Wind Energy

South Africa Renewables IPP Program

South African renewable energy developer, African Clean Energy Developments (ACED) has been awarded Preferred Bidder status under the South Africa Department of Energy Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme ("REIPPPP") announced during COP17 in Durban.


Siemens takes China by storm

One joint venture will develop and build wind turbines for the Chinese and the international Siemens manufacturing network. The other joint venture will be responsible for sales, project management, and service of wind turbines in China. Siemens will hold a 49% stake in the joint ventures; Shanghai Electric will hold 51%.

EU met its 2010 Renewable electricity target

The EU achieved its 2010 renewable electricity target of 21% of electricity consumption according to latest analysis by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).


(The EU's 2001 Renewable Electricity Directive set a target of 21% electricity from renewable sources for 2010).


Gamesa opens blade factory in India

<b>The new Gamesa facility in India has already produced a first blade for the G5X-850 kW turbine.</b><br><br><i>Photo: Gamesa</i><br>

With a manufacturing capacity of 390 units in 2013, the new factory will produce blades for Gamesa turbine systems G5X-850 kW and G9X-2.0 MW. The plant in the south-west of the country is currently staffed by 157 employees.

Craig Group to invest GBP 50million in new vessels with Talisman Energy contract

North Star Shipping, a division of the family-owned global shipping and energy services firm The Craig Group, has been awarded a major new contract with Talisman Energy (UK) Ltd.


Under the contract the company, which provides offshore support vessels to the industry, will build two new platform supply vessels to support Talisman Energy's North Sea Operations.

Suzlon to open plant in Africa

Silas Zimu, chief executive officer of Suzlon’s South African business, has confirmed to the Bloomberg wire service that the company is currently searching for a suitable location. The plant will manufacture towers and rotor blades for the South African market.

Gamesas G10X-4.5 MW prototype wind turbine at Alaiz (Navarra) sets a new output record for a turbine in spain

Navarra - The G10X-4.5 MW wind turbine, installed by Gamesa near Alaiz (Navarra, Spain), on 11 March set a new record for energy output by a wind turbine in Spain. The turbine generated electricity for 23.24 equivalent hours yesterday at nominal capacity (98.26% of the day), for a total of 104.6 MWh.


Alstom gets 108 MW order from Brazil

Alstom has been awarded a contract by Odebrecht Energia for the supply of four wind farms in the South of Brazil. The contract was signed in the context of the reserve energy auction, A-3. In a reserve capacity auction the distribution company does not buy the electricity.

Service contract for 310 wind turbines in Spain

Iberdrola has signed a service contract with GE and Tamoin for 310 Spanish wind turbines. (Photo: Iberdrola)

A consortium consisting of GE and Spanish energy provider Tamoin Energías Renovables has signed a contract with Iberdrola for the maintenance of wind turbines. The contract covers 310 GE wind turbines erected on Spanish territory. It is the most comprehensive service contract to date in Europe for GE turbines.

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