Projects & Contracts – Page 2

Vestas Books Wind Turbine Order In Ukraine

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Adding to Vestas’ re-start of market activities in Ukraine in late 2016, Vindkraft Tavriya LLC has ordered 12 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the Novotroitsk wind park. The firm and unconditional order, totaling 41 MW, comprises the supply and commissioning of [Read More]

Xcel Energy Announces Big Wind Plans For Upper Midwest

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy has rolled out a proposal to add seven wind farms in the Upper Midwest. Totaling 1,500 MW of wind energy and increasing the utility’s Upper Midwest wind fleet by 60%, the projects would be situated in Minnesota, North [Read More]

Siemens’ New Low-Wind Turbine Enters Prototype Testing Phase

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Siemens Wind Power’s new direct-drive, low-wind turbine has now reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model, SWT-3.15-142, which has a rotor diameter of 142 meters, successfully passed prototype approval and is now installed at the Drantum test site in [Read More]

Vattenfall Bringing BMW Battery Storage To Wind Farms

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

European energy company Vattenfall and the BMW Group have signed a contract for the delivery of up to 1,000 lithium-ion batteries for 2017. The batteries will be deployed for storage projects at Vattenfall wind farms. Vattenfall will purchase the batteries [Read More]

Nordex Grabs Another Order For Cold-Climate Wind Turbines

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

ABO Wind, an international developer headquartered in Germany, has placed another order with Nordex for a wind project in Finland. Following the customer’s nine-turbine order in November, the new order comprises three N131/3000s for the Muntila wind project, located in [Read More]

SANY, Star Energy Plan 1 GW Of North American Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

Ralls Corp., an affiliate of China-based SANY Group Co. Ltd., has formed a partnership with Star Wind LLC, a subsidiary of Indiana-based Star Energy Holdings LLC, to develop, own and operate 1 GW worth of wind projects in North America. [Read More]

Nordex Touts Good Year In Turkish Wind Market

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

With approximately 350 MW installed in 2016, German turbine manufacturer Nordex is touting a 25% market share for installed wind capacity in Turkey for the year. In total, with 1.5 GW, the company says it has set up roughly one-quarter [Read More]

Gamesa Ups Its Spanish Supplier Base

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

Marking year-on-year growth of 17%, Gamesa purchased EUR 936 million worth of goods and services from Spanish suppliers in 2016. In addition, last year, Gamesa increased its Spanish supplier base by 36% by adding 859 new companies to bring the [Read More]

Mortenson Building North America’s Biggest Single-Phase Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Renewable energy contractor Mortenson has been selected to build what it says will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, will be [Read More]

Pattern’s Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind Moves Forward In Quebec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 07, 2017

Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) has announced the completion of C$263 million construction-to-term financing for its 147 MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project, which is now entering full-stage construction in Quebec. Financing was provided by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co., [Read More]