In The Spotlight
Vattenfall has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Marguerite to purchase electricity from the 42MW Brännliden wind farm in Sweden.
The first turbine has been installed at the site of what will be one of Australia’s biggest, and lowest cost, wind energy developments to date, the 530MW Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in western Victoria.
JDR Cable Systems , the leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, owned by the TFKable Group, has been selected by Jan De Nul to supply subsea power cables and accessories for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Wind Farm Phase One.
EDP Renewables , a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, has signed a Build & Transfer Agreement with Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) recently signed its third contract with Voltalia in Brazil to supply the wind project Ventos da Serra do Mel 2 (VSM 2).
Danish wind systems manufacturer Vestas has received an turbines supply order from a joint venture between Rusnano and Fortum for a 99MW wind project in Russia.
Leading wind Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has successfully demonstrated the use of Drone Wind Lidar to accurately measure the wind in what is believed to be a world-first.
Iberdrola is launching the Cavar Complex project to boost its strategy of investment in wind power in Spain in 2019.
Last week EDF Renewables and Masdar announced that they won the bid to build the 400-MW Dumat al Jandal wind farm, located 560 miles from north of Riyadh in the Al Jouf region of north-western Saudi Arabia.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. ,the largest power company in Japan, and Orsted A/S (Orsted), the world’s leading offshore wind developer, announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding to work jointly on offshore wind projects.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy , the world’s leader in the offshore industry, launched the SG 10.0-193 DD, the company’s first 10+ MW offshore wind turbine.
Lidars are supporting Melbourne-based Tilt Renewables in pursuit of new development sites specifically in complex terrain.
Vestas is off to a great start in 2019 by securing its first order of the year with a 101 MW Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) project in India from Trinethra Wind & Hydro Power Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Continuum Wind Energy Pvt Ltd.
UAE-shipyard Lamprell has bagged a $200m windfarm jacket foundation fabrication contract from GeoSea.
GE’s flagship onshore wind project in Sub-Sahara Africa— 60 1.7-103 units; GE EFS (www.GEEnergyFinancialServices.com) and Renewable Energy partner to deliver 100MW wind power project in Kenya; Kipeto will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes
Operations have begun at Enel Green Power North America’s 320-MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm located in Dixon County, Nebraska. Enel says that the facility is fully contracted with long-term PPAs that Facebook and Adobe signed early last year.
Renewable infrastructure company Greencoat Renewables has entered into an agreement to acquire two Irish wind farms from BlackRock Real Assets (BlackRock) for a total consideration of €88m ($100.4m).
EDF Renewables UK has obtained government approval for an improved design for the £1.8bn NeartnaGaoithe (NnG) wind farm located in the Firth of Forth, offshore Scotland.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has reached an agreement with Norvento, a Spanish renewable energy technology company, to supply 34.6 MW for a wind project located in the A Mariña district of Lugo, in Spain.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €250m loan to SeaMade for construction of ‘Mermaid’ and ‘Seastar’ Belgian offshore wind farms.
Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE), a subsidiary of Danish power company Ørsted, is set to begin the construction of the Lockett wind farm in Texas, US.
GE Renewable Energy and the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have announced a $11 million four-year research partnership aimed at minimizing the time people have to spend offshore, which will enhance both safety and operating costs for offshore wind farms.
Global asset management business Aviva Investors has agreed to provide a £400m investment for the construction of the Hornsea 1 offshore windfarm in the UK.
Global renewable energy developer, service provider and wholesaler BayWa r.e. has acquired the consented Tralorg Wind Farm from Brookfield Renewable Partners.
SceneScan Monopole is the first laser sensor developed for offshore wind farm applications where the need for installing fixed reflective targets is eliminated.
After a prolonged period of decline, 2018 monsoon season brings significantly higher than average wind speeds across India.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a solicitation seeking 800MW or more of new offshore wind projects for the state.
DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, has successfully completed a lenders’ technical due diligence on the 25 MW Windfloat Atlantic project, the biggest floating wind farm in the Iberian Peninsula.
Siemens Gamesa, a renewable energy leader in India, has secured two wind orders from ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), for the construction of a 100.8 MW wind farm located in the Kutch district, in the state of Gujarat and a 76 MW wind farm in Osmanabad district, Maharashtra.
The EU-funded MaRINET2 project has launched its third call for applications. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures.
Vestas has signed a framework agreement with the intention to produce V150-4.2 MW nacelles in the Brazilian state of Ceará.
Siemens and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq have entered a milestone agreement to seek the implementation of the company's roadmap for repowering Iraq.
Skyline Renewables, an independent clean energy platform and Starwood Energy Group Global , a leading private investment firm focused on energy infrastructure, announced that they have reached an agreement for Skyline to purchase Starwood Energy’s 51% interest in the Horse Creek and Electra wind farms.
Modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and sustainable energy system, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast.
ACCIONA remains in the lead worldwide in terms of sustainable reporting according to the EcoAct (formerly known as Carbon Clear) report entitled "Sustainability Reporting Performance of the IBEX 35", which compares companies in the Spanish index with those in the Dow 30 and FTSE 100.
Vattenfall and German-based Aquila Capital have signed 15 year agreements for wind power and balancing services for the wind farm Kråktorpet (163 MW) in northern Sweden.
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.
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.
EDP Renováveis, SA , through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC, secured an additional Power Purchase Agreement to sell the energy produced from its Broadlands wind farm project. The long-term PPA for 50 MW has been secured with a company from the energy sector.
GE’s Power Services business is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 6B gas turbine fleet by launching the world’s first 6B repowering solution.
GE Power announced that it has been selected by BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) for the supply of one 6F.03 gas turbine and a generator for installation at HPCL’s (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) refinery at Vizag (Visakhapatnam) in India.
LEITWIND was commissioned by b.ventus, in which the LEITNER Group holds a participating interest with the German E.ON Group, to develop a wind turbine with 250kW power output for the German market.
In the second quarter of 2018, Vestas generated revenue of EUR 2,260m – an increase of 2 percent compared to the year-earlier period.
TerraForm Power, Inc. announced that GE Renewable Energy has been selected to provide a range of services for its North American wind fleet, one of the region’s largest with more than 900 turbines.
Dominion Energy Virginia and Denmark-based energy company Orsted took significant steps forward in the development of Virginia's first offshore wind facility.
ACCIONA, through its subsidiary ACCIONA Green Energy Developments, has been awarded two of the lots allocated by the Board of Directors of Adif for the supply of electricity to the latter’s railway infrastructures in 2019 and 2020.
The first turbine at Vattenfall’s offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 has been installed in the North Sea off the west coast of Denmark. The wind farm will increase Danish annual electricity production from wind by about 12 per cent and cover the consumption of approximately 425,000 Danish households.
ACCIONA has established science-based emission reduction targets, specifically a 16 % reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions by 2030 from a 2017 baseline; these targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative.
Orascom Construction Limited announces that it has jointly signed along with ENGIE (France) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation/Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation (Japan) an agreement to officially commence development work on a new 500 MW build-own-operate (BOO) wind farm in Ras Ghareb, Egypt.
Siemens and State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) of China entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further confirm intention of technology collaboration in the field of heavy-duty gas turbines.
DONG Energy has placed a milestone order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 project in Germany.
Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced that it just completed the training program designed to deploy the new APQP4Wind quality processes standards across the industry.
ACWA Power inaugurated its 120 MW Khalladi wind farm in Tangier, which will supply clean power to a number of large industrial companies, mainly operating in the cement sector in Morocco at competitive prices.
On 1 July 2018, wind turbines with the world's largest capacity were taken into operation at Vattenfall's offshore wind farm Aberdeen Bay. One single rotor lap from the record 8.8 MW turbine provides a British household with electricity for a full day.
Enel is now Peru’s leading renewable energy generator with around 1.1 GW of installed capacity following the commissioning of Wayra I which, with more than 132 MW, is Peru’s largest wind farm currently in full service.
GE Power and Vattenfall Wärme Berlin AG, a subsidiary of Swedish utility Vattenfall AB announced the new MXL2 with Additive Manufactured Performance (AMP) the world’s first upgrade solution for GE’s GT13E2 gas turbines that uses key components manufactured using additive technology.
BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy service provider, energy developer and wholesaler, has won the technical and commercial asset management contract for four UK
Taiwan International Wind power Training Corporation (TIWTC) and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to collaborate in establishing Global Wind Organization (GWO) training center in Taichung.
EnerAB, a joint venture between The AES Corporation and Grupo BAL, has placed a 306 MW order with Vestas for the Mesa la Paz wind park that derives from a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA).
The first GE Renewable Energy offshore wind turbine nacelle to be tested in the UK under a recent research & development agreement has been delivered to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult's world-leading 15 MW drive train test facility in Blyth, Northumberland.
Vattenfall and Facebook have signed long-term supply and service agreements for integrating the output of three new Norwegian wind projects into the electric grid that provides power to Facebook’s Nordic data centres in Odense, Denmark, and Luleå in Sweden.
Vattenfall’s battery@pyc, the largest co-located battery installation in the United Kingdom, is now operational and stores renewable wind power from Vattenfall’s Welsh onshore wind farm Pen y Cymoedd. It thereby helps to provide reliability service to UK National Grid.
Consumers Energy and DTE Energy said they are accelerating plans to produce cleaner energy in Michigan, targeting at least a 50 percent Clean Energy Goal by 2030– achieved through a combination of investments in at least 25 percent renewable energy, and the remaining through energy efficiency.
ACCIONA Energia, the biggest global operator exclusively in renewable energies, yesterday received the first ever prototype certificate for a grid-scale energy storage solution by DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body.
Siemens signed an agreement with WorleyParsons to explore greater collaboration on energy and power infrastructure projects, grid optimization, integration of renewable technologies, and energy efficiency and storage technologies in North East South America and the Caribbean (NESAC) region.
Vestas has received a 31 MW order for the supply and installation of nine V117-3.45 MW turbines for an undisclosed project in Italy.
Wind speeds during India's annual monsoon season have fallen by as much as 9% over the past two decades, with three of the past four years also below average.
Siemens has received an order from Inter Pipeline Ltd ("Inter Pipeline") to provide long-term service for two SGT-800 gas turbine generator sets in Canada.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's positioning in India has received an important boost with this order, its largest ever in this market.
GE Renewable Energy and the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next generation offshore wind technologies.
Two recent project announcements indicate that the U.S. offshore wind sector is burgeoning, bolstered by falling prices and ramped-up political support. A credit ratings agency warns, however, that the sector’s growth could increasingly pressure profit margins of merchant generators in New England, New York, and New Jersey.
Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) announced the completion of its 147-MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind power facility. Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Québec City, in the Chaudière-Appalaches region.
Siemens Power and Gas, including its Dresser-Rand business, received an order for four SGT-A35 gas turbine power generation packages and two SGT-A35-driven DATUM CO2 compressor packages for MODEC’s Sépia floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessel.
Deutsche Windtechnik is announcing a new contract in the Netherlands: Starting in April 2018, Deutsche Windtechnik B.V. will take over complete maintenance for the Koegorspolder C.V. wind farm.
00-MW wind energy facility will power 35,000 homes annually and generate $40 million in economic benefits to Chatham-Kent economy over the life of the facility.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been commissioned to build a pioneering wind complex in Australia, which will combine the installation of a wind farm with 56 of the firm’s SG 3.4-132 turbines (for total capacity of 194 MW) with a battery energy storage system.
New orders for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) from Germany: The company will equip a total of five wind farms with its onshore wind turbines. For project locations in eastern and northern Germany, orders have been placed for a total of 20 turbines.
Gulf Power received unanimous approval from the Florida Public Service Commission to pass along approximately $103 million in tax savings to its 460,000 customers.
Deering and Buckland are two small villages in northwestern Alaska, with populations of 200 and 400 mostly indigenous Inupiaq people.
Concluding a tendering process, E.ON Sweden AB, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest energy corporations has signed a contract with Castellum to construct E.ON's new Nordic Headquarters for approx. 1,500 employees in the Nyhamnen district of Malmö close to the central station.
Enel, through its US renewable energy company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. , has started construction of Diamond Vista wind farm, which will have an installed capacity of around 300 MW and will be located in Marion and Dickinson Counties, in Kansas.
Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced that it has been awarded a substantial contract by leading Mexican renewable energy developer Zuma Energía to provide a state-of-the-art control center for its operational wind farm in Oaxaca, PE Ingenio.
Thirteen organizations spanning 42 counties in North Carolinaand South Carolina will receive more than $900,000 in new grants from Duke Energy's Water Resources Fund to support environmental and wildlife programs.
The commissioning of a second turbine unit marks the completion of Punjab State Power Corp.'s 18-MW Mukerian Stage 2.
With the awarded capacity, Enel nearly triples its virtual power plant in the Japanese market to 165 MW from 60 MW, reaching a 17% market share and becoming the largest demand response aggregator in Japan.
Agregio is signing an exclusive framework aggregation contract for the projects being developed by JP Energie Environnement, a subsidiary of the Nass Group, which develops and runs wind farms and solar parks in France
Greensmith Energy, a part of the technology group Wärtsilä, has successfully completed two grid-scale energy storage systems in partnership with E.ON Climate & Renewables in Texas.
GE and Arenko Group (Arenko) are delighted to announce a strategic alliance to build grid scale energy storage systems in the UK.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 (October-December) ; financial performance was in line with the guidance for the year, and commercial activity was strong in all business units. Between October and December, the company received orders for 2.8 GW of turbines (+29%), driven by both the onshore business (+19%) and the offshore business, where orders practically doubled.
Pinnacle Industries, a new innovative start-up in Seoul, South Korea, has designed, developed, tested and now patented a smaller wind turbine known as T-VAWT. The company has released a new video that shows how the turbine works and its interesting characteristics and results.
Duke Energy has filed two more renewable energy programs with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) to expand renewable energy options for its 3.2 million customers in the state.
Falck Renewables, through its Swedish subsidiaries, has awarded the Nordex Group two contracts to supply in total 31 N131/3900 wind turbines and the associated civil and electrical infrastructure works on an EPC turn-key basis for the two Swedish projects “Aliden” and “Brattmyrliden”. Preliminary works have started with activity intensifying during 2018 and 2019 respectively. Commercial operations are expected in Q4 2019 at “Aliden” and Q4 2020 at “Brattmyrliden”.
The two wind farms are located in Västerbotten, around 100 kilometres west of Umea. The companies have chosen the latest stage available technology of Nordex suitable for these sites characterized by mean wind speeds of 7.6 - 7.8 m/s. The turbines, specifically designed for local site conditions, have a maximum rated capacity of 3.9 MW each and are on 134-metre towers with NR65.5 blades. The turbines are equipped with cold climate packages with the Nordex Anti-icing System installed on the rotor blades that allow the two wind farms to achieve an above-average net capacity factor of approximately 40%, expected to generate approximately 420 GWh of energy per year.
Toni Volpe, CEO of Falck Renewables declared: "We are very satisfied with this agreement with Nordex, a long standing partner for Falck. The terms and turbines of this contract are absolutely a prime example of how to optimize the technology choice and work cooperatively to reduce the LCOE of a windfarm. We look forward to the continuation of the works."
About Falck Renewables S.p.A., listed in the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange, develops, designs, builds and manages power production plants from renewable sources. With an installed capacity of 950 MW in 2017 (913 MW according to the IFRS 11 reclassification) produces more than two billion kwh per year in Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, France and USA, using wind, solar, biomass, and waste-to-energy technologies. The Group is also active in the service business where it manages over 1,700 MW of solar and wind assets and provides technical services across the world."
About the Nordex Group
The Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 21 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of EUR 3.4 billion in 2016. It currently has roughly 5,000 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 - 4.5 MW class addressing the requirements of land constrained as well as grid constrained markets.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a new order for the installation of 125 of its G97-2.1MW turbines (total capacity of 262.5 MW) at the Egyptian wind farm Gulf of Suez, of Ras Ghareb Wind Energy SA1.
Enel S.p.A. , acting through its Brazilian renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power Brasil Participações Ltda. has been awarded the right to sign 20-year power supply contracts in the country with three wind projects for 618 MW of new capacity following the A-6 public tender organised by the Brazilian federal government via the country’s energy regulator ANEEL.