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CIP Pays €350Mn for Spanish Onshore Wind Portfolio (Int'l, M&A)
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2019-09-13
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), the renewables specialist partly founded by PensionDanmark, is reporting acquisition of the 374 MW Monegros onshore wind portfolio in Aragon, Spain for more than €350 million. The acquisition will be financed with 100 pct equity from CIP's CI III fund.

The Monegros portfolio consists of nine individual projects comprising 99 GE wind turbines generating sufficient power for about 300,000 average Spanish households. Work has begun on the portfolio's first project. (Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, IP&E, 11 Sept., 2019)Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen, +45 70 70 51 51, cip@cip.dk, www.cip.dk

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


Belgian North Sea Offshore Wind Project Underway (Int'l. Report)
Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV
Date: 2019-09-09
Zwijndrecht, Belgium-based Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME) is reporting the first three of 58 momopole offshore wind turbine foundations for the SeaMade offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea are being installed.

The SeaMade project combines the Seastar (252MW) and Mermaid (235MW) wind farms for a total of 58 turbines with a total capacity of 487 MW, making it the largest wind farm in Belgium and the Belgian North Sea. Each of the Project's two wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar, will have its own offshore substation. When fully operational in 2020, SeaMade is expected to generate sufficient electric power for for 500,000 households (Source: Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV, Port News, 6 Sept., 2019) Contact: DEME Group, +54 11 3221 6740, info.diar@deme-group.com, www.deme-group.com

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Wind Turbine Installer Windhoist Group Sold (Int'l, M&A)
Windhoist
Date: 2019-09-09
Irvine, Scotland-based wind turbine installation business Windhoist Group is reported to have been sold to European fund manager Star Capital for an undisclosed price.

Windhoist, which has premises in Germany and subsidiaries in Morocco, Ireland, South Africa and Australia, has erected more than 6000 turbines across the world, with a capacity of more than 11GW. Vestas, Siemens Gamesa, Goldwind, Enercon and Nordex are among Winhoist's customers. Recent Windhoist projects include the construction of 84 offshore wind towers for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind project in the Moray Firth. (Source: Windhoist, insider.co.uk, 6 Sept., 2019) Contact: Winhoist, +44 1294 204860 info@ windhoist.co.uk, www.windhoist.co.uk; Star Capital, www.star-capital.com

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CGE Energy Touting Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Tech. (Ind Report)
CGE Energy,
Date: 2019-09-09
Brighton, Michigan-based CGE Energy, Inc.reports it is advancing development of its WIND e20® vertical-axis wind turbine technology.

The 105-foot WIND e20® can be installed, maintained and removed without a crane and incorporates collapsible hydraulic blades.

CGE Energy has received four U.S. patents as well as one European patent for the WIND e20® These independent patents cover a fluid driven turbine that generates power from wind blowing from any direction, its generator and primary components located in the base of the turbine, and hydraulic locking joints within the turbine's segmented blades. (Source: CGE Energy, PR, GlobeNewswire, 6 Sept., 2019) Contact: CGE Energy, Inc., Paul Schneider, VP Marketing, 248-446-1344, pschneider@cgeenergy.com, www.cgeenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CGE Energy,  Wind,  


Nordex Scores 195 MW of European Wind Project Contracts (Int'l)
Nordex
Date: 2019-09-06
In addition to its recently reported wind farm projects from Spain and Scotland, Hamburg, Germnay-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group is now reporting receipt of further wind turbine orders in Europe totaling more than 195 MW.

Twelve different customers from Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece, France, Germany and Croatia, have ordered N100/3000, N117/3600, N117/3900, N131/3300 and N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines. Construction of all of the projects is expected to get underway in 2019 and 2020.

Since the launch of the N149/4.0-4.5, the Nordex Group has received orders for this wind turbine type amounting to more than 1.95 GW worldwide -- 819 MW were for projects in Europe, 806 MW in North America and 328 MW across Latin America and Australia. (Source: Nordex Group, PR, reve, 5 Sept., 2019) Contact: Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

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BayWa Orders Vestas 4.2 MW Turbines for Swedish Project (Int'l)
Vestas, BayWa
Date: 2019-09-06
Danish global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from BayWa r.e. 22 V150-4.2 MW turbines delivered in 4.3 MW power optimized mode for BayWa's wind project in Lyngsasa, Kronoberg County, Sweden. The contract includes turbine supply, installation and commissioning as well as a 25-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement.

The 95 MW project will feature a Vestas Online® Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimize energy output. Turbine delivery is scheduled for Q1, 2021, for commissioning in Q2 of 2021. (Source: Vestas Northern & Central Europe, PR, 5 Sept., 2019) Contact: Vestas Northern & Central Europe, states Nils de Baar, Pres., Christina Schmidt +49 40 46778 5153, chbut@vestas.com, www.vestas.com, www.twitter.com/vestas; BayWa r.e., Hakan Wallin, CEO, +49 (89) 383932 131, www.baywa-re.com

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Vestas Announces OX2 Wind Turbine Supply Order (Int'l. Report)
Vestas,OX2
Date: 2019-09-04
Danish global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports receipt of an an order from the Stockholm-headquartered rewnewnable specialist OX2 for the wind energy projects Kropuln and Storbacken in Western Finland.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement and a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution to lower turbine downtime and optimize the energy output.

The projects, which will be completed on a "merchant basis" without any direct financial support, have a total capacity of 60 MW of V150-4.2 MW wind turbines delivered in Power Optimized Mode. Turbine delivery is slated to begin in Q2, 2021 for an expected commissioning in Q3. (Source: Vetsas, PR, reve, 2 Sept., 2019) Contact: Vestas, Christer Baden Hansen, VP Sales North & West, Northern & Central Europe, +34 689 64 83 91, www.vestas.com; OX2, Paul Stormoen, CEO, +46 8 559 310 00, www.ox2.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  OX2,  Wind,  


Nordex Supplying "Merchant Basis" Scottish Wind Project (Int'l)
Nordex
Date: 2019-09-04
Hamburg, Germanyy-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group reports receipt of an order for ten of its Delta4000 series N133/4.8MW strong-wind turbines for the subsidy-free Crossdykes wind farm project northeast of Lockerbie, in Scotland. The contract includes a 20-year service and maintenance agreement. It is the first order for the manufacturer's strong-wind variant of its Delta4000 Series.

Construction is slated to get underway before the year end. (Source: Nordex, Recharge Wind, 3 Sept., 2019) Contact: Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

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SiF Expanding Rotterdam Port Offshore Wind Facilities (Int'l.)
Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering Offshore
Date: 2019-09-04
In the Netherlands, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has given the nod to offshore power firm Sif Holding nv planned lease of an additional 20 hectares -- including a 200 meter stretch of deep sea quay -- to deploy its offshore infrastructure. SiF presently leases 42 hectares of land at the port.

The new leased site's inaugural project will be the logistics handling of 94 wind turbine foundations to be delivered to the Rotterdam offshore wind sites Borssele 1 and 2, both of which are operated by offshore infrastructure group Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering Offshore (DEME), which has signed a major marshalling services contract with Sif to begin in October 2019. (Source: SiF, Government Europa, 3 Sep., 2019) Contact: SiF Holding, Offshore Foundations, Fred van Beers, CEO, +31 475 385 777, info@sif-group.com, www.sif-group.com/en; Rotterdam Port Authority, Allard Castelein, CEO, +31 (0) 10 - 252 10 10, www.portofrotterdam.com; Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering Offshore, www.deme-group.com

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Siemens Gamesa Turbines to Repower MidAmerican Project (Ind. Report)
Siemens Gamesa, MidAmerican Energy
Date: 2019-08-30
Spanish wind Turbine giant Siemens Gamesa reports it has contracted with MidAmerican Energy Company to supply 21 of its SG 4.5-145 -- 4.8 MW "medium wind" turbines to the 95MW Southern Hills Expansion wind power project located in Iowa. The contract includes a 42 month service and maintenance provision.

The Rolling Hills wind power project currently features 193 SWT-2.3-101 turbines. The repowering project also includes replacement of blades, hubs and nacelles for all units, and top tower sections for the SG 2.7-129 units. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Power Tech, 29 Aug., 2019) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com

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Vestas Claims German "Lighthouse" Wind Project (Int'l Report)
E.ON, Vestas
Date: 2019-08-28
Danish global wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports receipt of an order from German utility E.ON's Avacon Natur subsidiary for a 29 MW wind power plant at a steel production facility in Lower Saxony.

The order is a "lighthouse project" due to its location and limited space on the steel producer's premises, according to Avacon Natur. To accommodate, Vestas will develop specific transportation and installation solutions as well as engineer, procure and construct turbines, foundations, roads and crane pads for the site-specific approach. The project will generate roughly 75 GWh per year -- sufficient power for over 20,000 German households. (Source: Vestas, Clean Energy Wire, 27 Aug., 2019) Contact: Vestas, +34 689 64 83 91, crtca@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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DOE Releases Annual Wind Market Reports (Ind. Report)
US DOE
Date: 2019-08-26
The U.S. DOE has released annual market reports documenting data and trends in wind installations, technologies, costs, prices, and performance through the end of 2018 for three sectors: utility-scale land-based, offshore, and distributed wind.

According to the report, the utility-scale Land-Based Wind Sector had another strong year with 7,588 MW installed during 2018, accompanied by record low costs and prices. The U.S. distributed wind sector now stands at 1,127 MW from over 83,000 wind turbines across all 50 states. And the U.S. offshore wind industry has a pipeline of 25,824 MW in various stages of development. The report found:

  • The U.S. wind industry installed 7,588 MW of capacity last year, bringing total utility-scale wind capacity to over 96 gigawatts (GW).

  • Wind industry employment is at an all-time high, supporting 114,000 jobs

  • In total, 41 states operated utility-scale wind projects -- Texas leads the nation with nearly 25 GW of wind capacity, while California, Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma have more than 5 GW.

  • Wind energy provides 6.5 pct of the nation's electricity, more than 10 pct of total generation in 14 states, and more than 30 pct in Iowa, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

  • The trend of installing wind turbines that are larger and more powerful continued in 2018 and the price of wind energy being sold in long-term contracts is at an all-time low.

    The 2018 Distributed Wind Market report highlights include:

  • Distributed wind power is used at or near where it is generated, as opposed to wind power from wholesale generation, where power is sent to consumers via transmission lines and substations.

  • Employed by households, schools, farms, industrial facilities, and municipalities, distributed wind doesn't only refer to small-scale turbines; it includes any size turbine or array of turbines that generates power for local or on-site use.

  • U.S. wind turbines in distributed applications reached a cumulative installed capacity of 1,127 MW in 2018. This capacity comes from over 83,000 turbines installed across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

  • The trend of using larger wind turbines in distributed applications continued in 2018. The average capacity of large-scale turbines installed in distributed applications in 2018 was 2.1 MW -- almost double the capacity of turbines used in 2003.

  • Commercial and industrial distributed wind projects increased in 2018, representing 29 pct of total project capacity. Distributed wind for utility customers remained the most prevalent use, representing 47 pct of capacity in 2018.

  • Of small wind turbines (100 kilowatts or less) deployed in the U.S., turbines of less than 1 kW are contributing an increasingly larger percentage of both the total number of turbines (99 pct) and capacity (47 pct) of small wind projects.

    The 2018 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report found:

  • The U.S. offshore wind project development pipeline grew to a potential generating capacity of 25,824 MW across 13 states, including the Block Island Wind Farm commissioned in 2016.

  • Projects totaling 21,225 MW have exclusive site control -- a lease or other contract to develop the site. Most of these projects are on the Eastern seaboard, with one in the Great Lakes.

  • California and Hawaii have several early-stage floating offshore wind projects in the planning phase.

  • The DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) auctions for three lease areas off the coast of Massachusetts brought in winning bids of $135 million indicating strong interest and confidence in the U.S. offshore wind market.

  • Offtake prices for the first commercial-scale U.S. offshore wind project -- Vineyard Wind off the coast of Massachusetts -- came in lower than expected at $65–$75 per MWh.

  • Technology trends toward larger turbines continued, with offshore turbines installed globally in 2018 averaging 5.5 MW, and turbines with capacities of 10- 12 MW coming to market in the next couple years. (Source: DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office., 23 Aug., 2019) Contact: DOE Wind Energy Technologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/wind/wind-energy-technologies-office

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  


  • Goldwind Wins Potentia Renewables Turbine Order (Ind. Report)
    Goldwind,Potentia Renewables
    Date: 2019-08-21
    Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind Americas is reporting receipt of a firm order from Toronto-based Potentia Renewables Inc. for 50 units of its 4S MW Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive (PMDD) platform machines with a scalable rated capacity of between 4.2 MW and 4.5 MW. A long-term maintenance agreement and a comprehensive warranty package are included in the contract.

    The units are to be incorporated in th 200-MW, Golden South wind farm now under construction in Assiniboia, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Contact: Potentia Renewables, (416) 703-1911, www.potentiarenewables.com: GoldWind, www.goldwindglobal.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Goldwind ,  Potentia Renewables,  


    EWEB Offloads Wyoming Wind Farm Stake (Ind. Report, M&A)
    PacifiCorp, Eugene Water & Electric
    Date: 2019-08-16
    PacifiCorp is reporting the purchase of the Eugene Water & Electric Board's (EWEB) 21 pct stake in the south-central Wyoming Foote 1 wind farm for $1.7 million.

    EWEB operated the facility for two decades and acknowledge a loss on the sale. EWEB originally invested $13 million in the $60 million wind farm which cost the utility $880,900 per year to maintain and operate the wind farm.

    As previously reported, PacifiCorp plans to upgrade the 41.4-MW wind farm by replacing the facility's original 68, 600-kilowatt wind turbines with 13 new, state-of-the-art units. (Source: Eugene Water & Electric, Register-Guard, 15 Aug., 2019)Contact: EWEB, 541-685-7000, www.eweb.org; PacifiCorp, www.pacificorp.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News PacifiCorp.,  Wind,  Eugene Water & Electric,  


    GE Cypress Onshore Wind Platform Chosen for Aussie Project (Int'l)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-08-14
    GE Renewable Energy reports it has been selected by investors Partners Group and CWP as the wind turbine supplier for the 244 MW Bango wind farm near Yass, New South Wales, Australia.

    The project, which will incorporate 46 GE Cypress onshore wind platforms, is the company's first Cypress-equipped wind farm in Australia and the largest globally to date.

    Construction is expected to get underway shortly for commissioning and start of operations by 2021. The Cypress is GE's most powerful and efficient wind turbine in operation. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Website, STL News, 12 Aug., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Steve Oswald, Country Leader, GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind in Australia, www.ge.com/renewableenergy

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GE Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Australia Wind,  


    Wind Turbine Towers to be Manufactured in Cuba (Ind. Report)
    Paco Cabrera Metallic Structures Company
    Date: 2019-08-12
    Cuba's Paco Cabrera Metallic Structures Company -- aka Metunas -- reports it has installed the necessary production equipment and will soon be the island nation's first manufacturer of tubular wind turbine towers.

    According to MATUNAS director of Investment and Development of METUNAS, through cooperation with the People's Republic of China, the company acquire a production line that covers all the necessary processes -- cutting, forming, assembly, welding, internal transportation and product cleaning and painting. (Source: Paco Cabrera Metallic Structures Company, PR, reve, 6 Aug., 2019) Contact: Paco Cabrera Metallic Structures Company contact information is presently unavailable.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Cuba,  


    Scout's Sweetland Wind Farm Issued Construction Permit (Ind Report)
    Scout Clean Energy
    Date: 2019-08-07
    In Peirre, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) reports approval of a construction permit for Colorado-based Scout Clean Energy's proposed 200-MW Sweetland Wind Farm near Miller, in Hand County, S.D.

    Scout expects to complete and commission the $240 million facility and begin operations by Dec. 31, 2020. The project will incorporate up to 71 GE 2.82 MW wind turbines spread over 20,979-acres. The company seeking a purchaser for the facility's power production.

    Scout is a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, a global investment manager specializing in lower-carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets. Construction will be managed by Scout. (Source: Scout Clean Energy, PR, Yahoo Finance, 6 Aug., 2019) Contact: Scout Clean Energy, Michael Rucker, CEO, www.scoutcleanenergy.com; Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners, www.quinbrook.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Scout Clean Energy,  Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners,  Wind,  


    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, https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-p-roehm-427a8119; Apex Clean Energy, Mark Goodwin, CEO, (434) 220-7595, www.apexcleanenergy.com

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


    Nordex Scores Turbine Order for Northern US Project (Int'l. Report)
    Nordex
    Date: 2019-08-05
    Hamburg, Germnay-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group is reporting receipt of an order from an identified developer for 56 units plus a service contract for its N149/4.0-4.5 Selta4000 series wind turbines for installation at a northern US wind project that is slated to break groud in summer 2020. The wind turbines will be operated in the 4.8 MW mode "cold climate" mode enabling operation at temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius.

    Nordex has installed more than 25 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and has manufacturing facilities in Germany, Spain, Brazil, India, Mexico, Argentina and the U.S. producing on onshore turbines in the 2.4 to 5.X MW range. (Source: Nordex, PR, reve, 5 Aug., 2019) Contact: Nordex, Felix Losada, +49 40 300 30 1000, +49 40 300 30 1101, flosada@nordex-online.com, www.nordex.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  Wind Turbine,  


    Siemens Gamesa Claims "Well Balanced" €25BN Backlog (Int'l.)
    Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2019-08-05
    In a recently announced reorganization of it senior management team, wind turbine giant Siemens Gamesa noted it had a "well balanced" &eur0;25.1 billion ($28,050,956,800) order backlog as of June 30, 2019, with order intake of €12.3 billion in the last 12 months.

    Siemens Gamesa also noted onshore orders grew 44 pct to €1.7 billion, offshore orders were up 33 pct to €2 billion, and service orders jumped 58 pct to close to € 1 billion. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, GreenTech Lead, 4 Aug., 2019)Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Markus Tacke, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Gamesa,  Wind,  Wind Trrbine ,  


    Downer Expects $45Mn Hit Over Aussie Wind Farm Delay (Int'l Report)
    Senvion,Downer EDI
    Date: 2019-08-02
    In the Land Down Under, Sydney-based engineering firm Downer EDI reports it expects a negative impact of up to $45 million to its full year 2019 results following the bankruptcy of Hamburg-based German on- and offshore wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SA, the company's construction partner in the Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria. The expected charge is related Downer's obligations for completing the 61-turbine wind farm.

    Downer notes it is in discussions with the project's key stakeholders to establish a process for securing delivery of outstanding wind turbines and related equipment and completing the wind farm project. (Source: Downer Group, AAP, nine.com.au, 1 August, 2019) Contact: Senvion, Jurgen Geissinger, CEO, +49 40 5 55 50 90 0, www.senvion.com; Downer EDI, www.downergroup.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Senvion,  Wind Turbine,  


    Diamond Generating Exploring Lake Erie Wind Project (Ind Report)
    Diamond Generating Corporation
    Date: 2019-07-31
    Los Angeles, California-based Mitsubishi subsidiary Diamond Generating Corporation is proposing construction of 50 or more wind turbines in Lake Erie, offshore of Buffalo, and is presently holding public meetings to that end.

    On Monday, NY State Senator Chris Jacobs came out in opposition to Diamond Generating's Lake Erie wind farm plans although no proposals for the project have officially been filed with the state. The senator noted he was declaring his opposition for a variety of reasons before the company's plan was released because large scale energy projects can easily pass through the state under Article 10 allows projects to proceed without local approval. Another legislator, US Congressman Chris Collins, is expected to announce federal action to stymie the Lake Erie project on a federal level.

    In Cleveland, LEEDCo -- a long delayed Lake Erie offshore wind project first proposed in 2009 -- has finally jumped through all the hoops and been OK'd by the Army Corps of Engineers. Construction there is expected to begin in 2022. (Source: WKBW, Buffalo, 29 July, 2019) Contact: Diamond Generating Corp., (213) 473-0080 info@dgc-us.com, www.dgc-us.com; LEEDCo, Lorry Wagner, Pres., (216) 241-9201, www.leedco.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LEEDCo,  Lake Erie Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Generating Electricity in Canada from Wind and Sunlight: Is Getting Less for More Better than Getting More for Less? (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2019-07-31
    Contrary to the common misconception that wind and solar power generation is relatively inexpensive, renewable energy comes with large yet often ignored costs that increase electricity prices for residents and businesses, according to a study from the not-for-profit Canadian public policy think-tank the Fraser Institute.

    The study finds that while wind turbines and solar panels are relatively cheap to operate, and because the require back-up power sources and battery storage for non productive periods, they're costly to build and connect to the power grid.

    Download the Generating Electricity in Canada from Wind and Sunlight: Is Getting Less for More Better than Getting More for Less? report HERE. (Source: Fraser Institute, 30 July, 2019) Contact: Fraser Institute, Pierre Desrochers, Snr. Fellow, Institutewww.fraserinstitute.org


    Lake Erie Wind Developers Meet the Opposition (Reg & Leg)
    Chautauqua County Legislature
    Date: 2019-07-26
    In the Empire State, the Chautauqua County Legislature didn't pull its punches in passing two motions in unanimous opposition to the construct of wind farms on Lake Erie and its shores.

    Councilor Robert Bankoski(D-Dunkirk) cut right to the chase -- "We're not interested and you're not welcome here." County Executive George Borrell echoed his colleagues disdain -- "Wind turbines are destroying the economy and would destroy the lake. (Gov. Andrew) Cuomo's Green Energy Standard calling for more renewable energy is just partisan politics. (Wind farms) support a bogus political agenda. That's all it is. It is a horrible idea that has risen from the dead, again."

    The resolutions as passed read that the construction of wind turbines on the lake could negatively impact migratory birds, impact fishing waters through the destruction of spawning grounds; possible leaks from turbine hydraulic systems create pollution and the turbines could present physical barriers to fishing vessels, as if that wasn't enough. . (Source: Chautauqua County Legislature, Observer, 25July, 2019) Contact: Chautauqua County Legislature, 716-673-1704 www.chautauqua.ny.us/396/Legislature

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Lake Erie Wind,  Offshore Wind,  


    Siemens Scores Brazilian Wind Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)
    Siemens Gamesa, Brennand Investimentos
    Date: 2019-07-26
    Spanish engineering and wind turbine specialist reports receipt of a contract from Brennand Investimentos Comercializadora S.A to supply wind turbines for the Arizona and Honorato wind farms in Sento Se, Bahia, Brazil.

    Under the terms of the contract, Siemens Gamesa will supply 27 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines for the two windfarms which will have a total installed capacity of 94MW. Delivery of the turbines is slated for mid-2020.

    When fully online, The project will add 94MW of power to the 247.45MW produced by Brennand Energia's eight wind farms in Sento Se. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Power Tech., 25 July, 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; Brennand Investimentos, www.brennandenergia.com.br

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


    Genneia, PAE Ink Argentinian Wind Agreement (Int'l Report)
    Pan American Energy,Genneia
    Date: 2019-07-24
    Two Argentinian energy majors, Buenos Aires-based Genneia and Pan American Energy (PAE), are reporting a joint wind energy development agreement for two wind power generation projects -- Chubut Norte III and IV -- near the city of Puerto Madryn in Chubut. The estimated investment will be around US $ 190 million, to offer a wind farm of 140 MW and will deliver energy equivalent to the consumption of 197,000 homes.

    Both wind farms are currently under construction with a total of 32 wind turbines that will be connected to the Argentine Interconnection System (SADI) from Q2, 2020. Genneia will be the operating company and will provide construction management services.(Source: Pan American Energy, reve, 23 July, 2019)Contact: Pan American Energy, www.pan-energy.com; Genneia, +54 11 6090-3200, alfredo.bernardi@genneia.com.ar, www.genneia.com.ar/en

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    Equinor Considering Brooklyn Marine Terminal Lease (Ind. Report)
    Equinor
    Date: 2019-07-24
    Crain's New York Business is reporting Norwegian energy giant Equinor is considering a lease of the vacant 65-acre South Brooklyn Marine Terminal for the logistics and fabrication of offshore wind turbines for its 816-MW Empire Wind offshore wind farm off the coast of Long Island.

    Equinor's Empire Wind offshore wind project would supply electric power to New York City as is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recently announced 1,700-MW renewable energy commitment. (Source: Equinor, Connect New York, 23 July, 2019) Contact: Equinor, www.equinor.com/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Equinor,  Offshore Wind,  


    GE Touts 12Mw Haliade-X Offshore Wind Nacelle (New Prod & Tech)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-07-24
    From its production facility in Saint-Nazaire, France, GE Renewable Energy is reporting the unveiling of the first-ever nacelle for its mammoth 12Mw Haliade-X offshore wind turbine. The Haliade-X measures 260 meters in height and boasts a 220-meter rotor capable of generating enough clean electricity for 16,000 households. Blades for the turbine will measure 107 meters in length and help the turbine generate 67 GWh in gross annual energy.

    The Halide-X will be shipped to Rotterdam for testing and final assembly.

    The Saint-Nazaire production facility is also assembling a second nacelle for delivery to the UK's Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult site at Blyth for testing. (Source: GE Renewable Energy,PR, CleanTech, Various Media, July, 2019) Contact: Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, +44 (0) 333 004 1400, https://ore.catapult.org.uk; GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle, CEO of Offshore Wind, www.ge.com/renewableenergy

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    Wind Turbine Maker Goldwind Joins Chinese Hydrogen Plan (Int'l.)
    Goldwind
    Date: 2019-07-22
    In Beijing, Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind reports it has become one of the first partners in a wind-to-hydrogen project in the city of Baicheng, Jilin province, northeast China.

    The project plans to eventually deploy 20 GW of wind turbines producing green fuel for a clean transportation system. The Baicheng project -- which also plans to include 15 GW of solar PV -- is the largest yet announced in China to explicitly integrate renewable generation and hydrogen infrastructure within a "hydrogen valley" producing more than one million tonnes of the fuel annually by 2035. (Source: Goldwind, PR,reve, 20 July, 2019) Contact: Goldwind, www.goldwindglobal.com

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    Blockchain Start-up Eco Smart Energies Announces Pre-ICO (Int'l.)
    Eco Smart Energies Ltd
    Date: 2019-07-22
    In the UK, London-based Eco Smart Energies Ltd reports it is prepared to launch the pre-ICO campaign for their upcoming Renewable Energy Network Based on Decentralized Organization (RENBDO) project. The campaign aims to secure funds for the installation of up to 52 wind turbines for the production of green energy.

    To date, 72 pct of the required funding has been covered by the European Union irredeemable funds for green energy. The remaining 30 pct of necessary funding is expected to be covered by the upcoming ICO.

    Through the pre-ICO campaign, Eco Smart Energies will introduce their Renewable Energy Token (RET) to the market with the objective of creating an ecosystem where the investors will receive return on their investments based on the amount of tokens owned by them. Ownership of one RET is equivalent to owning one asset in Eco Smart Energies. 90 pct of the total profits will be distributed amongst the token holders while the remaining 10 pct will be earmarked for maintenance and employees.

    RENBDO is a cryptocurrency start-up venture focused on the establishment of wind farms and green energy. (Source: Eco Smart Energies Ltd , PR News, 17 July, 2019) Contact: Eco Smart Energies Ltd, www.renbdo.io

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    GE Renewable Energy Equipping Turkish Wind Farms (Ind. Report)
    GE Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-07-22
    GE Renewable Energy is reporting it has been contracted by Turkish wind developers RT Enerji and Turkeler Enerji to provide equipment for five onshore wind farm projects -- Kirazli, Meryem, Sile, Pamukova and Mahmut Sevket -- being constructed in Turkey.

    A total of 49 3-MW onshore wind turbines totaling 158 MW will be installed in Izmir, Bilecik, Sakarya, and Istanbul. The supply contract includes a 10-year servicing agreement, according to the GE Renewable Energy release. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, Ankeny Daily, 21 July, 2019)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, Pete McCabe, www.ge-energy.com; RT Enerji, www.rtenerji.com; Turkeler Enerji, www.turkerler.com/enerji

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    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 ANDMS@vestas.com, www.vestas.com, www.twitter.com/vestas; Masdar, Shaima Al Jarman, Marketing & Communications, +971 02 8109365, saljarman@masdar.ac.ae, www.masdar.ac.ae; EDF Renewables, www.edf-re.com

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    Brookfield Considering Suzlon Energy Acquisition (M&A, Int'l.)
    Brookfield Asset Management,Suzlon Energy
    Date: 2019-07-12
    Bloomberg is reporting Toronto-based investment firm Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is considering and undertaking due diligence for the acquisition of a majority stake in Hyderabad, India-headquartered wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd.

    To that end, Brookfield is reportedly in discussions with Suzlon's creditors and may purchase new shares issued by the company, followed by purchasing stocks from the existing holders under an open offer. (Source: Brookfield, Bloomberg, liveMint, 11 July, 2019) Contact: Brookfield Asset Management, (416) 363-9491, www.brookfield.com; Suzlon Group, J.P. Chalasani, CEO, +91 20 670 22000, info@suzlon.com, www.suzlon.com

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    NREL Wind-Wildlife Mitigation Efforts Funded (Ind. Report)
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Date: 2019-07-12
    The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reports it is one of nine organizations to receive US DOE funding to explore and develop technologies to reduce the environmental impacts of wind energy.

    NREL will investigate and improve the effectiveness of ultrasonic acoustic deterrents that emit frequencies perceptible to bats to discourage them from approaching wind turbines.

    Other technological innovations include thermal imaging cameras and specially developed radar technologies that detect and deter bats and other wildlife from approaching wind-turbine blades.

    Identifying the best wind-wildlife mitigation technologies will enable more efficient and cost-effective wind energy projects. (Source: NREL,WindPower, 10 July, 2019) Contact: NREL, www.nrel.gov

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    GE Supplying Turbines to 220 MW Polish Wind Project (Int'l Report)
    GE Renewable Energy ,EBRD
    Date: 2019-07-12
    GE Renewable Energy reports it will supply 81 onshore wind turbines along with a five-year service agreement to power the 220 MW Potegowo Wind Project in Northern Poland. This is the first project between GE Renewable Energy and Potegowo Mashav Sp Z OO. With a current installed base of 580 MW in Poland, GE Renewable Energy will increase its installed base to 800 MW in the country, once the project is commissioned.

    The 81 turbines for the Polish project will be manufactured at GE Renewable Energy's facility in Salzbergen, Germany. GE will also provide a five-year Full Service Agreement (FSA) offering data-driven insights, expert recommendations, and advanced field services.

    The Polish project, which is supported by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), is expected to help save 480,000 tpy of carbon dioxide. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, reve, 11 July, 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy , Peter Wells, Onshore Wind CEO for Europe and SSA, www.ge.com/renewableenergy; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com; Potegowo Mashav, Mashav Energia, office@mashavenergia.com, www.mashavenergia.com

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    SD PUC OKs 300 MW South Dakota Wind Project (Ind. Report)
    South Dakota Public Utilities Commission
    Date: 2019-07-12
    On Tuesday in the state capitol city of Pierre, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (SD PUC) reports the approval of a permit with conditions for construction of the Crowned Ridge Wind Farmin the northeastern part of the state. The proposed $400 million wind farm will incorporate up to 130 wind turbines and generate as much as 300 MW of power which will be purchased by Northern States Power Co., dba Xcel Energy. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. (Source: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, Brookings Register, AP, 10 July, 2019) Contact: South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, (605) 773-3201, www.puc.sd.gov

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    Seajacks Scores Formosa 2 Turbine Installation Contract
    Seajacks International,Siemen Gamesa,Swancor Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-07-10
    Following up on our May 4th coverage, Great Yarmouth, U.K.-based offshore installation contractor Seajacks UK Ltd reports receipt of a conditional contract from Siemens Gamesa for the transport and installation of wind turbines at the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm being developed by Macquarie Capital and Taiwan-based Swancor Renewable Energy, off the coast of Taiwan.

    The 376MW Formosa 2 project will incorporate 47 SG 8.0 - 167 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines. The contract is subject to Siemens Gamesa receiving the firm order from consortium partners Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy. Installation is slated for the summer of 2021. (Source: Seajacks, offshorewind.biz, 9 July, 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Offshore, Andreas Nauen., CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en; Seajacks UK Ltd., +44 1492 841400, www.seajacks.com

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    SG Claims MidAmerican Wind Repowering Project (Ind. Report)
    MidAmerican Energy, Siemens Gamesa
    Date: 2019-07-03
    In the Hawkeye State, Des Moines-headquartered MidAmerican Energy is reporting the selection of Siemens Gamesa (SG)for the repowering of its 429.3-MW Rolling Hills wind power project in Iowa.

    The project will utilize 163, SG 2.7-129 and 18 previously sold SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines including blades, hubs, and nacelles as well as the top tower sections for the SG 2.7-129 units. Commissioning of the project is expected for late 2021. (Source: MidAmerican Energy, PR, July, 2019) Contact: MidAmerican Energy, Mike Fehr, VP Resource Development, (888) 427-5632, www.midamericanenergy.com; Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens Gamesa Americas Service, Darnell Walker, CEO, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int/products-and-services

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    Staten Island City Seeking Wind Energy Hub Developer (Ind. Report)
    New York Economic Development
    Date: 2019-07-01
    The New York Economic Development Council (NYCEDC) reports a recently released Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) seeking offshore wind companies, service providers, manufacturers, developers and other maritime industry businesses interested in developing a wind turbine assembly facility at the former U.S. Navy port facility in Stapleton, Staten Island.

    The RFEI follows Manhattan-based Atlantic Offshore Terminals (AOT) plan to construct a wind turbine staging and assembly facility on 21 acres of nearby waterfront property. AOT is aiming to begin construction by the end of 2021 for completion by 2023. (Source: New York Economic Development Council, Atlantic Offshore Terminals, silive.com, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Atlantic Offshore Terminals, info@atlanticterminals.com, www.atlanticterminals.com; New York Economic Development Council, (518) 426-4058, www.nysedc.org

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    Vestas Claims 54-MW El Salvadoran Wind Park Order (Int'l Report)
    Vestas,Ventus
    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, crtca@vestas.com

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    Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket Wind Turbine Arrays Set (Ind. Report)
    Vineyard Wind
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In the Bay State, New Bedford-based Vineyard Wind reports it has eliminated three 9.5 MW offshore wind turbines located near the Nantucket Historic District and Chappaquiddick on the eastern end of Martha's Vineyard. The total size of the first U.S. large-scale offshore wind facility will remain unchanged at approximately 800 MW.

    Project changes, which were made in response to community and stakeholder input, will see a 20 pct reduction in the project's overall footprint, greater space between offshore wind towers, a white-grey paint finish to limit the project's visual impacts on Martha's Vineyard, and other changes. The project is in 2022. (Source: Vineyard Wind, Cape Cod Today, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Vineyard Wind, Lars Thaaning Pedersen, CEO, Erich Stephens, Chief Dev. Officer, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com

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    Enerfin's 50-MW Valencia Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l)
    GE Renewable Energy,Enerfin
    Date: 2019-06-26
    In Madrid, Elecnor's wind energy unit Enerfin reports construction is underway on its 50 MW Cofrentes Wind Farm in Valencia.

    The wind farm will incorporate 13, GE 3.8-137 onshore wind turbines manufactured at GE's Renewable Energy site in Salzbergen, Germany while the turbine blades will be from GE's LM Wind Power in Spain. GE Renewable Energy will also provide a 25-year Full Service Agreement to be administered from its site in Noblejas and the new Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Barcelona. The project is slated for commissioning in 2020. (Source: Enerfin, reve, 24 June, 2019) Contact: Enerfin, +34 91 417 0980, www.enerfiin.es

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    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 Amazon.com 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 www.eolusvind.com; Vestas, Christina Schmidt, +49 40 46778 5153, +49 (0) 160 90141736., chbut@vestas.com, www.vestas.com

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    Broadwind Wins $29Mn in New Wind Tower Orders (Ind. Report)
    Broadwind Energy
    Date: 2019-06-19
    Cicero, Illinois-based wind turbine tower specialist and wind industry supplier Broadwind Energy Inc is reporting receipt of new wind tower orders totaling $29 million from multiple customers. Production of the new orders is slated to begin in Q4, 2019 for completion in 2020. (Source: Broadwind, PR, Renewables, 17 June, 2019) Contact: Broadwind Energy, Stephanie Kushner, CEO, (708) 780-4800, info@bwen.com, www.bwen.com

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    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. Andms@vestas.com, www.vestas.com, www.twitter.com/vestas; Casa dos Ventos, Debora Nogaroli dnogaroli@llorenteycuenca.com, 11 3054 3339, www.casadosventos.com.br

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    Iberdrola Announces €100Mn Irish Wind Energy Investment Plan (Int'l)
    Iberdrola,ScottishPower
    Date: 2019-06-19
    Spanish utility company Iberdrola reports will begin selling electricity to Irish residential customers this week. The firm also notes it will invest €100 million on renewing three of its wind farms with newer, more efficient wind turbines to boost their power generation capacity.

    Iberdrola has been operating in Ireland for 20 years through its UK business ScottishPower, which owns several Irish wind farms, including Barnesmore in County Donegal. (Source: Iberdrola, PR, Irish Times, reve, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Iberdrola] Ireland, Colin McNeill, CEO, Iberdrola Renewables, Xabier Viteri, Dir. Renewables Business, www.iberdrolarenewables.com; ScottishPower, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk

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    SGRE Scores 47-Turbine Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Order (Int'l)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-06-19
    Spanish wind energy major Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE)reports receipt of a conditional order from Macquarie Capital and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. to supply offshore wind turbines , including a 20-year full parts, tools and service agreement, for the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm Project in Taiwan.

    The 376 MW project will incorporate 47 units of Siemen Gamesa's SG8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine. Construction is slated to get underway in 2020. (Source: Siemens Gamesa, Offshore Engineering, 18 June, 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Markus Tacke, www.siemensgamesa.com

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    GreenSpur's New Offshore Wind Generator Set for Testing (Int'l)
    GreenSpur, ORE Catapult
    Date: 2019-06-19
    In the UK, Essex-based GreenSpur Renewables is touting what it claims is the world's largest ferrite-based direct drive permanent magnet generator (DD-PMG) for offshore wind turbines. The new unit, which the company says produces 250kW without the need for large quantities of rare earth magnets, is now at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in Blyth for several months of system testing.

    Replacing scarce £40 per kg rare earth magnets with cheap and abundant ferrite magnets at £1 per kg is expected to deliver a generator CAPEX saving of about 33 pct. The modular design allows the new generators to be constructed in stages and stacked for additional cost savings. (Source: GreenSpur, offshorewind.biz, 18 June, 2019) Contact: GreenSpur, Andrew Hine, Commercial Director, +44 20 3368 8960 enquiries@greenspur.co.uk, www.greenspur.co.uk; ORE Catapult, Paul McKeever, Head of Strategic Research, +44 (0) 333 004 1400, www.ore.catapult.org.uk

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    SGRE Launches Seven-Day Energy Storage Pilot (Int'l. Report)
    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
    Date: 2019-06-14
    Wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is reporting the official launch of its Electric Thermal Energy Storage (ETES) pilot project in Hamburg, Germany.

    The SGRE system heats volcanic rocks to 750C using a resistance heater and blower, which can be powered by wind turbines. The heat can then be used to generate steam. SGRE notes the pilot can store 130 MWh of energy for up to one week. SGRE claims the technology offers a second-life option to existing power plants as it uses standard components.

    SGRE is partnering with local utility Hamburg Energie -- which will market the stored electricty -- and the Hamburg University of Technology on the pilot, which received funding from the German government. (Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Windpower, 13 June, 2019) Contact: Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com/en-int

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    HPC Project Aims to Optimize Wind Power Production (Int'l)
    University of Nottingham
    Date: 2019-06-14
    In the UK, the University of Nottingham is reporting a two-year High Performance Computing (HPC) project to optimize the sustainable exploitation of wind power.

    The project will involve 13 partners from across Europe and Brazil with a proven track record of HPC hardware, wind energy, numerical methods, software development and industrial applications.

    With £2 million in Horizon 2020 funding, the High Performance Computing for Wind Energy (HPCWE) project will deliver a step change in the application of HPC on wind flow simulations and reshape almost every stage of wind energy exploration. The HPCWE aims to address the key open challenges in applying HPC on wind energy, including efficient use of HPC resources in wind turbine simulations, accurate integration of meso- and micro-scale simulations, and optimization. (Source: University of Nottingham, AAAS, June, 2019) Contact: University of Nottingham, Dr Xuerui Mao, Faculty of Engineering, +44 0 11574 86020, Xuerui.Mao@nottingham.ac.uk, www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/people/xuerui.mao

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