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wpd Commissions 36-MW French Wind Farm (Int’l. Report)
Date: 2021-06-04
Bremen,Germany headquartered renewables developer wpd AG is reporting the commissioning of its 35.6-MW Auzay wind farm in the Pays de la Loire region of northwestern France.

The facility incorporates 9, E-138 EP3 turbines from Enercon and is expected to generate sufficient power for roughly 34,200 homes while offsetting 8,000 tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: wdp AG, PR, June, 2021) Contact: wpd AG,

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EWE, AWS Joint Venture to Manage, Operate Wind Projects (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-03-29
In Germany, Aloys Wobben Stiftung (AWS) and EWE AG are reporting the launch of Alterric, their joint-venture onshore wind energy project management and operation service provider. The announcement follows December 2020 antitrust approvals and shareholders and investment agreements which came into force on 26th March, 2021 when the new company commenced its operations.

AWS -- sole shareholder of the Aurich-based wind energy converter manufacturer ENERCON -- and EWE AG each hold 50 pct of the shares in Alterric.

The shareholders have brought the existing wind farms and onshore projects belonging to ENERCON and EWE into their joint venture Alterric which has more than 2,300 MW of installed power in its portfolio and a project pipeline of more than 9,400 MW. Alterric aims to invest roughly €4 billion to expand its portfolio to up to 5 GW by 2030.

Alterric is the largest onshore green electricity producer in Germany, according to the company website. (Source: Alterric, PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: Alterric,; Aloys Wobben Stiftung,; EWE,

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Enercon Commissions Swedish Onshore Wind Turbines (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2021-01-13
Bremen, Germany-based Enercon Gmbh reports it has installed, commissioned and handed over the first 25 E-138 EP3 turbines of the 250MW northern section of the second phase at the 4GW Markbygden onshore wind complex in north-east Sweden. The whole three-stage cluster will incorporate around 1,100 turbines totaling 4GW.

To date, 47 of the project's second phase's planned 63 turbines have been installed. Enercon holds a 15 pct stake in the project and is also involved in the first phase of the Markbygden complex and the southern section of phase two. (Source: Enercon GmbH, Website News, 11 Jan., 2021) Contact: Enercon GmbH, +49 421 / 24415100, Fax: +49 421 / 2441539,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enercon,  ENERCON,  Wind Turbine,  Obshore Wind,  

ENERCON Touts Turkish Wind Energy Business (Int'l Report)
Date: 2020-12-30
Magdeburg, Germany-based ENERCON GmbH reports that with Goktekin Energy's Metafor wind project in Bingol, it has installed almost 1,000 wind turbines in Turkey since 1998.

For the Metafor wind project, ENERCON is supplying 12 units of its E-138 EP3 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 49.7 megawatts. All of the wind turbines are expected to be delivered in 2021. (Source: ENERCON, PR, 28 Dec., 2020) Contact: ENERCON Turkey, Salih Batur, Project Manager, Hans-Dieter Kettwig, CEO, +49 0 4941 9270,; Goktekin Energy, +90 322 248 47 00,

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European Onshore Wind JV Announced (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-12-28
Magdeburg, Germany-based Wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON GmbH owner's -- Aloys Wobben Foundation (AWS) and German energy firm EWE -- are reporting an agreement to form a 50:50 joint venture to develop onshore wind farms in Europe. The JV company will include Enercon's Dusseldorf-based power trading arm Quadra Energy.

The JV transaction, which is expected to close in spring 2021, subject to antitrust and other regulatory approvals, will be headquartered in Aurich, Lower Saxony.

The two JV partners plan to merge their existing development portfolios and pipelines to create a new company with over 2.3GW of installed capacity and another 9.4GW-plus to follow. The deal does not include development of wind turbine technology, sale of turbines and maintenance of wind farms, an AWS spokesman confirmed. (Source: ENERCON, Windpower Monthly, 22 Dec., 2020) Contact: ENERCON, Hans-Dieter Kettwig, CEO, +49 0 4941 9270,; EWE,; Quadra Energy, +49 211 9606900,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enercon,  Onshore Wind,  EWE,  

Boralex Takes Control of 3 Quebec Wind Farms (Ind. Report, M&A)
Date: 2020-11-20
Montreal-headquartered Boralex Inc. is reporting an agreement to acquire the full 49 pct equity stake held by the Province of Quebec Pension Fund -- Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ) -- in 3 wind farms totaling 296 MW in Quebec, already 51 pct owned by Boralex.

The 3 wind farms, located in the Avignon RCM in Gaspesie and the Appalaches RCM in eastern Quebec, are equipped with Enercon turbines and have long-term PPAs with Hydro-Quebec Distribution, expiring between 2032 and 2033 with a weighted average remaining contract duration of nearly 12.5 years.

As part of the acquisition, Boralex will pay $121.5 million cash to CDPQ on closing, which may be supplemented by a conditional consideration of up to $4 million subject to the settlement of certain future conditions that need to be met. The closing is expected to take place at the end of November 2020, subject to standard closing conditions. With this transaction, Boralex's installed capacity will be 2,212 MW. (Source: Boralex Inc., Website, PR, 19 Nov., 2020) Contact: Boralex, Patrick Lemaire, Pres., CEO, (514) 985-1353,; CDPQ, 514 847-5493,

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Banpu Acquires Vietnam Wind Farm (M&A, Int'l.)
Banpu Public Co
Date: 2020-08-05
Banpu Public Co Ltd, a leading integrated energy solutions company in Asia-Pacific, is reporting it will acquire the 37.6-MW El Wind Mui Dinh Wind Farm in Vietnam for $66 million (US), subject to adjustments. Banpu notes it has secured a feed-in-tariff of $0.085/kWh for a period of 20 years in a power purchase agreement with Vietnam Electricity.

The El Wind Mui Dinh Wind Farm began commercial operation in April, 2019, with 16 Enercon 2.35-MW wind turbines. Banpu has a 20-year full-comprehensive maintenance services agreement with Enercon GmbH. (Source: Banpu Public Co Ltd., Nation Thailand, 3 Aug., 2020) Contact: Banpu Public Co Ltd., Somruedee Chaimongkol, CEO,

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ENERCON, Energie Burgenland Ink 212MW Turbine Deal (Int]l. Report)
ENERCON, Energie Burgenland
Date: 2020-07-08
Magdeburg, Germany-based ENERCON GmbH reports it has contracted to supply 51 ENERCON wind energy converters totaling 212 MW to Austrian utility Energie Burgenland -- Austria's largest wind energy producer -- for installation at seven wind farms planned for Burgenland.

The supply agreement comprises the ENERCON E-101, E-103, E-115 EP3, E-126 EP3, E-138 EP3 E2 and E-147 EP5 E2 WEC types. Construction on the majority of the projects is slated to get underway this summer. (Source: ENERCON Website, 3 July, 2020) Contact: Energie Burgenland,; ENERCON, Hans-Dieter Kettwig, CEO, +49 0 4941 9270,

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Wind Turbine Installer Windhoist Group Sold (Int'l, M&A)
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,, 6 Sept., 2019) Contact: Winhoist, +44 1294 204860 info@,; Star Capital,

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

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

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

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AREAM Snares Windwaerts' 11.75-MW German Wind Park (M&A, Int'l)
Windwaerts Energie GmbH
Date: 2019-02-20
Hanover, Germany-headquartered renewables developer Windwaerts Energie GmbH is reporting the sale of its 11.75-MW, Enercon turbine equipped Dueste II wind farm in Lower Saxony to a fund run by German asset manager AREAM GmbH. Dueste II is an extension to the Dueste wind farm previously acquired by AREAM.

AREAM will manage the Dueste II facility while Windwaerts will be in charge of the technical management under a long-term contract. The five-turbine extension came online in mid-January 2019 and has a long-term PPA secured in one the Federal Network Agency's (BNetzA) regular renewable energy tenders. Dueste and Dueste II together can generate approximately 50 million kWh per year while offsetting 26,350 tpy of CO2 emissions. (Source: Windwaerts Energie GmbH, 18 Feb., 2019) Contact: Windwaerts Energie GmbH, +49 511 1235730, AREAM, +49 211 3020 6040,

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Hitachi Halts Wind Turbine Manufacturing Business (Int'l)
Date: 2019-01-30
Following up on our Sept. 9, 2016 coverage, Tokyo-based Hitachi reports it will cease wind turbine production going forward, and will focus on marketing wind turbines from the long-time German partner Enercon. Hitachi expects to maintain the top share of the wind turbines market in Japan by expanding the solution business integrating Enercon's wind turbines with its digital technology.

Hitachi will continue its ongoing projects using its downwind turbines both in Japan and overseas and will offer new as well as honor existing offer maintenance and services contracts to existing wind farms featuring Hitachi turbines. The company also plans to expand its core wind power generation business. (Source: Hitachi,, 28 Jan., 2019)Contact: Hitachi High-Technologies Corp,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enercon,  Hitachi,  Wind,  Wind Turbine,  

Enercon 1.1GW Swedish Wind Farm Work Underway (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2018-11-16
German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon GmbH reports infrastructure work is underway at its 1.1 GW wind power project at Markbygden in northern Sweden. When complete, the project could incorporate as many as 440 turbines. Grid connection is expected in 2020.

The project is the second phase of a larger wind power development at Markbygden that could total 4 GW if fully developed. Enercon acquired this phase of the project from Swedish developer Svevind in 2016. (Source: Enercon GmbH, Montel, 14 Nov., 2018) Contact: Enercon GmbH, Pamela Lundin, Swedish Operations Head,

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Greencoat Acquires 9.2MW Knocknalour Wind Farm (Int'l, M&A)
Greencoat Renewables
Date: 2018-09-24
Dublin-listed renewables Greencoat Renewables is reporting the acquisition of the 9.2MW Knocknalour Wind Farm in Co Wexford for €10.9 million. The Knocknalour facility, which incorporates 4 Enercon E70 turbines, was commissioned in September 2013, and has revenues contracted under the renewable energy feed-in tariff scheme.

Ireland's first stock market-listed renewables firm is backed by AIB and the State's Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF). (Source: Greencoat Renewables, Irish Independent, 22 Sept., 2018) Contact: Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 - Dblin, +44 20 7832 9400 - London,

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