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China to lead global growth in Wind Power

China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said. Cumulative wind energy capacity was 487 gigawatts at the end of 2016, a 12.6 percent rise from the year before and should grow by almost 65 percent to 800 gigawatts by the end of 2021, the council said in it ...

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GE Wind to supply Fujian Xinghua Gulf project

GE Renewable Energy has been selected by the Fuqing Haixia Electricity Generation Co. – a joint venture between China Three Gorges and Fujian Energy – to deliver three Haliade 150-6 MW offshore wind turbines to the Fujian Xinghua Gulf demo project in China. 03-2016-GE-125 GE Bringing Haliade Offshore Wind Giants To Chinese Demo The contract includes technical support and two-year operations and maintenance ...

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Equis Fund award EPC for Tolo I

Equis Asia Fund II has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts for its Indonesian wind farm, Tolo I to a consortium featuring Siemens Wind Power, PT Siemens Indonesia and PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero). The contracts were given through Equis’ Indonesian platform Redaya Energi and PT Energi Bayu Jeneponto. Located in Jeneponto in the ...

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Vestas reorganise Asian Operations

Vestas has split its Asian sales unit in two, with one focusing on China and Mongolia, and the other to serve the rest of the Asian-Pacific region. As a result of the split, Vestas' senior vice president of Asia-Pacific and China Chris Beaufait has left the company. "Chris has successfully led our daily operations in [Asia-Pacific] since April 2014 and grown the region to a point where creating two new [sal ...

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BCPG acquire 40% of PWEI Philippines

WITH a stated goal to expand its renewable power businesses in Asia, BCPG is investing in a wind-power project in the Philippines through an indirect 40-per-cent equity acquisition of PetroWind Energy Inc (PWEI). With a total production capacity of 50 megawatts, the project will generate profits before the end of this year, BCPG says. BCPG president Bundit Sapianchai said his company had signed a legally bi ...

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Asia needs more energy solutions

The Asia-Pacific region is at a turning point in its energy trajectory. The energy solutions that have fuelled growth in the region over the past few decades are no longer compatible with the sustainable development aspirations of our nations and their people. In transitioning to a new era of sustainable energy, policymakers across the region face complex decisions. Supplies must be secure and affordable, a ...

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Waste of Wind?

On the edge of the Gobi Desert, the Jiuquan Wind Power Base stands as a symbol of China’s quest to dominate the world’s renewable energy market. With more than 7,000 turbines arranged in rows that stretch along the sandy horizon, it is one of the world’s largest wind farms, capable of generating enough electricity to power a small country. But these days, the windmills loom like scarecrows, idle and inert. ...

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Huge investment in Australian Wind farm

Swiss global private markets management firm Partners Group has invested $186.29 million (AU$ 250 million) in Sapphire Wind Farm, a 270MW development in Australia, second such investment after Ararat Wind Farm in Australia. In an announcement on Sunday, Partners Group said that it has contributed the majority of the equity funding for the wind farm project, with the remainder provided by the project develop ...

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Chinas Wind Capacity Picks Up

China’s grid-connected wind power capacity continued to pick up, but the utilisation rate was waning after years of capacity expansion, the latest data from the National Energy Administration (NEA) showed. China’s total installed capacity of wind power generation facilities connected to the power grid reached 139 million kilowatts by the end of September, up 28 per cent from a year earlier, according to the ...

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Goldwind supply Wyoming Project

China-based renewables major Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (HKG:2208) said Wednesday it will supply a projected 1,870 MW of its turbines for project developer Viridis Eolia LLC’s masterplan in the US state of Wyoming. The company’s wholly-owned unit Goldwind USA Inc has entered into an exclusive letter of intent (LoI) with the buyer. As part of the deal, it is expected to deliver 2.5-MW and 3-M ...

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