Wind Power

Offshore wind energy company Ailes Marine has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the provision of 62 offshore wind turbines. The wind turbines will be installed at the 496-MW Bay of Saint Brieuc offshore power plant in France. The two companies have also signed a 10-year wind turbine maintenance service deal. The Nacelles and blades...
Wind Power

In spite of the coronavirus pandemic and a long winter break: Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm, Blakliden Fäbodberget, is on schedule. In the interior of northern Sweden, Vattenfall is building its largest-to-date onshore wind farm. Its 84 turbines will be in place in 2022 and will be able to generate renewable electricity for some 220,000...
Wind Power

Requirement for nightly shutdowns for two-thirds of the year reneges on compromise reached with agencies last year. Ohio regulators’ imposition of a last-minute permitting condition could put an end to the Great Lakes’ first wind energy project.  The Ohio Power Siting Board ruled Thursday that the Icebreaker project could move forward but only if blades on the...
Wind Power

Siemens Gamesa has unveiled its new 14MW SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine, the largest capacity wind turbine in the world. The turbine, which beats out competitor GE Renewable Energy’s 12MW Haliade X turbine, features 108-metre-long blades, on a 222-meter diameter rotor, and capacity can be boosted to 15MW using proprietary technology. One turbine produces enough...
Wind Power

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) and the Vietnamese Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority have partnered on a development plan for the south-east Asian country’s estimated 160GW offshore wind energy potential. The report aims to help the Vietnamese government take steps to streamline the development process for projects and support the country’s 10-year power development plan....
Wind Power

Siemens Gamesa announced that it is working on a hybrid energy project in Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, which will provide stable electricity in a location with a weak link to the grid and reduce dependence on diesel fuel. The project will combine an existing 16-MW wind power facility and...
Wind Power

The EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) announced that it is helping to advance the green energy transition in Poland by supporting Qair’s 200-MW renewable energy portfolio with five loans totally PLN 280 million (approximately €63M or US $67M). BNP Paribas is providing project finance as well. Qair’s portfolio includes construction of 93 MW...