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Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Completed (Ind. Report)
Dominion Energy, Orsted
Date: 2020-07-01
The Richmond-based utility Dominion Energy and its partner Orsted are reporting the installation of the second of two Siemens Gamesa 6-MW wind turbines and thus the completion of the second offshore wind facility ever built in U.S. waters -- the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind pilot located 30 miles off Virginia Beach. When fully operational the pilot installation will generate sufficient energy for roughly 3,000 homes.

As previously reported, Dominion is planning a 2,600 MW follow-up wind farm adjacent to the pilot site project site with construction slated to get underway in 2024 (Source: Dominion Energy, PR, July, 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com; Orsted, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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


Fecamp Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l Report)
Eolien Maritime France
Date: 2020-06-29
Croydon UK-based global engineering firm Mott MacDonald is reporting construction on the 497 MW Fecamp offshore wind farm in the English channel 13 km northwest of the town of Fecamp, France is underway.

The project will incorporate 71 Siemens Gamesa 154-7.0 MW direct drive wind turbines installed on gravity-based foundations. When fully operational in 2023, the wind farm is expected to generate sufficient energy for as many as 770,000 people annually.

Mott MacDonald, technical advisor on the project on behalf of prospective lenders, provided a due diligence review of the project, identifying technical risks and working with the developer to find suitable mitigations Eolien Maritime France (EMF) , a consortium of EDF Renouvelables France and Enbridge, along with wpd are the owners of the wind farm. (Source: Mott MacDonald, PR, reve, 28 June, 2020) Contact: EDF Renewables, Manon de Cassini-Herail, +33 (0)1 40 90 48 22, manon.decassini-herail@edf-re.fr, www.edf-renewables.com; Enbridge, Mandy Dinning, (888)992-0997, John Whelen, EVP, CDO, www.enbridge.com; wpd AG, Alison Aguile, a.aguile@wpd.fr, www.wpd.fr

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables,  Enbridge,  Fecamp Offshore Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


Vestas Repowering 83 Zeewolde Wind Farm Turbines (Int'l Report)
Vestas
Date: 2020-06-26
Vestas and Rabobank have signed the contracts for the repowering of 83 of the 200 turbines and financing for Windpark Zeewolde in the Nethlands. Turbine deliveries and work will begin in Q1, 2021 for completion in 2022.

The Windpark Zeewolde is cooperatively owned by more than 200 local farmers, residents and entrepreneurs. (Source: Vestas, Onshore Wind, 25 June, 2020) Contact: Rabobank, www.rabobank.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  


Siemens Gamesa Turbines for UK's Sofia Offshore Wind Project (Int'l.
Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2020-06-24
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting receipt of a conditional order for 100 units of its new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines for installation at Innogy's 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm in the UK. A comprehensive service and maintenance contract is included in the conditional order.

When fully operational, the project will generate sufficient power for more than 1.2 million British households. The final investment decision is expected to be made in Q1 of 2021. Installation is expected to begin in 2024 at the UK North Sea Dogger Bank location. (Source: Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru,Siemens Gamesa, 23 June, 2020) Contact: Innogy, Julian Garnsey, Project Dir., www.innogy.com; Seimens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa ,  Offshore Wind,  innogy,  


Capital Power Touts Whitla Wind Project Expansion (Ind. Report)
Capital Power Corp
Date: 2020-06-24
On the Canadian prairies, Edmonton, Alberta-based Capital Power Corp. reports it will invest $92-million to add 54 wind turbines by late 2021 to its Whitla Wind power facility in southern Alberta.

With the expansion, the facility will increase its production capacity to 353 MW, making it the province's largest wind farm. (Source: Capital Power Corp., PR Global News, 23 June, 2020) Contact: Capital Power Corp., Brian Vaasjo, CEO, Randy Mah, Inv. Relations, 780-392-5305, www.capitalpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Capital Power Corp,  Wind,  


Enel's Cimarron Bend Wind Farm Expansion Underway (Ind. Report)
Enel Green Power North America
Date: 2020-06-22
Renewables developer Enel Green Power S.p.A. reports construction is underway on the 199-MW expansion of its Cimarron Bend wind farm in Clark County, Kansas.

The expansion includes an additional 74 wind turbines totaling 400 MW at a cost of $281-million. When fully on line, the 599-MW Cimarron Bend facility will be the largest wind facility in Enel's North American portfolio, according to the company. (Source: Enel Green Power, PR, Renewables, 19 June, 2020) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com

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


3D-Printed Concrete Wind Tower Project Touted (Ind. Report)
GE Renewable Energy,LafargeHolcim
Date: 2020-06-19
GE Renewable Energy, 3D printed construction specialist COBOD and cement giant LafargeHolcim are announcing a collaboration to co-develop processes for 3D-printed concrete wind town bases as well as produce a wind turbine prototype with a printed pedestal, a production ready printer and materials to scale up production.

Printing a variable height base directly on-site with 3D-printed concrete technology will enable the construction of towers up to 150-200 metres tall, according to the release.

For the project, GE Renewable Energy will provide expertise related to the design, manufacture and commercialisation of wind turbines, COBOD will focus on the robotics automation and 3D printing and LafargeHolcim will design the concrete material, its processing and application. (Source: GE Renewables, World Cement, Various Media, 17 June, 2020) Contact: COBOD, Asger Dath, +45 2067 9535, ad@cobod.com, www.cobod.com; GE Renewable Energy , Matteo Bellucci, Advanced Manufacturing Leader, www.ge-energy.com; LafargeHolcim, www.LafargeHolcim.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Tower,  LafargeHolcim,  


Vestas Claims 35MW Polish Turbine Order (Int'l Report)
Vestas
Date: 2020-06-17
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of an order for 16 units of its V110-2.2MW turbine for the Elblag Krasnin wind farm in Poland. A 25-year active output management 5000 service agreement and VestasOnline Business SCADA solution is included in the order. The project is being developed by KGAL Investment Management GmbH.

Deliveries are slated for Q3 this year for installation and commissioning in Q4, 2021. (Source: Vesta, PR, Offshore News, 16 June, 2020) Contact: KGAL Investment Management, Ursula Schwarz, Communications, ursula.schwarz(at)kgal.de, www.kgal.de/en; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind Turbine,  


Chinese Ship Builder to Manufacture Eleon Wind Turbines (Int'l.)
Eleon AS
Date: 2020-06-12
Estonian private wind technology and wind turbine manufacturer Eleon AS is reporting a long-term strategic cooperation, JV agreement with the Chinese giant state-owned Chinese State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) for the development of wind energy.

CSSC's subsidiary Haizhuang Windpower has manufactured wind turbines and invested in wind farms since 2004. Eleon AS develops and manufactures multi-megawatt class wind turbines using patented technology that provides a substantial competitive edge in the construction of both land and offshore wind farms, according to the release. (Source: Eleon AS, err.ee, 10 June, 2020) Contact: Eleon AS, +372 5839 8522, www.eleon.ee; CSSC, cssc@cssc.net.cn, +86-10-68038833, Fax: +86-10-68034592, www.en.cssc.net.cn

More Low-Carbon Energy News Eleon news,  Wind Turbine news,  


Kenyan Kipeto Energy Wind Project Nears Startup (Int'l. Report)
Kipeto Energy
Date: 2020-06-10
In Kenya, Kipeto Energy Plc reports construction at the Kipeto Wind power project in Kajiado County, Kenya has been largely completed following the installation of all the 60 General Electric (GE) 1.7-103 wind turbines.

The 100 MW project is expected to come online before the year end when it will supply Kenya Power and Lighting company with sufficient energy for more than 40,000 area homes under the terms of a 20-year PPA. (Source: Kipeto Energy Plc, PR, Website, Contact: Kipeto Energy Plc, +254 020 7803820 /+254701177541, info@kipetoenergy.co.ke, www. kipetoenergy.co.ke

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Africa Wind,  


Aussie Small Turbine Specialist Raises $400,000 (Int'l. Funding)

Date: 2020-06-10
In the Land Down Under, University of Newcastle spin-out Diffuse Energy reports it has secured $400,000 in seed funding from Shearwater Growth Equity to scale production of its very small, enclosed-blade diffuser wind turbine technology.

The company's plan is to use the lightweight turbines to plug into existing telecommunications infrastructure, enabling rapid setup of turbines in hard-to-service locations. The funding will be used to cover the cost of new full-time staff and to scale up production. (Source: Diffuse Energy, Website, June, 2020) Contact: Diffuse Energy, Joss Kesby, CEO, sales@diffuse-energy.com, www.diffuse-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind Turbine news,  Australia Wind news,  


Vestas, EDL Ink Aussie Senvion Turbines Service Deal (Int'l.)
Vestas, EDL Energy
Date: 2020-06-10
Danish wind turbine specialist Vestas is reporting a service agreement with Brisbane, Australia-based global energy producer EDL Energy for the company's three Australian wind farms of Coober Pedy in South Australia, Cullerin Range in New South Wales and Wonthaggi in Victoria. Under the agreement, Vestas will maintain 23 Senvion MM82-2.05 MW wind turbines across the three sites for a total of 47 MW, effective immediately.

With this agreement, Vestas' service portfolio of Senvion turbines in Australia stands at 287 MW, and to over 300 MW across the Asia Pacific region. EDL Energy owns and operates a portfolio of 99 power stations in Australia, North America and Europe.(Source: Vestas, PR, 8 June, 2020) Contact: Vestas, www.vestas.com; EDL Energy, James Harman, CEO, Phone: +61 7 3275 5555, (517) 208-0743 -- US Office, Fax: +61 7 3275 5512, www.edlenergy.com

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


DTU IDs CO2 Capturing Enzymes (Int'l. R&D, New Tech & Prod.)
Technical University of Denmark,
Date: 2020-06-08
Researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU Bioengineering report they have identified a number of enzymes that can capture CO2 and transform it into sustainable chemicals with the use of electricity from the wind turbines. The specific enzymes can effectively convert carbon dioxide into formic acid and then into methanol.

The DTU Bioengineering scientists contend that Denmark can become a market leader if there is a high production of the particular enzymes.

According to the researchers, 200 tonnes of the enzyme can capture one million tpd of CO2. A new technology needs to be developed to produce enzymes on a large scale, the DTU release notes. (Source: DTU Bioengineering , CPH Post, 6 June, 2020) Contact: DTU Bioengineering, (+45) 4525 2600 , info@bio.dtu.dk, www.bioengineering.dtu.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methanol,  Carbon Capture,  CO2,  


$10.3Mn in Offshore Wind R&D Grants Announced (Ind. Report)
National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium
Date: 2020-06-08
The not-for-profit National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (the Consortium) is reporting the selection of 12 projects for contract negotiation, completing its first solicitation for offshore wind research and development technology projects.

The 12 awards totaling $10.3 million will support a variety of research areas, including comprehensive U.S. supply chain analyses, studying the impacts of offshore wind on the electric grid system and innovations in anchoring structures. The awarded projects include:

  • Demonstration of Shallow-Water Mooring Components for FOWTs (ShallowFloat)-- Principle Power Inc.;

  • Design and Certification of Taut-synthetic Moorings for Floating Wind Turbines -- University of Maine;

  • Dual-Functional Tuned Inerter Damper for Enhanced Semi-Sub Offshore Wind Turbine -- Virginia Tech University;

  • Innovative Anchoring System for Floating Offshore Wind, Triton Systems Inc.:

  • Techno-Economic Mooring Configuration and Design for Floating Offshore Wind -- University of Massachusetts Amherst.

    As the first federally-funded public-private partnership focused on advancing offshore wind technology in the U.S., the Consortium supports the cost-effective and responsible development of offshore wind to maximize the economic benefit to the country.

    Virginia, Massachusetts and Maryland also contribute to the Consortium's funding. NYSERDA administered the initial solicitation on behalf of the Consortium. (Source: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, PR, JUne, 2020) Contact: National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium, Carrie Cullen Hitt, Exec. Dir., www.nationaloffshorewind.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  


  • Vestas Supplying Turbines for 226MW Russian Wind Project (Int'l.)
    Vestas
    Date: 2020-06-08
    Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of a Russian order for the supply, installation and commissioning of 226 MW of wind turbines for commissioning in Q3, 2021. Long term management, service and maintenance is included in the contract.

    The order was sanctioned by the Wind Energy Development Fund, a joint fund by Russian innovation development institution RUSNANO, and Finnish energy company Fortum. (Source: Vestas, PR, Various Media, June, 2020) Contact: RUSNANO, en.rusnano.com; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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


    Greenalia's Gran Canaria Floating Wind Farm Underway (Int'l Report)
    Greenalia
    Date: 2020-06-05
    In Spain, Coruna-based independent power producer and renewable energy specialist Greenalia reports construction of its first floating offshore wind energy installation is underway.

    The 50 MW GOFIO wind farm Southeast of the Island of Gran Canaria incorporates four 12.5 MW marine wind turbines to generate sufficient energy for as many as 70,000 homes while avoiding 140,000 tpy of CO2 emissions, according to the company release. (Source: Greealia, PR reve, 3 June, 2020) Contact: Greenalia, +34 902 905 910, info@greenalia.es, www.greenalia.es

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Greenalia,  


    EDF, Onyx InSight Partnering on Wind Turbine Monitoring (Ind. Report)
    EDF Renewables North America,Onyx InSight
    Date: 2020-06-05
    EDF Renewables North America and Nottingham, UK-headquartered Onyx InSight are reporting a partnership to reduce turbine operational expenditure for EDFR and increase asset availability.

    EDFR integrates siloed data streams from multiple turbine technologies, fitted with different condition monitoring system (CMS) hardware and other relevant data stream inputs. Onyx will combine these data streams into a cloud-based solution that allows wind turbine monitoring on a series of dashboards enabling transparency and more streamlined processes.

    As part of the technology rollout, several large wind farms will be fitted with ecoCMS, Onyx InSight's advanced sensing technology that collects triaxial acceleration and temperature data for expanded coverage of the turbine drivetrain. In parallel with the predictive maintenance implementation, the companies have also entered into an engineering services agreement whereby Onyx InSight will provide additional resources for improving turbine operations. (Source: EDF Renewable North America, RenewableEnergy, 4 June, 2020) Contact: EDF RE, www.edf-re.com; Onyx InSight, +44 (0)115 648 0466, info@onyxinsight.com, www. onyxinsight.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables North America news,  Wind news,  Onyx InSight news,  


    Juwi Inks Aussie Wind-Solar-Storage Hybrid Plant (Int'l. Report)
    Juwi Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-05-29
    In the Land Down Under, Juwi Renewable Energy Pty Ltd , the Brisbane-based unit of German renewables developer Juwi AG reports it has contracted with Contract Power for the construction of a hybrid wind and solar power plant in the town of Esperance in Western Australia.

    The project, which is expected to be completed early in 2022, will combine a 4-MW solar farm with two 4.5-MW wind turbines, a lithium ion battery system and gas generators. (Source: Juwi Renewable Energy Australia, Website, 27 May, 2020) Contact: Juwi Renewable Energy, Cameron Garnsworthy, Managing Director, +61 7 3107 0908, www.juwi.com.au

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Juwi Renewable Energy news,  Solar news,  Wind news,  Energy Storage news,  


    Inox Wind Sells Sri Pavan Energy (Int'l. Report, M&A)
    Inox Wind
    Date: 2020-05-27
    Indian wind turbine maker Inox Wind Ltd is reporting the sale of a 51 pct stake in its wind power generation business Sri Pavan Energy Pvt Ltd to Telangana-based Sri KPR Infra & Projects Ltd. With the sale, Sri Pavan Energy will no longer be a subsidiary of Inox Wind. (Source: Inox Wind, Renewables, 26 May, 2020) Sri Pavan Energy, www.zaubacorp.com/company/SRI-PAVAN-ENERGY-PRIVATE-LIMITED/U40300GJ2018PTC101713; Inox Wind, Kailash Tarachandani, CEO, +91 1975 272001, investors.iwl@inoxwind.com,www.inoxwind.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Inox Wind,  Wind,  


    Ingeteam Touting New Wind Power Converters (New Prod & Tech)
    Ingeteam
    Date: 2020-05-22
    Milwaukee-based Ingeteam, a global technology Group specialized in electric power conversion, has launched its new-generation wind power converters developed for high power DFIG application. Ingeteam's DFIG converter series offer cost-optimized products for each market and application. The wind converters are extremely grid-friendly, and include FRT, SCR and SSR features, enabling them to be deployed anywhere in the world. To this day, DFIG converters remain the most proven, efficient and cost competitive drive train topology for onshore applications.

    The new DFIG converters can be modulated to bring customized solutions that will effectively minimize wind turbine LCoE.

    Download DFIG converter details HERE. (Source: Ingeteam. PR, reve, 19 May, 2020) Contact: Ingeteam Inc., (855) 821-7190, usa@ingeteam.com, www.ingeteam.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ingeteam news,  Wind news,  Wind Energy news,  


    Tenaska's 242-MW Missouri Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
    Tenaska
    Date: 2020-05-22
    Omaha, Nebraska-based Tenaska reports its 242-MW Clear Creek Energy Center wind farm in Northwest Missouri, is now in operation The facility incorporates 111 Vestas turbines across approximately 31,000 acres.

    The $300 million wind farm produces renewable energy under a 25-year PPA with Associated Electric Cooperative, an electric generation and transmission cooperative based in Springfield, Missouri, that provides wholesale power to six regional cooperatives. The wind farm is owned by Tenaska Clear Creek Wind, which is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Bright Canyon Energy. Construction of the wind farm began in spring 2019. Vestas, a global wind turbine manufacturer, supplied the wind turbines and is providing maintenance services for the project. Mortenson was the engineering, procurement and construction contractor. (Source: Tenaska, 18 May, 2020) Contact: Tenaska, Jerry Crouse, CEO,(402) 691-9700, info@tenaskacapital.com, www.tenaskacapital.com

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


    GE Supplying Turbines for Fina Enerji Turkish Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
    General Electric,Fina Enerji
    Date: 2020-05-20
    GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply Fina Enerji with 52 of its 3 MW platform onshore wind turbines totaling 193 MW -- sufficient to power roughly 195,000 Turkish homes -- for four wind farms in Turkey. The 156 blades will be manufactured at GE’s LM Wind Power factory in Bergama, Izmir, Turkey. The sale includes a 15-years service agreement.

    To date, GE has an installed base of 1.2 GW of wind energy in Turkey and has built 500 wind turbines in the country, including the 350 MW of onshore wind energy projects that Fina Enerji and GE Renewable Energy have built together. (Source: GE, PR reve, 18 May, 2020) Contact: Fina Enerji, www.finaenerji.com

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


    Tenaska's 242-MW Missouri Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
    Tenaska
    Date: 2020-05-20
    Omaha, Nebraska-based Tenaska reports its 242-MW Clear Creek Energy Center wind farm in Northwest Missouri, is now in operation The facility incorporates 111 Vestas turbines across approximately 31,000 acres.

    The $300 million wind farm produces renewable energy under a 25-year PPA with Associated Electric Cooperative, an electric generation and transmission cooperative based in Springfield, Missouri, that provides wholesale power to six regional cooperatives. The wind farm is owned by Tenaska Clear Creek Wind, which is comprised of affiliates of Tenaska and Bright Canyon Energy. Construction of the wind farm began in spring 2019. Vestas, a global wind turbine manufacturer, supplied the wind turbines and is providing maintenance services for the project. Mortenson was the engineering, procurement and construction contractor. (Source: Tenaska, 18 May, 2020) Contact: Tenaska, Jerry Crouse, CEO Mortenson

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


    Vestas Wins 46 MW E-Connection Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)
    Vestas,E-Connection
    Date: 2020-05-19
    Danish wind turbine specialist Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from Bunnik, Netherlands- headquartered wind power project developer E-Connection for 11 turbines totaling 46 MW for the first phase of the Oosterscheldekering Wind Optimization project that consists of the four waterfront wind parks -- Binnenhaven, Roggeplaat-West, Noordland Buiten and Vluchthaven -- in the province of Zeeland where high wind conditions are common.

    The project is a mix of new and replacement turbines including nine V136-4.2 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines with site-specific towers, combined with a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service contract. (Source: Vestas, PR, reve, 13 May, 2020) Contact: E-Connection, +31 (0) 30 659 8000, +31 (0) 30 659 8001 - fax, info@e-connection.n', www.e-connection.nl; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News E-Connection,  Vestas,  Wind,  


    Scout Clean Energy 600-MW Horse Heaven Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
    Scout Clean Energy
    Date: 2020-05-19
    Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator Scout Clean Energy reports it will apply for a conditional use permit from Benton County, Washington for its 600-MW Horse Heaven Wind Farm project south of Kennewick later this year.

    The project is expected to incorporate as many as 212 GE wind turbines at a total cost of $850 million and generate sufficient energy for approximately 140,000 homes when fully operational in 2022.

    Horse Heaven Wind Farm is subject to regulatory review under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, Facebook, Tri Cities Journal of Business, May, 2020)Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, (303) 284-7566, michael@scoutcleanenergy.com, www.scoutcleanenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Scout Clean Energy ,  Wind,  


    Siemens Gamesa Expanding Taiwan Wind Turbine Facility (Int'l.)
    iemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-05-19
    Further to our 15 Nov. 2019 report, Madrid-based wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (SGRE) is reporting plans to expand its production capacity in Taiwan to deliver turbines for the Hai Long 2 wind farm with which it has a preferred supplier agreement.

    The Hai Long offshore wind farm project is being developed by Toronto-based Northland Power Inc and Singapore's Yushan Energy Pte . SGRE is to supply wind turbines for the latter's 300 MW wind farm off the coast of Changhua County. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Taipei Times, 16 May, 2020) Contact: Seimens Gamesa, Morten Pilgaard Rasmussen, www.siemensgamesa.com; Northland Power Inc., (416) 962-6262, www.northlandpower.com; Yushan Energy, www.yushanenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News iemens Gamesa Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  Yushan Energy,  Northland Power,  


    ADB Supports Thailand Wind, Battery Energy Storage Project (Int’l.)
    Asian Development Bank
    Date: 2020-05-19
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is reporting an agreement to lend Lom Ligor Company Limited, a subsidiary of Thailand-headquartered renewable energy development company BCPG Public Company Limited (BCPG), $7.2 million for the construction of the Southern Thailand Wind Power and a 1.88 MWh Battery Energy Storage Project to be added to an existing 10MW wind turbine power plant. (Source: ADB, Energy Storage News, 18 May, 2020)Contact: Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, Pres. +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Asian Development Bank,  Wind,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


    Liberty Completes First Wind Turbine of 600-MW Project (Ind Report)
    Liberty Utilities
    Date: 2020-05-13
    Following up on our 15 Jan report, in the Show Me State, Joplin-based Liberty Utilities is reporting the first of more than 270 wind turbines slated for its $1.2 billion, 600-MW wind project in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas has been completed. The project includes two wind farms, North Fork and King's Point, in Southwest Missouri, each of which incorporates 69 turbines that combined are projected to generate a total of 300 megawatts.

    Work is also underway on the utility's Neosho Ridge Wind Farm in Neosho County, Kansas, north of Parsons, where 139 more turbines will generate another 300MW of electricity.

    When the project is completed, Liberty will generate over half of its electricity from its wind farm, or through purchasing agreements with two wind farms in Kansas. (Source: Liberty Utilities, Joplin Globe, 11 May, 2020) Contact: Liberty Utilities, Tim Wilson, VP, 855-872-3242, www.libertyutilities.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Liberty Utilities ,  Wind,  


    Siemens Announces Wind Sector Merger Plans (M&A, Int'l. Report)
    Siemens, Flender
    Date: 2020-05-13
    German industrial major Siemens AG is reporting plans to merge its wind power generation unit with its Bocholt, Germany-based mechanical drive systems subsidiary Flender. The merger would "complete the company's electrical and mechanical portfolio, making it an important tier-one supplier to the wind power industry" and create a "one-stop-shop" for Siemens' wind power customers, according to the company.

    Flender, 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.

    Siemens is also proceeding with its planned transfer of its 67.1 pct majority stake in wind turbine OEM Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to its gas and power unit to the new "Siemens Energy" unit, and spin it off in a public listing. (Source: Siemens AG, PR, WindPower, 11 May, 2020) Contact: Flender, www.flender.com; Siemens AG, new.siemens.com/global/en.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Flender,  Siemens,  Wind,  Wind Turbie,  


    French Floating Offshore Wind Project Finds Financing (Int'l. Funding)
    European Investment Bank
    Date: 2020-05-13
    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved an undisclosed sum to finance the development of the 30 MW Golfe du Lion offshore floating wind project, 16 km off the coast of the Leucate-Le Barcares area in the Mediterranean Sea. .

    The demonstration project will incorporate three V164 MHI Vestas 10 MW wind turbines supported by Principle Power's WindFloat semi-submersible floating foundations. The project, which is being developed by Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL), a consortium comprising Engie, EDP Renewables, and Caisse des Depots, is expected to be commissioned in 2022. The commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for 2022 (Source: EIB, offshore wind biz, 12 May, 2020) (Contact: Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion, www.info-efgl.fr; EIB, www.eib.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  European Investment Bank,  


    Windsourcing.com Launches Europe-wide B2B Online Shop (Int'l.)
    Windsourcing
    Date: 2020-05-08
    Wind turbine after-sales market repair and parts distributor Windsourcing.com reports it is now offering its product range for purchase in a B2B online shop throughout Europe.

    Associated with this are further service advantages, such as the display of the stock availability of all products, in order to guarantee the buyer planning security for necessary orders. Products offered include corrosion protection coating systems for on- and offshore wind turbines; adhesives and sealants; rotor blade repair materials; as well as hydraulic and electrotechnical products. Unavailable products can be ordered. Windsourcing.com counts 3M, Akzo Nobel, Sika, ABB, Vestas, Siemens and many more among its customers. (Source: Windsourcing, PR, Website, 4 May, 2020) Contact: Windsourcing, +49 (0) 40 - 9876 88 00+49; www.windsourcing.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Windsourcing,  Wind,  


    energyOrbit Energy Efficiency Report Reveals Savings (Ind. Report)
    energyOrbit
    Date: 2020-05-08
    A new Energy Efficiency Impact Report from San Francisco-based cloud energy efficiency and Demand-Side Management specialist energyOrbit unveils the energy and cost savings for residents and businesses by aggregating data from its customers, including utility companies and other energy efficiency (EE) organizations.

    The report notes that $3.7 billion in incentives were paid to businesses and households and benefited customers participating in energy rebate programs. Enterprises also contributed to a cleaner atmosphere, taking the equivalent of 3.6 million passenger cars off the road, while avoiding 16.7 million metric tons of COշ.

    For its report, energyOrbit tallied data from investor-owned utilities, municipalities, cooperatives and third-party implementers in the U.S. and Canada since 2008. The numbers have been charted in two areas: Total Energy Savings and Incentive Payments. The report also highlights the following savings reference points: Annual electricity use of 2.8 million homes; 4.4 coal-fired plants not in use; 3,600 wind turbines running for a year; 22 million acres of U.S. forests planted in one year , and 54 percent of New York City electricity consumption per year.

    As of 2019, energyOrbit has helped utilities and third-party implementers manage more than 24 TWh of electricity savings. Additionally, 11 GW of peak demand has been reduced by efficiency measures tracked by energyOrbit. Additionally, over $3.7 billion in incentives have been managed and prepared for payment. (Source: energyOrbit, PR, 5 May, 2020) Contact: energyOrbit, Udi Merhav, CEO , 866-628-8744, www.energy-orbit.com

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    15,000 MW Aussie Hybrid Wind-Solar Project Approved (Int'l.)
    Asian Renewable Energy Hub
    Date: 2020-05-06
    In the Land Down Under, the proposed $22 billion-plus Asian Renewable Energy Hub wind and solar hybrid project in Western Australia, the largest proposed such hybrid project in the world, has been recommended for environmental approval.

    The Hub will generate up to 15,000 MW of renewable energy, up to 3,000 MW of which will be dedicated to large energy users in the Pilbara region, which could include new and expanded mines and downstream mineral processing. The bulk of the power will enable large scale production of green hydrogen products for domestic and export markets, according to the Hub website.

    From a 14,000-square kilometre initial land package, 6,500 square kilometres of land in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia were selected to accommodate up to 15,000 MW of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels. Outstanding wind and solar resource and large project scale will result in competitively priced renewable energy with a high capacity factor, according to the Hub website. (Source: Asian Renewable Energy Hub, Brisbane Times, 4 May, 2020) Contact: Asian Renewable Energy Hub, www.asianrehub.com

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    UMass Prof. Funded for Wind Blade Damage R&D (Funding, R&D)
    UMass Lowell
    Date: 2020-05-06
    In the Bay State, University of Massachusetts Lowell Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Murat Inalpolat is reporting receipt of $1.4 million in grant funding from the U.S. DOE to develop technology to detect wind blade cracking and splitting damage using sound.

    For the project, Inalpolat will mount wireless microphones inside blades, wireless speakers inside the turbine's cavity and another microphone near the turbine to monitor sound and identify damage from changes in audio frequencies, according to a UMass Lowell news release.

    "There is no other technology in today's market that can monitor the condition and safety of turbine blades while they are operating. Our proposed system is low-cost, reliable, robust and it can be installed on both new and existing wind turbines," Inalpolat said in the news release. The turbines are being tested at the state Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, according to the release.

    Inalpolat's project is also supported by the National Science Foundation, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and UMass Lowell's WindSTAR research center. (Source: UMass Lowel, The Sun, 3 May, 2020) Contact: UMass Lowell, Murat Inalpolat, Assist. Prof. Mechanical Engineering, Murat_Inalpolat@uml.edu, www.uml.edu

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    Modvion Touts Laminated Wood Wind Turbine Tower (Int'l. Report)
    Modvion,Swedish Wind Technology Centre
    Date: 2020-05-06
    Swedish design and engineering firm Modvion is reporting the erection of a pilot 30 meter-tall laminated wood wind turbine tower on a Swedish island near the city of Gothenburg. The pilot was constructed for the Swedish Wind Technology Centre.

    According to Modvion, wooden wind towers are cheaper to construct and lighter than steel towers and can be transported in smaller modules allowing towers to be taller and wider, and can extend longer vertically and operate in places where wind speeds are higher.

    Modvion's pilot tower received €50,000 from the EU Horizon 2020 innovation fund and was constructed at a glued laminated timber factory owned by project partner and industrial wood specialist Moelven. (Source: Modvion, BusinessGreen, 5 May, 2020) Contact: Modvion, Otto Lundman, CEO, +46(0)702720624, ottolundman@modvion.com, +46(0)702720624www.modvion.com; Swedish Wind Technology Centre, www.chalmers.se/en/centres/SWPTC/contact/Pages/default.aspx

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    Siemens Gamesa Nails €200Mn Senvion Assets Acquisition (M&A)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-05-04
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is reporting the final acquisition of all shares in Ria Blades, S.A., the business entity which owns and operates the onshore wind turbine blade production plant in Vagos, Portugal, as well as other additional assets required to operate the facility.

    The total acquisition purchase price for Senvion's selected assets, including the manufacturing facility in Vagos, the Onshore European Services assets and IP came in at €200 million -- subject to closing accounts confirmatory adjustments. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, Smart Energy, May, 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com; Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com

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    Orsted's Borssele Offshore Delivers First Wind Power (Int'l.)
    Borssele
    Date: 2020-05-01
    Orsted reports the Borssele 1 & 2 -- the Netherlands largest wind farm -- has delivered its first wind power to the Dutch grid. Borssele 1 & 2, located 22 kilometres off the coast of the Dutch province of Zeeland, will incorporate 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines making it the largest offshore wind farm in the Netherlands when completed. (Source: Orsted, Borssele reve, 29 April, 2020) Contact: Orsted, Flemming Thomsen, Senior Programme Director, Borssele 1 & 2, +45 99 55 97 22, www.orsted.com

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    Vestas Claims 67MW Vietnamese Wind Turbines Order (Int'l Report)
    Vestas
    Date: 2020-04-29
    Vestas reports it will supply, transport, install and commission a total of 16 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in different power ratings for two wind farm developments in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.

    The order includes a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to maximise energy production for both sites which are slated for ommissioning in Q3 of 2021. (Source: Vestas, PR, reve,25 April, 2020) Contact: Vestas Asia Pacific, Clive Turton, Pres., +45 96 75 25 75, www.vestas.com

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    Goldwind Wins Two Greek Wind Farm Turbine Orders (Int'l Report)
    Goldwind,Vensys Energy AG
    Date: 2020-04-29
    Goldwind and its subsidiary Vensys Energy AG is reporting receipt of orders for two wind power projects both located in Viotia, Central Greece.

    Respectively, Goldwind will provide these two wind farms with GW 121-2.625MW and GW 140-3.0MW wind turbines based on Goldwind's 2.5S- and 3S-platforms. Both projects are expected to come online by the end of this year. (Source: Goldwind, PR, reve, 26 April, 2020) Contact: Goldwind, www.goldwindglobal.com; Vensys Energy AG, Philipp Wieltschnig, Business Development, +49 6821 9517- 0 , p.wieltschnig@vensys.de, www.vensys.de/en

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    N.J. Plans Wind Innovation, New Development Institute (Ind Report)
    New Jersey Wind Council
    Date: 2020-04-27
    In the Garden State, the New Jersey Wind Council established by Governor Phil Murphy reports plans to create a Wind Innovation and New Development Institute (WIND) to serve as a center for education, research, innovation, and workforce training related to the development of offshore wind in New Jersey and the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. To that end the WIND institute will:

  • Establish a wind turbine technician occupation in New Jersey -- Wind turbine technicians are critical for industry growth and are in demand across the country. For each project, an individual original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requires dozens of wind turbine technicians to support installation and provide efficient turbine maintenance throughout the lifetime of the wind farm. New Jersey will need to train qualified wind turbine technicians to achieve Murphy's goal of producing 7,500 MW by 2035.

  • Expand the pipeline of trade workers with the skills and qualifications required for offshore wind;

  • Introduce a Global Wind Organization (GWO) Safety Certification program -- Working in the offshore wind industry requires workers on turbines, including wind turbine technicians, to complete the GWO's safety training. New Jersey currently does not provide GWO training.

    As previously reported, Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind is contributing $200,000 to clean energy research and educational outreach activities at New Jersey's Montclair State University's Clean Energy and Sustainability Analytics Center (CESAC). The company will also aid in the advancement of energy research initiatives, the development of educational events and stakeholder engagement activities.

    The Wind Council report is HERE. (Source: New Jersey Wind Council, Maritime Exec., 25 April, 2020) Contact: New Jersey Wind Council, www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200422a.shtml

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  • Ingeteam Intros Next-Gen Wind Power Converter (New Prod & Tech)
    Ingeteam,
    Date: 2020-04-24
    Ingeteam, a global electric power conversion technology specialist, is reporting the launch of its new-generation of wind power converters developed for high power DFIG 6-8 MW applications.

    The wind converters are extremely grid-friendly, and include FRT, SCR and SSR features, enabling them to be deployed worldwide. The new DFIG converters can be modulated to bring customized solutions that will effectively minimize wind turbine LCoE. (Source: Ingeteam, PR, reve, 21 April,2020) Contact: Ingeteam, +44 (0)141 582 1218, info@ingeteam.com, www.ingeteam.com

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    Siemens Gamesa Scores Swedish Wind Turbine Order (Int'l Report)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2020-04-20
    Spanish wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy reports it will supply 13 units of its SG 5.8-155 totaling 85.8 MW for the RES Rodene project near Alingsas, Sweden.

    The 13 OptimaFlex technology equipped wind turbines are slated for installation in 2021 and will be covered by a 15-year full-service agreement. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, PR, 16 April, 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com

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    COVID-19 Causes N.D. Wind Blade Plant Shutdown (Ind. Report)
    General Electric,LM Wind Power
    Date: 2020-04-20
    GE Renewable Energy is reporting the temporary shutdown of its LM Wind Power turbine blade manufacturing facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota after 110 individuals associated with the facility tested positive for the rampaging COVID-19 virus.

    The GE factory, which makes rotor blades for wind turbines, will be closed for at least two weeks, and the governor has issued a stay-at-home order for all 900 workers regardless of their test results. The workers will be paid during the shutdown during which the plant will be disinfected, according to a release. (Source: RE Renewable Energy, 17 April, 2020) Contact: LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com; GE Renewable Energy, www.ge-energy.com

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    MingYang Plans Typhoon-Resistant Floating Wind Turbine (Int'l Report)
    MingYang Smart Energy
    Date: 2020-04-15
    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy Group reports plans to invest roughly CNY 725 million ($102.5 million) to develop a 10 MW typhoon-resistant floating wind turbine at the company's business site in Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province.

    The funding for the project will raised with a private placement of A shares. A portion of the share proceeds will be used to construct an offshore wind turbine manufacturing base in Shanwei city. (Source: Ming Yang, PR, April, 2020) Contact: MingYang Smart Energy Group, www.myse.com.cn/en/myzn/index.aspx

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    Siemens Gamesa Scores German Offshore Wind Turbine Order (Int'l.)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2020-04-15
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy reports receipt of an order from Essen, Germany-based innogy SE to supply 38 units of its SG 8.0-167 DD Flex turbines with Siemens Gamesa Power Boost technology for the 342 MW Kaskasi offshore wind power plant in the German North Sea. A two-year service and maintenance contract is also included in the order.

    Turbine installation is slated to being in Q3, 2022. (Source : Siemens Gamesa, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 14 April, 2020) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, www.siemensgamesa.com; innogy SE www.iam.innogy.com

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    Vestas Supplying Turbines for Japanese Offshore Project (Int'l.)
    Vestas
    Date: 2020-04-10
    Kallanish Energy is reporting Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas will supply and install 33 units of its V117-4.2 megawatt typhoon variant turbines for Japan's first utility-scale offshore wind farm, the 139-MW Akita Noshiro Offshore Wind Project in Akita prefecture.

    Turbine delivery is slated for late 2021 for installation in 2022. The project is being developed by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a Vestas Wind Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries JV that is developing 359 MW of wind power in Japan. (Source: Vestas, Kallanich, 7 April, 2020)Contact: Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00, vestas@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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    Norwegian Offshore Floating Wind Project Gets the Nod (Int'l.)
    Offshore Wind, Equinor
    Date: 2020-04-10
    Maritime Executive is reporting the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Industry has approved plans for development and operation of the to $488 million Hywind Tampen offshore floating wind farm which will supply power to the Snorre and Gullfaks offshore oil platforms.

    The 88 MW Hywind Tampen wind farm, which is being developed by Equinor, will incorporate 11 Siemens Gamesa SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines mounted on floating concrete spar substructures with shared anchors supplied by Kvaerner. Hywind Tampen is slated for start-up at the end of 2022. (Source: Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Industry, Maritime Exec., 8 April, 2020) Contact: Equinor, Eldar Sætre, Pres., CEO, www.equinor.com

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    Senvion Selling Indian Turbine Manufacturing Entity (M&A, Int'l.)
    Senvion
    Date: 2020-04-08
    Hamburg, Germany-based wind turbine manufacture Senvion GmbH reports it is selling 100 pct of Senvion India -- its fully operational wind turbine manufacturing entity in India -- to an undisclosed investor and terms, subject to regulatory approvals. The transaction is slated to close before June 2020 (Source: Senvion, April, 2020) Contact: Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com

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    Nordex Installs First Heibloem Wind Turbines (Int'l. Report)
    Nordex,Cooperatie Zuidenwind
    Date: 2020-04-03
    Wind OEM Nordex is reporting installation of the first two of its N149/4.0-4.5MW, 149-metre rotor turbines at the Heibloem Wind Farm in Limburg province, Netherlands.

    The Heibloem project is being developed by German-Spanish developer Cooperatie Zuidenwind. (Source: Nordex, PR, April, 2020) Contact: Cooperatie Zuidenwind, +31 6 3309 9553, www.zuidenwind.org; Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

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    Ancala Partners Snares 82MW Cypriot Wind Farm (M&A, Int'l Report)
    Ancala Partners,Platina Energy Partners
    Date: 2020-03-30
    London-headquartered Ancala Partners LLC, an independent infrastructure investment manager focused on UK and European mid market infrastructure opportunities, is reporting acquisition of the Orites wind farm, the largest operating wind farm in Cyprus, from Platina Energy Partners LLC, a London-based private equities firm.

    The Orites wind farm incorporates 41 Vestas V90-2MW wind turbines and produces roughy 5 pct of the island nation's electricity generation capacity. The facility has a long term PPA with the government-backed Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) and a fixed rate tariff with the Cypriot government until 2031. (Source: Ancala Pertners, DLA Piper, Global Legal Chronicle, 24 Mar.,2020) Contact: Platina Energy Partners, +44 20 7042 9600 -- London, enquiries@platinapartners.com, www.platinapartners.com; Ancala Partners, +44 208 059 0320, contact@ancala.com, www.ancala.com

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