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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DNV GL launches the world's first commercially available marine energy planning tools
DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts (uniting Garrad Hassan, KEMA, DNV, GL Certification), has released WaveFarmer and TidalFarmer; the world's first marine energy planning tools to be made commercially available. The tools allow users to model marine energy projects, giving crucial insight into return on investment and annual energy yield.
Fortum partners to develop wave power in the UK
Fortum has signed a leasing agreement with the UK-based Wave Hub in order to test wave power solutions off the coast of Cornwall. The agreement provides Fortum with a new opportunity to rapidly deploy advanced, full-scale wave power converters in ocean conditions.
Valmet and US based Zilkha Biomass Energy announce collaborative agreement
Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC and Valmet have signed a five-year collaboration agreement in the field of steam exploded black pellets. The purpose of the agreement is to bring steam exploded black pellets to the market. These pellets are principally used for replacing fossil coal as the energy source in heat and power generation. The parties will work together to develop a joint global offering.
ABB wins power products orders worth $56 million in India
Zurich, Switzerland, February 20, 2014 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $56 million from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (POWERGRID), India’s central power transmission utility, to supply power transformers and shunt reactors for substations being built to support the country’s ultrahigh voltage transmission grid development. The orders were booked in the fourth quarter of 2013 and in the first quarter of 2014.
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