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IEA, Apex Clean Energy Plan 300 MW Kansas Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Apex Clean Energy,Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives
Date: 2019-08-07
NYC-based Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives (IEA) reports an agreement with Charlottesville, Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy for an approximate 300 MW wind farm project incorporating 139 Vestas turbines in Neosho County, Kansas.

IEA's work will include: wind turbine installation; public road maintenance; turbine access roads; MV collection system installation; and construction of a high-voltage project substation and transmission line connecting the project to the electrical grid.

IEA has assembled more than 7,200 wind turbines across North America, according to the release. (Source: Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, PR, 6 Aug., 2019) Contact: IEA Energy Services, JP Roehm, CEO,; Apex Clean Energy, Mark Goodwin, CEO, (434) 220-7595,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Apex Clean Energy,  Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives ,  Wind,  

WindFloat Atlantic Floating Wind Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Windfloat Atlantic,EDP,Repsol
Date: 2019-07-24
Windplus is reporting the installation of the first Windfloat Atlantic turbine on its three-turbine floating platform -- the first such platform in continental Europe and largest turbine ever to be installed on a floating platform -- is underway in the outer harbor of Ferrol, Spain.

The project belongs to the Bremen, Germany-based Windplus consortium, which is jointly owned by EDP Renovaveis with 54.4 pct, ENGIE with 24 pct and Repsol at 19.4 pct and Principle Power Inc. with the balance. The project will incorporate 3 Vestas turbines to collectively deliver an installed capacity of 25 MW -- sufficient power for 60,000 homes in one year. (Source: Windfloat Atlantic, reve, 18 July, 2019) Contact: EDP Renovaveis,,; Repsol,; Windplus, Dr. Carsten Meyer, 0421 897 660 0,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Windplus,  Repsol,  Windfloat Atlantic,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

Vestas Wins 415 MW Saudi Wind Park Order (Int'l. Report)
Vestas Mediterranean,EDF Renewables , Masdar
Date: 2019-07-17
Madrid-headquartered Vestas Mediterranean is reporting a consortium formed by EDF Renewables and Masdar has placed a 415 MW order for the Dumat Al Jandal wind park in the Al Jouf region of Saudi Arabia -- the country's first utility-scale wind park. The order is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the supply and installation of 99 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park.

The Dumat Al Jandal project was awarded to the consortium by the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) in January 2019 by the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM). Once operational, it will produce electricity under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Saudi Power Procurement Company (SPPC). (Source: Vestas Mediterranean, PR, 16 July 2019) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean, Eduardo Medina, Andres Dominguez, Communications Consultant, +34 649294007,,; Masdar, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365,,; EDF Renewables,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas Mediterranean,  Wind,  EDF Renewables,  Masdar,  

Vestas Claims 54-MW El Salvadoran Wind Park Order (Int'l Report)
Date: 2019-07-01
Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of a wind turbine engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order for the 54 MW Ventus Wind Park in El Salvador. The project is being jointly developed by Ventus S.A. de C.V., Tracia Network Corporation, Grupo Luz y Fuerza (GLF) and Grupo Centrans.

The order covers the supply and installation of 15 V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW power optimized mode, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is expected in Q2, 2020 for commissioning in Q3, 2020. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems A/S , Vestas Mediterranean, 30 June, 2019) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean, +34 689 64 83 91,

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

Eolus, Vestas Ink 13 Turbine Wind Wall Agreement (Ind. Report)
Eolus Vind
Date: 2019-06-21
Hassleholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy developer Eolus Vind AB, through it's Eolus Vind North America unit, reports inking an agreement with Vestas for the delivery of up to 13, Vestas model V126 wind turbines totaling up to 47 MW, plus a 10 year service agreement, for the Wind Wall 1 wind farm near Tehachapi, California.

Eolus North America holds 60 pct interest in Wind Wall Development, LLC that owns the rights to the Wind Wall 1 Project. Commercial operation is planned for 2020. Eolus North America, Inc has also entered into a long-term PPA with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company. The wind farm is projected to generate sufficient energy for up to 14,000 U.S. homes for a year.

Eolus presently has aabout 800 MW of assets under the full scope of management contract and will reach over 1,200 MW over the next few years. (Source: Eolus Vind AB, PR, ClobalNewsWire, Yahoo, 20 June, 2019) Contact: Eolus Vind AB North America, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02; Vestas, Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153, +49 (0) 160 90141736.,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Eolus Vind,  Wind,  

Vestas Verfies Brazilian 445 MW Wind Turbines Order (Int'l Report)
Casa dos Ventos,Vestas
Date: 2019-06-19
Madrid-headquartered Vestas Mediterranean is reporting receipt of an order for 106 units of its V150-4.2 MW wind turbines totaling 445 MW from Brazilian wind energy developer Casa dos Ventos for installation at its project in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Under the contract, Vestas will supply, install and commission the wind turbines, as well as provide a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project is expected to become operational during the second half of 2021. (Source: Vestas Mediterranean, Casa dos Ventos, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean, +34 932 41 98 00, Fax: +34 932 41 40 80+34 649294007.,,; Casa dos Ventos, Debora Nogaroli, 11 3054 3339,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Casa dos Ventos,  Vestas,  Wind,  

Vestas, Rusnano Collaborate on Russian Made Wind Components (Int'l)
Vestas, Rusnano
Date: 2019-06-07
Copenhagen-headquartered wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S reports it has inked a pact with Moscow-based Rusnano with the aim of increasing the production of wind turbine components, supply chain optimization and wind energy related equipment in Russia. Vestas notes it is also considering deploying technologies developed by Rusnano portfolio companies in the manufacturing process.

The goal of the agreement is to strengthen both Vestas' and Rusnano's positions in the Russian sustainable energy market, according to the Vesta's release. (Source: Vestas, Renewables Now, 6 June, 2019)Contact: Vestas, Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153, +49 (0) 160 90141736.,,; Rusnano, +7 495 988 5388, (65) 681 0747 - US Office,

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

Microsoft Netherlands to Run on Offshore Wind Energy (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-05-24
IT giant Microsoft reports the inking of a 15-year agreement with Eneco to purchase 90MW of power from the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. The contracted wind power will power Microsoft's datacenters for a period of fifteen years from 2022 onward.

The Borssele III & IV wind farm is being developed by the Blauwwind consortium -- Partners Group, Shell, Eneco,Van Oord -- and will incorporate 77 MHI Vestas 9.5MW wind turbines installed 22km offshore Zeeland. The project is slated for commissioning and operation in 2021. (Source: Microsoft, Offshore Wind, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Microsoft Netherland, Ernst-Jan Stigter, General Manager, +31 20 500 1500,;Blauwwind ConsortiumBlauwwind , LinkedIn

More Low-Carbon Energy News Blauwwind,  Microsoft,  Offshore Wind,  

Alinta's W.A. Wind Farm Wins Regulatory Approval (Int'l. Report)
Alinta Energy
Date: 2019-05-24
In the Land Down Under, Sydney-headquartered electric power and gas supplier Alinta Energy reports Economic Regulatory Authority approval of its 212MW Yandin project near the town of Dandaragan, 150 kms north of Perth. When fully operational, the wind farm will be the largest and one of the most efficient wind facilities in Western Australia.

The project will incorporate 51, 4.2MW Vestas turbines. Construction is expected to begin this July. (Source: Alinta Energy, Others, Renew Economy, 23 May, 2019) Contact: Alinta Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Alinta Energy ,  Wind,  Australia Wind,  

Vestas Supplying Turbines for Fortum's Finland Wind Project (Int'l)
Date: 2019-05-22
Vestas is reporting receipt of an order for wind turbines for Helsinki-headquartered utility Fortum Oyj's 90 MW Kalax Wind Project in the province of Narpio in Western Finland. Turbine supply, installation and commissioning, as well as a long-term Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement are included in the contract.

The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimize the energy output. Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020, for commissioning in Q1, 2021. (Source: Vestas, PR, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas, Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153, Mobile - +49 (0) 160 90141736.,,; Fortum Oyi, Joonas Rauramo, VP Wind Generation, Vesa Koivisto, Development Manager, +358-50-453-6322, +358 10 4511,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortum,  Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  Wind,  

Vestas Confirms EDF, 249 MW Turbine Order (Ind Report)
Vestas,EDF Renewables
Date: 2019-05-22
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of an order for 249 MW of V120-2.2MW turbines from EDF Renewables for its Las Majadas wind project in Texas. The project includes 2MW PTC components previously purchased from Vestas.

Under the terms of the order, Vesta will supply and commission the turbines along with a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement, which was designed to ensure optimized performance for the lifetime of the project.

Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2020 for commissioning in Q3, 2020. (Source: Vestas, Compelo, 21 May, 2019) Contact: Vestas, Chris Brown, US & Canada Sales & Serv.,; EDF Renewables North America, Art DelRio, VP, Wind Technology Strategy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Vestas,  Wind Turbines,  

Valorem Orders Vestas Turbines for Finnish Projects (Int'l)
Vestas, Valorem
Date: 2019-05-08
Danish wind energy specialist Vestas reports receipt of a wind turbines order from French wind energy company Valoremhasfor the Saunamaa and Suolakangas wind projects in southern Finland. Vestas will supply and commission 17, V150-4.2 MW wind turbines including a 25-year full-scope service agreement.

The Saunamaa project will incorporate eight V150-4.2MW wind turbines and the Suolakangas project will utilize nine V150-4.2MW turbines. Vestas intends to begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2020, whilst commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2020. The two wind parks will come in at approximately €80 million.

Valorem has entered a joint venture with UK-based fund management business Octopus Energy Investments (OEI) for the construction and operation of the projects. The French firm will hold a minority stake in the two farms. Valorem, through its subsidiaries Valrea, Valemo and its local partner Megatuuli, will manage the construction and operation of the wind farms. (Source: Vestas, Power Technology, 7 May, 2019) Contact: Valorem , Jean-Yves Grandidier , Pres.,+33 556 494 265, Fax +33 556 492 456,,; Vestas, Andres Domínguez, +34 649294007,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Valorem,  Vestas,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  

German Q1 Onshore Wind Installations Becalmed (Int'l Report)
FA Wind
Date: 2019-05-01
Fachagentur-Windenergie (FA Wind), the German onshore wind agency, is reporting onshore wind installations in Germany dropped 87 pct in Q1 of 2019. The agency reported only 41 turbines totaling 134MW went online -- 13 pct of the average first quarter performance for between 2016 and 2018 period.

Thirteen Vestas turbines, 11 Enercon, seven Nordex, six Senvion, three ENO Energy and a single Siemens Gamesa model were spread across seven of the country's 16 states, with 13 turbines in the western state of Rhineland Palatinate alone. Eight turbines were part of repowering projects meaning net capacity growth was lower than 134MW.

Out of 730 turbines that won an allocation in 2017, only 35 have been commissioned, five of them in the first three months of 2019. The permitting situation has slightly improved with 111 turbines (413MW) getting the green light in the first quarter, a third more capacity than the average of the same periods of 2017 and 2018. (Source: FA Wind, WindPower, 30 April, 2019) Contact: FA Wind, +49 30 64 494 60-60,

More Low-Carbon Energy News FA Wind,  Onshore Wind.Wind,  Germany Wind,  

Tenaska Closes $302Mn Financing for Missouri Wind Farm (Funding)
Date: 2019-04-24
Further to our Feb. 19, 2018 coverage, Kallanish Energy is reporting Omaha-headquartered independent power producer Tenaska has closed on approximately $302 million in commercial financing for Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center, a 242-MW wind project under construction in Nodaway County Missouri.

Vestas is supplying 111 wind turbines and will provide maintenance services for the project. Mortenson is providing engineering, procurement and construction (Epc) services for the project which is expected to come online before the year end. The project will deliver power under a 25-year PPA with Associated Electric Cooperative, a 910,000-member cooperative based in Springfield, Missouri. (Source: Tanaska, Kallanish Energy, 23 April, 2019) Contact: Tenaska, (402) 691-9700,,; Mortenson Construction, Tim Maag, VP Wind Energy Group,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tenaska,  Wind,  Mortenson,  

MHI Vestas Turbine Supplier for Floating Offshore Wind Park (Int'l)
MHI Vestas
Date: 2019-04-03
MHI Vestas reports it will supply 5 units of its V164-9.5 MW wind turbine to the 50 MW Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Park just south of Aberdeen Bay in Scotland. The five 9.5 MW turbines will join an existing single Vestas V80-2.0 MW turbine which came on line in Nov., 2018. The 5 additional turbines are being installed on Windfloat semi-submersible foundations moored in water depths of 60 to 80 meters. MHI Vestas expects the turbines to be installed in the Spring of 2020.

The wind park is being developed by the Madrid-headquartered developer and construction company Cobra Group, part of the ACS Group. (Source: MHI Vestas, CleanTechnica, 2 April, 2019) Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00,,; Cobra Group, +34 914 56 95 00,

More Low-Carbon Energy News MHI Vestas,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

Vestas Wins 206 MW Quadran Brasil Wind Turbine Order (Int'l)
Quadran Brasil
Date: 2019-04-01
French multinational green power producer Quadran International reports its subsidiary Quadran Brasil, placed an order with Vestas for the supply and installation of 49 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for its 206 MW Serrote wind park in the state of Ceara, Brasil.

Turbine delivery is expected in 2020 for commissioning in 2021. The Brazilian utility CEMIG has inked a PPA for the wind farm's output. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems A/S , PR, 30 Mar., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Andres Domínguez, +34 649294007,; Quadran Brasil Armando Abreu, CEO, +55 85 3261-2017,; Quadran International,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  

Vestas Claims Bearkat II 143 MW Turbine Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2019-04-01
Vesta reports receipt of an order for 143 MW of V126-3.45 MW turbines for Copenhagen-headquartered Danish fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP) Bearkat II Wind project in Texas. Bearkat II is the second phase of the Bearkat project, following the successful 2017 commissioning of the Bearkat I project, which also featured V126-3.45 MW turbines.

The order includes turbine supply and commissioning and a 30-year service agreement, which also includes balance of plant operations and maintenance. Deliveries are expected to begin in Q3 this year while commissioning is planned for fourth quarter of 2019. (Source: Vestas, reve, Others, 30 Mar., 2019) Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51,,; Vestas, Andres Domínguez, +34 649294007,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Vestas,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  

CIP Investing in 162-MW Texas Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2019-03-13
Copenhagen-headquartered Danish fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners P/S (CIP)reports it will invest $80 million in the Bearkat II wind park will be built in Glasscock County, Texas.

The project, which is being developed by Dallas-based TriGlobal Energy, will incorporate 47 Vestas V126-3.45 MW turbines, will sell its output to the ERCOT power market. Vestas will service the facility over a period of 30 years. The wind park qualifies for 100 pct of Production Tax Credits and is expected to come online in December, 2019, according to the CIP release. (Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Renewables Now, 3wMar., 2019) Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51,,; Tri Global Energy, John B. Billingsley, CEO, 972.290.0825,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News TriGlobal,  Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Wind,  

Windpower Alliance Investigating Wind Blade Erosion (Ind. Report)
Wind Blade
Date: 2019-03-06
An alliance of ten of the world's largest wund industry player -- DNV GL, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, LM Wind Power, Orsted, Senvion, Mankeweicz, Akzonobel, Aerox-CEU, Polytech, Hempel and PPG -- are reporting their collaboration to form Comprehensive Methodology for Blade Rain Erosion Analysis on protecting turbine blades from weather damage. The project will investigate the damage caused to leading edge wind turbine blades from the high-speed impacts of raindrops, identify and develop protection systems and recommended practices for designing a protection system against rain erosion which will be published by July 2020.

The initiative aims to identify and define relevant material properties for a protection system; Develop a methodology to handle and derive design loads from rain data; and develop both a model to conduct raindrop impact analysis and a design methodology for leading edge protection systems. (Source: DNV GL, PEI, 5 Mar., 2019)Contact: DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  DNV GL ,  Wind Blade,  

Vestas Scores 224-MW, US Wind Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
Date: 2019-03-06
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of a 224 MW order for V110-2.0 MW turbines. The order includes supply and commissioning as well as a ten-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. Deliveries are expected to begin in Q3 of 2019 for commissioning in Q4 2019. The project and customer have not been disclosed at the customer's request.

Vestas designs, manufactures, installs and services wind turbines across the globe with 101 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries. (Source: Vestas, PR, 5 Mar., 2019) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  

Alinta, Vestas Partner Western Australian Wind Farm (Int'l Report)
Alinta Energy,Yandin Wind Farm
Date: 2019-03-01
Vestas is reporting receipt of a 214 MW wind turbine order from Australian utility Alinta Energy for the V150-4.2 MW turbine equipped Yandin Wind Farm. When fully operational, the project will be Western Australia's largest renewable energy power plant providing sufficient energy for 200,000 homes.

Under the terms of the contract, Vestas will also construct the project through an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreement as well as operate the facility under a 25-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement.

The Yandin project, which is expected to come online in Q3, 2020, is Alinta's first wind energy project and its largest investment in renewable energy to date. (Source: Vestas Wind Systems , Asia Pacific, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand,; Alinta Energy, Ken Woolley, Executive Director of Merchant Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Alinta Energy,  Yandin Wind Farm,  Wind,  Australia Wind ,  

Argentinian Aluminium Co. Touts Wind Park Startup (Int'l Report)
Aluar Aluminio Argentino
Date: 2019-02-22
In Buenos Aires, Argentinian aluminium producer Aluar Aluminio Argentino SAIC is reporting commissioning of the 50.4-MW Parque Eolico Aluar wind park in Chubut province.

The facility incorporates 14 Vestas wind turbines that will generate sufficient electric power for more than 70,000 homes. A second phase of the same project is currently under construction with 17 wind turbines totaling 61 MW. The third stage will add 14 wind turbines totaling 53 MW. (Source: Aluar Aluminio Argentino, PR, 18 Feb., 2019) Contact: Aluar Aluminio Argentino,+5411.47258000,

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Vestas Commits to Aussie Wind Turbine Production (Int'l)
Date: 2019-02-18
In the Land Down Under, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting a partnership with Geelong-based Marand Precision Engineering for the production of wind turbine hubs and drive trains. Vests's commitment is aimed at helping its clients win round one of the Victorian Renewable Energy Target auction, where the state government intends to maximize local content and increase local investment and skills transfer.

To that end, Vesta's will train Marand's Australian workers on its turbine production lines in Denmark before the Geelong plant begins production of Vesta's 4.2 MW turbines for the Dundonnell Wind Farm and Berrybank Wind Farm projects in Victoria.

Eighty turbines are planned for Dundonnell and 43 machines for Berrybank. Vestas has committed to local assembly of 100 hubs and 50 drivetrains -- including bedplate, gearbox, driveshaft and generator. (Source: Vestas, ecogeneration, 14 Feb., 2019) Contact: Marand Precision Engineering, +61 3 8552 0600,; Vestas, Peter Cowling Clive, NZ and Australia Country Head, +45 9730 0000,

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

Iberdrola Taps MHI Vestas for Baltic Eagle Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l)
Iberdrola,MHI Vestas
Date: 2019-02-13
Reporting from Berlin, Iberdrola has announced the selection of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as preferred turbine supplier for its €2.5 billion, 476-MW, Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm off the island of Rügen in the German Baltic Sea.

The contract will include up to 52 units of the V174-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine, the newly released version of the 9 MW platform from MHI Vestas. Delivery and installation is expected in 2022 / 2023.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a 50-50 joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). (Source: Iberdrola, PR, reve, Others, 12 Feb., 2019) Contact: Iberdrola Renewables, Xabier Viteri, Dir. Renewables Business,; MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO, +45 97 30 00 00,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Iberdrola,  MHI Vestas,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  

Wind Energy Capacity Installations Rising in the Americas (Int'l)
Global Wind Energy Council
Date: 2019-02-06
According to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows North, Central and South America together installed 11.9 GW capacity of wind power in 2018,up 12 pct on 2017. In North America (Canada and USA) new capacity additions grew by 10.8 pct compared to 2017. In Latin America new capacity additions jumped 18.7 pct compared to 2017. The GWEC also notes:
  • the wind energy industry supports over 160,000 jobs in North America -- CanWEA and AWEA stats;

  • Brazil installed 2 GW of added wind farm capacity during 2018 and auctioned further capacity at world beating prices of as low as $22/MWh;

  • Mexico installed almost 1 GW of new wind turbines capacity, the highest capacity additions ever and now has a total capacity of 5 GW. The country expects to reach its target of generating 35 pct of its power capacity through renewables before 2024;

  • the North American offshore wind power market continues to develop with supply chain planning taking place, tenders for offshore leasing zones being conducted (Massachusetts), JV formations (EDF and Shell for New Jersey leasing zones) and industry players establishing offices (MHI Vestas). (Source: Global Wind Energy Council, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: GWEC, Ben Backwell, CEO,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Global Wind Energy Council ,  Wind,  

  • Boralex Commissions 23 MW French Wind Farm (Ind. Report, Int'l)
    Date: 2019-02-01
    Quebec-based renewable energy developer Boralex Inc. is reporting the commissioning of the 23 MW, Sources de l'Ancre wind farm in the Somme region of France. The project, which has a 15-year PPA Electricite de France, incorporates seven Vestas V112 3.3MW turbines.

    The Sources de l'Ancre commissioning brings Boralex's total capacity in France to 921MW and 1942MW worldwide. (Source: Boralex, RE News Biz, 31 Jan., 2019) Contact: Boralex, Boralex Europe, Patrick Decostre, GM, Patrick Lemaire, Pres.,CEO, (514) 985-1353,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Boralex,  Wind,  

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Opening Boston Office (Ind. Report)
    MHI Vestas
    Date: 2019-01-16
    Wind energy manufacturer and service provider MHI Vestas Offshore Wind reports it is establishing its first U.S. office in Boston. The new office will be led by Jason Folsom, the company's U.S. national sales director.

    Vestas is presently planning the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, as well as exploring potential projects in nearby states. (Source: Vestas, Various Media,14 Jan., 2019) Contact: MHI Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,,

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

    Vestas Claims Over 100 GW of Wind Turbine Installations (Int'l)
    Date: 2019-01-11
    Danish wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S reports it has achieved 100 GW of installed wind turbines with the installation of a V110-2.0 MW wind turbine at MidAmerican Energy's Wind XI wind farm project in Iowa. Since 1979, Vestas has installed over 66,000 wind turbines worldwide and been a major player in taking wind energy from niche to mainstream. Vestas has also helped remove more than 100 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere. (Source: Vestas, PR, Jan., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Anders Runevad, Pres., CEO, +45 9730 0000,

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

    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,; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,

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

    Vestas Claims 18-MW Taiwanese Wind Turbines Order (Int'l Report)
    Vesatas,Star Energy Corporation
    Date: 2019-01-02
    Danish wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S reports receipt of an 18 MW wind turbine order from Taiwanese local engineering procurement and construction provider Star Energy Corporation. The order includes the supply and supervision of installation of 5 V105-3.45 MW wind turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. A 5-year service agreement AOM 4000 including a Vestas Online® Business SCADA solution is included in the deal.

    The turbines are slated for installation at two wind energy projects in Changhua along the west coast of Taiwan. (Source: Vestas, reve, 1 Jan., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Clive Turton, Pres. Vestas Asia Pacific, +45 9730 0000,; Star Energy Corporation,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  Star Energy Corporation,  

    New Jersey BPU Sinks 25-MW Offshore Wind Demo (Ind. Report)
    New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
    Date: 2018-12-21
    Reporting from Trenton, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has rejected the application for the up to 25-MW Nautilus pilot offshore wind project in state waters on the grounds that it was too expensive, the project's benefits were "unsubstantiated" and didn't meet conditions for economic and environmental benefits under the state's Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA).

    The project, which is being developed by Nautilus Offshore Wind LLC, a partnership between EDF Renewables North America and Atlantic City-based Fishermen's Energy LLC, planned the installation of three MHI Vestas V164-8.3 MW wind turbines about 2.8 miles off the coastline of Atlantic City. The project was planned to come online in 2020. (Source: New Jersey BPU, 18 Dec, 2018) Contact: NJ BPU,; Nautilus Offshore Wind,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Nautilus Offshore Wind,  New Jersey Board of Public Utilities ,  Offshore Wind,  

    Suez Gulf Offshore Wind Bidders Win Extension (Int'l Report)
    Vestas, Siemens, and Senvion
    Date: 2018-12-07
    Wind turbine manufacturers Vestas, Siemens, and Senvion -- the qualifying firm for a Suez offshre wind project -- report they requested and been granted an extension date for bid submissions to January 2019, instead of this December. The date was originally determined by the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA).

    The €260 million project is being financed by the German development bank, KfW Group. (Source: ,MENAFN, Daily News Egypt, Dec., 2018) Contact: Egypt New and Renewable Energy Authority, +20 2 22725891,; Vestas, +45 9730 0000,; Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0,; KfW Bank,

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    DNV GL's Windfloat Atlantic Due Diligence Completed (Ind. Report)
    DNV GL,Windplus
    Date: 2018-11-09
    Energy advisory and certification specialist DNV GL is reporting completion of a lenders' technical due diligence on the 25-MW Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm project now under construction off the coast of Portugal.

    DNV GL's technical due diligence reportedly helped secure the €60 million from the European Investment Bank so the project could become the world's first project-financed floating wind farm.

    The project is being developed by Windplus and will incorporate three 8.4-MW MHI Vestas turbines, the largest and most powerful wind turbines ever installed on a floating foundation platform.

    Windplus is a subsidiary of EDP Renewables, Repsol and Principle Power.(Source: DNG GL, Windpower Eng., 7 Nov., 2019)Contact: EIB,; Windplus SA,; EDP Renovaveis,; DNV GL, Liv Hovem, CEO, +47 6757 9900,

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    Vestas Supplying Turbines for FIve S. African Wind Farms (Int'l)
    Enel Green Power
    Date: 2018-10-29
    Italian energy giant Enel Green Power reports it has ordered 70 units of Vestas V136-4.2MW wind turbines for installation at five new South African wind farms -- Nxuba, Oyster Bay, Garob, Karusa, and Soetwater, with a capacity of around 140 MW each. The total investment comes in at approximately R19.7 billion, with Enel contributing around R3.7 billion in equity in a project that will generate roughly 700 MW of electricity when completed. The wind turbines are expected to be up and running by the second half of 2020. (Source: Enel Green Power, Business Insider SA, 28 Oct., 2018) Contact: Enel Green Power,; Vestas, +45 9730 0000,

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    MHI Vestas Isle of Wight Blade Plant Ups Production (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-10-15
    MHI Vestas reports it is increasing capacity at its wind turbine blade production facility at the West Medina Mills on the Isle of Wight. The first quarter of 2018 marked the first time in British history that wind power outstripped electricity production from nuclear power stations, according to coverage in the Independent. (Source: MHI Vestas, Independent, 15 Oct., 2018) Contact: MHI Vestas, Philippe Kavafyan, CEO,

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    Vestas Touts 113 MW of European Wind Turbine Orders (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-10-03
    Danish wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S reports it has secured contracts to supply 113 MW of wind turbines for projects in Germany, Finland and Sweden.Vestas will supply two units of its V150-4.2 MW turbines to NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co KG for installation at the Lubbenow II and Lubbenow III wind parks in Germany in #q, 2019. The contract includes a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement and a VestasOnline Business SCADA monitoring system. Vestas has also secured a 59-MW, 14-unit contract in Finland from Germany-based Wpd AG and 42 MW total capacity turbine order from Swedish wind developer OX2. (Source: Vestas, Renewables, 1 Oct., 2018) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000,

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    MHI Vestas Launches 10MW Wind Turbine (New Prod & Tech)
    MHI Vestas
    Date: 2018-09-28
    Offshore wind turbine giant MHI Vestas reports it has launched the first commercially-available 10 MW offshore wind turbine. The V164-10.0 MW turbine features a rotor diameter of 164 meters and turbine blades 80 meters in length with a swept area larger than the London Eye, and the height from base to tip of approximately 187 meters. (Source: MHI Vestas, Sept., 2018) Contact: MHI Vestas, MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan,

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    Ratch Raises Final Mount Emerald Wind Farm Turbine (Int'l Report)
    Ratch Australian Corporation
    Date: 2018-09-26
    In the Land Down Under, Sydney, Australia-based Ratch Australian Corporation reports it has raised the last of 53 turbines at its $360 million, 180-MW Mount Emerald Wind Farm. The facility generated its first energy in August.

    According to Ratch's EGM business development Anthony Yeates, "We are now producing at 60MW or about 33 pct of full capacity. Vestas has conducted a series of grid performance tests and the results are now being analysed by the Australian Energy Market Operator. We hope to be able to step up to 130MW or about 70 pct of capacity in early October."

    When fully operational, Mount Emerald will be the largest wind farm in Queensland and will generate sufficient power for approximately 75,000 North Queensland homes. (Source: Ratch Australian Corporation, Ecogeneration, Sept 24, 2018) Contact: Ratch Australian Corporation, Anthony Yeates, Exec. GM, +02 8913 9400,

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    Vestas' Russian Wind Blade Plant Construction Nears Completion (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-09-12
    The Russian Association of the Wind Industry is reporting Vestas' new RUB 1 billion ($14.3 million) wid turbine blade which is under construction in Ulyanovsk, southern Russia, is nearing completion and expects to begin manufacturing 300 blades per year early in 2019.

    Vestas presently produces nacelles for its 4MW platform at its factory in the neighbouring province of Nizhny Novgorod, and plans to set up a tower facility in Rostov, as part of its efforts to create a manufacturing hub in south-west Russia. Vestas partnered with Rusnano and the Consortium of Investors of Ulyanovsk Oblast to build the blade factory. (Source: Vestas, Russian Association of the Wind Industry, Vestas, WindPower Monthly 11 Sept., 2018)Contact: Russian Association of the Wind Industry,; Vestas, +45 9730 0000,; Rusnano,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Rusnano,  Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  Wind Blade,  

    Orsted's Walney Extension UK Offshore Wind Farm Now Online (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-09-10
    In the UK, Danish energy company Orsted -- fka DONG ENERGY -- reports its 87 turbine Walney Extension offshore wind farm north of Blackpool in the Irish Sea is now online. The project, which officially went into service last Thursday, generates 659 mw of power.

    Nearly half of the Walney Extension wind farm incorporates 8.25-mw MHI Vestas turbines. The rest of the installation is composed of slightly smaller 7-mw models from Siemens. The wind farm covers an area of water measuring 55.9 square miles, or 35,830 acres. (Source: Orsted, NPR, 7 Sept., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22,

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    Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Financial Close (Int'l)
    innogy SE,MHI Vestas
    Date: 2018-09-07
    Further to our 22nd August coverage, German energy developer Innogy SE is reporting its 860 MW Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm has reached financial close. The project will incorporate 90, MHI Vestas wind turbines and will supply 100 pct of its power output to Orsted through under the terms of a 15-year PPA.

    innogy SE acquired the Triton Knoll project from its parent company, Frankfort Germany-headquartered RWE and acquired a 50 pct stake from Norwegian renewable energy company Statkraft. In August, innogy sold a 41 pct stake in the project to two Japanese electric utilities, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.(Source: innogy SE, CleanTechnica, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: RWE Innogy, Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088,; Innogy Renewables UK, +44 1793 877777,; MHI Vestas, +81.3.6716.3111,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Innogy SE,  Triton Knoll ,  Offshore Wind,  MHI Vestas,  

    Vestas Wins 159 MW Senegal Wind Turbine EPC Contract (Int'l.)
    Date: 2018-09-05
    Danish wind turbine giant Vestas is reporting receipt of a 159-MW engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) wind turbine order from Parc Eolien Taiba N'Diaye for Senegal's first utility-scale wind farm. Parc Eolien Taiba N'Diaye is majority-owned by Lekela, a renewable energy company that has developed 1.3 GW of wind and solar projects across Africa, and partly owned by French developer Sarreole.

    The order includes the supply, transport, installation and commissioning of 46 V126-3.45 MW turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 service, operations and maintenance agreement.

    EKF Denmark's Export Credit is backing the project with a €140 million export loan. Turbine delivery is expected between Q2 and Q3 of 2019. Project completion and commissioning is expected between Q3 2019 and Q1 2020. (Source: Vestas, NA Windpower, 4 Sept., 2018)Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000,; Parc Eolien Taiba N'Diaye,

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    Vestas, ECN Wind Partnering on Netherlands Wind Test Site (Int'l)
    Vestas,ECN Wind Energy Facilities
    Date: 2018-08-29
    Danish wind turbine giant Vestas reports it is partnering with ECN Wind Energy Facilities B.V. on the 30- MW Wieringermeer wind test site project in the Netherlands.

    The project is an extension of the Wieringermeer test site, which will have a total capacity of 17 wind turbines: eight spots for serially-produced turbines and nine for prototypes of large wind turbine manufacturers.

    Vestas will provide eight serially-produced V126-3.45 MW turbines delivered in a 3.8-MW Power Optimized Mode which ECN Wind Energy Facilities could use for testing on behalf of third parties. Such tests could include operational strategies to optimize output and grid integration. The project includes VestasOnline Business SCADA solution for monitoring the turbines, reducing turbine downtime and improving the project's business case. The contract includes design and construction of foundations as well as supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement. Turbine delivery is slated for Q1, 2019. (Source: Vestas, Windpower, 27 Aug., 2018)Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000,; ECN Wind Energy,; ECN Wind Energy Facilities,

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    innogy Unloads 41 pct Stake in Triton Knoll Offshore Wind (M&A)
    Date: 2018-08-22
    Essen, Germany-based energy company innogy reports it has sold a 41 pct stake in the 860 mw Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm off the coast of Lincolnshire in the UK to two Japanese electric utilities, J-Power and Kansai Electric Power.

    The project will incorporate 90, MHI Vestas' V164-9.5 MW wind turbines and is expected to come online in 2021/22. When fully operational, Triton Knoll will generate sufficient electric power for 800,000 UK households. (Source: innogy, Nikkei Asian Review, 16 Aug., 2018)Contact: J Power, +81 3 3546 2211,; Kansai Electric Power Co., +81.6.6441.8821,; innogy Renewables UK, +44 1793 877777,

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    Ratch Powers-Up at Queensland's Largest Wind Farm (Int'l Report)
    Ratch Australia
    Date: 2018-08-22
    In the Land Down Under, Ratch Australia is reporting Queensland's largest wind farm to date, the $380 million, 180MW Mount Emerald facility near Mareebra, is powering up the first of its 44 Vestas turbines in a staged testing and commissioning process.

    When fully online, the wind farm will deliver around 530,000MWh hours of relectric power -- sufficient power for about 75,000 north Queensland homes over a 20-year period, according to a company statement.

    RATCH-Australia is an independent power producer in Australia and owns an increasing portfolio of power generation assets, generating more than 815 MW as of Apr 2014. These consist of ownership, or an interest in gas power stations and wind farms around Australia. RATCH-Australia is an unlisted public company incorporated in Australia and owned by the major Thai power generation company, Ratchaburi Electricity Generation Holding PCL (RATCH). (Source: Ratch Australia, RENew Economy, 21 Aug., 2018) Contact: Ratch Australia, Anthony Yeates, Business Dev., 02 8913 9400,

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    MHI Developing World's Largest Wind Turbine (New Prod & Tech, Int'l)
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
    Date: 2018-08-20
    Tokyo-headquartered conglomerate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) reports it is working what could be the on the world's largest offshore wind turbine at 10,000kW output, for installation as early as 2020. MHI expects to market the giant turbines to the European wind market.

    MHI plans to develop a 10,000kW turbine through MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Heavy and Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, which is the world's second largest offshore wind turbine maker. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and U.S.-headquartered General Electric are also reportedly planning to introduce over-10,000kW turbines after 2020. (Source: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NIKKEI, 17 Aug., 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Heavy Ind., +81.3.6716.3111,

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    Vestas Wins Serbian, Australian Wind Turbine Contracts (Int'l)
    Date: 2018-07-13
    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports receipt of two new turbine supply orders including a 112MW turnkey contract for 31 V126-3.6MW turbines to Palisade Investment Partners' Granville Harbour project in Tasmania, south Australia. The contract includes civil and electrical work and a 25 year service agreement, beginning in Q4, 2019.

    Vestas has also been awarded a 69MW deal to supply 20 V126-3.45MW wind turbines to the Kosava 1 project in Serbia, which is expected to be online in early 2019. The Serbian contract includes a 12 year service agreement. (Source: Vestas, Various Media, Windpower Monthly, 12 July, 2018) Contact: Vestas, +45 9730 0000,

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    TPI Expanding Mexican Wind Blade Production Capacity (Ind. Report)
    TPI Composites
    Date: 2018-07-11
    Wind turbine blade manufacturer TPI Composites reports will add two additional production lines at its Matamoros, Mexico plant after long-term customer Vestas exercised an option under the two companies' supply agreement. With the additional lines, the plant will have six production lines.

    The plant produces blades for Vestas's V136 turbine model. Production is set to begin at the site in Q3 2018. (Source: TPI Composites, Windpower Monthly, Others, 10 July, 2018) Contact: TPI Composites, Steve Lockard, Pres. & CEO, (480) 305-8910,,

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    Iberdrola Scores 16-MW Greek Wind Farm Project (Int'l Report)
    Iberdrola SA
    Date: 2018-07-09
    In a press release, Spanish renewable energy specialist Iberdrola SA reports it has been awarded the 16-MW, Pyrgari wind farm project to be constructed about 70 miles from Athens, Greece.

    The project, which is expected to come online between 2020 and 2021, will incorporate Vestas' 4-MW turbines. Iberdrola has 17 wind farms and four solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the country. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, Renewables Now, 6 July, 2018) Contact: Iberdola SA, Frank Burkhartsmeyer, CEO, (503) 796-7000 -- US Office,

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    Vestas, Maersk Partner to Cut Turbine Installation Costs (Int'l)
    Vestas,Maersk Supply Service
    Date: 2018-06-29
    Danish wind turbine giant Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Maersk Supply Service are reporting a partnership aimed at developing technologies and solutions to lower the logistics and installation costs of offshore wind turbines.

    The partnership will initially develop a "Vertical Installer" crane for both onshore and offshore wind turbine installations. The project has been awarded €6.3 million ($7.3 million) 6.3m) for the next three years from a programme of the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. (Source: Vestas, Maersk Supply Service, Renewables, 28 June, 2018)Contact: Maersk Supply; Vestas, +45 9730 0000,

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