Wind power News for August 2009

Wind power News Archive

Terra Firma confirms US$350 million acquisition of Everpower

Private equity firm Terra Firma has announced its planned acquisition of US wind energy developer Everpower Wind Holdings.

Cyprus windfarm closes financing deals

A Cyprus windfarm has reached a €170 million financial close and construction is already underway.

Intertape Polymer Group develops products for renewable energy market

Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) has announced plans to develop further products designed for the wind, solar, geothermal and biofuel generation markets.

Vestas’ profit down 34% in Q2

Danish wind turbine producer Vestas has reported a 34% fall in profit after tax to €43 million in the second quarter (Q2) of 2009.

Siemens opens wind training centre in Germany

Siemens has opened a wind power training centre in Bremen, Germany, for customer personnel and wind turbine service technicians.

Nordex USA completes its largest US windfarm to date

Nordex USA has completed its largest American wind project to date, the 25 wind turbines Highland windfarm, for EverPower Wind Holdings, connecting 62.5 MW of wind power to the grid in Pennsylvania.

Vestas closes wind turbine blade factory on Isle of Wight, UK

Vestas, the leading wind energy technology business, has confirmed that it will cease wind turbine blade production activities at the company's UK sites on the Isle of Wight and in Southampton, resulting in 425 employees being dismissed.

Suzlon enters Bulgarian wind market

Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy Ltd has signed an agreement with Technomash Bulgarian Industrial Group to deliver six Suzlon S88 2.1 MW wind turbines to a windfarm in the Varna region in Bulgaria.

Industry heavyweight HHI orders wind turbine electrical systems from AMSC

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC), a global energy technologies company, has received an initial order for 17 sets of full wind turbine electrical systems from Hyundai Heavy Industries.

DONG Energy targets more wind farms in Norway

DONG Energy is to build and run the Norwegian onshore wind farm Nygårdsfjell 2 in the Narvik municipality in Northern Norway.

Vestas receives order for 111 MW in Australia

Vestas has received an order for 37 units of its V90-3.0 MW wind turbine, for a wind farm project in South Australia.

UK Crown Estate offers area extensions to Round 1 & 2 offshore windfarms

The UK Crown Estate plans to offer Round 1 and 2 offshore windfarm operators with offshore wind projects in operation, under construction or awaiting construction, the opportunity to apply for area extensions.

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AMSC increases wind turbine component shipments to meet Chinese demand

American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) has amended its contract with Beijing-based Sinovel Wind Corporation, China’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, to enable Sinovel to meet increased demand in China for its 1.5 MW wind turbines.

Garrad Hassan set to merge with Germanischer Lloyd Garrad Hassan set to merge with Germanischer Lloyd

The companies will provide consulting, engineering, turbine design, certification, measurement, project management, strategic advice, inspection services and software products for renewable energies.

Banks team up for £1bn of loans for wind power

Three UK-based banks are working with the European Investment Bank (EIB) on a programme to lend up to £1 billion to onshore windfarms over the next 3 years, the UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced.

Miliband responds to Vestas critics

UK energy and climate change secretary says he's done all he can for Vestas workers.

Isle of Wight council to block wind turbines

Despite denouncing the closure of Vestas' Isle of Wight blade facility, it has emerged that the conservative-led council has a history of blocking wind farm projects on the island.