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Offshore wind energy in Europe as of 2019: 105 wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity of 18.5 GW

BRUSSELS, 7-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to new data made public by WindEurope, the size and scale of offshore wind continues to rise in Europe. As of February 2019, Europe already has 105 offshore wind farms across 11 countries with a total capacity … Read the full press release

juwi reaches the mark of 1,000 wind turbines onshore with the construction of Mohlis (Thuringia) plant

WÖRRSTADT, Germany, 16-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The project marks an extraordinary milestone in the more than 22-year history of the manufacturer-independent project developer for wind and solar parks. With the construction of the four wind turbines in Thuringia, juwi is one … Read the full press release

Equinor announces its second offshore wind lease in the United States

Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the US government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Stavanger, Norway, 17-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Equinor submitted a winning bid of … Read the full press release

France to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030

France today revealed plans for the build-out of wind energy to 2030 in its multi-annual energy plan. BRUSSELS, 29-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — France intends to expand its onshore wind capacity from 14.3 GW today to around 35 GW by 2030. And … Read the full press release

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy secures preferred supplier agreement with Ørsted for its offshore wind power projects in Taiwan

900 MW projects to utilize approx. 112 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; Service agreement included Subject to final contract, Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility near Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, going beyond the localisation requirements … Read the full press release

The world’s largest wind energy gathering the Global Wind Summit will take place under the slogan “Breaking new ground”

Everywhere we look – geographically, politically, technologically and financially – wind energy is breaking new ground. BRUSSELS, 14-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Wind energy continues to expand all over the world. It’s at the heart of government thinking on the energy transition. … Read the full press release

Vattenfall awarded a contract from Facebook to provide wind integration and balancing services for three new wind projects in southwest Norway

Solna Municipality, Sweden, 25-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vattenfall and Facebook have signed long-term supply and service agreements for integrating the output of three new Norwegian wind projects into the electric grid that provides power to Facebook’s Nordic data centres in Odense, … Read the full press release

E.ON Climate & Renewables takes over the German activities of Kassel-based Vortex Energy

Expansion of onshore activities in Germany planned ESSEN, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — E.ON wants to produce more wind energy in Germany. To implement this strategy, E.ON Climate & Renewables is now taking over the German activities of Kassel-based Vortex Energy. … Read the full press release

WindEurope: Europe invested €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017

BRUSSELS, 18-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe invested a total of €51.2bn in wind energy in 2017.  The development of new farms accounted for €22.3bn of this. This is according to WindEurope’s ‘Financing and Investment Trends’ report released today. The rest of the investment … Read the full press release

St Andrews: important step forward in electricity storage from intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar

ST ANDREWS, 25-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — St Andrews researchers have made an important step forward in the quest to store electricity from intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar. Energy conversion technology holds the key to storing energy on large … Read the full press release

Vestas upgrades 3 MW platform to increase energy production and lower the cost of energy

Building on proven performance and responding to evolving customer requirements, the upgraded 3 MW platform will increase energy production and lower the cost of energy. Aarhus, Denmark, 17-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — With this platform upgrade, Vestas boosts performance in all wind classes, … Read the full press release

Vaisala: European Repowering Market Hinges on Accuracy of Higher Height Wind Data

Given market constraints, reducing wind measurement uncertainty at higher hub heights is crucial for the integration of taller, higher capacity turbines HELSINKI, 12-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — As a growing number of wind energy assets across Europe near the end of … Read the full press release

Vestas reports EUR 6.9B revenue in 2014; order intake increased by 10% and the service order backlog increased as well

Strong performance on all key financial and operational parameters Aarhus, Denmark, 13-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Summary: 2014 was the first year in the implementation of Vestas’ new strategic plan, Profitable Growth for Vestas, and it proved to be a year … Read the full press release

Vestas: BayWa r.e. placed 29.7 MW order for nine V112-3.3 MW turbines for the Fraisthorpe project in Bridlington, UK

Malmö, Sweden, 13-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vestas has secured a 29.7 MW order for nine of its V112-3.3 MW turbines for the Fraisthorpe project located in the province of Bridlington, UK. The firm and unconditional order has been placed by … Read the full press release

Vestas to deliver 48 V112-3.0 MW turbines for First Wind’s 148-MW Oakfield project in Maine, U.S.

Vestas has received an order of 148 MW from First Wind for V112-3.0 MW turbines in the U.S. Aarhus, Denmark, 20-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — With reference to the Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 22/2014 of 19 May 2014, Vestas has received … Read the full press release

Vestas to deliver, install and commission wind power plant in Sivas province, Turkey for Kangal Elektrik Uretim A.S.

KANGAL ELEKTRIK URETIM A.S. HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO CONSTRUCT A WIND POWER PLANT USING 22 V100-2.0 MW WIND TURBINES. THE COMPANY’S FIRST WIND PROJECT WILL BE READY FOR TURBINE INSTALLATION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2014. Aarhus, Denmark, 09-12-2013 — … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland to showcase its full-service wind energy portfolio at 2013 EWEA trade fair in Frankfurt/Main, November 19-21

Cologne / Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 28-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — TÜV Rheinland will showcase its full-service portfolio for wind energy at the 2013 EWEA trade fair in Frankfurt/Main from November 19-21. The full range of wind energy services comprises project certification in accordance with … Read the full press release

Press registration now open for European Wind Energy Association’s EWEA OFFSHORE 2013 conference on 19-21 November in Frankfurt, Germany

EU offshore wind industry needs regulatory stability and a post-2020 EU legislative framework Brussels, Belgium, 09-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Between € 90 billion and € 123 billion are needed by the European offshore wind energy industry to meet its 2020 target of … Read the full press release

Vestas launched global campaign to channel public support toward political action favouring wind energy

Vestas Group Senior Vice President Morten Albæk says, “The wind industry is being attacked by media-savvy and politically influential adversaries who often display a brazen disregard for factual information. The “Act on Facts” campaign is our way of fighting back.” … Read the full press release