new orders1 for the supply of 460 MW in total to several customers.

The company will handle the turnkey construction of the most of the developments, as well as the supply, installation, commissioning and management of the operations and maintenance services of the facilities.

In all, Gamesa will supply 170 of its G114-2.0 class S turbines (340 MW) and 60 of its G97-2.0 MW class S (120 MW) turbines, both of which were specifically configured for the Indian market with the aim of maximising turbine performance at low wind speed sites. These projects are slated for commissioning during the first quarter of 2017.

Leadership position in India
These seven new projects reinforce Gamesa's positioning in India, where the company ranked as the number-one OEM in 2015 for the third year in a row. According to the most recent ranking compiled by specialist consultancy MAKE, Gamesa increased its share of the Indian market from 25% in 2014 to 34% in 2015, further widening the gap with respect to the number two player. As for the market's potential, MAKE is forecasting 30 GW of new wind power capacity additions in this market by 2025, driven the country's growing energy requirement.

Gamesa has been present in India, where it has installed over 3,000 MW since 2009. In the first quarter of 2016, India accounted for 26% of the company's total sales volume (in MW).

RES has delivered the first phase of offshore O&M consultancy services to Hitachi to support their O&M strategy for a Japanese offshore wind farm project planned for completion in the early 2020s. RES, who have extensive experience in the Korean and Japanese markets, have been working closely with Hitachi on the project that will contain Hitachi’s HTW5.0-126 downwind offshore wind turbine model. The provision of the services included an in-depth analysis of Hitachi’s planned O&M strategy and offshore logistics.
Filippo Di Salle, General Manager AO&M of RES Offshore said:“With our global project portfolio in wind, solar, transmission and energy storage exceeding 10GW together with our extensive offshore wind experience and knowledge we have been able to provide our technical and commercial expertise to Hitachi and support our Tokyo office for the emerging Japanese renewable energy market.”
Shinzo Inoue, Senior Engineer of Hitachi, Ltd. Said:“In Japan, offshore wind is at the very early stage of development. Players in this business field, including Hitachi, need much knowledge backed by experience in European market to advance offshore wind industry in Japan. Hitachi has learned much through the work with RES. This is valuable experience for us.”
RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is one of the world’s leading independent renewable energy companies. At the forefront of renewable energy development for over 30 years, RES has developed and/or built over 10GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide. RES' core activities are onshore wind, offshore wind and solar, and technologies that will be enablers to a low carbon future – Energy Storage, Demand Side Management and Transmission. RES is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operates across the globe.
Hitachi, Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare.


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Siemens has been awarded a long-term contract extension for service and maintenance at the 350-megawatt (MW) Clyde wind farm in Scotland.

Siemens' direct drive wind turbine technology for offshore and onshore wind turbines reaches the next development milestone: The latest addition to the offshore direct drive platform, the SWT-8.0-154, represents yet another significant step towards grid parity for offshore wind. The 8-MW turbine is based on the existing offshore direct drive platform, incorporating only smaller evolutions.
The first SWT-8.0-154 will be installed in early 2017, and will allow for up to 10% higher annual energy production (AEP) under offshore wind conditions as compared to the 7-MW model. Once again, the offshore direct drive platform enables a significant reduction in the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) at low risk. Type certification for the 8-MW turbine is expected to be obtained at the beginning of 2018. At the same time, Siemens' high performance wind turbine for medium to low onshore wind sites has reached the next milestone: The SWT-3.3-130 has successfully obtained type certification from DNV GL.

The upgrade of the offshore direct drive wind turbine to eight megawatts (MW) is made possible through the introduction of new magnet technology with an even higher grade than that introduced in the SWT-7.0-154. This enables a rated power increase of more than 14% from 7.0 to 8.0 MW. Similar to the previous upgrade from 6.0 MW to 7.0 MW, the 8-MW turbine will benefit from the established supply chain and proven components of offshore direct drive technology. These components include the B75 blade and the medium-voltage transformer of the SWT-8.0-154. Since the higher rating will be achieved with only a few component upgrades, customers will again benefit from fast time-to-market and low risk as the key value drivers.

"We are relentlessly working on lowering the levelized cost of energy, and the offshore direct drive platform enables us to do this with the lowest possible risk," says Michael Hannibal, CEO for Offshore at Siemens' Wind Power and Renewables Division. "With the same proven reliability as our successful 6 and 7-MW models, the SWT-8.0-154 will be the new benchmark for gearless offshore wind technology on the market."

Siemens' direct drive technology has an excellent track record. Approximately 150 offshore direct drive wind turbines rated at 6 MW have already been installed and commissioned. Two SWT-7.0-154 prototypes, installed at the Østerild test site in Northwestern Denmark, are performing well above expectations. The SWT-8.0-154 prototype is planned to be installed by early 2017. Onshore, a total of 1,240 Siemens direct drive onshore wind turbines are in operation worldwide as of end of March 2016.
DNV GL type certification for SWT-3.3-130
Siemens has obtained type certification from the DNV GL certifying body for the company's innovative SWT-3.3-130 onshore wind turbine. The high performance direct drive machine for medium to low wind conditions is rated at 3.3 MW and equipped with a 130-meter diameter rotor. It introduces a new generation of the proven direct drive onshore product platform. The official certificate is a further step on the way to serial production of the turbine. As part of the certification process, DNV GL experts were provided full access to the engineering design details, to Siemens assembly facilities and to the SWT-3.3-130 prototype installed at the test site in Høvsøre, Denmark. Evaluation included assessment of the maturity of the turbine design, its manufacturing, installation and commissioning processes and the related documentation.
"Innovation is an ongoing process in the development of our direct drive technology," states Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, Head of Technology at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. "Our direct drive technology featuring permanent magnet generators gives us a solid, forward-looking base to meet current and future demands in offshore and onshore markets."
For further information on Division Wind Power and Renewables, please see: www.siemens.com/wind
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

    Siemens has contracted with Pattern Energy Group LP to deliver, install and service a total of 141 wind turbines for the Broadview Wind project. Broadview Wind combines two adjacent projects in New Mexico and Texas with a total installed capacity of 324 megawatts (MW). Both onshore wind power plants will provide clean energy to meet the energy needs of approximately 180,000 average U.S. households. Siemens' installation of its 2.3 MW onshore wind turbines is scheduled to begin this month, with the start of operations expected in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2016. A long-term service and maintenance agreement was also signed for the turbines and includes Siemens' remote monitoring and diagnostic services, which offer a proactive approach to service and maintenance to help bolster the performance of the turbines during their lifetime.

    Siemens will deliver its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbine, with a rotor diameter of 108 meters and a hub height of 80 meters. An installed power boost option provides additional electrical output under high wind conditions. The New Mexico section of the Broadview project – located near Broadview, an unincorporated community in Curry County in the east of New Mexico, about 29 miles north of the city of Clovis – will feature 105 turbines for a total of 241 MW. The Texas section – located in Deaf Smith County, approximately 100 miles southwest of Amarillo – will have 36 turbines for a total of 83 MW. Both sites benefit from constant wind conditions related to the streams of the North American wind belt. The blades for this project will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa. The nacelles and hubs will be assembled at the
    Siemens facility in Hutchinson, Kansas.

    Siemens Financial Services Division (SFS) is supporting the project with loans totaling nearly $100 million. The funds provided by SFS will be used to support the customer's equity stake in the transaction – both during and after construction.
    "Siemens is proud to provide a sustainable solution to Pattern Development to help advance efforts in the US to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," stated Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore of the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. "With our broad portfolio and comprehensive expertise in wind power generation we will help to increase the share of wind power in the U.S. energy mix. With New Mexico's proximity to important wind energy areas, the state is on the way to become an important driver for the wind industry in this region." For further information on Division Wind Power and Renewables, please see: www.siemens.com/wind
    Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

GE Renewable Energy announced it has signed a framework agreement with UKA Group to install approximately 250 MW of wind energy across 12 future project sites throughout Germany. In addition, the company received a firm order for 30 MW of new wind capacity at UKA Group’s Duben Süd wind farm in Brandenburg. The agreement was signed in conjunction with a visit from Jeff Immelt, GE’s Chairman & CEO, and represents GE’s largest wind collaboration in the country to date.
Anne McEntee, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind business said, “We are pleased to be extending our ongoing cooperation with the UKA team. Our collaboration on the first phase of the Duben Süd project last year was very successful, and this agreement will help us mutually plan for a significant pipeline of new projects over the next few years.”
The Duben Süd order consists of 11 of GE’s 2.75-120 machines and represents the second phase of a 2015 installation of nine similar machines in a nearby location, bringing the total combined capacity to approximately 55 MW of wind energy. The order also includes a 15-year full services agreement.
The larger UKA Group framework agreement calls for 12 proposed sites to receive approximately 73 units of what will likely be GE’s 3.4-137 machine, part of its new 3 MW wind platform unveiled late last year. The new units feature software and analytics capabilities that are compatible with GE’s Digital Wind Farmecosystem.
“Our new 3 MW machines are well-suited for a variety of wind conditions throughout this region, and we plan to back up each of these projects with a services agreement that will enable the UKA team to take advantage of our latest digital technology,” said McEntee.
The Duben Süd project is expected to be operational later this year, and the larger framework agreement calls for installations beginning in 2018.

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Follow GE Renewable Energy on the web www.gerenewableenergy.com  Attached image show the following people (from left to right):Dr. Kay Dahlke (Management UKA), Carlos Härtel (CEO GE Germany), Jeffrey R. Immelt (Chairman of the Board and CEO of GE), Gernot Gauglitz (Managing Partner UKA-Group), Klaus Rogge (Sales Leader GE  Renewable Energy Germany, Onshore Wind), Jens Hennig (Commercial Leader GE Renewable Energy Germany, Onshore Wind), Tim Leuteritz (Head of Operational department UKA), Sandra Gasde (Team Lead Purchasing UKA).

The GE Renewable Energy offshore wind turbine plant in Saint-Nazaire (France) is completing the manufacturing of its first commercial series of Haliade™ Offshore wind turbine nacelles. The five 370-tonne nacelles are scheduled to begin their voyage to the United States in mid-July. They will equip the Block Island offshore wind farm, the first of its kind in the U.S.

•    GE Renewable Energy is shipping its first offshore wind turbines, produced in its Saint-Nazaire plant, to the first offshore wind farm in the United States.
•    The GE plant in Saint-Nazaire is getting ready to produce 66 Haliade turbines for Germany and 238 turbines for French wind farms.


The Block Island project is situated off the coast of Block Island, near Providence, Rhode Island on the East coast of the United States. The Haliade™ turbines, ordered by GE’s American customer Deepwater Wind, will be installed starting in August. With a total capacity of 30 MW, the Block Island offshore farm will produce 125,000 MWh of electricity per year, enough to supply electric power to 17,000 households. It will be connected to the grid by the end of 2016.

“This marks a milestone for the company and we are proud to contribute to the Block Island project, the first offshore wind farm in the United States. This demonstrates our readiness  to respond to not only the French but also expanding international demand. We are destined to become a major player in offshore wind energy, and to lead in the energy transition in France and across the world”, asserts Jérôme Pécresse, Chairman and CEO of GE Renewable Energy.

The industrial site at Saint-Nazaire, inaugurated in December 2014, was designed to produce up to 100 turbines per year. The plant currently employs 140 people; in the long term, it will have as many as 300 employees.

The Saint-Nazaire plant will also be the assembly site for 66 wind turbines intended for the Merkur wind farm in Germany, followed by the 238 turbines slated to equip the three French wind farms in Saint-Nazaire, Courseulles-sur-Mer and Fécamp installed by EDF Energies Nouvelles,
The Haliade™ turbine was specifically designed for a marine environment. Thanks to its 150-metre blades, its output is 15% higher than the offshore turbines of the same generation. Producing 6 MW of power, it is capable of supplying the equivalent of 5,000 households per year, with annual CO2 savings of more than 21,000 tonnes. At a total height of 170 metres, the Haliade is almost twice as tall as Big Ben. Its blade, which measures 150 metres in diameter, is comparable to twice the wingspan of an airbus. Its outsized blades cover a surface area of 17,860 m2, three times the area of a football field.
 
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GE Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar “start-up” within GE and brings together one of the broadest and deepest portfolios in the renewable energy industry. Whether it is with onshore wind, offshore wind, hydro or new energies such as solar or Tidal, GE Renewable Energy works every day to make the world work better and cleaner. Today, the company has the largest renewable energy installed base with 370 GW and is present is more than 40 countries. Its 13,000 employees are proud to help the world understand that nobody should choose between affordable, reliable and sustainable energy. Backed-up by the world’s first digital industrial company, GE Renewable Energy’s existence is ruled by the will to change the future of energy.www.ge.com

GE’s Distributed Power business (http://www.GE.com) announced that Clarke Energy (www.Clarke-Energy.com), GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which will support the Azam flour mill in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The deployment of this high-efficiency, gas-fueled CHP plant will help Bakhresa reduce its yearly operating costs.

RNRG and Ventus Ingenieria have announced the acquisition and installation of a Wind Iris nacelle-mounted Lidar at the 20MW Caracoles wind farm in Uruguay. The Wind Iris will monitor turbine performance and offer optimization solutions for the project.

Ivoirian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Adama Toungara welcomed British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge to the Aggreko power generation facility (www.Africa.Aggreko.com) in the Vridi area of the Ivorian capital, recently. Minister Duddridge was in Abidjan to meet government ministers and business leaders to foster closer economic and trade links between the two countries and met with Minister Toungara on April 7th..

Two months before the exhibition opens, Intersolar Europe is sending the market positive signals: The exhibition space at the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners has been fully booked. And the same is true for ees Europe, Europe's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems. Exhibitors from all over the world are set to present their innovations over 66,000 sqm of exhibition space from June 22–24, 2016. The widespread interest in the event demonstrates the importance of Munich and Europe for the international solar industry – as has been the case for a quarter of a century. Intersolar Europe celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2016.

Flexenclosure, a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centre buildings and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry, has received an order to supply 1,000 eSite power systems for IHS Towers’ sites in the Abuja region of central Nigeria. The order is a part of IHS’s significantly larger green energy programme.

The leading independent PV monitoring company, Gantner Instruments, is presenting its latest solutions for monitoring, data collection and plant control at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi from January 18 to 21. With offices in Europe, Asia and the US, and representatives in 32 countries, the company has developed efficient solutions for maximizing the performance of PV systems, reducing downtime, increasing yield and maintaining international standards.

Deutsche Windtechnik, the leading wind turbine service provider, is rebranding the company name of its Spanish subsidiary GPS (General Power Services S.L.) to Deutsche Windtechnik S.L. The name change reflects and emphasises our strategic approach to offer European services from a single source. The company has been a 100% part of the Group since November 2014. The corporate structure is unaffected by the rebranding: Managing Director Javier Mozo Herrera continues to lead the 86-strong company from headquarters in Zaragoza, Spain.

SSE Ltd. has placed an order for the Bhlaraidh wind farm, highlighting the competitiveness of Vestas’ 3 MW platform in the UK.

Long-term Vestas customer Hanas Group has placed an order for 25 V110-2.0 MW turbines for a wind park in Western China.

Vestas will deliver 12 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for the Lyrkio wind farm to be located in the Greek Peloponnese region.

Siemens, the only provider of direct-current (DC) offshore wind connection projects, in October unveiled a potentially game-changing technology that it says enables cheaper and simpler grid connection of wind turbines miles off the coast.

There’s an old saying in Washington that when everyone is upset, you’ve probably done something right.

 

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The showing of independent service provider seebaWIND Service at HUSUM Wind was a great success. The trade fair, which took place from 15 to 18 September in Husum, brought the company new customers and enquiries about service contracts for Germany and abroad. The bankability of seebaWIND’s full maintenance contracts has been optimised – the company is now part of Deutsche Windtechnik. seebaWIND’s engineering department won over the visitors with its new control unit.

seebaWIND Service GmbH will provide full maintenance for the Esperstedt-Obhausen wind farm in Saxony-Anhalt. The farm boasts 16 Fuhrländer FL2500 wind turbines with a total capacity of 40 megawatts. By winning this contract the vendor-independent service provider now has 90 per cent of this turbine type in Germany under contract.

Solar plants need to be flexible enough to respond to changing sunlight conditions.

The long-term performance potential of a wind farm is only partially determined at the manufacturing and construction stages.

WindAccess™ monitors and collects data from the wind turbines, meteorological mast and substation so that the wind farm can be operated like a conventional power plant.

ECO 100 wind turbine

The electricity generated by a single ECO 100 wind turbine meets the power needs of 2,000 average European households and avoids the production of 9,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.

Gamesa’s Overhaul and Life Extension deliver profitable turbine operation until year 30 of service life.

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