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European offshore: Turbine models - The magnificent seven

European offshore: Turbine models - The magnificent seven

Europe's offshore wind developers now have a increasingly wide range of supersize turbines to choose from as projects become larger and further from shore. Eize de Vries compares and contrasts the turbines of 5MW and over that are suitable for this market.

Bulgaria ends wind incentives

Bulgaria ends wind incentives

BULGARIA: The Bulgarian parliament has put an end to incentive prices for new wind farms as it seeks to cut energy sector deficits and contain power prices in the EU's poorest member state.

Vestas issues €500 million bond

Vestas issues €500 million bond

DENMARK: Vestas has placed a seven-year €500 million Eurobond with an interest, or coupon, rate of 2.75%.

Areva update on Gamesa JV

Areva update on Gamesa JV

FRANCE: Areva will continue its offshore wind operations via the planned joint-venture with Gamesa, the group confirmed today as it announced a record loss of €4.834 billion in 2014.

MPs call for CfD review

MPs call for CfD review

UK: A group of members of parliament (MPs) in the UK has called on the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) to conduct a review into the contracts for difference (CfD) process before the next auction.

Storms bring down Gamesa turbine

Storms bring down Gamesa turbine

SPAIN: Iberdrola confirmed it is investigating a turbine fall in February affecting a Gamesa G47-660kW wind turbine at the 16-year old 19.8MW El Tablado wind plant in Zaragoza and Soria, one of Spain's windiest provinces.

Block Island reaches financial close

Block Island reaches financial close

UNITED STATES: Deepwater Wind's 30MW Block Island project has reached financial close, the first offshore project in the US to do so.

Analysis: Iran plans for wind powered future

Analysis: Iran plans for wind powered future

IRAN: While Western media focus on Iran's nuclear intentions, the country has big plans for wind power, with at least 450MW expected online in the foreseeable future, in addition to the 117MW already online.

India enters top five in EY attractiveness index

India enters top five in EY attractiveness index

WORLDWIDE: India rises one place to fifth as the UK slips from seventh to eighth in Ernst and Young's (EY) latest renewable energy country attractiveness index as Egypt enters the top 40.

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Last updated 26 February 2015

ProjectCountryMWDeveloperTurbineOnline yearDate reported
Gulf of El-Zayt Egypt 220MW NREA Gamesa 2MW 2018 24/02/2015
Onze Muids France 27MW STEAG New Energies Nordex N117/3000 2016 24/02/2015
Nordergrunde Germany 111MW wpd Senvion 6.2M126 2016 23/02/2015
Noupoort South Africa 80MW Mainstream Renewable Power Siemens SWT-2.3-108 2016 23/02/2015
Loeriesfontein 2 South Africa 140MW Mainstream Renewable Power Siemens SWT-2.3-108 2016 23/02/2015
Khobab South Africa 140MW Mainstream Renewable Power Siemens SWT-2.3-108 2016 23/02/2015
Pindai Brazil 42MW Chesf&Sequoia Energia Gamesa G97-2MW 2016 20/02/2015
Maevaara 2 Sweden 33MW OX2 Vestas V126-3.3MW 2016 19/02/2015
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