Wind Energy

Vestas signs contracts with EDF EN for 62 MW in Italy and Germany

Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, has received two orders from key account EDF Energies Nouvelles for delivery of 19 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Gargano wind farm in Apulia, Italy, and for 12 V90-2.0 MW turbines for the Eckolstädt wind farm, in Thüringen, Germany, for a total capacity of 62 MW.

Windstream Energy Selects Siemens Turbine for its Wolfe Island Shoals Offshore Wind Project

Burlington - Windstream Wolfe Island Shoals Inc. has signed a binding agreement with Siemens Canada Limited, to supply up to 130 turbines for its 300MW offshore wind power project on Lake Ontario. The turbine blades will be manufactured at Siemens' renewable energy plant located in Tillsonburg, Ontario.

Natural Power widens Ecology offerings through partnership with Welsh firm Ecology Matters

Leading international renewable energy consultancy group Natural Power has signed a framework agreement with Welsh based ecology consultants, Ecology Matters. This agreement widens Natural Power's resource and expertise in onshore and offshore wind farm ecology issues, allowing the companies to work together in order to further develop their respective and mutual expertise.

Over 21% of all new power capacity in 2011

In 2011, 9,616 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in the EU, making a total of 93,957 MW - enough to supply 6.3% of the EU's electricity, according to figures published today by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).

Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm receives final approval

Located 25 km east of Colac and 17 km west of Winchelsea in Victoria, Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm will be constructed by Acciona Energy. It will consist of 63 wind turbines and will have a capacity of 189 MW. Construction will commence by 15 March, 2012, but a completion date has not yet been determined.

Gamesa sells four wind farms with a total of 480 MW

<b>Gamesa sells four of its US wind farms to Canada’s Algonquin Power & Utilities.</b><br><i>Photo: Gamesa</i>

The wind farm projects will be outfitted with 240 of Gamesa’s G9X-2.0 MW turbines and are sited in Pocahontas Prairie (80 MW) in Iowa, Sandy Ridge (50 MW) in Pennsylvania, Senate (150 MW) in Texas and Minonk (200 MW) in Illinois. Gamesa is developing and constructing the projects, which will be commissioned during 2012.

Sinovel Receives GL Renewables Certification Statement of Compliance for Design Assessment

Hamburg - GL Renewables Certification (GL RC) has issued a Statement of Compliance for the A-Design Assessment of the Sinovel SL 3000/90 50 Hz offshore wind turbine.

New vessel for Bard Offshore I

JB 117 is the fourth vessel in operation at the wind farm Bard Offshore 1. (Photo: Bard)

The Bard Group has chartered a further jack-up barge for installation work at the offshore wind farm Bard Offshore I. “JB 117” is the fourth vessel operating at the site.JB 117 was built in Indonesia for the Dutch company Jack-up-Barge B.V. and rigged out at the beginning of 2012.

Moventas supplies wind gears to Areva

 Moventas will deliver medium speed wind gears with a value of € 80 million to Areva. (Photo: Moventas)

Moventas and Areva Wind have signed a € 80 million agreement on Moventas’ 5 MW medium speed wind gear. In the beginning of May, the Finnish delivered the first two gears to French Areva. The agreement, concerning gear unit deliveries for the coming years, was fixed after approximately one year of testing.

US tariffs will not hurt Chinese tower manufacturers

Recent trade disputes with the US will do little to damage China’s domination of the global wind tower market, finds a new report by GlobalData. That’s due to the small percentage maintained by the export sector.