Vestas receives 40 MW order in India

Atria Brindavan Power Private Limited has placed a 40 MW order for the second phase of the Basavane Bagewadi Wind Farm in the Bijapur district of Karnataka state. With this order, Vestas has cumulatively received 80 MW in orders from Atria for the project. The order includes supply and installation of 18 V110-2.2 MW turbines, a 15-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance. Commissioning is expected for the second quarter of 2018. “With this  second order from Atria in just over a month, Vestas underlines that we can provide reliable and competitive solutions along

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Hywind Scotland inauguration positions Masdar at the forefront of floating wind technology

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opens world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, now supplying around 20,000 households Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company’s Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology platform, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, join Scottish government and Statoil officials at launch ceremony in Aberdeen 30MW wind park to be connected to 1MWh Batwind storage solution, further optimising output Aberdeen, Scotland; October 18, 2017 – Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Norway’s Minister for Energy & Petroleum, Terje Søviknes, attended today’s formal unveiling of the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, a renewable energy project which paves the way

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ACCIONA opens the first plant with storage of wind energy using batteries in Spain, in the region of Navarra

The guest of honour at the opening ceremony was Manu Ayerdi, Vice-president for Business Development of the Government of Navarra Technical solutions will be applied in the plant for use in commercial wind farms, with the aim of increasing the contribution of renewables to the grid and optimising the management of the energy produced   Manu Ayerdi, Vice-president for Business Development of the Government of Navarra, and ACCIONA Energía CEO Rafael Mateo have opened the wind power storage plant with batteries that ACCIONA has put into service in Barásoain (Navarra). It is the first facility of its type incorporated into a grid-connected wind farm in Spain, with the idea of

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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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