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Projects announced

UK: Volkswind has made contact with local residents regarding its proposals to erect 10 wind turbines at a site at Heydon Grange, near Fowlmere, in South Cambridgeshire.

AFRICA: Lesotho is set to build its first ever wind farm with construction starting in 2011.

AUSTRALIA: Epuron is planning to construct the Liverpool Range wind farm at a site between Cassilis and Coolah, in the middle of the Upper Hunter area of New South Wales.

TURKEY: Ormazabal has supplied medium voltage switchgear and protection devices for the Turguttepe wind farm located in Milas, Turkey which became operational in November 2010.

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Project planning

UNITED STATES: Cascade County Zoning Board of Adjustment has granted special-use permit to Invenergy to build the 24 MW Big Otter wind farm in Montana.

ROMANIA: CEZ has secured a 17-year EUR200 million loan from the European Investment Bank to finance construction of the second phase of the Fantanele-Cogealac wind farm in Romania.

 

UK: North Lincolnshire Planning Committee has rejected RWE npower Renewables’ plans to build the 45 MW Saxby Wold wind farm. North Lincolnshire Planning Committee has rejected RWE npower Renewables’ plans to build the 45 MW Saxby Wold wind farm.

UNITED STATES: The Woodstock Appeals Board is holding a meeting to hear an appeal of the site plan approval for the 20 MW Spruce Mountain wind farm in Woodstock, Maine.

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Project supply contracts

UK: EDF Energy has awarded a contract to Vestas to provide 48 wind turbines for its Lammermuir Hills wind farm in the Borders, Scotland.

DENMARK: MT Højgaard has won a €175 million contract from Dong Energy to manufacture and install turbine foundations for the Anholt offshore wind farm.

SCOTLAND: Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (Morl) is looking for most viable locations to make an onshore base for its £4.5 billion Moray Firth offshore wind farm.

TURKEY: Ormazabal has supplied medium voltage switchgear and protection devices for the Turguttepe wind farm located in Milas, Turkey which became operational in November 2010.

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Wind Finance

UNITED STATES: NorthWestern Energy has tentatively confirmed to buy a 25 MW wind farm to be built near the Highwood Mountains, east of Great Falls in Montana.

CHINA: China Ruifeng Galaxy Renewable Energy has offered to release $18.58m of convertible bonds to capital markets services firm Advance Gain Enterprises.

UK: University of Edinburgh spin-out company NGenTec has attracted £2m in equity investment to be used to deliver its generator technology to the large-scale offshore wind turbine market.

GERMANY: Conergy AG has signed an agreement to sell its German and French wind development and operating assets to an investment fund managed by Impax Asset Management.

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