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120MW Amsterdam Biomass Plant Delayed (Int'l. Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-06-26
The Dutch subsidiary of Swedish energy giant Vattenfall AB reports it is delaying construction of a 120 MW biomass energy plant near Amsterdam due to local opposition and uncertain government support. The project was originally approved for construction in 2019. (Source: Vattenfall, Reuters , Successful Farming, 25 June, 2020)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall news,  Biomass news,  


Northvolt Introduces Voltpack Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
Northvolt,Vattenfall
Date: 2020-05-29
Stockholm-headquartered battery energy storage specialist Northvolt is reporting the launch of its new, modular Voltpack Mobile System which was jointly developed with Vattenfall.

The new Voltpack Mobile System delivers up to 250 kW with a scalable capacity from 245 to 1225 kWh of available energy. The system scales through a central interface hub and can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores. The hub also serves as an interface for applications and houses inverter and auxiliary systems.

The final validation of Voltpack Mobile System will be undertaken at Vattenfall's test and certification center in Alvkarleby, Sweden. (Source: Northvolt, InsideEVs, 23 May, 2020) Contact: Northvolt, Peter Carlsson, CEO, www.northvolt.com hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt,  Energy STorage,  Vattenfall,  


Northvolt Introduces Voltpack Energy Storage (New Prod & Tech)
Northvolt
Date: 2020-05-27
Stockholm-headquartered battery energy storage specialist Northvolt is reporting the launch of its new Voltpack Mobile System which was jointly developed with Vattenfall.

The new Voltpack Mobile System is a modular and flexible system envisioned as an replacement to diesel generators as well as for powering remote electricity grids, reinforcing weak grids, supporting electric vehicle charging, and delivering grid services such as balancing power, flexibility, or other ancillary services.

The Voltpack Mobile System delivers up to 250 kW with a scalable capacity from 245 to 1225 kWh of available energy. The system scales through a central interface hub, which can connect in parallel up to five self-contained Voltpacks, each containing three liquid-cooled, industrial-grade battery Voltpack Cores. The hub also serves as an interface for applications, and houses inverter and auxiliary systems. Multiple Voltpack Mobile Systems can be connected in parallel.

The final validation of Voltpack Mobile System will be undertaken at Vattenfall's test and certification center in Alvkarleby, Sweden. Vattenfall will be the first to deploy the VMP. (Source: Northvolt, InsideEVs, 23 May, 2020) Contact: Northvolt, hi@northvolt.com, www.northvolt.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northvolt,  Energy Storage,  Vattenfall,  


CORVID-19 Sinks Vattenfall 700- MW Offshore Wind Tender Bid (Int'l)
Vattenfall
Date: 2020-04-06
Swedish utility Vattenfall AB reports it is not participating in the 700-MW tender for the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore wind zone in Dutch waters because of the CORVID-19 pandemic.

As previously reported, in March 2018, Vattenfall was awarded sites I and II of the Hollandse Kust Zuid zone then picked up sites III and IV in July 2019 with a combined capacity of 1.5 GW. (Source: Vattenfall, Renewables, April, 2020) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


NWO Earmarks €1.1Mn for Offshore Wind Study (Int'l Report)
Dutch Research Council
Date: 2020-02-07
As part of its PhD@sea program, the Dutch Research Council (NWO) reports it has earmarked €1.1 million for research into the feasibility of novel technologies for large-scale offshore wind energy production, offshore storage and transport alternatives. The aim is to examine the technical challenges while taking into account explicit market, legal/regulatory and spatial planning considerations.

The PhD@sea program, which focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects that can help realize the planning, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms, works with the University of Groningen, the University of Utrecht, Ocean Grazer B.V., Loyens & Loeff, New Energy Coalition, NOGAT, NOORDGASTRANSPORT, Vattenfall, Siemens Nederland, TNO, Dutch Energy Law Association NeVER, NOGEPA, and TenneT. (Source: Dutch Research Council, offshorewind.biz, 6 Feb., 2020) Contact: Dutch Research Council, +31 (0)70 3440640, +31 (0)70 3850971 - fax, nwo@nwo.nl, www.nwo.nl

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  


Eolus, Aquila Complete 163MW Swedish Wind Deal (Int'l. Report)
Eolus,Vattenfall
Date: 2019-12-04
Hassleholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy developer Eolus Vind AB is reporting completion and sale of its 163MW Kraktorpet wind farm in the municipality of Sundsvall, Sweden, to Hamburg, Germany-based Aquila Capital for a purchase price of €173.5 million ($192.5 million),

The wind farm, which incorporates 43 Vestas V136 3.8MW turbines, was constructed by Eolus and financed by Aquila.

Eolus will provide asset management services for Kraktorpet and Vattenfall will buy and manage the output of the wind farm, as well as provide balancing services, under an agreement signed with Aquila in September. (Source: Eolus, renews, 2 Dec., 2019) Contact: Eolus Vind AB North America, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02, www.eolusvind.com; Aquila Capital, +49 40 87 5050-100, +49 40 87 5050-129 info@aquila-capital.de, www.aquila-capital.de/en; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eolus,  Wind,  Vattenfall,  Aquila Capital,  


Vattenfall Selects Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Hub (Int'l Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2019-08-07
Vattenfall reports the selection of Danish west coast Port of Hvide Sande as the operation and maintenance hub for Denmark's next and largest offshore wind farm Horns Rev 3 in the North Sea.

The 49-turbine, Horns Re 3 will be approximately 25-40 kilometres off the coast in the North Sea. The 406 MW Horns Rev 3 will generate sufficient electric power for approx. 425.000 Danish households. (Source: Vattenfall, reve, 6 Aug., 2019) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


Vattenfall Scores Dutch Offshore Wind Tender (Int'l Report)
Netherlands Enterprise Agency ,Vattenfall
Date: 2019-07-12
At The Hague, The Netherlands Enterprise Agency reports it has awarded Vattenfall a tender to construct and operate the Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea.

Hollandse Kust 3 & 4 are 350 MW each and will start operating in 2023. They are the latest in a series of 700 MW annual offshore wind power auctions in the Netherlands. (Source: Netherlands Enterprise Agency, PR, reve, 11 July, 2019) Contact: Netherlands Enterprise Agency, +31 70 379 80 00, www.english.rvo.nl; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, www.corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


SaltX Salt Energy Storage Pilot Tests in Berlin (Int'l Report)
SaltX Technology
Date: 2019-03-22
Following up on our November 2, 2017 coverage, Hagersten, Sweden-headquartered SaltX Technology reports its large-scale salt energy storage pilot at Vattenfall's Reuter C facility in Berlin is now underway.

The project is based on SaltX's patented "EnerStore" large-scale energy storage technology that stores surplus solar and wind generated electricity as heat in dried salt. With SaltX's nano-coated salt technology, salt can be charged and discharged thousands of times without losing any of its characteristics. (Source: SaltX Technology, Industry Europe, 20 Mar., 2019) Contact: SaltX Technology Harald Bauer, CEO, +46 (0)708 108 034, harald.bauer@saltxtechnology.com, www.saltxtechnology.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SaltX Technology,  Energy Storage,  


Vattenfall Snares Amsterdam Energy Software Specialist (M&A, Int'l)
Vattenfall, Senfal
Date: 2019-03-20
Wind energy giant Vattenfall is reporting acquisition of Amsterdam-based energy software specialist Senfal, a developer of an intelligent trading platform that can increase returns from renewable energy generation plants.

Senfals software enables wind farm operators to optimize their assets through autonomous buying and selling on short term energy markets. The software can be used with solar and energy storage facilities, as well as wind, to "unlock value from flexibility", according to Senfal. Through its services, Senfal is able to substantially reduce the energy bill for large industrials as well as increase power trading profits for wind and solar farms and battery owners. (Source: Vattenfall, RE Biz News, 19 Mar., 2019) Contact: Senfal, +31 (0) 85 303 7414, info@senfal.com, www.senfal.com/en; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Renewable Energy Software,  


"The Donald" on the Hook for Offshore Wind Challenge (Int'l.)
Trump
Date: 2019-03-01
In the Highland's, a Scottish court has ruled Donald Trump -- aka "the Donald" -- and his Aberdeenshire golf resort must pay the Scottish government's legal costs following a court battle over an 11-turbine, North Sea offshore wind power project developed by Vattenfall.

The ruling at the Court of Session stemmed from the case going to the UK Supreme Court in December 2015. The wind farm generated its first power in July last year. The sum involved has not been disclosed.

In May, 2013, "The Donald" commented on his dust-up and lawsuit with Scottish officials over the offensive offshore wind farm. The Donald ranted that the project would "spoil the view" from his new Trump International Golf Links and 450 room luxury resort hotel, both of which Trump said he'd dump if the highland regulators didn't kill the offshore wind farm.

With his usual bravado, Trump spouted: "These windmills are as tall as Trump Tower. That's like a massive skyscraper coming out of Aberdeen Bay. Who would spend hundreds of millions of dollars building a hotel when you're looking into a turbine? These are industrial turbines. They make noise. They create shadows."

"We're suing a country. We're doing very well and I think I'm doing a great service because people in Scotland and many other places didn't know how to fight these things." "It's not going to be an easy battle, but we'll win." Trump trumpeted. (Source: BBC News, Various Others, 28 Feb., 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Trump,  Offshore Wind,  


Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Begins Power Production (Int'l)
Horns Rev 3
Date: 2019-01-04
Further to our October 25, 2017 coverage, Vattenfall is reporting the 49-turbine, 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm off the Danish Jutland Peninsula in the Danish North Sea has begun power production and anticipates full power production in the first half of the year. Horns Rev 3 is expected to increase annual Danish electricity generation from wind energy by about 12 pct.. The 8.3-MW turbines are being supplied by MHI Vestas and shipped from Esbjerg. (Source: Horns Rev 3, Offshore Wind, 3 Jan., 2019) Contact: Vattenfall , Gunnar Groebler, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Horns Rev 3,  Offshore Wind,  


German Wind Energy Storage Facility Inaugurated (Int'l, Report)
German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy
Date: 2018-11-12
In Germany, the City of Hamburg reports the commissioning of a wind energy storage facility at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf.

Built by Vattenfall in conjunction with the Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and the Nordex Group, the lithium-ion battery storage facility links five wind turbines with a new battery storage facility connected directly to the wind farm grid.

The storage power plant, which was built as part of the major NEW 4.0 -- Norddeutsche EnergieWende project for northern Germany, is intended to enable practical research into the possibilities for the system integration of renewable energies.

The storage power plant is comprised of 24 batteries featuring the latest BMW technology. These are the same batteries that are also used in electric vehicles. The battery storage unit has an output of 720 kW and a storage capacity of 792 kWh.

The NEW 4.0 project aims to fully convert the northern German states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to green electricity by 2035. The storage power plant is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWii). (Source: City of Hamburg, reve, 9 Nov., 2018) Contact: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, www.bmwi.de/Navigation/EN/Service/Contact/contact.html; Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Energy Storage,  Vattenfall,  ,  


EOWDC Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online (Int'l. Report)
European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre
Date: 2018-07-03
Following up on our May 3th coverage, Vattenfall is reporting the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) -- Europe's largest offshore wind turbine test site -- has delivered its first power to the grid from the first of 11 turbines off the coast of Scotland.

When fully commissioned and online later this summer, the project will generate 93.2MW of capacity and will showcase the world's largest offshore wind turbine -- a 8.8MW model from MHI.

LC Energy report readers will no doubt remember now president Donald Trump's war with the EOWDC project in opposition to which he claimed "offshore wind will destroy Scotland" because "it would spoil the view" from his Aberdeen Bay golf resort that was then under construction. Trump took legal action to kill the EOWDC project but lost, partially on the absurdity of his claim. (Source: Vattenfall, European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, BusinessGreen, 2 July, 2018) Contact: Vattenfall European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, Adam Ezzamel, Project Dir., +44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc; Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre,  Offshore Wind,  EOWDC,  


The Donald's Offshore Nemesis Installs Final wind Turbine (Int'l)
European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre
Date: 2018-05-30
Vattenfall is reporting the installation of the last of 11 wind turbines at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in the North Sea, off the coast of Aberdeen Bay, Scotland. The installation used a gigantic suction bucket jacket foundation.

The EOWDC is scheduled to generate its first power in the summer, producing the equivalent of more than 70 pct of Aberdeen's domestic electricity demand and displace 134,128 tpy CO2.

LC Energy report readers will no doubt remember now president Donald Trump's war with the EOWDC project in opposition to which he claimed "offshore wind will destroy Scotland" because he thought it would spoil the view from his Aberdeen Bay golf resort that was then under construction. Trump took legal action to kill the EOWDC project but lost on the absurdity of his claim. (Source: EOWDC, Vattenfall, 29 May 2018) Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; EOWDC, Aberdeen Renewables, Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, +44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc

More Low-Carbon Energy News Trump,  European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre,  Offshore Wind,  EOWDC ,  


Netherlands Legislation Tabled to Nix Coal by 2030 (Int'l)
Coal,Netherlands
Date: 2018-05-25
In Amsterdam, the Netherlands Ministery for Economy reports it has tabled legislation that would ban the use of coal in power stations by 2030. If passed into law, the legislation would require the 2024 phase-out of two two 1994 vintage plants owned by RWE and Vattenfall. Three remaining plants, which were commissioned in 2015 and 2016, would be scuttled close by the end of 2029, any compensation. (Source: Netherlands Minister for Economy, Reuters, May, 2018) Contact: Netherlands Minister for Economy, Eric Wiebes, https://www.government.nl/government/members-of-cabinet/eric-wiebes

More Low-Carbon Energy News Coal,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  


Facebook Inks 294MW Wind PPA in Norway (Int'l Ind. Report)
Facebook
Date: 2018-05-25
Social mega-media player Facebook reports the signing of a 15-year PPA for the entire output of the 294MW, Bjerkreim cluster of three Norwegian wind farms due to come online in late 2019.

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)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Facebook,  Wind,  


Vestas, Vattenfall Partner on 353MW Swedish Wind Project (Int'l)
Vestas,Vattenfall
Date: 2018-05-18
Wind turbine specialist Vestas reports it is partnering with Swedish utility Vattenfall and Danish pension fund PKA to develop a new 353 MW wind energy project at the Blakliden and Fabodberget wind parks in central Sweden. The Blakliden wind park will have 50 turbines, while the Fabodberget site will deploy 34.

Vestas will provide 84 units of its V136-4.2 MW turbines and become a shareholder via a share purchase agreement for 40 pct of the project. PKA and Vattenfall each hold 30 pct of the projected €350 million ($412.34 million) project. Turbine delivery is expected to begin in early 2021 for commissioning before the year end. (Source: Vestas, WindEurope, Various Media, CNBC, 17 May, 2018) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000, www.vestas.com; Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; PKA, www.pka.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Vattenfall,  Wind,  


Vattenfall Offering 1-MW Corporate PPAs in the UK (Int'l)
Vattenfall
Date: 2018-05-02
Swedish renewable energy specialist Vattenfall reports it will offer British businesses Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for as little as 1 MW direct from its 165 MW South Kyle Wind Farm.

Vattenfall is behind the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) overlooking U.S. President Donald Trumps golf resort off the coast of North East Scotland. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, Various Media, May, 2018) Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; EOWDC, Aberdeen Renewables, Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, +44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall ,  EOWDC,  Offshore Wind,  PPAs,  


The Donald's North Sea Nemesis Wind Farm Underway (Int'l)
Vattenfall,European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre
Date: 2018-04-02
The Scottish Sun is reporting work is well underway on an 11-turbine, £300 million offshore wind farm next to Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course, despite the Donald's unending tweets and protests.

Before losing a judgment in the Supreme Court in 2015, the Trump Organization insisted several of planning conditions associated with the project had yet to be fully satisfied and that it would be lodging formal objections with Marine Scotland, as well as pursuing additional remedies before the European courts if necessary.

According to a Tump spokesperson, "We remind those who care about this coastline that the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) was promoted as an experimental test station, and after more than 10 years of floundering through the planning process, the technology behind the scheme is exceptionally outdated." (Source: Scottish Sun, 31 Mar., 2018) Contact: Vattenfall Innovation, Daniel Hustadt, Proj. Manager Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; EOWDC, Aberdeen Renewables, Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, +44 (0) 1224 522104, www.aberdeenrenewables.com/about-areg/activities/european-offshore-wind-deployment-centre-eowdc

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  Trump,  European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre,  Trump,  


BLUE PILOT to Cut Offshore Wind Const. Costs (New Prod & Tech)
The Carbon Trust
Date: 2018-03-16
The Carbon Trust is reporting the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The BLUE PILOT project will deploy The BLUE Hammer, a new type of pile driver developed by Fistuca BV., a Dutch technology company founded as a spin-off from Eindhoven University of Technology.

It is anticipated that the project will enable potential lifetime savings of €33 -- €40 million for a 720MW offshore wind farm.

OWA partners E.ON, EnBW, Orsted, Statoil and Vattenfall, alongside additional industry partners Fistuca, Van Oord, Shell and Sif are contributing €3.2 million in project funding, while the Netherlands Enterprise Agency has granted public subsidies of over €2.5 million.

In the BLUE PILOT project the hammer will be tested offshore at a location in Dutch waters. Sif will provide the monopile, and Van Oord will support the installation logistics. The other industry partners will provide funding and strategic advice into the project to ensure its relevance to future commercial projects. (Source: Carbon Trust, PR, 13 Mar., 2018) Contact: Offshore Wind Accelorator, www.carbontrust.com/offshore-wind

More Low-Carbon Energy News The Carbon Trust,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Vattenfall Planning Major Solar Investments (Int'l Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2018-03-07
Swedish- government-owned power company Vattenfall is reporting plans to to invest €100 million in large-scale solar energy generation over the next two years, primarily in areas where it can use existing infrastructure to reduce the overall cost of a project.

Vattenfall presently has a 5 MW solar farm in Wales and has finalized investment decisions for three solar projects in the Netherlands totaling 10.5 MW. The company is also planning investments in the Netherlands totaling 40 MW. (Source: Vattenfall, CleanTechnica, Various Media, 5 Mar., 2018)Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Solar,  


Vattenfall Orders 1 GW of Siemens Gamesa Offshore Turbines (Int'l)
Vattenfall
Date: 2017-12-01
Swedish power company Vattenfall reports it has placed a near-1 GW order for wind turbines with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for its three offshore wind farms -- Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea and Vesterhav Syd and Nord in the North Sea. The contract is valued at approximately €1.7 billion.

Vattenfall won the rights to build both the 600 MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm and the 350 MW Vesterhav Syd and Vesterhav Nord offshore wind farms within two months of one another towards the end of 2016. (Source: Vattenfall, CleanTechnica, Various Media, 28 Nov., 2017)Contact: Vattenfall , Gunnar Groebler, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; Siemens Gamesa, www.gamesacorp.com/gamesa/en/siemensgamesa.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  SiemensGamesa,  Wind Turbine,  Vattenfall,  Offshore Wind,  


Vattenfall Investing $233Mn in Dutch Wind Farm Refit (Int'l)
Vattenfall,Nuon
Date: 2017-11-01
Swedish wind energy giant Vattenfall reports it will invest more than €200 million ($233m) in the re-powering and expansion of the 295 MW Wieringermeer wind farm 60 km north of Amsterdam.

According to Vattenfall, older and inefficient turbines will be replaced with new technology and six new turbines will be added, bringing the central wind farm's capacity to 180 MW, by 2019. Vattenfall has also acquired the adjacent 115 MW Wieringermeer extension.

The company's Dutch subsidiary Nuon will carry out the work and will operate the revamped plant. ECN will still own 17 of the turbines after the modernization and one turbine will be made available to supply power to local residents, Vattenfall said. (Source: Vattenfall, PEI, 30 Oct., 2017)Contact: Vattenfall , Gunnar Groebler, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  Nuon,  


Vattenfall's Horns Rev 3 Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l Report)
Vattenfall
Date: 2017-10-25
Vattenfall reports construction work on the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 wind farm off the Danish Jutland Peninsula in the Danish North Sea is underway. The offshore wind project will incorporate 49 MHI Vestas 8.3MW turbines mounted on monopile structures and will generate sufficient electric power for 425,000 Danish homes.

Apart from Horns Rev 3, Vattenfall also plans to construct the Danish Kriegers Flak and Vesterhav South and North wind farms in the coming years. (Source: Vattenfall, CTBR, Various Others, 23 October, 2017 ) Contact: Vattenfall , Gunnar Groebler, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  Vestas,  Offshore Wind,  


Vattenfall Grows Windcollectief Wieringermeer Holdings (M&A, Int'l)
Vattenfall
Date: 2017-10-06
Vattenfall is reporting the acquisition of an additional 32 turbines in the Wieringermeer wind farm project which upon completion will be the largest windfarm on the Dutch mainland. With the latest qcquisition, Vattenfall will own 82 out of 100 at the future Wieringermeer wind farm.

The acquisition was made from Windcollectief Wieringermeer, a joint venture between ECN (Energy research Centre of the Netherlands), Nuon and partners, and Windcollectief Wieringermeer. ECN will retain ownership of 17 the remaining turbines.

(Source: Vattenfall, WindTech, 29 Sept., 2017) Windcollectief Wieringermeer, www.nuon.com/activiteiten/energieopwekking/windenergie/windpark-wieringermeer; Vattenfall, Valentin Voigt, Project Manager, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

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Vattenfall, SaltX Pilot to Use Salt for Energy Storage (Int'l)
Vattenfall,SaltX Technology
Date: 2017-10-02
Vattenfall reports it has inked a letter of intent (LoI) with Hagersten, Sweden-headquartered SaltX Technology to carry out a pilot project that will use salt to store energy at a Vattenfall CHP facility in Berlin.

The project will be based on SaltX's "EnerStore" large-scale energy storage technology that stores surplus solar and wind generated electricity as heat in dried salt. The pilot is expected to be ready late in 2018 and to undergo testing by 2019.

"By adding water to the dry salt (calcium oxide) the salt turns into calcium hydroxide. The water starts a chemical process, which generates heat and degrees C. If you add hot steam instead of water to the salt, the steam temperature will rise up to 500 degrees C," according to SaltX. (Source: Vattenfall, power-technology.com, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com; SaltX Technology, Eric Jacobson, Bus. Dev., Marketing, +46 73-643 16 94, eric.jacobson@saltxtechnology.com, www.saltxtechnology.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Energy Storage,  


Head Energy Added to Vattenfall's Horns Rev 3 Team (Int'l)
Vattenfall, Head Energy
Date: 2017-09-15
Norway-headquartered engineering and consulting company Head Energy has secured two offshore wind agreements with the Swedish energy company Vattenfall for the 406.7MW Horns Rev 3 project in the Danish North Sea.

The first agreement was signed with Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmbH for the delivery of client representation and quality surveillance for Vattenfall during pre-assembly & load out, installation and completion of wind turbine generators.

The second agreement was signed with Vattenfall Vindkraft HR 3 and covers marine coordination center services related to the Horns Rev 3 project.

Horns Rev 3, which will incorporate 49, 8.3MW MHI Vestas turbines, will be constructed on Jutland's west coast. Construction is expected to get underway in the summer of 2018, with the work completed by A2SEA. (Source: Head Energy, offshoreWIND.biz, Sept., 2017) Contact: Head Energy Denmark, Anders Frederiksen, GM, +47 992 04 323, info@headenergy.no, www.headenergy.no; Contact: Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, VP Wind Energy, Magnus Hall, CEO, Pres, +46 8 739 5000, http://corporate.vattenfall.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Head Energy,  


£1.5Mn Added to Scottish Gov. Offshore Wind Investment (Int'l)

Date: 2017-08-07
The Scottish Government is reporting an additional £1.5 million investment in the Carbon Trust's world-leading Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) development and demonstration programme in a bid to stimulate innovation in the sector. Funding will also continue for other projects exploring potential opportunities that offshore wind can offer to Scotland and ultimately lead to a reduction in costs.

Schemes receiving funding will be those which encourage international collaboration and knowledge-sharing between offshore wind developers. sectors to improve the industry as a whole. The OWA programme brings together nine of the largest offshore wind developers in Europe – DONG Energy, EnBW, E.ON, Iberdrola, innogy, SSE, Statkraft, Statoil and Vattenfall. (Source: Gov. of Scotland, The Courier, Various Media, 5 Aug., 2017) Contact: Carbon Trust, Andrew Lever, Director of Innovation, Al-Karim Govindji, Senior Manager of Innovation, +44 (0) 207 832 4773, www.carbontrust.com

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German Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm Inaugurated (Int'l Report)
Vattenfall,European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (
Date: 2017-07-26
The offshore wind farm Sandbank with an installed capacity of 288 MW is now officially inaugurated. It is the latest cooperation between Vattenfall and and the 72 wind energy plants will provide 400,000 German households with renewable energy.

Vattenfall and Stadtwerke Munchen (SWM) are reporting inauguration and commissioning of the 288 MW Sandbank offshore wind farm 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in the German Bight. The 72-turbine Sandbank project is Vattenfall and SWM's second joint project and will generate sufficient power for as many as 4000,000 German homes. p> The investment costs for the Sandbank offshore wind farm are around . Vattenfall holds a 51 pct stake in the €1.2 billion Sandbank Offshore project while Stadtwerke Munchen retains the balance. (Source: Vattenfall, PR, 23 July, 2017) Contact: Vattenfall, Gunnar Groebler, Senior VP Wind, +46 (0) 8 739 50 10, www.vattenfall.com; Stadtwerke Munchen GmbH, www.swm.de/english.html

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