Wind Energy

845 MW wind project projected to be largest land-based wind farm in the world

Los Angeles - The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, led by Global Project Finance Group partner Karen Wong, Global Securitas Group partner Paul Denaro and Global Project Finance Group co-chair Jonathan Green, represented joint lead arrangers Citi, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., RBS Securities and WestLB Securities, Inc.

Siemens receives second order for direct drive wind turbines in the U.S.

Siemens Energy will supply 15 of its SWT-3.0-101 direct drive wind turbines for Minnesota Power's Bison 1 wind power plant near Center, North Dakota. Minnesota Power modified its original order, replacing 33 Siemens SWT-2.3-101 geared wind turbines to now include 16 2.3-MW SWT-2.3-101 and 15 innovative 3-MW SWT-3.0-101 direct drive machines.

Siemens wins maintenance contracts for offshore electric grid connections in the North Sea

After having won the orders to build the two North Sea grid connections HelWin1 and BorWin2 in the summer of this year, Siemens has now also been contracted to carry out their entire maintenance.

GAMESA picks up contract to maintain new wind farms in France and Germany

Madrid/Zamudio, 23 September 2010. Gamesa, the global leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines, has won an operation and maintenance (O&M) contract covering a total of 21 wind farms located in France and Germany. These facilities, all owned by Iberdrola Renovables, have aggregate capacity of 163 MW.

GAMESA sells german wind farms with combined caoacity of 45 MW to IKEA Group

Madrid / Bilbao - Gamesa, a leading wind turbine manufacturer and a key global player in wind farm development, has sold a total of six German wind farms in four locations with combined installed capacity of 45.05 MW to IKEA Group in Germany.

Green light for offshore wind farms

The public authorities have decided to select ten or so sites for offshore wind farms in the Bretagne and Pays-de-la-Loire regions. The Ministry for the Environment will be issuing invitations to tender between now and October.

Beluga Shipping takes American investor on board for new building program

Bremen - Beluga Shipping GmbH, the global market leader in the project & heavy lift shipping segment, today announced plans to make further investments in the super heavy lift market, extend its existing business segments, and improve its overall service offering. Initially, additional growth is expected in the offshore wind farm sector.

Alstom gets 108 MW order from Brazil

Alstom has been awarded a contract by Odebrecht Energia for the supply of four wind farms in the South of Brazil. The contract was signed in the context of the reserve energy auction, A-3. In a reserve capacity auction the distribution company does not buy the electricity.