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Can Floating Wind Turbines Power The World?

In the search for alternative energies, wind turbines have presented as a possible replacement for fossil fuels. Now researchers from the Carnegie Institute for Science have published research suggesting that offshore wind turbines might be able to create enough energy to provide “civilization-scale power.” The research article, by Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira, was published by the Proceedings of the Natio ...

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Vestas Announces Flurry of Turbine Orders

Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced a flurry of wind turbine orders to mark the end of the third quarter last week, with orders from the United States, India, Europe, and Latin America totaling 463 megawatts. Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced on September 29, the last business day of the third quarter, eight separate wind turbine orders that amounted to 463 MW (megawatts), inc ...

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Engie & Abraaj Partner to build Indian Wind Farm

French energy firm Engie SA and Dubai’s private equity firm Abraaj Group on Wednesday announced a partnership to build a wind power platform in India. “Together, Abraaj and Engie have identified a robust pipeline of wind power projects representing over 1 GW (gigawatt) in several key states,” the companies said in a joint statement. Foreign investments are crucial for India’s renewable energy industry as th ...

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Siemens Gamesa Surge Forward in Latin America

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy cements its leadership in Latin America with a 97-MW supply order in Argentina • The company will install 28 of its G132-3.465 MW wind turbines at a complex being developed in the province of La Rioja, in western Argentina. • This project marks a milestone for the company as Argentina is a key market with tremendous potential in wind power. • This is the first South American ...

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Engie Develop Sainshand Wind Farm

French utility Engie are developing the Sainshand wind farm in the Gobi Desert, with the facility set to generate enough energy to serve the needs of 130,000 Mongolians. The 55 MW wind power plant is the French company’s debut renewable project in Mongolia. The Sainshand wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 55 MW. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and will be overseen by Tractebel, ...

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Vestas Wind Thai Order

Vestas has sold 60 V136-3MW turbines to an undisclosed customer, marking the company's first sale of the model in Asia-Pacific. With the V136 having a hub height of 157 metres, the as-yet-unspecified projects will feature the highest towers in the region. The order includes a contract for the supply and installation of the turbines, as well as a 15-year management agreement with the buyer. Delivery of the t ...

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Vestas Wins New Order From Shandianhe Project

Vestas will deliver 45 V110 2MW turbines, with a power mode option to give each machine an output of 2.2MW, the Danish manufacturer said. Delivery at the Shandianhe project in Guyuan County of Hebei is expected to take place in late 2017. Vestas said it has delivered 900MW worth of turbines to Datang over the past ten years. "The project takes Vestas' announced order intake in China to almost 600MW in 2017, ...

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Siemens Gamesa install Asia’s Largest Wind Turbines

• The G114.2.0 and G114.2.1 turbines come with 153-metre tall towers • The company has installed 33 turbines (67.5 MW) at the Sarahnlom wind farm in Thailand Siemens Gamesa has set a new record in Asia by installing this year the tallest wind turbines on the continent. The turbines are equipped with 153-metre tall towers, and with the 56-metre blades, they reach a total height of 210 metres. The project -ow ...

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Siemens Gamesa Prepares to Lead Wind Sector

Siemens Gamesa speeds up its integration process and prepares to lead in a growing market • Global revenues decreased by 7% to €2,693 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 as a result of the temporary downturn of the Indian market. O&M service revenue expanded by 8%, to €300 million. • The announced synergies of €230 million are now the 'minimum' and the company expects to realize these syner ...

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Mitsubishi Acquire Cables in UK Offshore Wind Farm

Mitsubishi will acquire power transmission cables for an offshore wind farm in the U.K., gaining a firmer foothold in a market expected to see more growth as Europe shuns nuclear energy in favor of renewables. The Japanese trading house and U.K. fund HICL Infrastructure will spend 180 million pounds ($234 million) to buy transmission cables and substations spanning 26km between the 258-megawatt Burbo Bank E ...

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