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Vestas to supply Chinese gas supplier with wind turbines for the fifth time

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas will be supplying a Chinese regional gas supplier with 50 megawatts-worth of wind turbines – the fifth consecutive order from Vestas for the same company in the past three years. Vestas will be providing Ningxia-based Hanas New Energy with 25 units of the wind turbine manufacturer’s V90-2.0 MW turbine model. The wind turbines, which will have a combined total capacity of 50 MW, will be installed in Yanchi Wind...

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Goldwind U.S.A. wins $71 million deal for 55 MW project in Panama

Wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind U.S.A. has closed a $71 million project financing deal for a 55 megawatt wind farm project in Panama. Financing for the first phase of the Penonome wind farm was led by the Banco Internacional de Costa Rica, S.A., or BiCSA, and Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento, S.A., or BESI. The 10-year construction and term facility will be financed through commitments from leading banks and a syndicate of...

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Vestas, InnoWind partner for wind projects in South Africa

Danish wind turbine company Vestas has received an order from a consortium led by French renewable energy corporation EDF EN's subsidiary InnoWind for three wind power plants worth 105 megawatts in South Africa. Under the agreement, Vestas will supply, install, and commission 35 wind turbines for the three wind projects. Additionally, the Danish company will provide their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition...

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Santa Catarina wind farm operational in Mexico

The 22 megawatt Santa Catarina wind farm in Mexico is now operational. The wind farm is expected to generate enough energy to power 9,000 homes in the Monterrey, Mexico region. The project is a result of a joint effort between Comexhidro Viento, Next Energy de Mexico and Conduit Capital which seeks to supply energy to six counties for use in municipal energy needs. These counties are: Santa Catarina, Monterrey,...

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EDF Energies Nouvelles closes deals for North American wind farms

EDF Energies Nouvelles, the renewable energy arm of French electricity company Électricité de France S.A. is increasing their presence in the North American wind market, with the announcement of two of their subsidiaries closing deals for shares of wind farms in Texas and Quebec. Hereford Wind Project U.S. subsidiary EDF Renewable Energy has announced a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with Lincoln Renewable...

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Pleasant Valley Wind Farm to produce wind energy by 2015

A 200 megawatt wind power project is set to be operational by end of 2015 near Austin, Minnesota. Renewable energy developer RES Americas Developments Inc. and utility Xcel Energy are working together to construct the Pleasant Valley Wind Farm. RES Americas, a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc., is the developer and constructor of Pleasant Valley. Once the wind farm is up and running, RES...

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REpower wins $118 million contract for German community wind farm

Wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems has signed a $118 million supply and service contract for a community wind power project in Germany. Under the contract with Bürgerwindpark im Kirchspiel Medelby GmbH & Co. KG, REpower will deliver a total of 27 wind turbines for the Medelby community wind farm, located in Northern Schleswig-Holstein near the Danish border. The 27 REpower wind turbines will be comprised of 13...

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Alstom wins its first supply contract in Mexico

Renewable energy company ENEL Green Power Mexico has awarded Alstom with a supply contract for 34 wind turbines, Alstom’s first wind power project in the region. Under the contract, Alstom will supply and commission 34 wind turbines at the new Sureste I-Stage II power generation plant in the Tehauntepec Isthmus, Oaxaca, Mexico. The project will generate more than 350 gigawatt hours every year; supplying more than 60,000 people...

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New Zealand’s Castle Hill wind farm approved

An 860 megawatt wind power project in New Zealand has been granted resource consents from the country’s Environment Court. Genesis Energy has received consents for their Castle Hill wind farm, north of Masterton and east of Eketahuna. The project will be New Zealand’s largest wind farm, capable of powering around 370,000 homes. The consents were granted by the Environment Court following several month of...

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Vestas supplying turbines to wind projects in Australia, Philippines

Vestas Wind Systems A/S has announced two deals by which it is going to supply Australia and the Philippines with 51 units and 29 units of wind turbines, respectively. Vestas will be supplying 51 wind turbines to the Taralga Wind Farm project in New South Wales, Australia, which can generate up to 106.8 megawatts of renewable energy. Under the agreement, Vestas will be delivering a combination of V90-2.0 MW, V100-1.8 MW, and V90-3.0...

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