Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia

Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines for the Tolo 1 onshore wind project. The project, developed by Equis Energy (the largest renewable-energy, independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018. Equis Energy has signed five-year

Nordex awarded another new wind contract in France

The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the installation of the Pays Chaumontais wind farm. With a capacity of 14.4 MW, the project is composed of six N117/2400 turbines, which will be installed in Jonchery about 250 km south-west of Paris in the first quarter of 2018. The contract was awarded, thanks to

Jacobs wins management role at proposed 200-MW wind farm in Australia

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has been appointed by the Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to carry out the project management and owners engineers’ roles for a proposed 200-MW wind farm in Western New South Wales, Australia. The AUD$450 million (U.S.$356 million) Silverton Wind Farm will produce approximately 780,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy annually, enough to power

BOEM issues first approval for utility-scale offshore wind project in Massachusetts

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has issued its first approval of an offshore wind Site Assessment Plan (SAP) to Bay State Wind, a utility-scale offshore wind project in Massachusetts located 15 nautical miles south of Martha’s Vineyard in the Atlantic Ocean. Bay State Wind is a joint venture between DONG Energy – a

Wood Group completes owner’s engineer work for construction of Ireland’s Kilberehert Wind Farm

Wood Group’s clean energy business, previously known as SgurrEnergy, recently completed owner’s engineer work for the pre-construction and construction phase of Metro Energy DAC’S Kilberehert Wind Farm near Freemount, County Cork, Ireland. The renewable energy and grid integration experts were commissioned by Metro Energy, which is owned by brothers Garvan and Kieran Healy, to provide expert advice

Vestas signs 48-MW wind contract in the Dominican Republic

Vestas has received an unconditional order for 14 V117-3.45-MW turbines for the 48-MW Larimar II wind park, located in Enriquillo region of the Dominican Republic. The order was placed by Elecnor, the renowned Spanish business group specializing in infrastructure, renewable energy and technology. The Larimar wind farm is key to the country’s goal to increase

Aquila Capital to expand capacity of its Norway wind farm to 150 MW

Aquila Capital is increasing the installed capacity of its Midtfjellet wind farm in Norway by 40 MW for a total of 150 MW. Eleven Nordex N117 turbines are to be installed, each of which has a 3.6-MW rated output. Midtfjellet has been in operation since 2013, and currently consists of 44 Nordex N100 and N90

LiDAR becoming top choice as measurement tool for offshore wind sites

At a recent seminar hosted by Leosphere at the Offshore Wind Conference 2017, top wind measurement experts explained that years of successful LiDAR validation campaigns. LiDARs have been replacing met masts to become the sole wind measurement tool used for offshore resource assessment and power-curve verification purposes. The strong competitiveness of these devices have led industry

ACCIONA acquires additional stake in Ontario wind farm

ACCIONA Energy, a global operator of renewable energy projects, announced that ACCIONA Energy International (AEI), through its Canadian subsidiary, has acquired 50% of the 76 MW Ripley Wind Farm from Suncor Energy Inc. The Ripley Wind Farm is located near the eastern shore of Lake Huron and generates enough electricity to power 24,000 homes. The

Northern Power’s 100-kW wind turbines generate energy savings for New York farm

Northern Power Systems Corp, an innovator in wind-turbine technology for over 40 years, has seen a surge of interest in wind power in distributed energy (behind-the-meter, on-site power generation) applications in the U.S., as the performance and financial benefits of field installations surpass user expectations. Recently, the advantages of wind power have become evident in