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Vestas to supply wind turbines in Greece and Chile

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas ended 2014 with two supply contracts: one in Greece and the other in Chile. In Greece, Terna Energy ordered 73.2 megawatts worth of wind turbines. The contract, which is for the Agios Georgios wind power plant, consists of nine V90-3.0 MW turbines and 14 V112-3.3 MW machines. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015, with the wind power plant slated to be fully commissioned in the second quarter of 2016. In addition to the supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines,...

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Vestas wins orders from U.K., Poland, and Turkey

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received firm and unconditional orders from the United Kingdom, Poland, and Turkey. In the U.K., Vestas has received an order for 32 V164-8.0 MW turbines for the offshore Burbo Bank Extension project in Liverpool Bay. The order, which totals at 258 megawatts, was placed by DONG Energy. The contract covers supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five-year full-scope service contract. The project will be delivered by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, a joint ven...

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Panamanian wind project gets $300 million in funding

The second phase of the Penonome Wind project in Panama was the recipient of project financing from the World Bank. According to Goldwind USA, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., the International Finance Corporation of the World Band has provided $300 million for the wind power project which will be located in the Province of Cocle. Goldwind will be providing the wind turbines for the project which is expected to reach commercial operations in 2015. "This financing by the IFC/World Bank...

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Senvion successfully commissions phase one of 350 MW wind farm in Canada

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, has completed the first phase of the 350 megawatt Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm in Canada. Senvion has so far installed and commissioned 75 of the 175 Senvion MM82 and MM92 type turbines that are specially made for cold climate. Phase two of the project, which consists of 100 additional turbines, is slated at the end of 2015. The wind farm consists of a total of 152 Senvion MM92 and 23 Senvion MM82 type turbines. Upon completion, Rivière-du-Moulin is expected...

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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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