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Dominion's VA Offshore Wind Turbines Installed (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy,Orsted
Date: 2020-10-16
In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy is reporting the two-turbine, 12-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach has completed reliability testing and is ready to enter commercial service. Installation of the two pilot turbines was completed in June. Orsted served as the offshore engineering, procurement and construction lead for the pilot project.

The next significant regulatory step for CVOW is to submit the final documentation for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to complete its technical review, which is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The turbines will remain in operation during this review process. CVOW is the only project currently permitted under the BOEM process and will be the first fully operational wind power generation facility in U.S. federal waters with the capability to generate enough electricity to power up to 3,000 Virginia homes.

Offshore wind generation is a major component of Dominion Energy's comprehensive clean energy strategy to meet standards mandated in the Virginia Clean Economy Act and to achieve the company's net-zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions commitment by 2050. (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 15 Oct., 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy, Joshua Bennett, VP Offshore Wind,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Dominion Energy,  Orsted,  

ENECO, Borealis Ink Belgian Offshore Wind PPA (Int'l Report)
Eneco, Borealis
Date: 2020-10-16
Austrian chemicals and fertilizers producer Borealis Group is reporting a l10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for more than 1,000 GWh of electricity from the 235-MW Mermaid offshore wind farm that is being installed in Belgian waters. Power deliveries are slated to begin in January 2021.

Part of the 487-MW SeaMade cluster, the Mermaid wind farm will incorporate 28 Siemens wind turbine and come online at the end of this year. The Dutch utility ENECO has exclusive rights to the Mermaid project's power production. (Source: Eneco, Renewables Now, 16 Oct., 2020) Contact: Eneco,; Borealis, +43 1 22 400 300,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Borealis ,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

MingYang Touts 6.25MW Onshore Wind Turbine (New Prod & Tech)
Date: 2020-10-16
Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy is reporting the launch of its new MySE6.25-173 onshore wind turbine with a power rating of 6.25MW and rotor diameter of 173 metres -- the company's largest and most powerful onshore turbine to date.

The turbine uses MingYang's hydrive-drive technology, meaning it uses a compact integrated medium-speed drive-train with a permanent-magnet generator and is well suited to high-wind applications. (Source: MingYang, Website PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: MingYang,

More Low-Carbon Energy News MingYang,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  

Vestas Wins Vietnamese Wind Turbine Contract (Int'l. Report)
Vestas,Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company
Date: 2020-10-14
Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from Vietnamese renewable energy developer Soc Trang Energy Joint Stock Company for 7 units of its V150-4.2 MW wind turbines totaling 29 MW with customised towers for the shallow water -- intertidal Soc Trang 7 wind project in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. The order includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Commissioning is slated for Q3, 2021. (Source: Vestas, PR, Website, Oct., 2020) Contact: Vestas Asia Pacific, Clive Turton, Pres., +45 96 75 25 75,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Vietnam Wind,  

519MW Brazilian Wind Farm Set for Construction Startup (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-10-14
Followingup on our 30 Sept. coverage, Oslo-headquartered Norwegian state-owned energy giant Statkraft AS reports it is ready to start construction of its Ventos de Santa Eugenia wind project in Bahia State, northeastern Brazil.

The 519 MW wind project entails 10 wind farms incorporating 91 Nordex 163/5.7MW wind turbines generating almost 2.3 TWh of renewable energy per year -- sufficient power for 1.17 million Brazilian homes.

Construction of the $455,3 million project is slated to break ground in January 2021 for completion by June 2023. (Source: Statkraft, PR, Energy Global, 12 October 2020)Contact: Statkraft,; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Statkraft,  Wind,  Brazil Wind,  Nordex,  

REGI Breaks Ground on Wind Turbine in Albert Lea (Ind. Report)
Renewable Energy Group
Date: 2020-10-12
Ames, Iowa-based biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) reports it has broken ground on a singe wind turbine installation at its biorefinery in Albert Lea, Minnesota.

The project will be constructed and operated by Minnesota-based Juhl Energy and will save roughly 68,000 tons of CO2 emissions over the first 10 years of operation. ((Source: REGI, PR, Website, 9 Oct. 2020) Contact: REGI, 515-239-8000,; Juhl Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy Group,  Wind,  Juhl Energy,  

RWE's 220MW Texas Wind Park Now Online (Ind. Report)
RWE Renewables
Date: 2020-10-09
RWE Renewables is reporting its 220MW Texas Wind Park has begun operation and will, when fully operational, generate sufficient energy for roughly 66,000 homes.

The $250 million project incorporates 100 units of Vestas 2.2MW wind turbines and brings the company's U.S. total number of onshore wind farms to 25 with a cumulative installed capacity of over 4.2GW. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables,

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables ,  Wind,  

UK £160Mn Wind Energy Investment Announced (Int'l. Report)
UK PM Boris Johnson
Date: 2020-10-07
In London, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a £160 million investment in wind power in a bid to fuel every home in the country with renewable energy within 10 years.

The announcement earmarks next-generation wind turbines for Teeside, Humber, Scotland and Wales as part of the government's plan to raise the country's renewable energy output from 30 to 40 GWs and become a "world leader in clean power."

According to the UK Committee on Climate Change (the CCC) the UK needs approximately 7,500 offshore wind turbines to meet a carbon emissions target of net-zero by 2050. (Source: TheCCC, Energy Digital, 6 Oct., 2020) Contact: The CCC, +44 (0) 75 8510 4950,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News theCCC,  Green Energy,  Renewable Energy,  Wind,  

Nordex Claims 297MW Midwest-US Wind turbine Order (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-10-07
German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex SE is reporting receipt of an order from an unspecified firm for 62 units of its N149/4.0-4.5 turbines in the 4.8-MW operating mode for a wind project to be constructed in the US Midwest next spring. (Source: Nordex, Oct., 2020)Contact: Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  

Vestas Touts New Low-Wind Variant Turbine (New Prod. & Tech.)
Date: 2020-10-07
Vestas is touting its new V155-3.3 MW wind turbine will initially target low and ultra-low wind condition projects in India and USA. It increases the turbine swept area by 67 pct in comparison to V120-2.2 MW, and with a large rotor to rating ratio, it significantly improves the partial load production in low-wind conditions. The V155-3.3 MW improves the annual energy production (AEP) by more than 3 pct for a 300 MW wind park with 46 fewer turbines, creating an improved level of business case certainty.

Built on the globally proven 4 MW platform, the V155-3.3 MW features a full-scale converter delivering excellent grid compliance, faster active and reactive power during dynamic frequency and voltage events. Prototype installation is planned for Q3, 2021, while serial production is expected by the first quarter of 2022, according to the release. (Source: Vestas, PR, 6 Oct., 2020) Contact: Vestas, Kristian Holmelund Jakobsen, Communications , +45 52211467,,

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

Repsol's Delta Wind Project Now Online (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-10-07
Madrid-based Repsol is reporting its €300 million Delta wind project in the Aragon region of Spain is now grid connected and producing power.

The Delta project is comprised of eight wind farms with a total of 89 wind turbines and 335 MW of installed capacity in the Zaragoza and Teruel provinces. The project is expected to initially operate on a trial basis and to enter into commercial operation at the end of the year when it will produce 992 GWh of clean energy per year, the equivalent of the average annual consumption of 300,000 households, and avoid 1 million tpy of CO2 emissions.

The Delta wind farms is one of seven Repsol renewables projects on the Iberian Peninsula in different phases of development, adding up to a total capacity of 2,300 MW. This, together with its current 2,952 MW of total installed capacity, consolidates Repsol as a leading player in the generation of low emissions electricity in the Iberian Peninsula, according to the company release. (Source: Repsol, PR, 1 Oct., 2020) Contact: Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz, CEO, +34 91 7538100 / 91 7538000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Repsol,  Wind,  Spain Wind,  

Netherland's Largest Wind Farm Begins Power Production (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-10-05
Swedish utility Vattenfall reports its 301-MW Princess Ariane onshore wind farm in Wieringermeer, the Netherlands has begun power production. The 82-turbine facility began construction in 2018.

The Netherlands aims to have installed between 7.5-8.5 GW of onshore wind by 2030. It reached around 3.5 GW by the end of last year. (Source: Vattenfall. Montel, Oct., 2020)Contact:Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vattenfall,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  Netherlands Wind,  

Recycling Wind Turbine Blades Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Wind Blade,Engie,LM Wind
Date: 2020-10-05
A consortium of wind energy players including LM Wind Power and Engie, has announced the Zero wastE Blade Research (ZEBRA) project with plans to design and construct the first 100 pct recyclable wind turbine and blades. Driven by French research center IRT Jules Verne, the project aims to demonstrate on a full scale the technical, economic, and environmental relevance of thermoplastic wind turbine blades, with an eco-design approach to facilitate recycling. The 42-month project has budget of $21.8 million.

LM Wind Power will desig , process, and manufacture two prototype recyclable wind turbine blades using Arkema's Elium resin to test and validate the composite material's feasibility for industrial production. In parallel, the ZEBRA project partners will focus on developing and optimizing the manufacturing process by using automation to reduce energy consumption and waste from production.

The team will then explore methods to recycle the materials used in the prototype blades into new products. (Source: LM Wind, Inceptive Mind, Oct., 2020)Contact: LM Wind Power,; ENGIE,

More Low-Carbon Energy News LM Wind,  Engie,  Wind Turbine Blade,  

Vestas Claims 109 MW Chilean Wind Farm Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas,Mainstream Renewable Power
Date: 2020-10-05
Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from Mainstream Renewable Power for the supply and installation of 26 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, for Hainstreams' 109 MW Ckani wind park in the Antofagasta region, in Chile. The facility is expected to reach commercial operation in 2021.

In 2001, Vestas pioneered wind energy in Chile with the 2 MW Alto Baguales wind park. With this new order, the company consolidates its 40 pct market share in Chile. (Source: Vestas Mediterranean, Website PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: Vestas Mediterranean +34 689 64 83 91,; Mainstream Renewable Power, Andy Kinsella, CEO, +353 (0) 1 290 2000, +56 (2) 25923100 -- Santiago, Chile Office,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Mainstream Renewable Power,  Vestas,  Wind,  Chile Wind,  

Wind World's Third-Largest Renewable Energy Employer (Int'l.)
IRENA,Global Wind Energy Council
Date: 2020-10-02
In Abu Dhabi, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is reporting wind energy was the third-largest renewable energy employer in 2019 -- accounting for 1.17 million jobs worldwide.

Almost 23,000 wind turbines were installed in 2019. The Chinese market has been (and remains) almost entirely supplied by domestic companies, which account for around 510,000 jobs or 44 pct of the global number. European countries where wind giants Vestas and Siemens Gamesa alone account for one-third of global turbine production dominate the rest of global production, with 127,000 jobs.

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) estimates that 344 GW of new offshore and offshore wind power capacity may be installed globally. New installations could potentially create an addition 2.4 million job-years, up from 395,000 job-years created in 2020 to 542,000 in 2024. (Source: IRENA, Sept., 2020) Contact: IRENA, +971 241 79000,,; Global Wind Energy Council,

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

Siemens Gamesa Supplying Turbines for Swedish Wind Farms (Int'l.)
Siemens Gamesa ,Eolus
Date: 2020-09-30
Hassleholm, Sweden-headquartered wind energy developer Eolus Vind AB reports it has ordered 11 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines for three wind projects in Sweden --. the 24.2-MW Boarp wind farm in Vaggeryd , the 26.4-MW Dallebo wind park in Ulricehamn and the 17.8-MW Rosenskog wind park in Falkoping -- totaling of 68 MW capacity.

Siemens Gamesa will supply 7 of its SG 5.8-170 wind turbines and 4 units of its SG 5.8-155 turbines delivered in different power ratings. The wind parks are scheduled for completion in the autumn of 2023. (Source: Eolus, PR, Renewables, 30 Sept., 2020) Contact: Eolus Vind AB, Per Witalisson, CEO, +46 10 199 88 02; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eolus,  Wind Turbine,  Wind,  Siemens Gamesa,  

Neoenergi Considers Brazilian Offshore Wind Projects (Int'l.)
Neoenergia ,Iberdrola
Date: 2020-09-25
Neoenergia (Iberdrola) reports it is investigating Brazilian offshore wind projects that would deploy wind turbines of more than 10 MW , particularly in Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro and Ceara reagins, each of which has 3,000 MW of development capacity, according to the release.

Neoenergia is also studying possible investments in hybrid wind-solar plants and evaluating a possible project of this type in Paraíba where it is building the Chafariz Wind Complex, with 471.2 MW. (Source: Neoenergia, Website PR, 24 Sept., 2020) Contact: Neoenergia, +55 (21) 3235 9833,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neoenergia ,  Iberdrola,  Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  Brazil Wind ,  

GE Scores 576MW US Onshore Wind Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,Invenergy
Date: 2020-09-25
GE Renewable Energy has announced a trio of orders for its 2.X onshore wind turbines with Invenergy. The 576 MW, 187-turbine order will power the equivalent of 160,000 American homes across three US states. The agreement includes: 54 2.X-127 turbines for the 110 MW Crescent Wind Energy Center in Michigan; 30 2.X-127 and 6 2.X-116 turbines for the 166 MW Contrail Wind Energy Center in Iowa; and 97 2.X-127 for the 300 MW Deuel Harvest Wind Energy Center in South Dakota

All three projects are scheduled to be operational by Q1 of 2021 or earlier.

GE's 2 MW product platform has a total installed capacity of more than 15 GW and operates at an industry-leading average of 98+ percent availability. (Source: GE Renwable Energy, PR, TradeArabia News Service, 24 Sept., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy,,; Invenergy LLC,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine,  Invenergy,  

Greenalia Developing Canary Island Floating Wind Project (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-09-25
Coruna, Spain-headquartered wind energy developer Greenalia reports it has begun development activity on 200MW of floating offshore wind projects off the Spanish island of Gran Canaria.

Greenalia has filed project and environmental planning applications for the four 50MW projects -- Dunas, Mojo, Cardon and Guanche -- each of which are located off the south-east coast of Gran Canaria island. Each project will consist of four 12.5MW offshore wind turbines atop floating foundations anchored to the seabed. (Source: Greenalia, PR, Sept., 2020) Contact: Greenalia, +34 902 905 910,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Wind,  Greenalia,  

Vestas Claims 20MW Columbian Wind Farm Contract (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-09-25
Danish wind turbine manufacturing giant Vestas reports receipt of 10-turbine, 20 MW order from Spanich renewables developer Elecnor SA for the Guajira I wind park La Guajira, Colombia.

The contract includes the supply and installation of ten V100-2.0 MW turbines, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 service agreement for the operation and maintenance of the wind park over the next 12 years. Turbine delivery is slated for Q2, 2021 for planned commissioning by Q4 of 2021. (Source: Vestas, PR, Steel Guru, 25 Sept., 2020) Contact: Elecnor SA, +91 417 99 00,; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,

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

Dogger Bank Offshore Wind to Use 13MW GE Turbines (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-09-23
GE Renewable Energy is reporting its newly upgraded 13MW Haliade-X turbines would be used for the 3.6GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm -- a 50:50 Equinor and SSE Renewables joint venture -- 130km off the UK Yorkshire Coast . The Dogger Bank project is being constructed in three consecutive 1.2GW phases with first power generation expected in 2023

In Oct., 2019, GE Renewable Energy contracted to supply 12MW Haliade-X turbines, but now reports it will supply 190 units of its enhanced 13MW Haliade-X units. The Dogger Bank project will be the first installation of a 13MW turbine anywhere in the world. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, renew economy, 22 Sept., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle, Offshore Wind Tres., CEO,; SSE Reewables, Steve Wilson, Dogger Bank Project Dir.,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE Renewable,  Dogger Bank,  Offshore Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine ,  

SSE Orders Chinese Manufactured Wind Turbine Jackets (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-09-21
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Renewables is reporting the selection of a Chinese manufacturer over the local Scottish firm Burntisl and Fabrications' (BiFab) nearly idle yards to fabricate 84 of the 114 wind turbine jackets for its Seagreen offshore wind farm 17 miles from the Angus coast.

When fully operational, the £3 billion project will Scotland's largest offshore wind farm . (Source: SSE, Press & Journal, 19 Sept., 2020)Contact: Scottish and Southern Energy,, SSE Renewables,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE,  Offshore Wind,  

EnBW Growing Onshore Wind Energy Portfolio (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-09-18
In Germany, Stuttgart-headquartered power producer EnBW reports it expects to increase its output in Germany by almost 90 MW in 2020 through the acquisition of existing wind turbines in Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg and the further development of its own projects.

As previously reported, EnBW acquired 20 wind turbines with an output of 36 MW in Saxony-Anhalt and plans to replace the older wind turbines with more modern and powerful units. In addition, EnBW has recently acquired another wind farm with a capacity of 18 MW in Brandenburg. Furthermore, EnBW is developing its own projects in Germany in 2020 that have a total output of 33.5 MW and will be placed into operation by the end of the yearIn order to help push forward the expansion of wind power in Germany. EnBW has also joined with 50 partner organisations and companies to form the sector-wide initiative Windforfuture -- a wind energy support campaign by the German wind energy sector.

Half of the EnBW generation portfolio will be comprised of renewable energies by the end of 2025. In the area of wind energy, the company offers planning, construction, operation, maintenance and servicing from one source. A current focus of its onshore business activities is also repowering. The goal is to be operating onshore and offshore wind power plants with a total output of 4,500 megawatts by 2025. (Source: EnBW, Website PR Contact: Windforfuture,; EnBW, Stefanie Klumpp, +49721 63-00,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News EnBW news,  Wind news,  Onshore Wind news,  

CNOOC Offshore Wind Generates First Power (Int'l. Report)
CNOOC Limited
Date: 2020-09-16
Hong Kong-headquartered CNOOC Limited is reporting its offshore wind power project Jiangsu Province is online and generating its first power.

When fully operational and grid connected before the year end, the 300 MW project will incorporate 67 wind turbines and reduce CO2 emissions by 571,000 tpy compared with conventional coal-fired thermal power plants with the same generating capacity. (Source: CNOOC, Website PR, 15 Sept., 2020) Contact: CNOOC Ltd,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CNOOC ,  China Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

UK Floating Wind Turbine Assembly Platform Set for Testing (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-09-16
In the UK, Fallmouth-based floating drydock developer Tugdock Ltd is reporting receipt of Maeine-i grant funding to research, construct and test a platform designed to aid in the building and launching of floating wind turbines at sea. The company has patented and produced a floating solution to lift structures for various uses.

Marine-i, which is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is designed to help the marine technology sector in Cornwall grow through harnessing the potential of research and innovation. (Source: Tugdock Ltd., PR, Website, Sept., 2020) Contact: Tugdock Ltd., Lucas Lowe-Houghton, Dir. Bus. Dev., +44 (0) 79327 02525,,

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

350-MW Taiwan Wind Project Set for Construction (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-09-11
wpd AG reports the 350-MW Guanyin offshore wind project off the coast of Taiwan is set to start construction for planned commissioning in 2022.

According to a release, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 36 units of its V164 turbine to be mounted on towers from CS Wind Taiwan. Formosa Heavy Industry and CTCI Machinery are providing monopile foundation structures that will be set with HLV seaway Yudin by Seaway Heavilift and Fred Olsen Windcarrier will install the turbines. The submarine cables are intended to be laid by CSBC Deme Wind Engineering (CDWE) and GE Taiwan will build an onshore-substation after the submarine cables have landed on the mainland. (Source: wpd AG, PR, Energy Global, 8 Sept., 2020) Contact: wpd AG, Alison Aguile,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News wpd,  Wind Turbine,  Offshore Wind,  

ENGIE Fabricom Claims UK Offshore Wind Contract (Int'l Report)
ENGIE Fabricom
Date: 2020-09-11
Offshore wind engineering specialist ENGIE Fabricom is reporting a contract with a major offshore wind provider to analyze the current performance and suitability of its monopile foundations on over 50 wind turbines on a wind farm on the east coast of England.

The work will include complete cathodic protection and pH monitoring of the internal water within each monopile and comprehensive external foundation inspections.(Source: ENGIE Fabricon, PR, Energy Global, Contact: ENGIE Fabricom, Richard Webster, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ENGIE Fabricom,  Offshore Wind,  

S.Korean National Oil Opting into Offshore Wind (Int'l. Report)
Korea National Oil Corporation
Date: 2020-09-09
In Ulsan, the South Korean state-owned Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) is reporting plans to build floating offshore wind turbines and establish a carbon capture and storage (CCS) operation in an East Sea gas field slated to be shut down in June 2022.

The KNOC initiative is in line with South Korean state -owned energy sector companies efforts to expand into new eco-friendly businesses. (Source: Korea National Oil Corporation, PR, Korea Bizwire, 8 Sept., 2020) Contact: Korea National Oil Corporation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Korea National Oil Corporation ,  Offshore Wind,  CCS,  

Siemens Wind Energy Generation Joins Flender GmbH (Int'l., M&A)
Siemens Wind Energy Generation ,Flender
Date: 2020-09-09
Following up on our 13 May, 2020 coverage, Siemens Wind Energy Generation (WG) reports it has been merged into Siemens AG's wholly-owned subsidiary Flender GmbH in Bocholt, Germany. The deal is expected to be finalized in Feb., 2021.

Flender GmbHF, which Siemens acquired 2005, produces mechanical drive systems for wind turbines and other power generation sectors, including mining, and oil and gas. It also supplies gearboxes under the Winergy brand. (Source: Siemens, PR 7 Sept., 2020) Contact: Siemens AG,; Flender GmbH, Andreas Evertz, CEO,; Winergy,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Winergy,  Siemens Wind Energy Generation ,  Wind,  Flender,  

Korean National Oil Co. Planning East Sea CCS Project (Int'l.)
Korea National Oil Corporation
Date: 2020-09-09
In Ulsan, the South Korean state-owned Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) is reporting plans to build floating offshore wind turbines and establish a carbon capture and storage (CCS) operation in an East Sea gas field slated to be shut down in June 2022.

The KNOC initiative is in line with state -owned energy sector companies efforts to expand into new eco-friendly businesses. (Source: Korea National Oil Corporation, PR, Korea Bizwire, 8 Sept., 2020) Contact: Korea National Oil Corporation,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Korea National Oil Corporation news,  

Siemens Gamesa to Install Wind Turbines in Morocco (Int'l. Report)
Siemens Gamesa,Enel Green Power
Date: 2020-09-04
In Madrid, Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy reports it will install 87 wind turbines covered by a 5-year service agreement at a 300-MW wind farm north-east of the city of Boujdour in southern Morocco. The roughly $435.4 million project is expected to come online in Q3, 2022.

The Boujdour wind farm, which is owned by a consortium of Moroccan energy company Nareva and Italian Enel Green Power, was acquired by the consortium in 2016 as part of an 850-MW tender under the Moroccan Integrated Wind Power Project.

Morocco aims to source 52 pct of its installed electrical capacity from renewable energy sources by 2030. Siemens Gamesa presently operates eight wind farms totaling 856 MW in Morocco representing over 72 pct of the local market share, according to the company. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Morocco World News, 2 Sept., 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,; Enel Green Power Chile,+56 2 2847 9000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enel Green Power,  Siemens Gamesa,  Wind,  

Apple Investing in Danish Onshore Wind Turbines (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-09-04
Apple reports it is investing in the world's largest onshore wind turbines as part of its commitment to becoming 100 pct carbon neutral by 2030.

The wind turbines, which will be located near the Danish town of Esbjerg and will power an Apple data center in the town of Viborg, are expected to generate 62 gigawatt hours per year -- sufficient to power almost 20,000 homes with the excess power feeding into the Danish national grid. (Source: Apple, PR, 9TO5MAC, 3 Sept., 2020)Contact: Apple,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Apple,  Onshore Wind,  Apple Data Center,  

GE Renewable Energy Commissions Turkish Wind Farms (Int'l Report)
GE Renewable Energy,LM Wind Power
Date: 2020-09-04
GE Renewable Energy is reporting the installation and commissioning of the 53 MW Kirazli and 32 MW Meryem wind farms in Turkey.

The two wind farms are part of a larger 2019 order with Turkerler and RT Enerji to supply five onshore wind farms incorporating 49 of GE's 3 MW onshore wind turbines totaling 158 MW -- sufficient power for 183,000 homes.

GE produced the turbine blades at its LM Wind Power's wind turbines blades manufacturing site in Bergama, Izmir, Turkey. (Source: GE Renewables, STL News, 3 Sept., 2020) Contact: LM Wind Power,; GE Renewable Energy,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Turkey Wind,  LM Wind Power,  

Siemens Gamesa Claims Two Texas Turbine Orders (Ind. Report)
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2020-09-02
Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa is reporting receipt of orders for 65 units of its SG 5.0-145 wind turbines totaling 325MW from an undisclosed client for two wind projects in Texas. The order, which includes a multi-year service agreement, is expected to begin delivery in summer 2021 for commissioning before the year end.

In the U.S., Siemens Gamesa has supplied 22GW across 34 states, providing enough energy for over 6.5 million average US homes, according to the company. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, renews, 1 Sept., 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Siemens Gamesa onshore North America, Shannon Sturgil, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind,  

Ventient Acquiring Portugal's Iberwind (M&A, Int'l. Report)
Ventient Energy,Iberwind
Date: 2020-08-28
Edinburgh, UK-based Ventient Energy reports it will acquire Portuguese on-shore wind operator Iberwind from CK Infrastructure Holdings Limited and Power Assets Holdings Ltd.

The purchase, which includes 31 wind farms, more than 320 wind turbines with 726 MW of installed capacity, will build Ventient's onshore wind installed capacity to 2,556 MW, is expected to close before the year end, subject to regulatory approvals.

Ventient presently owns and operates wind assets in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the UK (Source: Ventient Energy, PR,reve, 27 Aug., 2020) Contact: Ventient Energy , Mark Jones, CEO, +44 0131 243 1380,,; Iberwind, Arnaldo Navarro Machado, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ventient Energy,  Wind,  Iberwind,  

Brazilian Turbine Blade Maker Announces IPO Registration (Int'l.)
Aeris Energy
Date: 2020-08-28
Brazilian wind turbine blade manufacturer Aeris Energy reports it has registered for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in response to the growing demand for wind power generation in Brazil and in the world.

Created in 2010, Aeris has its two plants and produces equipment for Vestas, General Electric, Nordex and WEG. In the first semester, Aeris' net income totaled $753 million, up 127 pct compared to the same period in 2019. The IPO will be coordinated by BTG Pactual, XP, Morgan Stanley, Santander Brazil. Citi and Safra. (Source: Aeris Energy, PR, reve, 28 Aug., 2020) Contact: Aeris Energy, +55 85 3304 5858,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aeris Energy,  Wind Turbine Blade,  

Vestas Supplying 103 Turbines for Shetland Wind Farm (Int'l.)
Vestas, SSE Renewables
Date: 2020-08-26
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from SSE Renewables to supply 103 units of its V117-4.2 MW wind turbine upgraded to 4.3MW each in Power Optimised Mode, for SSE's 443-Mw Viking Wind Farm in the UK’s Shetland Islands. The order includes a long-term service agreement. Turbine deliveries are slated for Q1, 2023.

Upon completion in 2024, the Viking Wind Farm will be the UK's largest onshore wind farm generating sufficient energy for roughly 500,000 homes. (Source: Vestas, PR, Shetland News, ReNew Economy, 25 Aug., 2020) Contact: SSE Renewables, Barry Kilcline, Director of Development,; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,,

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Nordex Supplying Turbines for 27.7 MW Brazilian Wind Farm (Int'l)
Date: 2020-08-26
Nordex is reporting receipt of a supply and installation order from Sao Paulo-based TODA Energia do Brasil for 8 units of its AW132/3465 wind turbines for a 27.7 MW wind farm in Paris-headquartered renewable energy developer Voltalia's 2.4 GW Serra Branca wind and solar cluster in north-eastern Brazil. The order includes a 15-year service contract.

Project construction is slated to break ground in March, 2021. The wind power project is part of the 2.4 GW Serra Branca cluster to which the Nordex Group previously provided wind turbines totaling 341 MW. (Source: Nordex, PR, reve, 25 Aug., 2020) Contact: TODA Corp., TODA Energia do Brasil, +55-11-3886-5844,; Voltalia, +33 1 81 70 37 00,,; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101,,

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Vestas Claims Viking Wind Turbine Contract (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-08-21
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports it will supply and install 103 turbines totaling 443 MW at the Viking wind project, which is operated by Dublin, UK-based SSE Renewables, on the Shetland Islands in the Northern Atlantic.

Turbine deliveries and commissioning is expected to commence in Q1, 2023. The order covers the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. When fully operational in 2023, the facility is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 500,000 homes. (Source: Vestas, PR, 20 Aug., 2020) Contact: SSE Renewables,; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,,

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World's Solar, Wind Generated Power Stands at 10 pct (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-08-17
According to London, UK-headquartered independent climate and "coal to clean energy" think tank EMBER's recently released Global Electricity Review 2020, power generation from wind turbines and solar panels generated 10 pct of the world's electricity in the first half of this year as coal-powered generation declined to the lowest half-year level since at least 1990.

During the same period, coal-fired generation dropped by 8.3 pct but still accounted for 33 pct of global production -- too high to meet global climate change targets of keeping global temperatures from increasing by more than 2.7 F which, the report claims, needs coal power generation to fall by 13 pct per year for a decade, according to the report.

The EMBER -- fka "Sandbag" -- report collected data from 48 countries which make up 83 pct of global electricity production. Download the Global Electricity Review 2020 report HERE. (Source: Ember, Aug., 2020) Contact: Ember, (+44) 020 8144 8663,

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Vestas Claims V150-4.2 MW German Wind Project Order (Int’l.)
Date: 2020-08-17
Vestas is reporting receipt of its second and final order for the 34 MW Dreieck Spreeau wind project in Brandenburg, eastern Germany.

The final order includes supply, installation and commissioning of eight V150-4.2 MW turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement and a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to optimize energy output.

Deliveries are expected to begin in Q4, 2021, for commissioning in Q1 the following year. (Source: Vestas, PR, Renewable Energy, 17 Aug., 2020)

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Gulf of Suez Wind Farm Confirms $50Mn EBRD Loan (Int'l. Report)
Red Sea Wind Energy
Date: 2020-08-14
In Cairo, Red Sea Wind Energy S.A.E. is confirming a $50 million (US) loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for the construction, commissioning, and operation of the proposed 500 MW Gulf of Suez II wind farm in Gulf of Suez, Egypt. The 173 wind turbine project is expected to break ground in Q4, this year.

Red Sea Wind Energy S.A.E is a joint venture company created this year by French energy giant ENGIE, and Japan-based Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Eurus Energy Holdings Corporation, along with Egypt's Orascom Construction which will oversee the construction, commissioning and operation of the wind farm. (Source: Red Sea Wind Energy, Construction Review, Aug., 2020) Contact: Red Sea Wind Energy S.A.E., +20 12 00 00 28 76,; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,

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Vestas Adds to Vietnam Wind Turbine Contract (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-08-14
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports it will supply an additional 50 MW of turbines for the second phase of the Hoa Binh 1 wind farm in Hoa Binh, a district of Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam. The contract includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement along with the supply and supervision of the installation of 13 V150 -- 4.2 MW turbines, ten of which will be delivered in 3.8 MW and three in 4.0 MW operating mode.

Download Hoa Binh1 project details HERE. (Source: Vestas, PR, 4COffshore, 12Aug., 2020)Contact: Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,,

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NovaWind's Marchenkovskaya Wind Farm Work Underway (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-08-12
Moscow-based NovaWind JSC reports construction is underway on its 120-MW Marchenkovskaya wind farm in Southern Russia's the Rostov region.

The facility will incorporate 48 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.5 MW each. The project cost is in the 16 billion rubles ($220.8 million) range. (Source: NovaWind, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 11 Aug., 2020) Contact: NovaWind, +7 (495) 286-52-00,,

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Offshore Wind Notable Quote from GWEC
Global Wind Energy Council
Date: 2020-08-10
"As the (offshore wind) market continues to grow, industry innovations such as floating offshore wind power, larger and more efficient turbines, as well as solutions Power-to-X will continue to open new doors and markets for the sector and place the marine industry in an increasingly important position to drive the global energy transition." -- Feng Zhao, Strategy Director, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Aug., 2020

The world market for offshore wind farm energy has jumped by 24 pct every year since 2013. 29.1 GW are generated in the world and the forecast is that in 2030 we will achieve 234 GW offshore wind turbines, according to the GWEC.

GWEC anticipates that by 2030 more than 205 GW of offshore wind power capacity will be added globally, including at least 6.2 GW of floating offshore wind turbines, according to the GWEC World Report. (Source: GWEC, PR, 9 Aug., 2020) Contact: Global Wind Energy Council,

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Ingeteam Claims 50GW Installed Wind Energy Capacity (Ins. Report)
Date: 2020-08-10
Milwaukee-based Ingeteam, an international technology group specialized in electrical energy conversion, reports it has commissioned 50 GW of wind energy conversion equipment with wind turbines since 1995, thanks to strong sales of wind energy converters and wind control cabinets.

Ingeteam was the first manufacturer to launch DFIG converters on the market. 25 years later, this technology remains the gold standard in the industry, according to the company release. (Source: Ingeteam, PR, reve, 10 Aug., 2020) Contact: Ingeteam Inc., (855) 821-7190,,

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Pryor Mountain Wind Turbine Installations Underway (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-08-10
Mortenson Construction is reporting turbine erection work at PacifiCorp's 240 MW Pryor Mountain Wind Project near Bridger, Montana, is underway. The project will consist of four GE turbines and 110 Vestas turbines totaling 240 MW of clean, renewable energy.

Mortenson's scope of work includes public road improvements, access roads to each turbine site, foundations, underground collection, substation, operations and maintenance building and met towers. When fully online, the project will generate sufficient energy for 76,000 Bridger area homes. (Source: Mortenson, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 10 Aug., 2020) Contact: PacifiCorp,; Mortenson Construction, Tim Maag, VP Wind Energy Group,

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UMaine Joins $147Mn Floating Offshore Wind Effort (Ind. Report)
University of Maine, Aqua Ventus
Date: 2020-08-07
The University of Maine (UMaine) reports it will collaborate with New England Aqua Ventus LLC, which includes Diamond Offshore Wind, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., and RWE Renewables , that are investing $100 million in a project aimed at showing the feasibility of a full-scale, floating wind turbine in deep water. The $100 million investment is in addition to $47 million in grants already awarded by the U.S. DOE.

Using a floating concrete hull designed to last 100 years the project will support a 10- to 12-MW wind turbine 2 miles south of Monhegan Island and 14 miles from the Maine coast. Three mooring lines will anchor the hull in 300 feet of water.

UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center will continue with design and engineering, research and development and post-construction monitoring. So far, the VolturnUS technology has been issued 43 patents and is being licensed by UMaine to New England Aqua Ventus for this project. Aqua Ventus will own and manage permitting, construction, assembly, deployment and ongoing operations. Following extensive permitting, deployment is expected by 2023. (Source: University of Maine, Kennebec Sentinel, 5 Aug., 2020) Contact: Maine Aqua Ventus, Meghan Collins, (207) 581-2117,; University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Dr. Habib Dagher, Exec. Dir., 207-581-2123,

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Vestas to Service Siemens Turbines in Philippines (Int'l. Report)
Vestas,Vena Energy
Date: 2020-08-07
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting a 5-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement with Manila-based Vena Energy Philippines to service Vena Energy's 27 Gamesa G90-2.0 MW turbines from Siemens at Vena's 54-MW Pililla Wind Project in Philippines. The agreement is Vestas' first full scope multi-brand service deal in the Philippines.

Vestas currently services more than 8 GW of non-Vestas turbines, comprising a number of major wind turbine brands. (Source: Vestas, ScandAsia, 6 Aug., 2020) Contact: Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,,; Vena Energy, Samrinder Nehria, +63 2 8683 4444,

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China Powering Global Offshore Wind Energy Growth (Int'l Report)
Global Wind Energy Council
Date: 2020-08-07
According a new industry report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), the world's offshore wind farm capacity could grow to 234GW by 2030 powered by a clean energy surge led by China where 2.4 GW of offshore wind power capacity came on stream in 2019.

The report also noted 75 pct of the world's offshore wind farms are in European waters but by the end of the decade China is expected to host more than a fifth of the world's offshore wind turbines, equating to 52GW.

The report notes the offshore wind industry could create 900,000 jobs globally over the next decade and that every 1GW of offshore wind helped to avoid 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere . (Source: GWEC, PR, reve, 6 Aug., 2020) Contact: GWEC, Ben Blackwell, CEO, Alyssa Pek, +32 490 56 81 39,,

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