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Aspiravi NV and Limburg win(d)t order 3 V112-3.0 MW and 9 V90-2.0 MW turbines for wind power plants in Flanders
Vestas is pleased to announce an order for 27 MW consisting of three units of the V112-3.0 MW and nine units of the V90-2.0 MW for wind power plants in Flanders, Belgium. The order has been placed by Aspiravi NV and Limburg win(d)t.
The contract includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines along with a 15-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000). The construction of the turbines for the wind power plants is expected to start end of 2013 and the projects are expected to be commissioned by the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.
"We are currently operating about 50 Vestas wind tu
WindMade, the first global consumer label for companies using wind energy, launched the proposed WindMade Standard for Products and Services, setting out the technical requirements for the label to be used on individual products. This draft will now enter a one-month public consultation period.
The introduction of the WindMade Product Label has been eagerly awaited by market participants, and it completes the portfolio of WindMade labels for companies and organizations, as well as events.
"With introducing the Product Label, WindMade has reached another milestone, and interest in the market indicates that the uptake of this label will be considerable," said Steve Sawyer, Chairman of the WindMade Board and Secretary General
Pune/Hamburg: REpower Systems SE, a Suzlon Group-subsidiary and leading manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, and Bürgerwindpark im Kirchspiel Medelby GmbH & Co. KG have concluded a contract over 27 wind turbines for four projects totaling approximately EUR 90 million.
CEO Andreas Nauen: "We are pleased that another community project has selected REpower know-how. Community wind farms, in addition to orders from our major customers, make a considerable part of our German business: totaling nearly 50 percent in the financial year 2012/13."
REpower will deliver 13 turbines of type 3.2M114 with 123 meters hub height, eleven 3.2M114 with 93 meters hub height, two MM92 with 80 meters hub height, and one M
Siemens Energy has been awarded an onshore wind power order for the Sere wind power plant on the west coast of South Africa. This is already the second wind power order for Siemens from South Africa. The Sere project is a flagship project for the customer ESKOM, which is one of the world's largest utilities. The scope of supply includes the delivery and installation of 46 wind turbines of the type SWT-2.3-108, with an output of 2.3 Megawatts (MW), a rotor diameter of 108 meter on 115 meter towers each. The deal also includes a five-year-service agreement. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin in the second half of 2013, with the start of operations expected during first half of 2014.
"South Africa has outstanding conditions for the utiliz
Globeleq, the emerging markets power company, has inaugurated its 44 MW Eolo de Nicaragua S.A. (Eolo) wind farm in Nicaragua, strengthening its position as the leading renewable energy company in the Central American region.
The Eolo wind farm is located in the province of Rivas on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, about 123 kms south of the capital Managua. Using 22 x 2.0 MW Gamesa G90 wind turbine generators, electricity is sold through two 20-year PPAs to the national privately owned distribution companies.
Mikael Karlsson, Globeleq's CEO, said "This event symbolizes another important investment commitment by Globeleq and our partner Mesoamerica Power (Mesoamerica), as we continue to build the leading wind company in Central America. W
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