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Nordex Group Receives Order for 62 MW in UK

At the end of the 3rd Quarter, the Nordex Group received an order for the delivery of thirteen N133/4.8 turbines in the UK. The order also includes a 15 year Premium service contract for the turbines linked to production-based availability. The 62 MW wind farm will be built in a former coal mining region in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The site is characterized by good mean wind speeds of 8.6 meters per second, perfect for the turbine variant for strong wind locations of the Delta4000 generation turbines. Installation of the turbines will start in autumn 2021.

The project and customer are undisclosed.

Siemens Gamesa 5.X Platform for Björnberget Wind Project in Sweden

Siemens Gamesa has closed the largest order to date for its 5.X platform with a new deal to supply 372 MW of the SG 5.8-170 turbine for the Björnberget project in Sweden. The wind farm, owned by asset manager Prime Capital and independent power producer Enlight, will be one of the largest onshore wind projects to start construction in Europe this year and brings the total order entry for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X to 1 GW in record time, only 18 months after its launch. It also consolidates the partnership between Siemens Gamesa and Prime Capital in Scandinavia, with close to 1 GW of projects.

Thanks to the OptimaFlex technology, the 60 units of the SG 5.8-170 will operate at 6.2 MW, which combined with the largest rotor in the onshore segment leads to unparalleled Annual Energy Production (AEP) and the lowest cost of energy. These features have positioned the Siemens Gamesa 5.X as the benchmark technology in the market, which plans to phase out its green certificate system.

The wind turbines, which have been certified for a 30-year lifetime and will be covered by a 15-year service agreement, will be installed in 2022 in the municipality of Ånge, in central Sweden. Once commissioned, Björnberget will be the largest ever Siemens Gamesa project in the Nordics and will generate enough electricity to meet the demands of around 300,000 European households.

Van Oord Takes Share in Saare Wind Energy

Following agreement between the parties, Van Oord is now a shareholder in Saare Wind Energy. Saare Wind Energy is developing the Saaremaa offshore wind farm in Estonia. The collaboration with Van Oord allows Saare Wind Energy to intensify the development process for this offshore wind farm, as financial support and knowledge are combined. Saare Wind Energy has extensive knowledge of local conditions and the environmental impact assessment. Van Oord, being an experienced offshore wind contractor, has been involved in several early developments of offshore wind farms.
Saaremaa offshore wind farm

Saare Wind Energy is developing an area of up to 200 square kilometers south-west of the Estonian Island Saaremaa. The area could facilitate an offshore wind farm of over 1,000 MW. The development of the wind farm started in 2015. The Estonian government decided in May 2020 that Saare Wind Energy can proceed with the location permit procedure and the associated Environmental Impact Assessment. In January 2020, Saare Wind Energy and Van Oord agreed to cooperate on the Saaremaa offshore wind farm project. The Netherlands Embassy in Tallinn and the Estonian Investment Agency supported the initiative for this collaboration.

The Saaremaa offshore wind farm location offers an unique opportunity for a hybrid project. The combination of good wind resources, an offshore wind location in line with the Marine Spatial Plan and the opportunity to develop interconnectors across the Baltic Sea to Sweden and Latvia, give Estonia the opportunity to take first steps in implementing the vision of the Baltic Sea declaration.

Tilt Renewables Reports Accident at Dundonnell Wind Farm

Tilt Renewables announced that on the 5th October 2020, an incident occurred at the Dundonnell Wind Farm where a single blade separated from the hub of a turbine and fell to the ground. There were no injuries caused by the incident and there is no damage to any other property or wind turbines to report. All wind turbines at the site are currently removed from service whilst an investigation and assessment of the damage is undertaken.

A root cause analysis will be completed in conjunction with the wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, which will inform the assurance process on the other turbines prior to these being returned to service.

GE’s Haliade-X Offshore Wind Turbine Prototype Operating at 13 MW

GE Renewable Energy announced today that its Haliade-X prototype, the world’s most powerful wind turbine operating to date, has being optimized and is now operating at a 13 MW power output. During the following months, this prototype will undergo a series of tests to perform different types of measurements and obtain its type certificate in the coming months. The Haliade-X 13 MW, which is an uprated version of the prototype that has been successfully operating in Rotterdam since November 2019, recently secured its provisional type certificate§ and set a new world record by generating 288 MWh in one single day.
This uprated 13 MW Haliade-X version will continue to feature 107-meter long blades and a 220-meter rotor and will be able to generate 4% more Annual Energy Production than the previous 12 MW version of the prototype.

The Haliade-X 13 MW offshore wind turbine will be used in the first two phases of UK’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm, with a total of 190 units to be installed starting in 2023. This will mark the first installation of the world’s most powerful wind turbine in operation to date at what will be the world’s biggest offshore wind farm.

The Haliade-X technology has also been selected as the preferred wind turbine for the 120 MW Skipjack and 1,100 MW Ocean Wind projects in the US.

Launched in 2018, GE’s Haliade-X offshore wind platform is helping to drive down offshore wind’s levelized cost of energy and is making offshore wind energy a more affordable source of renewable energy. The Haliade-X platform serial production will kick off in the second half of 2021 at GE’s Saint-Nazaire factory in France.

Ga je voor de lange termijn dan moet je bij de nutsbedrijven - uitbaters van vooral windparken (en ook wel zon, waterkracht) zijn.
1. Orsted
2. Nextera Energy
3. Iberdrola
4. Elia (alleen om alles aan te sluiten maar wel essentieel....)
5. Enel

Hou je van meer volantiele aandelen, moet je bij de bouwers zelf zijn.
1. Vestas
2. Gamesa
3. GE
4. Nordex

Nutsbedrijven met windparken en zon, maar hoofdzakelijk waterkracht...
1. Verbund AG
2. EDP Renovaveis
Birds Are Good at Avoiding Wind Turbine Blades

Vattenfall announced that a new study of birds at Klim Wind Farm in Northern Jutland in Denmark shows that birds are far better at avoiding turbine blades than previously thought. The positive results confirm bigger potential for co-existence between nature and wind farms. The study at Klim Wind Farm and the Natura 2000 nature reserve Vejlerne has documented the number of potential colliding birds by searching around turbines, with adjustments for what foxes and similar animals may have removed. For both pink-footed geese and cranes, the calculated evasive response over the two study years stood at 99.9 percent based on a population of 20-30,000 geese and several hundred cranes respectively. Neither pink-footed geese nor cranes were found where it could be stated with certainty that they had died as a result of a collision with the wind turbines.

For the sake of prudence, the study assumed that all birds or remains of birds found under the turbines could have been involved in a collision.

By comparing the potential number of collided birds with those registered in the area, what is called an 'evasive response' was calculated using the internationally recognised Band model.

The study has been conducted for Vattenfall by three recognised consultancy firms, including local professional ornithologists.

The new study, which was carried out for Vattenfall by three experienced consultancy firms in cooperation with local ornithologists, shows that over 99 percent of the pink-footed geese and cranes that fly in the area avoid the wind turbine blades.

Klim Wind Farm is located in the immediate vicinity of the international Natura 2000 bird protection area Vejlerne. Each day, thousands of birds leave their roosting areas in Vejlerne and fly out to the nearby fields to find food, with many passing the wind farm.

The study was carried out partly to prove that Klim Wind Farm complies with its environmental permit, which stipulates that collisions must not exceed 75 per cent of the current sustainable mortality rates for populations of pink-footed geese and cranes.

Trajectory of pink-footed geese registered using radar with variations in width according to flock size. The red markings comprise the turbines and the study area.

Trajectory of pink-footed geese registered using radar with variations in width according to flock size. The red markings comprise the turbines and the study area.

It has been conducted over two periods, one and three years, respectively, after the erection of the wind farm in 2015 and is Denmark's most comprehensive study to date of how geese and cranes react to the spinning blades at a wind farm. The focus has been to calculate how many birds collide with the blades as well as how many birds fly in the area.

For three periods of just over a month in both the first and third years, the area around 11 turbines was checked every three days to see whether there were dead birds, feathers or other traces of bird remains. The number of birds in the study area was also mapped using laser binoculars, telescopes and radar, which made it possible to systematically measure distance and flight altitudes and subsequently create a 3D trajectory of each bird.

The research results are especially positive seen in the light of the growing need to erect wind turbines as part of efforts to curb climate change, as they point to the potential for the co-existence of nature and wind turbines.

Vestas en MHI hebben een overeenkomst getekend waarbij Vestas de volledige eigendom van MHI Vestas zal nemen.

MHI zal haar belang van 50 procent in de offshore wind joint venture aan Vestas verkopen in ruil voor een belang van 2,5 procent in Vestas en een zetel in de Raad van Bestuur van Vestas.

De transactie (offshore) heeft een waarde van (slechts) 709 miljoen EUR en zal naar verwachting in het vierde kwartaal van 2020 of het eerste kwartaal van 2021 worden afgerond.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) en Vestas Wind Systems hebben Johnny Thomsen aangesteld als de nieuwe CEO van MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

De groep heeft ook aangekondigd dat binnenkort een nieuw offshore windturbineplatform zal worden geïntroduceerd.

Het nieuwe platform zal naar verwachting concurreren met GE's Haliade-X en Siemens Gamesa's SG 14-222 DD-modellen.

Het nieuwe Vestas, wil ook volop inzetten in groene waterstof productie via haar nieuwe offshore windmolens....

Men besefte blijkbaar dat men de offshore /waterstof boot gemist had....,c3227531
Vattenfall & Aker Carbon Capture to Achieve Negative Emissions in Bio CCS Projects

Vattenfall has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Norwegian Aker Carbon Capture to accelerate the evaluation of future carbon capture plants in Sweden and Northern Europe. The agreement will support Vattenfall´s ambitions to achieve negative emissions in waste and bio CCS plants.

Vattenfall has the knowledge and proven experience of several Carbon Capture and Storage (technologies, already tested in a large-scale pilot plant in Germany, and test plants in the Netherlands and in the UK, between 2008-2014. However, CCS has taken many steps forward over the last year, leading to several projects moving forward both on the capture and on the storage side.

The Norwegian full-scale Demonstration Project, Longship CCS with its Northern Lights offshore storage facility, is one example. In addition, Denmark is planning a Greensand storage project, utilizing existing oil platform infrastructure.
The Memorandum of Understanding is non-exclusive and covers services related to advancing Vattenfall´s ambitions related to CCS and has a two-year timeline.

ENGIE Secures 100 MW of Wind & Solar Projects in CRE Tenders in France

Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition today made public the 100 winning projects of the latest calls for tenders from the Energy Regulatory Commission for wind CRE 1.6 and solar CRE 4.8. With nearly 100 MW allocated, ENGIE is consolidating its role as a leader in the development of new renewable installations in France, in a context of increased competitiveness marked by a sharp drop in prices.

In wind power, ENGIE is leader of the session with 6 projects won, for a total of 69 MW, or more than a quarter of the volumes allocated.

In solar, ENGIE has qualified 2 projects, for a total of 28 MWp, and thus consolidates its lead, all sessions combined over its competitors, with nearly 860 MWp cumulative.

Iberdrola Progress on Construction of Wind Farms in Asturias in Spain

Iberdrola is making progress in Asturias on the most comprehensive wind energy infrastructure project currently underway in Spain: the construction of three of the four wind farms Cordel-Vidural, Capiechamartín and Panondres that it has planned for the region, all of which will require an investment of more than EUR 100 million. The company will also start the construction of the fourth project, Verdigueiro, once the administrative authorisations are obtained. This new capacity, 130 MW of wind power, will allow it to triple the installed power it has so far in Asturias.

The company commenced the assembly work of the wind turbines, having finished the civil work, planned the arrival of materials at the wind farm sites and organised the different actions to be performed in the field. Up to 400 people are involved in these tasks. To reach the level of the wind farms, the materials towers, nacelles and blades, among others are transported along narrow single-access roads with numerous slopes and bends of up to almost 180º. This activity has required exhaustive planning to avoid effects on the planned works and to make possible the arrival of up to 200 daily shipments with different materials.

At an altitude of 800 metres, and in an area with constant weather shifts that make work difficult, large wind turbines are already being erected: blades of 56 metres in length, nacelles weighing 126 tonnes and towers of between 80 and 93 metres in height.

The wind farms will consist of SG114 wind turbines, with a unit capacity of 2.62 MW: Cordel-Vidural 37 MW is located between the municipalities of Navia, Valdés and Villayón; Capiechamartín 34 MW is located between Tineo and Valdés; Verdigueiro 36 MW will be built between Tineo and Villayón and Panondres 21 MW between Villayón and Valdés.

Once in operation, the wind farms will generate energy to supply more than 100,000 homes and avoid the emission of 65,500 tonne CO2 per year.

RWE Bags Evendorf & Krusemark in German Onshore Wind Auction

In the latest German auction for onshore wind energy, RWE won two bids. Evendorf wind farm, with an installed capacity of 11.7 megawatts, was awarded by the German Federal Network Agency in the very competitive grid expansion area of Lower Saxony. The future wind park will be located next to the A7 motorway between Hanover and Hamburg. Three Nordex wind turbines with a capacity of 3.9 MW each will be installed.

In addition, an extra turbine for RWE’s Krusemark repowering project in Saxony-Anhalt was awarded. During the course of this project, 15 old turbines will be dismantled and replaced by six 3.3-MW Nordex turbines. Five turbines were already successful in the auction in June. The sixth turbine received its permit, as expected, in August, making it eligible for the October auction. Planned installed capacity of Krusemark wind farm has thus been increased to 19.8 MW.

According to the German Federal Network Agency, the tender volume was 825,527 kW and 89 bids were submitted with a volume of 768,950 kW. The tender for onshore wind energy with a bidding deadline of 1st October was almost exhausted. 74 bids with a bidding volume of 658,650 kW were awarded. The average, quantity-weighted award price was 6.11 ct/kWh.

Siemens Gamesa Powered by 100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide

Companies in the industrial sectors account for more than 12 giga tonnes of the CO2 emissions worldwide. To reduce emissions, governments and companies have intensified their efforts to transition to a carbon neutral economy by increasing green energy sources, mainly renewables. Siemens Gamesa is leading the way to that cleaner future and is now powered worldwide by electricity from 100% renewable sources. With an annual electricity consumption of more than 180,000 MWh, with this achievement the company avoids emitting more than 80,000t CO2 annually, doubling the savings achieved the previous year. The electricity supply in locations with strong manufacturing footprints, such as Spain, Denmark, Germany and the United Kingdom, led the way and had gone green in recent years. The remaining locations have followed. The renewable electricity ratio has steadily increased from 62% in fiscal year 2019 to 100% in the recently closed fiscal year 2020.

Siemens Gamesa’s electricity consumption is covered by Energy Attribute Certificate, which ensure that the origin of the electricity is from renewable sources. In addition, Siemens Gamesa owns wind and solar assets that produced more than 390,000MWh of electricity offsite in fiscal year 2020. This is more than twice of the company’s own consumption, making Siemens Gamesa a net-producer of renewable electricity. The assets are located in Spain, Denmark, India and USA.

Siemens Gamesa established an ambitious roadmap to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, with climate targets verified by the Science Based Target initiative, becoming the first renewable energy manufacturer to do so. The first milestone in this journey was reached in late 2019, when Siemens Gamesa achieved carbon neutrality, allowing the company to take an active part in the quest for a cleaner future. The next steps are focusing on increasing energy efficiency and decreasing the emissions from Siemens Gamesa’s fleet.

RWE Renewable Awards Contract for DemoSATH Floating Project to Ferrovial

Leading global infrastructure operator Ferrovial has been selected for the manufacturing and assembly of the SATH floating platform in the DemoSATH project lead by Saitec Offshore Technologies in collaboration with RWE Renewables. The construction package will last 14 months and covers site preparation, concrete precasting, procurement of steel bulkheads and assembly of the floater along with management of the supply chain. The award of the construction contract is a significant milestone for the project and kicks-off the on-site works in the already granted area of the Port of Bilbao in northern Spain. Work will start in November 2020 under strict health and safety rules to protect against Covid-19, and will create around 60 local jobs during the peak of the project.

In February 2020, RWE Renewables and Saitec Offshore Technologies announced they were joining forces to test the floating platform for wind turbines off the Basque Coast. The DemoSATH project will deploy the first multi-megawatt floating offshore wind turbine connected to the Spanish grid. RWE Renewables will finance part of the project costs and contribute its extensive experience as the second largest player in offshore wind globally, gaining access to the resulting findings in return.

The SATH Technology floater is based on a twin hull, made of modularly prefabricated and subsequently braced concrete elements. It can align itself around a single point of mooring depending to the wind and wave direction.

For the prototype, the structure and the 2MW wind turbine will be assembled in the port of Bilbao. The base of the structure will be approximately 30 meters wide and approximately 64 meters long. The platform, including the turbine, will be towed to its anchorage point in a test field 2 miles off the coast at a depth of 85 meter. Hybrid mooring lines, composed by chains and fiber, anchored to the seabed will hold the floating body in position. The unit is expected to go into operation early 2022. The power generated by DemoSATH will provide enough annual electricity to meet the power needs for 2,000 homes and will prevent emissions of more than 5,100 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

The objective of the project is to collect data and gain real-life knowledge from the construction, operation and maintenance of the unit. DemoSATH will test the offshore behaviour of the platform in addition to the construction procedure to be used in future for mass production. The various sections of the floater will be first precast and then assembled in order to prove the efficiency of the industrial fabrication conceived by Saitec Offshore Technologies for upcoming commercial windfarm developments.

Tik voor windenergiebedrijven na uitblijven klinkende zege Biden

Gepubliceerd op 4 november 2020 12:33 | Views: 1.768

AMSTERDAM (AFN/RTR/BLOOMBERG) - Aandelen van windturbinemaker Vestas kelderden woensdag tot 12 procent op de beurs in Kopenhagen. Onzekerheid rond de Amerikaanse presidentsverkiezingen zorgt voor twijfel over toekomstige duurzaamheidsplannen in de Verenigde Staten. Ook andere bedrijven die actief zijn in duurzame energie daalden.

De Democratische presidentskandidaat Joe Biden benadrukte in zijn campagne grote investeringen in hernieuwbare energie voor te staan. In totaal wil hij 2 biljoen dollar uittrekken voor de overstap van fossiele naar groene energiebronnen.

Door het uitblijven van een 'blauwe golf', zoals een klinkende overwinning van Biden werd aangeduid, zitten groene energiebedrijven in de hoek waar de klappen vallen. Siemens Gamesa, dat ook turbines voor windmolenparken ontwikkelt, speelde in Madrid bijna 3 procent kwijt. Energiebedrijf Ørsted, dat zich voornamelijk op hernieuwbare energie richt, noteerde ruim 2 procent lager.

Bij het Deense Vestas, dat in de middaghandel ruim 4 procent lager koerste, speelt ook een tegenvaller bij de kwartaalcijfers mee. Hoewel het bedrijf de omzet het afgelopen kwartaal met 31 procent opvoerde tot 4,8 miljard euro, waren de cijfers over nieuwe orders minder dan verwacht.
De jaarlijkse Europese windenergie beurs, die elk jaar in december (1 - 4/12/2020) plaatsvindt in Hamburg, kan dit jaar fysiek niet plaatsvinden.

Maar je kan ze wel 4 dagen live volgen via: Wind TV

Er is gratis toegang, (openstream) waar je het hele gebeuren kan volgen, maar uiteraard niet op het spreekgestoelte (vanaf € 3600) mag plaats nemen….

Start 01-12-2020 om 9:15
Brussel wil veel meer windmolens en drijvende zonneparken op zee

Als het aan Frans Timmermans ligt, zijn de Noordzee, Baltische Zee, Middellandse zee, Zwarte Zee en ook de Atlantische Oceaan straks toonbeelden van schone, hernieuwbare energie. Er moeten veel meer windmolens en drijvende zonneparken op zee komen, kondigt de Eurocommissaris voor klimaat donderdag aan.

Europa wil klimaatneutraal zijn in 2050. Om dat voor elkaar te krijgen moet het aantal offshore windparken omhoog naar 60 Gigawatt vermogen in 2030 en 300 Gigawatt in 2050. Daarnaast willen Timmermans en zijn collega Kadri Simson, Eurocommissaris voor energie, nog eens 40 Gigawatt aan 'oceaan-energie' bouwen, met name drijvende zonneparken. Nu staat er zo'n 12 Gigawatt aan offshore wind in de Europese wateren. Er moet dus fors bijgebouwd worden de komende jaren om dat voor elkaar te krijgen.

Brussel heeft berekend dat €800 mrd nodig is. Twee derde van dat geld zal nodig zijn voor infrastructuur; een derde voor het daadwerkelijk bouwen van de windmolens en zonnepanelen. Het geld moet voornamelijk komen van grote energiebedrijven, zoals het Zweedse Vattenfall en het Deense Ørsted, die nu al veel offshorewindparken bezitten. Ook raadt Timmermans lidstaten aan geld uit het Europese herstelfonds te gebruiken.

Het Nederlandse kabinet, net als regeringen van andere lidstaten, zullen de Europese doelen moeten goedkeuren. Het Nederlandse deel van de Noordzee is met zijn relatief ondiepe water uitermate geschikt voor windparken.

Op dit moment draaien er twee windparken voor de kusten van Noord- en Zuid-Holland en een windpark zo'n 55 kilometer boven Schiermonnikoog. Maar er is meer in aanbouw. Tot 2030 ligt er voor 11 Gigawatt aan plannen voor Nederlandse windparken.

Geen plek meer
Dat brengt meteen het probleem in beeld om de Europese wensen waar te maken: er is geen plek meer. De meeste nationale wateren zitten vol of zijn al bestemd. Ook moet er rekening gehouden worden met visserij en biodiversiteit. Daarom moet er verder uit de kust worden gebouwd, vindt de Europese Commissie.

Het is dan lastiger om de opgewekte groene stroom aan land te brengen, de afstand is immers groter. Brussel wil het daarom gemakkelijker maken om de Europese stroommarkt verder te integreren. Nu houdt elk land er zijn eigen regels op na. Daarnaast geeft de ene lidstaat wel subsidie voor wind op zee en het andere niet of minder.

Windparken op zee zullen het grootste aandeel hebben in de groei van hernieuwbare energie in Europa, maar daarnaast wil de Commissie inzetten op innovatie. Voorbeelden zijn drijvende zonneparken, drijvende windmolens, het opwekken van energie door de beweging van golven en het getij en tot slot het maken van stroom uit zeealgen.

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