ACCIONA Energía’s fourth wind farm in India enters service

Bannur (78 MW) raises the company’s capacity in the country to 164 MW The wind farm has 26 Nordex-Acciona Windpower 3-MW turbines ACCIONA Energía has put the 78-MW capacity Bannur wind park into service in India. It is the fourth owned by the company in the country, taking its operational capacity there to 163.8 MW. Located in Bijapur district in the state of Karnataka (south-west India), Bannur has twenty-six AW125/3000 Nordex-Acciona Windpower wind turbines (rotor diameter 125 metres) mounted on 120-metre high concrete towers. The new facility will generate an estimated 242 gigawatt-hours (GWh) a year, equivalent to the consumption of over 224,000 Indian homes and avoiding the emission of 232,562

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DONG Energy Signs Letter of Intent with NaiKun Wind Energy Group in British Columbia, Canada

​Offshore wind project could support British Columbia’s commitment to develop clean, renewable energy.   Today, DONG Energy and NaiKun Wind Energy Group have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) which gives DONG Energy the exclusive rights to negotiate a joint development agreement for the Haida Energy Field Offshore Wind Project in British Columbia and explore the potential for establishing a long-term partnership with Naikun Wind Energy Group. Located in Hecate Strait, between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert on the British Columbia mainland, the Haida Energy Field location has some of the strongest, most-consistent winds in the world and comprises of a 550-square kilometer area. The project would feature bottom-fixed structures

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GE Renewable Energy Unveils its Largest Onshore Wind Turbine

GE’s 4.8 MW turbine with 158m rotor diameter designed to reach onshore industry’s highest Annual Energy Production rate Brand new machine targeted for low to medium wind speed sites, providing power for the equivalent of 5,000 European residential homes GE’s first onshore entry in the 4MW segment  GE Renewable Energy today unveiled its brand-new 4.8–158 onshore wind turbine, GE’s largest high efficiency turbine to date. Featuring the largest rotor in the segment and innovative blade design, the 4.8-158 offers a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP), reducing the cost of energy for customers with low to medium wind speed sites. Pete McCabe, President & CEO of GE’s Onshore Wind

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Senvion installs first prototype of 3.6M140 EBC

Senvion installs first prototype of 3.6M140 EBCNew turbine ensures optimised output and quick installation for moderate wind speed sites Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has successfully completed the installation of the first 3.6M140 EBC (Eco Blade Control) turbine prototype at the Windtestfeld Nord near Husum, in Schleswig-Holstein, for 4testwind GmbH. The Senvion 3.6M140 EBC is one of Senvion’s biggest onshore turbines designed for moderate and strong wind speeds. The new turbine is equipped with the innovative load-reducing pitch control system Eco Blade Control (EBC) technology which enables optimized load management even in challenging wind conditions. The 3.6M140 EBC also features a newly designed steel tower and

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World’s first offshore wind farm now dismantled

​Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm near Lolland in the south east of Denmark was constructed in 1991 as a demonstration project which was to prove whether it was possible to generate green power offshore. Now, the dismantling process has been completed. The world’s first offshore wind farm was a great success, but after more than 25 years of operation, the Vindeby wind turbines were worn down, and DONG Energy therefore decided to decommission the wind farm. In March 2017, contractors commenced the dismantling of the 11 wind turbines. Blades, nacelle and tower were dismantled and taken down individually by a mobile crane and placed on board a so-called jack-up vessel. The concrete

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Ingeteam bags 170 MW inverter order for three PV plants in Morocco

Ingeteam has commenced the supply of its equipment to three solar photovoltaic power plants in Morocco, totaling 170 MW of output power. The power produced is to be supplied to the Moroccan power distribution grid, serving to cover the energy demand of thousands of homes in Morocco. This will make it possible to slightly reduce the country’s heavy reliance on foreign energy sources, given the fact that this North African country imports 90% of all the energy it consumes. The execution of this project comes within the framework of the target set by Morocco, to produce 52% of all its energy from renewable energy sources by 2030. The solution supplied,

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Siemens Gamesa successfully installs Asia’s tallest wind turbines in Thailand

The G114.2.0 and G114.2.1 turbines come with 153-metre tall towers The company has installed 33 turbines (67.5 MW) at the Sarahnlom wind farm in Thailand Siemens Gamesa has set a new record in Asia by installing this year the tallest wind turbines on the continent. The turbines are equipped with 153-metre tall towers, and with the 56-metre blades, they reach a total height of 210 metres. The project -owned by Thai engineering company Gunkul and being built by developer PowerChina ZhongNan- has total capacity of 67.5 MW; i.e. 33 units of the G114-2.0 and G114-2.1 MW models. Siemens Gamesa has already installed these 33 turbines in the Sarahnlom wind farm

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Elecnor secures the EUR 117.4 million contract to build Australia’s largest solar PV farm

Bungala Two, which will have a power capacity of 137 MWp, and Bungala One comprise Australia’s largest solar PV plant, with a total capacity of 275 MWp This contract makes Elecnor the leading player in the country’s solar market, with four solar PV facilities under development with a total power capacity of 375 MWp Elecnor has been awarded the AUD 173 million (EUR 117.4 million) turnkey (EPC) contract for the second phase of the Bungala Solar PV project. The contract for the 137 MWp Bungala Two facility follows the award to Elecnor last April of the contract for the Bungala One plant. This latest contract win establishes Elecnor as the

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 36 turbines in Mexico

The company has established itself as the leading OEM in this market, having installed over 2.200 MW to date Siemens Gamesa continues to reinforce its leadership in Mexico, where it has ranked as the number-one OEM in recent years, with a new order1 for the supply of 76 MW. More specifically, the company has entered into an agreement with the independent developer, Fuerza y Energía Limpia de Tizimín, for the installation over the course of this year of 36 of the firm’s G114-2.1 MW turbines at the Tizimín wind farm being developed in the state of Yucatán, which is scheduled for commissioning in 2018. The agreement also encompasses the operation

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Elecnor secures the USD 89 million contract for a new wind farm in the Dominican Republic

The new Larimar II wind farm will have a power capacity of 48.3 MW Elecnor has been awarded the USD 89.1 million turnkey contract for the Larimar II wind farm in the Dominican Republic. The customer is the Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina (EGE Haina) company and the technology partner for the contract is the Danish firm Vestas.  Elecnor will be responsible for the engineering, supply, construction and start-up of the new wind farm, which is slated to come on stream in November 2019. The facility, located in the town of Enriquillo in Barahona province, will have a power capacity of 48.3 MW delivered by 14 turbines, each with a

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