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17 April 2014

Siemens receives major order for BorWin3 North Sea grid connection from TenneT

Siemens receives an order from TenneT for an offshore wind farm grid connection in the North Sea. In a consortium with Petrofac Siemens will supply the complete technology for efficient direct-current transmission for the BorWin3 grid connection as the consortium leader. When completed in 2019, the 900 megawatt BorWin3 grid connection to will supply nearly one million German households with electricity.

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12 April 2014

OpenHydro and Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE) forge joint venture to develop major European tidal array

Tidal technology company OpenHydro, a DCNS company, and Alderney Renewable Energy (ARE) have today signed a joint venture which will see the two companies combine their expertise and resources to develop a 300 MW tidal array in Alderney waters. The island of Alderney is located in the Channel Islands and its territorial waters contain one of the world's largest tidal energy resources. Once completed, the array will produce enough power for over 150,000 homes.

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4 April 2014

Fortum wins COGEN Europe Annual Recognition Award for its investments in highly efficient CHPs based on local fuels

Fortum has been recognised by COGEN Europe for an effective implementation of its resource efficient CHP strategy. Despite challenging business conditions and diverse local legislative requirements, Fortum has in one year commissioned a portfolio of four new combined heat and power (CHP) plants in four different countries in the Baltic Rim area. All those plants increase the share of heat and electricity produced from renewable sources.

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29 March 2014

Valmet to supply waste to energy boiler to Nybro Värmecentral AB in Sweden

Valmet will supply a 22 megawatt (MWth) waste boiler unit to Nybro Värmecentral AB's new combined heat and power plant in Transtorp in the southeast of Sweden. Valmet's delivery is part of Nybro Värmecentral's project of which total value is about EUR 54 million.

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26 March 2014

Metso's biomass moisture analyzer wins esteemed iF design award

Metso's biomass moisture analyzer has received the esteemed iF design award in one of the world's top product design competitions. The jury recognized the product for its design quality, degree of innovation, environmental impact, functionality, safety and branding, among others. With the analyzer, it is possible to accurately measure the moisture content of virtually any bulk material, such as wood-based samples, annual fibers, minerals and sludge, regardless of the material quality or particle size.

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25 March 2014

Siemens to construct factory for offshore wind power in Great Britain

Siemens is investing more than EUR190 million (GBP160 million) in new offshore production facilities in Great Britain. Production of rotor blades for offshore wind turbines of the 6-megawatt class is planned, with a new logistics- and service centre slated for Hull.

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21 March 2014

Siemens: Operating "green" power plants more efficiently

Special information technology and software will be used to lower the operating costs of renewable power plants such as biogas installations or solar parks. The solution consists of a software platform through which participating companies can work together efficiently and confidentially. Siemens realized this platform with partners in the research project EUMONIS.

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14 March 2014

Toshiba's Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems Make Renewable Energy More Practical

Toshiba Corporation has announced that it has delivered battery energy storage systems integrating the company's SCiB, an innovative lithium-ion secondary battery to Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc., for a demonstration project to expand introduction of renewable energy sources on remote islands. The systems have been installed in substations on Tanegashima Island and Amamioshima Island, in Kagoshima prefecture.

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13 March 2014

Vestas Wind Systems Blows into World-Leading Position for 2013 Wind Turbine Installations, says GlobalData

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems (Vestas) has regained its position as the world-leading turbine installer, reaching first place in the top five companies in terms of total capacity installed, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData's unique wind turbine installation figures for 2013.

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11 March 2014

Fortum, UPM and Valmet are jointly developing technology to produce advanced biomass based fuels

Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new, winning technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio liquids. The idea is to develop catalytic pyrolysis technology for upgrading bio-oil and commercialise the solution.

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10 March 2014

Vestas receives 99MW order, its largest ever in Finland

Vestas has received its largest ever order in Finland with a 99 MW order from leading Finnish developer TuuliWatti Oy. The order consists of two projects utilising V126-3.3 MW turbines and featuring Vestas' Large Diameter Steel Towers (LDST), which allows for taller hub heights and therefore greater annual energy production at low wind speeds.

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10 March 2014

New operations and maintenance system reduces the cost of offshore wind

A new system for wind farm operations and maintenance is set to significantly reduce the maintenance costs. The system has been developed by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) using data from energy company Essent/RWE. It efficiently collects and analyses data from offshore wind farms and is used in order to continuously improve the cost-reducing strategy for operations and maintenance.

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8 March 2014

In Barcelona, Siemens to exhibit its uprated D3-platform wind turbine generators

Step by step, Siemens Energy is successfully pursuing its strategy for lowering the costs of wind power. At the European annual event for the wind energy industry, EWEA 2014, being held March 10 to 13 in Barcelona, Siemens Energy's Wind Power Division is showing how the uprated performance of its state-of-the art direct-drive D3 wind turbines extracts higher energy yields. Exhibiting under the slogan "Watts up!", Siemens is presenting the new onshore 3.2 megawatt wind turbine which, depending on its site of installation, can deliver up to 4 percent higher annual yield than its predecessor model.

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7 March 2014

Feasibility Study for World's First US-Based Commercial OTEC Plant and Sea Water Air Conditioning Systems in USVI

Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) and United States Virgin Islands (USVI) Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for feasibility study for world's first US-based commercial on-shore OTEC plant and Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC) systems in USVI. DCNS will participate in the feasibility study and will be the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor for OTEC power plants in selected markets.

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7 March 2014

Neste Oil together with its Dutch partners win a Sustainable Bio Award for their work on sustainable aviation biofuel

The joint initiative, Bioport for jet fuels in the Netherlands, between Neste Oil and its Dutch partners received a Sustainable Bio Award in Amsterdam on 5 March. Launched in November 2013, the initiative is designed to promote the deployment of sustainably produced biofuels in the aviation sector.

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6 March 2014

Construction of the largest own developed Nordex wind farm in France to commence in 2015

After clearing the last major hurdle, wind turbine manufacturer Nordex and its partner the H2air Group are now able to commence their largest wind farm project in France to date. The two parties have been able to secure the finance for the 75-MW "Seine Rive Gauche Nord" (SRN) wind farm via KGAL Investment Management.

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4 March 2014

UPM and Metropolia proudly present: The Biofore Concept Car drives sustainable change through innovative use of biomaterials

The Biofore Concept Car showcases the use of UPM's innovative biomaterials in the automotive industry. The majority of parts traditionally made from plastics are replaced with high quality, safe and durable biomaterials, UPM Formi and UPM Grada, which can significantly improve the overall environmental performance of car manufacturing. The Biofore Concept Car is designed and manufactured by students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

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3 March 2014

Nordex SE secures funding for continued growth

The Nordex Group has signed with its banks a new and substantially optimized syndicated credit facility for bank guarantees. The term, scope and conditions of this guarantee credit facility have been adjusted to meet the Group's current requirements. Thus, the facility amounts to EUR 550 million and ends on 30 June 2017.

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28 February 2014

Neste Oil and DONG Energy to begin cooperation on technology development for renewable fuels

Neste Oil, the world's largest producer of premium-quality renewable fuels, has joined forces with DONG Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, to develop an integrated process to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel based on agricultural residues.

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28 February 2014

Fleet tests of UPM's wood-based diesel show great results at VTT

The first fleet tests of UPM's renewable diesel proved that UPM BioVerno works in cars just as well as any regular diesel. The fleet tests were conducted by the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. They were started in May last year and ran until early 2014.

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