Irina Lucke is the first woman to be elected as chair of WAB. The previous chair, Dr Klaus Meier, will be stepping down to the position of deputy chairman. WAB's focus in 2017 will be to provide even more information about political developments to members and promote networking.
Together with other partners, the KfW bank is funding a wind farm in the coastal region of the Red Sea. The parties involved have signed a corresponding financing agreement. The Gulf of Suez wind farm will have a total capacity of 200 to 250 MW.
Senvion announced that on 2th December wind turbines at the 150 MW Mesgi'g Ugju's'n windfarm in Quebec started spinning. It is the biggest First Nations windfarm in Canada. The project is an equal partnership between Innergex and the three Mi'gmaq communities located on the territory of Gespe'gewa'gi: Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj.
Aquila Capital has acquired another wind project in Sweden. The windfarm will consist of 18 Vestas V126-3.6 MW turbines. The project was developed turnkey by OX2, one of the largest wind developers in Sweden.
A majority in the Danish Parliament (Folketing) on November, 18th that it will approve Danish Near Shore (DNS) wind farms. This means that Vattenfall can proceed with plans to develop the 350 MW project off Denmark's west coast.
At the China Wind Power (CWP) in Beijing LM Wind Power announced a strategic collaboration with the Chinese wind turbine manufacturer CSIC HZ Windpower. LM Wind, owned by GE, agrees to deliver blades for CSIC HZ Windpower’s newly launched H151-5 MW platform.
Senvion has recently concluded contracts totaling 56.1 MW for the Antilope wind power project in the Hauts de France region with developer Eurowatt. Senvion will equip the Champ de la Grand-Mère, Terres Noires and Croix Noire 1 and 2 wind farms with a total of 24 wind turbines from its 2 and 3 megawatt portfolio that will produce enough electricity to power more than 18,600 households in France.
In an extraordinary general meeting in Zamudio (Vizcaya, Spain), 99.75 % of Gamesa’s shareholders ratified the resolutions needed to close the merger with Siemens Wind Power. The payment of a special cash dividend of € 3.591 per share was also approved.
Wind energy keeps setting new records. In 2015 wind turbines supplied more new power generation globally than any other technology. Installed capacity worldwide grew 17 % compared to 2014. A total of 63 GW were added, reaching 433 GW on a global scale. Significant growth was recorded across countries and especially in emerging economies, a trend likely to continue in the next decade. This is what emerges from the latest report on the status of the industry published by the Global Wind Energy Council.
Wind could supply 20 % of global electricity by 2030, according to a report presented by the Global Wind Energy Council last week in China.