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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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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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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Wind industry gears up for Spanish 4.1 GW deployment challenge: requests post-2020 visibility

WindEurope welcomes the 1.1 GW awarded to wind yesterday in the Spanish renewables auction. The figure adds to the nearly 3 GW wind won in the previous auction in May 2017. According to the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), the installation of the projects accorded to wind this year (and in 2016) will translate into investments in excess of €4.5bn and the creation of 25,000-30,000 jobs during construction. “It is a positive signal for the wind industry, notably the Spanish supply chain,” said WindEurope Chief Policy Officer, Pierre Tardieu. “However, due to the four-year market standstill, we’re playing catch-up,” Tardieu added. “The Spanish government is trying to deploy in 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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ACCIONA acquires additional stake in Ontario wind farm (Canada)

ACCIONA Energy International obtains full ownership of the 76-MW Ripley Wind Farm ACCIONA Energy, a leading global operator of renewable energy projects, today announced that ACCIONA Energy International (AEI), through its Canadian subsidiary, has acquired 50% of the 76 MW Ripley Wind Farm from Suncor Energy Inc. The Ripley Wind Farm was originally built as a joint venture by Suncor and ACCIONA in 2007. With the acquisition, AEI becomes the wind farm’s sole owner and operator. The Ripley Wind Farm is located near the eastern shore of Lake Huron and generates enough electricity to power 24,000 homes. The facility has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement in place with the Independent

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Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia for Equis Energy’s ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind power plant

‘Tolo 1 Wind Farm’ in Indonesia will consist of 20 wind turbines of the type SWT-3.6-130 Construction on site in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi, commissioning in early 2018 Scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and long-term operation and maintenance With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order1 in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018. Equis Energy has signed 5-year contracts with Siemens Gamesa for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 118 MW in Turkey, marking the début order in Europe for its new 3.3 MW platform

  The company will install 36 wind turbines at the Baglar and Ardicli wind farms, to be installed in the Turkish region of Konya Siemens Gamesa will maintain these wind farms for the next 5 years The nacelles to be fitted in these facilities will be assembled at the factory in Ágreda (Soria, Spain), while the towers and blades will be made in Turkey, using local suppliers Siemens Gamesa has landed its maiden order1 from the Turkish investor Sancak Enerji for the supply of 118 MW at two wind farms in the region of Konya. Moreover, it marks the first order for the supply of turbines from the 3.3-MW platform

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Nordex awarded new contracts for 81 MW in Germany

New turbine to be presented shortly Hamburg, 5 July 2017. In the second quarter, Nordex received contracts for the execution of a total of 13 projects with a combined capacity of 81 megawatts. These are already approved wind farms for which finance has been finalised and which are eligible for remuneration under German renewable energies legislation (EEG). The projects will be executed this year for the most part. The delivery contracts signed last quarter are increasingly orders for the latest-generation turbines that have a capacity of more than three megawatts and a rotor diameter of greater than 130 metres. They include the first wind farms to be fitted with a

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Nordex receives order for eleven N117/3600 turbines from Norway

The Nordex Group has secured a follow-up order from Norway. For Midtfjellet Vindkraft AS, a long-standing customer, the manufacturer will be supplying eleven N117/3600 turbines for the Midtfjellet III wind farm on the island of Stord in the south-west of Norway. Delivery and installation of the turbines is scheduled for spring 2018. The owner of the project is the joint venture comprising Aquila Capital, based in Hamburg, and the local energy suppliers and power plant operators Fitjar Kraftlag SA, Østfold Energi Vind AS and Vardar Boreas AS. The customer also signed a Premium Service Agreement for a period of five years with the option to prolong it twice for five

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