The €400 million ($469 million) Bjerkreim cluster will supply 1,000 GWh of electricity per year, enough to help offset the power used by Facebook's Nordic data centers in Odense, Denmark, and Lulea, Sweden.
The Bjerkreim cluster incorporates 70, 4.2-MW Siemens wind turbines and is operated by Luxcara of Germany. Swedish utility Vattenfall will integrate the output into the Nordic grid, provide balancing services, and supply Facebook.
The Bjerkreim deal is Facebook's largest single purchase of renewable energy and is Norway's largest wind project to date.
(Source: Facebook, DataCenter Dynamics, 24 May, 2018)
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The plant was commissioned 6 years ago
as part of a province-wide effort to boost the province's reputation as a "renewable-energy hub."
(Source: Siemens Wind Power, CBC, Others, 18 July, 2017) Contact: Siemens Wind Power, David Hickey, CEO, www.siemens.ca
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Vattenfall also plans to add a power
storage plant utilizing more than 1,000 BMW lithium-ion batteries to the Pen y Cymoedd facility. The batteries, which have a capacity of 33 kilowatt hours (kWh) each, are equipped with a BMW-owned battery control system. (Source: Vattenfall, 8 May, 2017)
Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com
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The €2.8 billion, 600-MW Gemini Wind Farm was developed by Toronto-based Northland Power Inc and incorporates 150 Siemens wind turbines generating sufficient electric power for 785,000 households. (Source: Dutch News.nl, 8 May, 2017)
Contact: Northland Power, John Brace, CEO, Sarah Charuk, Communications, (647) 288-1108, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.northlandpower.ca
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Subject to pending closing conditions, Siemens and Gamesa expect to close the merger this month, after the registration of the merged entity in the Vizcaya Companies Register. (Source: Siemens, Gamesa, EL&P, 3 April, 2017)Contact: Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, Thomas Richterich, Onshore Wind CEO, +49 69 797 66 60, www.siemens.com; Gamesa Corp., www.gamesacorp.com
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Under the terms of the deal, Siemens Wind Power will supply and install nine 3.2 MW turbines of the D3 product platform, as well as a 15-year service agreement.
(Source: Siemens Wind Power, power-technology.com, 22 Mar., 2017) Contact: EDF Luminus, https://edfluminus.edf.com; Contact: Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, Thomas Richterich, Onshore Wind CEO, +49 69 797 66 60, www.siemens.com
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The turbines for Vindeby were originally supplied by Bonus Energi, now Siemens Wind Power, and the foundations were constructed by MT Hojgaard.
(Source: DONG Energy, Offshore Wind, Others, 15 Mar. 2017) Contact: DONG Energy, Leif Winther, +45 99 55 11 11, www.dongenergy.com
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Siemens is involving its Wind Power business and its next47 venture unit to help refine SkySpecs technology for utility-scale wind turbine inspections and prepare it for commercial readiness. The joint effort will enable Siemens to incorporate more advanced preventive maintenance techniques and provide significant turbine maintenance and power generation data.
(Source: SkySpecs, PR, 28 Feb., 2017) Contact: Skyspecs, Danny Ellis, CEO, Theresa Trevor, Media,
email@example.com, www.skyspecs.com; Siemens Wind Power, www.siemens.com; next47, www.next47.com
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The Salt Fork Wind Project, located in Donley and Gray Counties, Texas, utilizes 87 Vestas wind turbines. The Tyler Bluff Wind Facility in Cooke County, Texas, consists of 52 Siemens wind turbines.
EDF Renewable Services, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of EDF RE, will provide balance-of-plant services for the projects. (Source: EDF Renewable Energy, Electric Light & Power, Other Media, 29 Dec., 2016) Contact: EDF Renewable Energy, www.edf-renewable-energy.com; Southern Power, Buzz Miller, Pres., CEO, (404) 506-5000, www.southerncompany.com
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