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COWI Opens Tapei Office

Danish consultancy COWI has opened an office in Tapei to meet growing demand for its services in the Taiwan offshore wind market. The new base adds to offices already in Asia in Hong Kong, Seoul and Singapore, the company said. COWI is also increasing staff in its Boston and Hamburg offices as part of plans to double wind business over the next three years. COWI senior market director for offshore wind Jan ...

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GE Out of Two French Offshore Projects

GE Renewable Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm to be cleared of any legal recourse. This memorandum of understanding terminates GE’s exclusive supplier status on the two other projects carried out by EMF for which Siemens Gamesa will supply the turbines. Currently, the t ...

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Poyry Win Contract for Bo Thong Wind Farm

Bo Thong Wind Farm, the latest renewable energy assignment owned by B. Grimm Power Public Company Limited, one of Thailand's fastest growing independent power producers, have awarded  Pöyry the owner's engineering services assignment for this 16MW wind farm project located in Mukdahan province, Thailand.  Pöyry's assignment includes EPC bid evaluation and negotiations, energy yield assessments, pr ...

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Vestas Win 2 Southeast Asian Wind Orders

The first order is the company’s first V150-4.2 MW order in Southeast Asia for a project in Vietnam, and the second order was secured using customised solutions for a 43 MW order with a first 20-year service contract in Taiwan. In Vietnam, the company has won its first V150-4.2 MW order in Southeast Asia, signed the project with an undisclosed foreigner investor. This 42 MW order includes supply and install ...

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Eversource Capital Invest $1 Billion in India Renewables

EverSource Capital, the joint venture between private equity firm Everstone Capital and global solar project developer Lightsource BP, is looking to invest over $1 billion in renewable energy investments through its Green Growth Equity Fund, said a senior company executive. The National Investments and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) of India and the UK government are anchor investors in Green Growth Equity Fund ...

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Vestas & Utopus Pilot Energy Forecast Solutions Australia

With the increasing amount of renewable energy in the system, grid operators must address the challenge of balancing supply and demand from intermittent energy generation. One way of meeting this challenge is to use advanced forecasting tools to provide predictability in renewable energy generation in order to keep the grid stable. In support of Vestas’ efforts to provide forward-looking renewable energy so ...

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Vestas Help Secure Funding For Vietnamese Wind Project

Vestas has assisted Vietnamese developer Tan Hoan Cau Joint Stock Corporation to secure funding for the 33MW Huong Linh 1 wind farm in the south-east Asian country. The turbine manufacturer's structured finance business coordinated the financiers, which included the Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF), an offshore bank and a Vietnamese bank, to provide money for the project. “By having a thorough market and c ...

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Victoria Wind Farm will Power 115,000 Homes

Work has begun on a new $275 million wind farm in western Victoria able to power more than 115,000 homes each year. The construction of the 35-turbine Mortlake South wind farm, near Mortlake in Victoria, will create 90 new jobs in the region and 34 ongoing jobs for locals. Construction at the Mortlake South Wind Farm is part of a boom in new wind farms that includes the Kiata project. The farm will be built ...

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Ingeteam commissioned over 4GW of wind converters in 2018

 Ingeteam Power Technology, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it contracted over 4GW of wind energy converters globally in 2018. With a total of 45GW installed capacity to date, the company remains the unchallenged number one supplier of wind power converters in the world. The Ingeteam Group closed the year with a 15% increase in turnover compa ...

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Asia-Pacific Installed 25GW of Onshore Wind in 2018

Countries in the Asia-Pacific installed just shy of 25GW of onshore wind during 2018, according to figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The 24.9GW added last year – a 4.2% increase on 2017 – takes the region’s cumulative installed capacity to 256GW. China led the pack with 21.2GW (preliminary) of onshore wind installations. India followed with 2.2GW, while Australia came third with 549 ...

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