Siemens set to commission $390m wind turbine blade factory in UK.

Siemens set to commission $390m wind turbine blade factory in UK.

Siemens is set to commission its £310m ($389m) wind turbine blade factory at the Green Port Hull in Yorkshire, UK, marking a major step towards strengthening the country’s offshore wind sector. The site, which was redeveloped by Siemens and Associated British Ports, comprises a factory which will manufacture 7MW and next-generation 8MW offshore wind turbine […]

Siemens and Enel under fire in Western Sahara projects.

Siemens and Enel under fire in Western Sahara projects.

German manufacturer Siemens Wind Power and Italian developer Enel Green Power are under fire for their involvement in wind energy projects in the disputed territory of Western Sahara, effectively occupied by Morocco. The Western Sahara territory’s international status is currently undetermined, according to the European Court of Justice in December 2015. The territory is administered […]

Ventotec signs framework agreement for at least 200 Siemens wind turbines.

Ventotec signs framework agreement for at least 200 Siemens wind turbines.

Ventotec to take delivery over the next eight years Siemens to make at least 35 direct-drive turbines available per annum 20-year service agreements included German wind power plant project developer Ventotec GmbH is looking to work closely with Siemens. At WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, the firm, headquartered at Leer in East Friesland, signed a framework agreement […]

Siemens to supply high-voltage switchgear for hydropower plant in Tajikistan.

Siemens to supply high-voltage switchgear for hydropower plant in Tajikistan.

Siemens is supplying two gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear (GIS) for the Rogun hydropower plant in Tajikistan, a country bordered by Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Afghanistan. The power plant is part of the Rogun Dam project. At a height of 335 meters, the dam taking shape here will be the highest in the world. The 8DQ1 switchgear, […]

Siemens expands Veja Mate role.

Siemens expands Veja Mate role.

Deal for upkeep of substation and turbine foundations begins in 2017 Siemens has been roped to provide maintenance for the offshore substation and turbine foundations at the 402MW Veja Mate wind farm in the North Sea. The German manufacturing giant said the five-year deal will begin once the project is commissioned next year. A total […]

Costa Rica inaugurates 305.5-MW Reventazon hydropower plant.

Costa Rica inaugurates 305.5-MW Reventazon hydropower plant.

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis, on Sept. 16, inaugurated the US$1.4 billion 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric plant on the Reventazon River, located in the Limon province of Costa Rica. Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), Costa Rica’s state-owned electric and telecommunications utility, will operate the facility that includes a 130-meter-tall dam, a 6.9-square-km reservoir and a […]

Gamesa buys half of Adwen from Areva for 60 million euros.

Gamesa buys half of Adwen from Areva for 60 million euros.

Spain’s Gamesa said on Thursday it has acquired 50 percent of offshore wind turbine Adwen from Areva for 60 million euros (50.93 million pounds) after a merger between the Spanish wind-farm manufacturer and Siemens. When Siemens and Gamesa agreed their merger in June, they specified that Areva had three months to decide whether it wanted to buy […]

SSE trumpets £108m Clyde boost.

SSE trumpets £108m Clyde boost.

UK economic benefit detailed as first turbine goes up at Scottish extension SSE has trumpeted a £108m contribution to the UK economy as the first turbine starts going up at its 173MW Clyde 2 wind farm in southwest Scotland. The utility developer is assembling the lower towers on the initial Siemens 3.2MW turbines ahead of […]

Aqualis lands Siemens global job.

Aqualis lands Siemens global job.

Framework agreement to provide engineering services for offshore wind Aqualis Offshore UK has signed a contract with Siemens to provide engineering services for offshore wind turbine installations. Under the framework services agreement, the Norwegian company will provide engineering and design services including jack-up site specific assessments, geotechnical assessments as well as marine warranty services and […]

Spanish duo win EA1 jacket job.

Spanish duo win EA1 jacket job.

Navantia and Windar to fabricate 34 foundations for 714MW wind farm Spanish outfits Navantia and Windar have won a contract from Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) to fabricate 34 jackets for the 714MW East Anglia 1 wind farm off the UK coast. As part of the deal Navantia will work with UK steel manufacturers to supply raw […]

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