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Financial Close for Industry First Demo at Deutsche Bucht

20 July 2018

Two V164-8.4 MW turbines from MHI Vestas will be installed on Mono Bucket foundations. MORE ❯

Business & Finance

Nordex Group passing the 1,000 MW milestone in Ireland

20 July 2018

In June 2018, the Nordex Group received another order from Ireland, bringing the total volume awarded in that country to the significant one gigawatt mark. With a market share of more than 30%, the Group had already underscored its strong position in the region in the previous year. MORE ❯

Business & Finance

Van Oord to install innovative suction bucket foundations at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

20 July 2018

Financial close has been reached for two pilot wind turbines at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm. The project will test Mono Buckets, a new type of foundation structure, equipped with a 8.4 MW turbine. In addition to its Balance of Plant contract for the wind farm, Van Oord will also be responsible for manufacturing and installing the two additional Mono Bucket foundations. MORE ❯

New Operations Director for Manor Renewable Energy

20 July 2018

Manor Renewable Energy has further expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Leif Cooper, who will be joining the company as Operations Director. MORE ❯

Technology

Universal Foundation Mono Buckets showcased at the Deutsche Bucht pilot project

20 July 2018

On the 19th of July Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH announced that the Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket pilot demonstrator (“Demo”) project has reached financial close. Deutsche Bucht, which is 100 per cent owned by Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc., will be the first offshore wind farm worldwide to test this new type of foundation structure under commercial operating conditions. MORE ❯

Operation & Maintenance

Further Cooperation With CEZ

19 July 2018

Last year CEZ acquired, amongst others, the already up and running wind farm Lettweiler Höhe/Rehborn. About one year after the purchase the largest utility in the Czech Republic commissions wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG from Bremen with the commercial and technical operations management of Lettweiler Höhe. The wind farm in Rheinland-Pfalz consists of 14 GE 2.5-120 turbines and has a total capacity of 35 MW.

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Two V164-8.4 MW turbines from MHI Vestas will be installed on Mono Bucket foundations. MORE ❯
Business & FinanceMORE ❯
In June 2018, the Nordex Group received another order from Ireland, bringing the total volume awarded in that country to the significant one gigawatt mark. With a market share of more than 30%, the Group had already underscored its strong position in the region in the previous year. MORE ❯
Business & FinanceMORE ❯
Financial close has been reached for two pilot wind turbines at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm. The project will test Mono Buckets, a new type of foundation structure, equipped with a 8.4 MW turbine. In addition to its Balance of Plant contract for the wind farm, Van Oord will also be responsible for manufacturing and installing the two additional Mono Bucket foundations. MORE ❯
Manor Renewable Energy has further expanded its senior management team with the appointment of Leif Cooper, who will be joining the company as Operations Director. MORE ❯
TechnologyMORE ❯
On the 19th of July Northland Deutsche Bucht GmbH announced that the Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket pilot demonstrator (“Demo”) project has reached financial close. Deutsche Bucht, which is 100 per cent owned by Canadian power producer Northland Power Inc., will be the first offshore wind farm worldwide to test this new type of foundation structure under commercial operating conditions. MORE ❯
Operation & MaintenanceMORE ❯

Last year CEZ acquired, amongst others, the already up and running wind farm Lettweiler Höhe/Rehborn. About one year after the purchase the largest utility in the Czech Republic commissions wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG from Bremen with the commercial and technical operations management of Lettweiler Höhe. The wind farm in Rheinland-Pfalz consists of 14 GE 2.5-120 turbines and has a total capacity of 35 MW.

MORE ❯

Policy & Markets

19 Jul | Standstill in energy policy must come to an end - German government´s 65 percent target can only be achieved with more offshore wind energy - Current projects up to 2020 are progressing according to plan

  • Five new offshore wind farms with a capacity of 1,944 MW are under construction in the first half of the year 2018
  • Rapid implementation of additional tenders with at least 1.5 GW offshore wind capacity is required
  • Expansion of volume to at least 20 GW by 2030 urgently needed to achieve government goals
  • Advancing grid expansion, better use of existing grid and accelerating sector coupling and electrification

19 Jul | Winning two contracts by Longyuan Zhenhua

Longyuan Zhenhua won the contracts of Guangdong Zhanjiang Xuwen Offshore Wind Power Project of State Power Investment Corporation Limited and Liaoning Dalian Zhuanghe III Offshore Wind Power Project of China Three Gorges New Energy Co., Ltd. recently.

Installation, Transport & Logistics

19 Jul | Port of Corpus Christi Grows Laydown Capacity

Port of Corpus Christi’s new laydown yard, Rincon West, received its first shipment of wind energy components on July 14th. Top wind manufacturer, Vestas, is scheduled to import nacelles, hubs, drive trains and blades for the Blue Cloud Wind Farm, located in Texas Panhandle counties Baily/Lamb. Rincon West will serve as the first point of rest for the imported breakbulk cargo prior to components being shipped via truck to the job site. Developed by Tri-Global Energy, the 148 MW Blue Cloud wind farm is comprised of 19,000 leased acres of privately owned farm land.

Business & Finance

19 Jul | EIB renews European support for windfarms in Greece

  • European Investment Bank (EIB) signs EUR 24m loan with Terna Energy Group, financing will support construction and operation of two windfarms in northern Greece
  • EIB loan is the latest operation in Greece backed under EFSI, part of the successful Investment Plan for Europe of the Juncker Commission.

Business & Finance

19 Jul | Green Investment Group acquires windpower project in Ånge

The Green Investment Group, a specialized green energy investor, has acquired the ongoing windpower project in Överturingen in the municipality of Ånge from SCA and Turinge Energi. The supplier of the 4.2 MW turbines will be Siemens Gamesa.

Business & Finance

19 Jul | Hydro signs new long-term wind power contract for Norwegian aluminium portfolio

Norwegian aluminium company Norsk Hydro ASA’s wholly-owned subsidiary Hydro Energi AS has signed a long-term wind power contract for 29 years with Green Investment Group. The contract is believed to be the world’s longest corporate wind power contract.

Business & Finance

19 Jul | New strong industry profiles joining Global Wind Service

As part of Global Wind Service’s (GWS) strategic focus on development and growth two strong industry profiles has been added to the team.

Business & Finance

19 Jul | Green Investment Group reaches financial close on new 235MW PPA-backed onshore wind farm

Green Investment Group (GIG), the specialist green energy principal investment business of Macquarie Group (Macquarie), today announced financial close on €270m of total funding for a 235 MW onshore wind farm in central Sweden.

Policy & Markets

19 Jul | Proposed coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

Annual cost of $16.7 billion to support all coal and nuclear plants could rise to $35 billion annually if owners are granted return on investment, raising total cost to $70 billion over two years, according to Brattle Group analysis, for no discernible improvement to nation's electric grid

Business & Finance

19 Jul | Northland Power Adds 17MW of Capacity to the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

Northland Power Inc. ("Northland") (TSX:NPI) announced today that the Deutsche Bucht Mono Bucket pilot demonstrator ("Demo") project has reached financial close.  All required funds for the Demo project have been contributed by Northland and committed by the project lenders.

Technology

19 Jul | ScottishPower Renewables to trial new Aveillant radar solution to ‘unlock’ the future of offshore wind

ScottishPower Renewables has partnered with Cambridge-based Aveillant, part of the Thales Group, to test a pioneering new radar system that aims to safeguard the UK’s world-leading offshore wind industry.

Project Development & Execution

19 Jul | First power for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm has started generating power for the first time today. Following the successful installation of the first 7MW turbine, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited has exported power to the National Grid for the first time. The installation of the first turbine heralds the start of the final stage of Beatrice’s journey towards completion in Spring 2019.