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Vestas to supply turbines for Africa’s largest wind power plant

Vestas has received an order for the 310 megawatt Lake Turkana Wind Power project in Kenya, Africa. Vestas will be providing the Lake Turkana Wind project with 365 of its V52-850 kW turbines. The order is the largest in the company’s history in terms of wind turbines for a single project. The turbine order was placed by Lake Turkana Wind Power Ltd. which expects to complete the wind power project in 2017. Upon completion, the project will be Africa’s largest wind power plant and will save Kenya an estimated $186 million in fuel...

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Senvion wins five contracts in Portugal

Suzlon Group subsidiary Senvion SE has won a turnkey contract with Ancora Wind – Energia Eolica, S.A. for wind turbines for five wind farms in Portugal. The turnkey contract is for the delivery and installation of 84 wind turbines that have a total rated power of 171.6 megawatts for all the five wind farms. Two of the wind farms, Moimenta I and II, will each have 21 Senvion MM92 turbines, while the Picos Vale do Chao wind farm will have 11 Senvion MM92 turbines. The MM92 turbine has a rated power of 2.05 MW, with a hub height of 100 meters and a...

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Commercial operations begin at La Mitis Wind project in Canada

The 24.6 megawatt La Mitis Wind project has begun commercial operations in Canada. EDF EN Canada has announced that the La Mitis Wind project in the unorganized territory Lac-à-la-Croix in the RCM of La Mitis, administrative region of the Bas-St-Laurent, declared commercial operations on October 17 of this year. The La Mitis project is a joint-ownership undertaking between EDF EN Canada and Énergie Renouvelable de La Mitis, a company wholly owned by the RCM (Regional County Municipality) de La Mitis which is an association of...

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Vestas receives orders from Sweden, Croatia

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received turbine orders from Sweden and Croatia. In Sweden, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from BlackRock-managed fund for 14 V126-3.3 MW turbines for a wind project in Småland. The wind power plant Brotorp, which will be developed by Arise Windpower, will have a total capacity of 46.2 megawatts. Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015 with commissioning planned to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. In addition to supply, ins...

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EDF EN Canada completes 24.6MW Le Granit Wind project

The 24.6 megawatt Le Granit Wind project has declared commercial operation. The project is a joint-ownership undertaking of EDF EN Canada Inc, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Group, and Énergie du Granit Inc., a company wholly owned by the MRC du Granit and 16 of its municipalities. The Le Granit Wind Project is located on the lands of the municipality of Saint-Robert Bellarmin, in MRC du Granit, administrative region of Estrie.The energy generated at the project is to be delivered to Hydro-Quebec Distribution un...

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IKEA purchases second U.S. wind farm to provide clean energy to their stores

The IKEA Group has purchased the 165-megawatt Cameron Wind Farm in Cameron County, Texas, from Apex Clean Energy. The Cameron Wind Farm is expected to be fully operational by late 2015. Located in South Texas, near the City of Brownsville, the wind farm will produce enough energy for around 59,000 U.S. homes. While the wind farm will be fully owned by IKEA, it will be constructed and managed by Apex Clean Energy. ACCIONA Windpower will be providing the turbines for the Cameron Wind Farm under the terms of a turbine supply a...

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Vestas gets order for 100 wind turbines in Minnesota

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in Minnesota for 100 wind turbines. The order for wind turbines is for 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines, corresponding to a total of 200 megawatts. It was placed by Odell Wind Farm LLC, a joint venture between Algonquin Power Co. and a third party. Delivery of the turbines is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2015, and commissioning slated to be completed before the end of 2015. Aside from the supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, Vestas will provide a 10-year...

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EDF EN Canada begins construction on 74-MW wind power project in Quebec

EDF EN Canada is set to begin construction of the 74 megawatt Mont-Rothery wind project in Quebec. Following the government of Quebec’s issuance of a decree authorizing the construction and operation of Mont-Rothery wind project, EDF EN announced on November 11 that the construction phase has commenced. “EDF EN Canada welcomes the decree authorizing the construction and operation of the Mont-Rothery Wind Project and offers a sincere thanks to the Government of Québec for its permission to proceed...

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Senvion to supply Canadian wind farm with 150 MW-worth of turbines

Wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SE has signed a contract for the delivery of 150 megawatts-worth of wind turbines to a wind farm in Quebec, Canada. Under the contract, Senvion will be delivering its 3.2M114 Cold Climate Version type turbines to the 150 MW Mesgi’g Ugju’s’s (M.U.) wind farm. The wind turbine, which will be the first time to be installed on North American soil, is rated at 3.2 MW each and is equipped with a hot-air de-icing system. The M.U. wind project is owned and developed...

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Vestas supplies Texas and Poland with wind turbines

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received firm and unconditional orders from Texas and Poland for a combined total of 276 megawatts-worth of turbines. In the state of Texas, First Wind has placed an order for 100 V100-2.0 MW turbines. The order is comprised of supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management (A.O.M. 5000) service agreement. The order for 100 turbines is in addition to the 718 MW-master supply agreement...

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