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Inauguration Ceremony for Taiwan’s First Commercial Scale Offshore Wind Farm

12 November 2019

The inauguration ceremony for Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm – Formosa 1 – was held today at Longfeng Fishing Harbor in Miaoli. Following the final installation of 20 turbines in October 2019, commercialization is expected at the end of year, symbolizing the project’s completion. Formosa 1’s inauguration is an important milestone in the realization of Taiwan’s commitment to deliver 5.7 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2025, and a further demonstration of its commitment towards green energy. MORE ❯

GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing

12 November 2019

A nacelle from GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland, ahead of a rigorous testing programme designed to prepare it for years of operation at sea.
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Johnny Thomsen appointed Co-CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

11 November 2019

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s Board of Directors appoints the former Vestas Senior Vice President of Product Management to the Co-CEO role after the incumbent Co-CEO, Lars Bondo Krogsgaard resigned. MORE ❯

Piping Hot: Building Heat Networks to Tackle the Climate Emergency

11 November 2019

Natural Power welcomes the Scottish Government’s Heat Networks Bill on a key aspect of how it plans to cut emissions from heat. With the right planning, incentives and regulatory support, district heating can contribute significantly to that goal. MORE ❯

Board of Management and Supervisory Board of PNE AG recommend the acceptance of the voluntary public takeover offer by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners

11 November 2019

  • Reasoned Statement according to section 27 Takeover Act published
  • Total amount of the consideration for shareholders is adequate
  • Intentions of the Bidder as the formation of a Strategic Partnership are positive
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How do offshore wind farms change the wind?

11 November 2019

Start of a new research project on wind energy utilization in the German Bight MORE ❯

The inauguration ceremony for Taiwan’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm – Formosa 1 – was held today at Longfeng Fishing Harbor in Miaoli. Following the final installation of 20 turbines in October 2019, commercialization is expected at the end of year, symbolizing the project’s completion. Formosa 1’s inauguration is an important milestone in the realization of Taiwan’s commitment to deliver 5.7 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2025, and a further demonstration of its commitment towards green energy. MORE ❯
A nacelle from GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland, ahead of a rigorous testing programme designed to prepare it for years of operation at sea.
MORE ❯
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s Board of Directors appoints the former Vestas Senior Vice President of Product Management to the Co-CEO role after the incumbent Co-CEO, Lars Bondo Krogsgaard resigned. MORE ❯
Natural Power welcomes the Scottish Government’s Heat Networks Bill on a key aspect of how it plans to cut emissions from heat. With the right planning, incentives and regulatory support, district heating can contribute significantly to that goal. MORE ❯
  • Reasoned Statement according to section 27 Takeover Act published
  • Total amount of the consideration for shareholders is adequate
  • Intentions of the Bidder as the formation of a Strategic Partnership are positive
MORE ❯
Start of a new research project on wind energy utilization in the German Bight MORE ❯

08 Nov | Scottish Renewables green energy manifesto

By Stephen Trotter, Managing Director at Natural Power

Natural Power fully supports and endorses the green energy manifesto published by Scottish Renewables.

07 Nov | Share buy-back programme of up to DKK 1,500m (approx. EUR 200m)

The Board of Directors of Vestas Wind Systems A/S has decided to initiate a share buy-back programme of up to DKK 1,500m (approx. EUR 200m) to be executed during the period 7 November 2019 to 31 December 2019.

07 Nov | Vestas - Interim financial report, third quarter 2019

Summary: Revenue, earnings, and free cash flow increased compared to last year’s third quarter. Solid order intake in the quarter and combined order backlog at all-time high level. Guidance for 2019 maintained

07 Nov | PNE AG achieved operational progress in the first nine months of 2019

  • Activities increased
  • Wind farm projects with 404 MW completed or under construction
  • Forecast for the entire year again confirmed

06 Nov | Blades USA – Austin, Texas

The team from Natural Power North America will be attending the Windpower Monthly event ‘Blades USA’ on November 6th and 7th at the DoubleTree Hilton Austin, Texas.

06 Nov | Consent for Gordonbush Extension a step towards first subsidy-free onshore wind farm for SSE Renewables

Leading Scottish renewable energy developer and operator, SSE Renewables, welcomes the decision by Scottish Ministers yesterday, 5 November 2019, to revise the planning consent for an 11-turbine extension to Gordonbush onshore wind farm. Located around 12km north west of Brora in Sutherland, the existing 70MW, 35-turbine Gordonbush Wind Farm has been generating clean, renewable energy since 2012 as part of SSE Renewables portfolio of nearly 2GW of operational onshore wind farms across the UK and Ireland. Consent had previously been granted in 2017 for a 15-turbine extension beside the existing Gordonbush site. However, this revised consent will see turbine numbers reduced from 15 to 11 whilst increasing the height of the turbines by less than 20m to 149.9m. The reduction in turbine numbers reflects the rapid development of wind turbine technology and will allow SSE Renewables to take advantage of much more powerful turbines to maximise the energy generation potential and efficiency of the site. Gillian Wilson, SSE Renewables Development Project Manager said: “Onshore wind farms and extensions have an important role to play in meeting Scotland’s net-zero ambitions, so we’re delighted to hear the news that Scottish Ministers have granted this extension. “The 11-turbine extension will complement the existing Gordonbush site, harnessing more of the excellent wind resource and making use of the existing infrastructure constructed for the operational Gordonbush Wind Farm.  “We’ve been part of the East Sutherland community for almost a decade now and in that time we’ve been very pleased to have been able to help support the local community with £1.4m of approved community benefit funding to date, including supporting local employment and apprenticeships. We look forward to continuing this work in the community as we develop the extension.” SSE Renewables will now consider the options for a route to market for the project – including the viability of building the project subsidy-free – ahead of taking a final investment decision. Should the project reach a positive final investment decision, SSE Renewables will engage with the Highlands and Islands Open4Business platform and host Meet the Buyer events for the local and Scottish supply chain to maximise the opportunities available for local businesses to work on the extension.

06 Nov | Civil society and industry in joint push for a climate neutral economy

Today, a broad group of 100 organisations from major industrial sectors and civil society calls on EU policymakers to accelerate the uptake of clean and renewable electricity as the most cost-effective and energy efficient strategy to deliver a climate neutral Europe.

06 Nov | CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) signs contracts for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan

Taiwan based CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) and the Zhong Neng Wind Power Corporation Preparatory Office have signed two contracts for the Zhong Neng offshore wind farm project.

05 Nov | Siemens Gamesa achieves record commercial activity in FY 2019 powered by energy transition

  • The company fulfils market guidance with an EBIT margin before PPA and integration and restructuring costs of 7.1% and an increase in revenues of 12.1% year-on-year to €10.23bn despite industry price pressure; net income doubled to €140m compared to FY 2018
  • Siemens Gamesa closes fiscal year 2019 with a record order book of €25.5bn (+12% YoY), as wind power is increasingly recognised as critical to the fight against climate change. The company also strengthen its balance sheet with a net cash position of €863m at the end of FY 2019, up €248m YoY

  • The company focuses on sustaining profitable growth as it aims to optimize structural costs through global white collar headcount reductions of up to 600 over the next two years

04 Nov | Enel Green Power starts construction of 280 MW of new wind capacity in South Africa

  • The two 140 MW facilities, Karusa and Soetwater, are each expected to generate over 585 GWh annually following completion, which is due by the end of 2021
  • Karusa and Soetwater will involve an investment of over 200 million euros each
  • Enel Green Power already operates seven renewable plants in South Africa for an installed capacity of 520 MW and, with Karusa and Soetwater, is now building five wind projects for around 700 MW

01 Nov | Vestas wins 113 MW order with V150-4.2 MW turbines in Sweden

Vestas has secured an order from Enlight Renewable Energy for the 113 MW wind project Målarberget in Norberg County, Sweden.

31 Oct | Five year contract marks milestone for Natural Power and E.ON

We have secured a five-year contract to deliver HV support to E.ON UK. By the end of the contract term, the two businesses will have been working together for more than 20 years.