Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Siemens Gamesa News

Atkins Wins French Offshore Windfarm Contract

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Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed to deliver the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) and Detailed Design of wind turbine jacket substructures for St Brieuc Offshore Windfarm, located off the coast of Northern France.The design, engineering and project management consultancy said that the windfarm is being developed by Ailes Marines…

Tilting at Windmills: Spain Strains to Meet Record Renewables Goal

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Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa is booking 14 colossal specialized cranes, has hired new staff and boosted capacity by up to 80 percent at its Spanish factories as developers strain to meet a 2020 deadline for cutting carbon emissions.More wind farms are set to be built across Spain in 2019 than in any previous year, the APPA association of renewable energy companies calculates…

Spain Strains to Meet Record Renewables Goal

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Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa is booking 14 colossal specialized cranes, has hired new staff and boosted capacity by up to 80 percent at its Spanish factories as developers strain to meet a 2020 deadline for cutting carbon emissions.More wind farms are set to be built across Spain in 2019 than in any previous year, the APPA association of renewable energy companies calculates…

Dredging International Contract Goes to Sif

SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm. Image: DEME Group

Netherlands-based Sif Holding N.V. announced that Dredging International has awarded to Sif the production of 58 monopiles and the primary steel of the transition pieces for SeaMade offshore wind farm.The manufactures steel foundations to the offshore wind and oil and gas said in a release that the contract has been awarded by EPCI-contractor Dredging International, a DEME Group's subsidiary.

Siemens Gamesa Firms Belgian Offshore Wind Project

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Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) received the order for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from customer Seamade NV.The wind turbines and services provider said that it includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year Service agreement. The project consists of the two combined sites: Seastar…

Construction Begins at Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

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A ground-breaking ceremony was held at Harwich International Port, North Sea seaport in Essex, to mark the official start of construction of the GBP 10 million operations & maintenance (O&M) base for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.Representatives from the wind farm, Tendring District Council, the Port and contractors working on the base together turned the first…

Siemens Gamesa Bags Orders for 176.8MW Wind Projects in India

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Siemens Gamesa (SGRE), a renewable energy project developer and an Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) provider, has won turnkey contract from renewable energy project developer ReNew Power for the development of two wind projects aggregating 176.8 MW in India.One order is for construction of a 100.8 MW wind farm in Gujarat's Kutch district and another for a 76 MW wind farm in Maharashtra's Osmanabad district…

Germany Reaches Deal to Boost Renewable Energy Capacity -SPD

Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU and its Social Democrat (SPD) partners have agreed to keep their promise to speed up the expansion of renewable power installations, ending months of wrangling, an SPD spokeswoman said on Wednesday.Renewable energy is one of the most important drivers of Germany's plans to become a low-carbon economy, part of the country's commitment to help to combat global warming.As part of these efforts…

Engie Gets Green Light for Offshore Wind Projects in France

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French energy group Engie said on Tuesday it has received clearance for its grounded 500 MW gigawatt capacity offshore Yeu and Noirmoutier wind projects.Engie said the 2 billion euro ($2.27 billion) projects, which it is developing with renewables company EDPR, and a unit of French public sector lender Caisse des Depots, will proceed with the calls to tender after it obtained the final authorization from the government on Monday.A spokesman

Asia-Pac Offshore Wind Capacity to Rise 20-fold in a Decade: Wood Mackenzie

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Asia-Pacific's offshore wind capacity will rise 20-fold to 43 GW in 2027, said new research from global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie. Future offshore wind prices will be competitive with traditional thermal prices, it said.Leading the charge is China, which is expected to see offshore wind capacity grow from 2 GW last year to 31 GW in the…

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Completed in Record Time

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Construction of Germany's 385 MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea has been completed at a new record speed: The workers needed less than three months to erect 60 turbines."The joint project between E.ON and the Norwegian energy company Equinor completed the installation of the wind turbines in record time and is largely finished. The 60th and last turbine was installed in the German Baltic Sea…

Orsted Selects Siemens Gamesa or Typhoon-Proof Turbines

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Danish wind power company Ørsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the preferred supplier for the first 900MW Greater Changhua offshore wind farms.The project is subject to certain conditions such as the signing of a power purchase agreement by the end 2018 and Ørsted’s final investment decision, which is expected in March 2019.SGRE will deliver approx.

Siemens Gamesa Plans Assembly Plant in Taiwan

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Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa will build an assembly plant in Taiwan if it gets a firm order from Denmark's Orsted to supply its 900-megawatt Greater Changhua offshore wind farm, the German-Spanish company said on Monday.Siemens Gamesa, which is battling Denmark's Vestas for dominance of the global wind turbine market, said it had been chosen as the preferred supplier for the project.

Siemens Gamesa Reshuffles Top Management

Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa announced a reshuffle of its top management on Tuesday, part of a bid to advance an ambitious cost-saving plan after a year-long board battle over issues ranging from suppliers to leadership.David Mesonero, currently managing director of corporate development, strategy and integration, will take over as chief financial officer…

Siemens Gamesa Reshuffles Top Management

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Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa announced a reshuffle of its top management on Tuesday, part of a bid to advance an ambitious cost-saving plan after a year-long board battle over issues ranging from suppliers to leadership.David Mesonero, currently managing director of corporate development, strategy and integration, will take over as chief financial officer…

DNV GL Completes Due Diligence of World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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DNV GL has successfully completed a lenders’ technical due diligence on Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One, the world’s largest offshore wind farm with a total capacity of 1.2 GW.The project, which is currently under construction, consists of 174 7 MW Siemens Gamesa wind turbines and is located 100 km offshore, making it the furthest offshore wind farm in the UK.

Arkona Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online

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The Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea has supplied the first electricity into the German electricity grid.The 385 MW project, operated by E.ON in partnership with Equinor, when completed can deliver power to approximately 400,000 German households. After the first of 60 turbines now being online, further wind turbines will be…

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

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The world's largest offshore wind farm will open on Thursday off the northwest coast of England when Danish energy group Orsted unveils the Walney Extension project.The wind farm has a capacity of 659 megawatts (MW), enough to power almost 600,000 homes, and overtakes the London Array off England's east coast which has a capacity of 630 MW.Walney Extension is made up of 87 turbines built by Siemens Gamesa and MHI Vestas, and covers 145 squar

DNV GL Provides Tech Support for 3 Norwegian Wind Farms

The wind farms comprise 70 Siemens Gamesa 4.2MW turbines, located near Stavanger in Norway. Image: DNV GL

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today announced that the company’s technical expertise was an important part of the due diligence of the Bjerkreim cluster, a 294-megawatt group of wind farms in Norway.The German asset manager for renewable energy investments Luxcara recently entered long-term Power…

Siemens Gamesa, Van Oord win $580 mln Dutch wind farm contract

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Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa and Dutch marine contractor Van Oord said on Friday they have won a contract worth more than 500 million euros ($580 million) to build a large wind farm in the Netherlands.The 380 megawatt (MW) wind farm on IJsselmeer lake is expected to provide enough energy to power around 380,000 households from mid 2021.Spain's Siemens…