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Windpower Round-Up
Windpower Round-Up 21st January 2021

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This week's top stories

Turbines of the Year 2020: Winners against all odds
The wind-energy industry’s ingenuity and resilience shone through the many challenges of 2020, with new approaches to old ideas featuring alongside innovative concepts
  Turbines of the Year 2020: Winners against all odds
 
Looking back on 2020 – Part 1: How the wind industry defied global pandemic
As in most areas of life, the Covid-19 pandemic cast a big shadow over the wind industry, yet the sector proved its resilience, as the first part of Windpower Monthly's round-up of the big themes of the year shows
  Looking back on 2020 – Part 1: How the wind industry defied global pandemic
 
Turn of the year sees US commissioning surge
Wind farm commissioning ramped up significantly in the US towards the end of 2020, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly
  Turn of the year sees US commissioning surge
 
Siemens Gamesa closes two blade plants in Spain
The manufacturer described the associated job losses as "tough, but necessary"
  Siemens Gamesa closes two blade plants in Spain
 
Equinor and BP victorious in New York offshore wind tender
Equinor and BP have been selected to build nearly 2.5GW of offshore wind off the coast of New York, taking the US state’s total offshore commitments with the energy giants to 3.3GW
  Equinor and BP victorious in New York offshore wind tender
 
Vestas to cut jobs as part of offshore wind JV integration
Vestas plans to cut about 220 jobs as it integrates MHI Vestas into the company
  Vestas to cut jobs as part of offshore wind JV integration
 
January 2021
Read the January edition of Windpower Monthly page-by-page online now!
It is time for the Windpower Monthly awards, as we review the best new turbines, drivetrains, blades and technology innovations. The printed version of January's Windpower Monthly is on its way, but with postal services disrupted and some offices closed due to the pandemic, here it is in a digital format to make sure you don't miss out
  Read the January edition of Windpower Monthly page-by-page online now!
 

Partner Content

Virtual roundtable: WPM Award winners discuss the future of turbine technology
Join us on 28th January as our award winners share how the industry can raise standards, push design limits, increase capacity demand and reduce the cost of energy.
  Virtual roundtable: WPM Award winners discuss the future of turbine technology
 
WPM & ZF Webinar: Why modular platforms are the future of wind power
Join us on 23 Feb as we discuss the benefits of shifting to a modular gearbox platform.
  WPM & ZF Webinar: Why modular platforms are the future of wind power
 

Windpower Intelligence


The latest project updates

USA: GE Renewable Energy has finalised the supply and service contracts for Ørsted’s 1.1GW Ocean Wind project. It will supply Haliade-X 12 MW turbines with an option to utilise the 13MW variant and provide service for five years.

USA: RWE has agreed the sale to Greencoat, of 24% stakes in four onshore wind farms in Texas: the 201MW Stella and 220MW Cranell, the newly online 200MW Raymond East and the under construction 240MW Raymond West. It follows the RWE’s recent agreement to sell 51% stakes in the assets to a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.

USA: The 155MW Tatanka Ridge wind farm in South Dakota has commenced commercial operations. Owned by Avangrid Renewables (15%) and WEC Energy Group (85%), it comprises 56 turbines.

POLAND: The Taaleri SolarWind II fund and Masdar have acquired the under construction Mlawa and Grajewo wind farms. Set to reach full operations in the fourth quarter of 2021, together they will provide 51.4MW.

UK: Statkraft has submitted plans to The Highland Council, for the Ackron wind farm near Melvich, Sutherland. It would comprise 12 turbines, providing up to 49.9MW.

JAPAN: Pattern Energy has closed financing of a $515m fund, Green Power Renewable No. 1 Investment LP. It will invest in five Japanese renewable energy assets, including the 33MW Ohorayama, 12MW Otsuki and 122MW Tsugaru wind farms.


 

 

 


 


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