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12 October 2011

Austrian wind developer issues bond to raise construction cashp

An Austria-based wind energy developer said it plans to issue a bond and attract investors as it looks to expand its power portfolio to 450MW.

11 October 2011

GE wins deal to service EDPR’s 400 strong wind fleet in US

wind_turbine2_170_170 The US arm of Spanish utility EDP Renewables has signed a deal with General Electric for the wind turbine major to provide services for its 400-strong fleet in the country.

11 October 2011

RWE completes foundations for Thornton Bank offshore wind farm

German energy giant RWE has completed installation of 25 jacket foundations for the Thornton Bank 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of Belgium.

11 October 2011

GDF contracts Repower for 23 turbine order

German wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems has been contracted by French energy company GDF Suez to supply of 23 turbines for two projects in the Burgundy region of France.

11 October 2011

Tata Steel to supply offshore wind sector

India-based construction company Tata Steel has announced it will invest £2m into its Hartlepool tube works in North East England and has signed a new supply deal with German company Eisenbau Kramer as part of a drive to increase its product and service offering to the offshore wind sector.

11 October 2011

Italian wind developer to sell stakes in European projectsp

Infrastructure funds in the UK and across Scandinavia have reportedly expressed interest in picking up assets owned by an Italian renewable energy company.

10 October 2011

Deepwater Wind submits 1GW offshore proposal

US company Deepwater Wind has submitted a proposal for a 1GW offshore wind farm off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts following the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement call for information and nominations for projects in federal waters off the New England coast.

10 October 2011

Apex and shipping business Maersk enter into offshore wind deal

US marine company Maersk Line has established a working relationship with Apex Offshore Wind to support the development, financing and construction of utility-scale offshore wind facilities in North America.

10 October 2011

GE to enter India’s wind market through Greenko deal

General Electric’s financial arm has made an agreement with the India-based Greenko Group to invest in a new venture that will develop wind energy projects in India.

7 October 2011

Stock round up: Wind industry feels economic pinchp

With the worsening crisis in the Eurozone and rising global fears of a double dip recession in major economies, its is hard to evaluate share performance as a reliable indicator of how companies are doing in the cleantech space.

7 October 2011

Cape Wind calls for utility merger to include wind power purchase

The developers of the proposed Cape Wind offshore wind farm in the US have called for local utilities to buy half of its power.

7 October 2011

Vestas acquires OCAS radar technology

Danish wind energy developer Vestas has agreed to acquire the technology assets of radar specialist OCAS including a patented system to prevent aerial collisions and reduce light pollution from wind farms.

6 October 2011

CanWEA lays out wind plan for Canadap

The Canadian Wind Energy Association has released a report urging the government to take a more aggressive position on the deployment of wind energy in Canada.

6 October 2011

Signal begins construction on 20MW Texas wind farm

US cleantech developer Signal Energy has commenced installing ten wind turbines for the 20MW Frisco Wind project located in Hansford County, Texas.

6 October 2011

Invenergy secures GE investment for 110MW wind farm

US company Invenergy Wind has arranged equity financing for its Gratiot County wind development from General Electric Energy Financial Services.

6 October 2011

Arise purchases 200MW of wind turbine permits for €336m

Swedish wind energy developer Arise Windpower and European cleantech investment firm Platina have purchased project company Jadraas Vinkraft from Ownpower Projects Europe and Bergviks Skog for €336m.

5 October 2011

Offshore grids cheaper than many think, says report

Offshore grids, connecting North and Baltic Sea wind farms to electricity consumers, will be substantially cheaper to build than expected, according to a new report.

5 October 2011

RWE finalises port deals for €2bn Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm

offshore-wind-farm_170_170 RWE npower renewables has finalised the port arrangements for the €2bn Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm.

5 October 2011

REpower leads Suzlon’s operations in Australia

REpower1_170_170 The Australian divisions of wind power companies REpower and Suzlon have officially commenced joint operations.

4 October 2011

Elysian Capital leads buy-out of wind power equipment specialist Tekmar Energy

London-based mid-market investor Elysian Capital has led the management buy-out of Tekmar Energy, a designer and manufacturer of cable protection for the offshore wind sector.

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