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US Offshore Wind Supply Chain Roadmap

The national offshore wind energy target of 30 gigawatts (GW) by 2030 referenced the potential benefits of establishing a domestic supply chain. NREL led the 30 GW by 2030: A Supply Chain Road Map for Offshore Wind in the United States project to create a road map that identifies challenges and solutions to developing a nationally focused offshore wind energy supply chain that has the potential to manufacture all major components domestically by 2030.

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Vestas to supply turbines for 1.2 GW Baltic Power offshore wind project

Vestas, a Danish wind turbine company, has been chosen as the preferred turbine supplier for Baltic Power, a 1.2 GW offshore wind project in Poland. Baltic Power is being built by a partnership between PKN ORLEN and Northland Power. Vestas will deliver 76 of its V236-15.0 MW turbines for the wind project, which is located 23 km from the Polish Baltic Sea coastline.

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Increasing Innovation: Emerging trends in wind turbine drivetrains and towers

A range of wind turbine drivetrains with various costs, techno­logies, physical features, efficiencies, deg­rees of reliability and materials currently exist in the market. Another crucial component of a wind energy system is the turbine tower. The material, height and size of turbine towers are key determinants of the power outcomes and economic returns of wind energy projects.

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Nordex Group receives wind turbine supply order in Finland

Nordex Group, a German wind turbine manufacturer, has won a wind turbine supply contract from a partnership that includes Helen, a Finnish energy utility, and the landsbanken Wind Power Fund. For the 147.5 MW Karahka wind farm, Nordex will deliver and install 25 of its N163/5.X turbines. The Karahka wind facility will be developed in the north of Oulainen, a town in Finland’s North Ostrobothnia region.

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Siemens Gamesa to supply turbines for Moray West wind farm in Scotland 

Siemens Gamesa, a Spanish energy company, has been awarded a contract to supply 60 wind turbine units for the 882 MW Moray West offshore wind power project in Scotland. According to the agreement, the company will deliver its SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbines, each having a capacity of 14.7MW. Each SG 14-222 DD turbine will have a 222 metre rotor diameter and use Siemens Gamesa’s 108 metre-long IntegralBlades.

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Celsia orders 369 MW of Nordex wind turbines for projects in Colombia

Celsia, a power distribution company, has received a 369 MW wind turbine supply order with German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex Group for three wind projects in Colombia. Nordex will deliver 63 wind turbines to the Acacia II, Camelias, and Carreto wind farms as part of the contract. The Acacia II and Camelias wind projects are in the Guajira region of Colombia, while the Carreto wind project is in Atlantico.

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Nordex Group receives 105 MW wind turbine contract in Serbia

Nordex Group, a German wind turbine manufacturer, has secured a 105 MW turbine supply order for the Krivaca wind farm in Serbia. The Krivaca wind project is located in the municipalities of Golubac, Kucevo, and Veliko Gradiste in eastern Serbia. It will have the capacity to generate 310 GWh of clean energy per year, which is approximately 1 per cent of the country’s total power consumption.

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Vestas to supply turbines for German offshore wind farm

Vestas, a Danish wind turbine maker, has signed an agreement to supply wind turbines to EnBW for the 900 MW He Dreiht offshore project in Germany on a conditional basis. The agreement was reached after EnBW pre-selected Vestas to supply the offshore wind turbines for the project through an EU tender process in July 2021.

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US Offshore Wind Supply Chain: Report by NREL

NREL released a report outlining supply chain needs required to reach the United States’ national offshore wind goal of 30 gigawatts by 2030. With international offshore wind supply chains already near capacity, there is an immediate need to develop a domestic network to scale up this industry. This report estimates achieving 30 GW of offshore wind capacity will require at least 2,100 wind turbines and foundations and 6,800 miles of cable.

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Vattenfall inaugurates a 353 MW onshore wind farm in Sweden

Vattenfall, Sweden’s state-owned power company, is set to open its Blakliden Fäbodberget onshore wind farm in the municipalities of Sele and Lycksele. Vattenfall owns a 30 per cent stake in the 353 MW wind farm, which is jointly owned by Vattenfall, Vestas, and AIP Management. The facility is equipped with 84 wind turbines and has the capacity to generate 1 tWh of clean energy, enough to power almost 220,000 homes in the area. 

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China remains the global wind powerhouse

China’s transition to a subsidy-free market in 2021 resulted in 34% less capacity installed in the country YoY (-24 GW), which heavily impacted the global total. However, the nearly 48 GW installed in China in 2021 indicates that strong market fundamentals remain despite the shift in policy. If we exclude China, the rest of the world added more than 47 GW of new capacity, a 14% increase YoY, driven primarily by significant growth in Asia Pacific (+134%), Northern Europe (+100%), and Latin America (+82%).

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ORIT to acquire stake in 270 MW offshore wind farm in UK

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT), a UK-based renewable investment firm, has agreed to acquire a 7.75 per cent stake in the Lincs offshore wind farm. Lincs, with a capacity of 270MW, is located offshore from England’s east coast and has been operational since 2013. The offshore wind facility, which spans 35 km sq, is equipped with 75 wind turbines, each with a 3.6MW capacity.

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Automation Era: Digital solutions set to transform the wind sector

Digitalisation presents several advantages to wind energy systems in terms of improved safety, greater reliability and accuracy in data collection, spee­dy dissemination of data, lower operatio­nal cos­ts and greater flexibility in undertaking ma­in­tenance activities. The development of digital technologies for operation and ma­in­tenance (O&M) has given rise to new business models in the energy sector due to redu­ced dependence on hu­man interventions.

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Envision to supply turbines for wind project in Laos

Envision Group, a Chinese energy company, has signed a letter of intent with Impact Energy Asia Development (IEAD) to supply wind turbines for the Monsoon Wind Project in Laos. For the 600 MW project, the company intends to deliver 133 EN-171 wind turbines, each having a capacity of 4.51 MW. The project is being developed by IEAD, and once fully operational, it will generate over 1,700 GWh of green energy each year.

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Unlocking onshore wind in Poland

Poland’s restrictive onshore wind law limits the deployment of new wind projects to a value that is not compatible with EU’s climate targets. An update to Poland’s problematic onshore wind law is already on the table, yet the government is delaying the amendment despite huge public support. Being the cheapest energy source, onshore wind could also help lower the extremely high coal-and-gas-driven electricity prices, currently wreaking havoc in the country’s economy.

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RWE wins two new onshore wind projects in Germany

In an onshore wind power infrastructure auction, the German Federal Network Agency awarded RWE two onshore wind projects. The Grevenbroich wind farm in North Rhine-Westphalia has a total installed capacity of 45 MW, whereas the Bartelsdorf 2 project is in Lower Saxony. The Grevenbroich wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 17.1 MW, and construction is planned to start in the second quarter of 2022.

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Goldwind wins two wind power projects in Ukraine

The Xinjiang based Goldwind Technology Co., Ltd. has won two wind power projects in Ukraine, namely the 337.5 MW Zophia wind power project and the 288 MW Ochakov wind power project. With a total installed capacity of 625.5 MW, the former is located in Zaporizhia and the latter in Ochakov, both in southern Ukraine. The two projects entail 75 units of GW 155-4.5 MW and 60 units of GW 155-4.8 MW smart wind turbines.

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Emerging waste streams: Opportunities and challenges of the clean energy transition from a circular economy perspective

This briefing by the European Environment Agency focuses on the waste aspect of three main renewable energy infrastructure types: solar PV cells for electricity production, wind turbines and batteries for energy storage. This briefing describes the nature and scale of the circular economy aspects, the opportunities and challenges that the deployment of these three technologies brings and how policy can help drive the changes to achieve the best environmental outcome.

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EDF and Masdar commission the first wind farm in Saudi Arabia

The 400MW Dumat Al Jandal project, Saudi Arabia’s first and largest wind farm, is now linked to the grid and producing electricity, according to developers EDF Renewables and Masdar. Vestas’ V150-4.0/4.2 wind turbines, each capable of generating 4.2MW to the grid, are used in the 400MW project.

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