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Ampyx Power Airborne Wind Energy Tests Set for Ireland (Int'l.)
Ampyx Power
Date: 2021-05-19
RWE, a global renewable energy deeloper, reports it will establish its first test center in County Mayo, Ireland, to investigate the potential of innovative airborne wind energy technologies in partnership with The Hague-headquartered Ampyx Power. Construction of the testing site infrastructure is expected to begin later this year.

Ampyx Power's device to be tested has a 12-metre (40 feet) wingspan and is tethered to a ground mounted generator that produces electricity. Current Airborne Wind Energy Systems demonstrators have power output capacities between 100 and 200 kW, according to the release.

RWE's test centre is supported by the Interreg North-West Europe funding programme. The company has been active in Ireland since 2016. (Source: RWE PR, Website, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Ampyx Power, Fabrizio Nastri, CEO, +31 70 4020168, info@ampyxpower.com, www.ampyxpower.com; RWE Renewables, Katja Wunschel, COO Wind Onshore & Photovoltaic Europe & Asia-Pacific, www.group.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Ampyx Power ,  RWE,  


Nordex Claims 33MW French Turbine Order (Int'l. Report)
Nordex, RWE Renewables
Date: 2021-03-12
Hamburg-based wind energy giant Nordex Group is reporting receipt of an order from RWE Renewables France for 10 units of its N117/300 wind turbines, including service contracts, for two wind farms in northern France.

Nordex will supply six N117/3000 turbines on tubular steel towers with hub heights of 76 metres for the 18MW onshore wind farm Les Hauts Bouleaux in the Oise Department. Four N117/3600 turbines with hub height of 91 metres will go to the 15MW Martinpuich wind farm in the Pas-de-Calais Department. Both projects are expected to be commissioned early next year. (Source: Nordex, RWE Website, PR, 11 Mar., 2021) Contact: RWE Renewables France, www.fr.rwe.com; Nordex Group, Jose Luis Blanco, CEO, +49 (0)40 / 300 30 X 1116, www.nordex.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Nordex,  RWE Renewables,  


Greencoat Taking Stake in RWE Texas Wind Projects (M&A)
Greencoat, RWE
Date: 2021-01-20
RWE Renewables reports it will sell a 24 pct stake in 4 onshore wind farms totaling 861 MW in coastal Texas to UK-based renewable energy manager Greencoat for roughly $160 million.

Three of the four projects are in operation and one under construction. RWE will continue to operate all four wind farms. The transaction is expected to close in Q1, this year. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, 17 Jan., 2021) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, +353 (1) 70 26737 -- Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 -- London, www.greencoat-capital.com; RWE Renewables , Sven Utermohlen, COO Wind Offshore Global, www.group.rwe/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greencoat,  RWE,  Wind,  


RWE, DEME to Install "Collared" Offshore Wind Foundation (Int'l.)
RWE Renewables
Date: 2020-12-02
RWE Renewables reports it has contracted with DEME Offshore for the transport and installation of a new steel "collared monopole" foundation technology at its 342-MW Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

The "collared monopile" design is based on an RWE patent and will provide additional support for lateral loading, increase bearing capacity and improve the structural integrity of the entire foundation.

The Kaskasi offshore wind farm, which will incorporate 38, 9-MW wind turbines mounted on monopile foundations, is expected to begin construction in Q3, 2021, and will generate sufficient energy for more than 400,000 homes when fully operational in 2022. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables , Sven Utermohlen, COO Wind Offshore Global, www.group.rwe/en; DEME Offshore, www.deme-group.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables,  Offshore Wind,  Japan Offshore Wind,  


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables ,  Wind,  


RWE Expands Solar Business in the Netherlands (Int'l. Report)
RWE Renewables
Date: 2020-09-04
In the Netherlands, RWE is reporting construction is underway on its 14-mw ground mounted solar farm Kerkrade in Limburg Province. Dutch company Volta Solar is responsible for all construction works as RWE's service provider. The more than 36,000 solar module project is expected to be commission in Summer, 2021.

RWE presently operates seven onshore wind farms with a totaling 300 MW in the Netherlands and currently constructing four new onshore wind farms with more than 115 MW total capacity in the country. The company is also developing projects in Europe as well as in North America with a total capacity of more than 5 gigawatts as well as constructing a 249 MW solar project in NSW, Australia. (Source: RWE, PR, reve, Sept., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, www.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables,  Solar,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Maine,  Floating Wind,  Offshore Wind,  Aqua Ventus ,  


RWE, Kyuden Mirai Partnering on Japanese Offshore Wind (Int'l.)
RWE, Kyuden Mirai
Date: 2020-06-05
RWE Renewables Japan GK and Japanese renewable energy power plant developer Kyuden Mirai Energy Company Inc are reporting a cooperation agreement to jointly study opportunities for fixed-bottom offshore wind project developments in Japan.

To that end, the two firms recently inked a Joint Bidding Agreement to enter into a full-scale feasibility study jointly undertaken by the two companies for the offshore wind power project planned off the coast of Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture. (Source : RWK Renewables, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 4 June, 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables Japan GK, www.group.rwe/en/the-group/countries-and-locations/rwe-renewables-japan; Kyuden Mirai Energy, mirai.info@q-mirai.co.jp, www.q-mirai.co.jp

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables news,  Offshore Wind news,  Japan Offshore Wind news,  

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RWE's Peyton Creek, Texas Wind Farm Comes Online (Ind. Report)
RWE Renewables
Date: 2020-03-06
RWE Renewables is reporting commercial operation is now underway at its 151 MW Peyton Creek wind farm in Matagorda County, Texas -- the company's 24th North American wind project.

The Peyton Creek wind farm incorporates 48 Nordex 3.15MW turbines to generate sufficient power for 45,000 or more homes. Including the Peyton Creek wind farm, RWE's total installed US wind generating capacity reportedly now stands at 4,000 MW. (Source: RWE Renewables, PR, Power Tech. 4 Mar., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, Anja-Isabel Dotzenrath, CEO, www.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables ,  Wind,  


European Energy, RWE Ink Green Energy Offtake Deal (Int'l. Report)
RWE,European Energy A/S
Date: 2020-02-17
Soborg, Denmark-based large-scale wind and solar energy developer European Energy A/S reports it and RWE Renewables have inked a 7 year of ftake agreement under which, beginning 1 Jan., 2024, it will deliver three TWh of green energy to RWE in Denmark.

Three TWh of green power over seven years is sufficient energy for 115,000 homes and equivalent to the full annual production of 35 modern wind turbines or the annual output of a 400 MW solar plant for the period, according to RWE. (Source: European Energy A/S, Smart Energy Int'l., 11 Feb., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, www.rwe.com; European Energy A/S, Knud Erik Andersen, CEO, +45 88 70 82 16www.europeanenergy.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Energy,  RWE,  Renewable Energy,  Green Energy Renewables ,  Wind,  


RWE Renewables Italian Wind Portfolio at 440 MW (Int'l. Report)
RWE Renewables
Date: 2020-01-29
RWE Renewables is reporting its 57-MW Morcone Wind Farm in Campania,Italy, is now online. The facility's 19 turbines are expected to generate sufficient electric power for as many as 65,000 homes per year.

Including the Morcone Wind Farm, RWE's operational wind portfolio in Italy stands at 440 MW. (Source: RWE Renewables, Jan., 2020) Contact: RWE Renewables, www.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables ,  Wind,  


E.ON, RWE Ink UK PPA (Int'l., Ind. Report)
E.ON, RWE Renewables
Date: 2019-11-15
E.ON and RWE Renewables are reporting the inking of a 2.5-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for more than 20 offshore and onshore wind farms in the UK.

The deal covers 892MW of wind generation and includes a proportion of the London Array offshore wind farm originally constructed by E.ON as part of its £3.3 billion investment in UK renewables.

Located in the Outer Thames Estuary, the 630MW London Array offshore wind farm comprises 175 Siemens Gamesa 3.6MW turbines, which were commissioned in 2013. (Source: ofshorewind.biz, 12 Nov., 2019) Contact: E.ON, Michael Lewis, CEO, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News E.ON ,  RWE Renewables,  Wind ,  


Equinor Offloads 25 pct Stake in German Offshore Wind Farm (Int'l)
Equinor, RWE Renewables
Date: 2019-10-04
In Oslo, Equinor is reporting it will sell a 25 pct stake in the Arkona Offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea to funds advised by Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners for roughly €500 million ($547.85 million). Equinor will retain a 25 pct stake.

The 385MW Arkona Offhore wind farm is operated by RWE Renewables, which holds a 50 pct stake in the wind farm. (Source: Equinor, Reuters, 3 Oct., 2019)Contact: Equinor, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions, www.equinor.com; RWE Renewables, ww.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE Renewables,  Equinor ,  Offshore Wind,  


RWE AG Touts Major Renewables Expansion (Int'l Report)
RWE Renewables
Date: 2019-03-22
German energy giant RWE Renewables reports it plans to invest around €1.5 billion every year to add as much 3GW per year of new installed capacity worldwide to bring its portfolio up to 9GW capacity.

The additions would make RWE the world's third-largest renewables company and the second-biggest player in offshore wind energy. The company's efforts will be concentrated on onshore and offshore wind as well as on photovoltaics and energy storage (Source: RWE Renewables, RENews, Others, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: RWE AG, www.rwe.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RWE,  Renewable Energy,  

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