The eagerly awaited results of the first auction for offshore wind farms in Germany are in. The average subsidy was only 0.44 cents/kWh. But there were also successful bids for 0.0 cents as well as 6 cents/kWh, which is still low from today's point of view. Successful bidders include Dong and EnBW.
Vestas has announcend an order for 22 V112-3.45 MW turbines from Looft-Schmidt Projekte Erneuerbarer Energien GmbH. The turbines will replace 40 different types of turbines at the Norderwöhrden wind park in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany.
In its first meeting the Board of Directors of the combined company Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy made various decisions concerning its future. Ignacio Martín, former Executive Chairman of Gamesa, will continue as CEO of the combined company for the transition phase before he will hand over to the next management generation. The Board also agreed on the new company name, albeit the name has to be approved at the Annual General Meeting in June.
Western turbine OEMs accounted for four of the top five positions and seven positions overall in the top 15 in MAKE’s Global Wind Turbine OEM 2016 Market Share analysis. Vestas again won the top position. In the following positions there has been a bit of a shuffle.
Adwen continues the development of its 8MW platform and has entered the final stages in the installation of the AD 8-180 prototype in Bremerhaven (Germany). After the foundation and the first three segments, including the power section, have been installed earlier this year, the fourth element is expected to be installed in the coming days. The fifth and final section will be installed at the same time as the nacelle. The world’s longest blades are already stored on the site ready to be lifted.
After recently recruiting over 100 manufacturing jobs in the UK, MHI Vestas is turning its attention to manufacturing sites at Lindø and Nakskov, and is now recruiting 414 additional employees at the company’s Danish nacelle and blade factories.
Ingeteam, a global supplier of electrical conversion equipment with headquarters in Spain, has announced that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for its wind converter manufacturing facility in Northern Spain.
In June 2017, Deutsche Windtechnik's French unit will begin providing maintenance for V90 turbines from Vestas for the first time. The full maintenance contracts will run for four years.
EDF Luminus, the second largest player in the Belgian energy market, has ordered nine wind turbines of the type SWT-3.2-113 at Siemens Wind Power for two projects located in Belgium.