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4 October 2019

Renewable orders this week

Vestas is supplying its turbines to four undisclosed projects – three in the USA and one in Greece. 256 MW of its V120-2.2 MW turbines will go to a project due for commissioning in Q4 2020 in the USA. Another project, also due for commissioning in Q4 2020 in the USA, will take 134 MW of its V110-2.0 MW turbines. A further 337 MW of its V150 4.2 MW and V136 3.45 MW turbines in 3.7 MW Power Optimised Mode are bound for a project previously under development by Roaring Fork Wind LLC, due for commissioning in Q3 2020 in the USA. Lastly, 21 V136-4.2 MW turbines are bound for an 88 MW project in Greece, with commissioning planned for the second half of 2020.

Energiekontor AG has sold its newly constructed Waldfeucht Wind Farm, in German North Whine-Westphalia, to CEE Group. The project consists of three 4.5 MW Nordex turbines.

Eurus Energy and Yard Energy have reached financial close concerning three wind farms totalling 155 MW in the Netherlands, near Delfzijl. Vestas will supply its Vestas V136-4.2 turbines in 4.3MW power optimised mode, and Eneco is the power offtaker. Windpark Mauve will be 30.1 MW, Windpark Vermeer will be 86 MW, and Windpark Mondrian will be 38.7 MW. All three are due for commissioning by 2021.

Volterra S.A. has placed an order with Vestas for 15 of its V117 3.45 MW turbines in 3.6 MW power optimised mode for two wind farms in the Viotia region of Greece. Ampelia and Kastro-Likovouni will produce 54 MW of power together and will be commissioned in the second half of 2020.

GE Renewable Energy will supply its 4.8 MW Cypress turbines to Sanko Enerji’s 51 MW Gazi-9 Wind Farm in Turkey’s in Canakkale. Commissioning is planned for October 2020.

ENEL has initiated construction of a 17-turbine, 51 MW wind farm in the municipality of Motilla del Palancar in Spain. The project will be completed by the end of this year at a cost of €55 million.

The 174.9 MW Bjorkvattnet wind farm, located in Jamtland, Sweden, is expected to be complete by the end of 2020. Vindparken and WindSpace are developing the project with assistance from GE Renewable Energy, which is also supplying its Cypress turbines. Google will purchase the project’s power output.

The Bogdanci wind farm in North Macedonia will be expanded by 13 MW. Having signed a financial agreement with KfW bank, ESM will install four turbines at a total cost of €21 million.

The 33 MW Foel Trawsnant wind farm in Wales, UK, has been approved by the state. Pennant Walters plans for 12 months of construction work before the project is complete.

State Power Investment Corporation has begun work on the gargantuan 6 GW Ulanqab wind power project in the Inner Mongolia province of China. The turbines will be provided by Shanghai Electric, Goldwind, Ming Yang, Dongfang, and CSIC Haizhuang, respectively supplying 1.4 GW, 1.3 GW, 1.3 GW, 1.1 GW, and 900 MW. The project is the first subsidy-free wind farm in China and is expected to be complete in time for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

The MK Group and Fintel Energija partnership has commissioned the 69 MW Koava 1 Wind farm in Vojvodina, Serbia. Vestas supplied 20 turbines to the €118 million project.

The Claresholm Solar Project in Alberta, Canada can proceed now that its developer Perimeter Solar has signed a PPA with TC Energy Corp. for most of its 130 MW output. Commissioning of the $200 million project will occur in September 2020.

Lightsource BP will build a $250 million, 240 MW solar plant at EVRAZ’s Rocky Mountain steel mill in the US state of Colorado. Xcel Energy will buy the energy, which will give the steel mill price certainty from 2021, when the solar project will be complete, to 2041.

Naturgy has completed its Picon I, II and III trio in Ciudad Real, Spain. Each installation is 50 MW, for a total of 150 MW, and $100 million in investment.

Dominion Energy has purchased two solar projects in the US state of Virginia from Savion LLC. The 80 MW Greensville solar facility will be complete in late 2020, and the 15 MW Myrtle Solar project will enter service in Q2 2020. T-Mobile USA will purchase the power output.

IEnova will sell the output of its 150 MW Ciudad Juarez solar plant in Chihuahua, Mexico, to two retailers – Comercializadora Circulo CCK and Puerto de Liverpool. The $160 million project will be completed in the second half of 2020.

France has approved applications by twelve developers to contribute to a 62.5 MW solar project in the Grand Est region, located near the Fessenheim nuclear station due to be decommissioned in a few years’ time. Two further tenders of 120 MW will follow in January and June 2020, bring the total installed at Fessenheim to 300 MW.

India has selected Tata Power as the developer of the 105 MW floating solar project to be built at the Kayamkulam reservoir, in the state of Kerala.

Enercon will supply 13 turbines – 12 to Waddenwind and 1 to Gijzenberg Windenergie – for the 60.45 MW Windpark Oostpolder, near Eemshaven in the Netherlands.

Glenmont Partners has bought the pre-construction Piiparinmaki Wind Farm, in Finland, from Ilmatar Energy. The 211 MW project will use Vestas turbines and will sell its output to Google.

Ardian Infrastructure has signed a PPA with offtaker Skelleftea Kraft for the 280 MW Andberg wind farm in Sweden, which will be completed in 2022.

The Republic of Nauru has decided on a 6 MW Solar, 5 MW Energy Storage project that will make renewable energy half of the micro-nation’s power mix. The $27 million Nauru Solar Power Development Project will be supported by a $22 million loan from the Asian Development Bank and will be owned and operated by the Nauru Utilities Corporation.

The Radiant and Eldosol solar plants, each 40 MW, are now under development in western Kenya’s Uasin Gishu county. Kenya Power and Lighting Company will be the offtaker. The projects will be developed by a consortium including Cedate Power.


Nestle’s Al Maha factory in Dubai, UAE, now has a 5.5 MW rooftop solar installation. Nestle has also installed a 1.8 MW facility at its Nestle Dubai Manufacturing facility and a 0.7 MW installation at its Nestle Waters Technopark, for a total of 8 MW.

Vestas will supply 9 3.45 MW turbines to the 31.05 MW Windpark Albertshof in Brandenburg, Germany. The project will be developed by Berliner Stadtwerke.

Vestas will supply 43 MW of its turbines to E2i Energie Speciali, for the 29.7 MW repowering of the Roccaspinalveti wind farm, and the 13.2 MW repowering of the Castiglione Messer Marino wind farm. The projects are located in the Chieti province of Italy.

Scout Clean Energy will build the $255 million, 180 MW Heart of Texas wind farm in the USA. The project will use 64 of GE Renewable Energy’s 2 MW turbines. An offtake contract has been signed with Allianz Global & Specialty, and the project should be ready by April 2020.

Helios Energy will construct a 40 MW solar plant in Namangan city, in Uzbekistan, which will be completed by the end of 2020.

EDP Renewables has commissioned the Tivano and San Mauro Wind farms in the Italian region of Basilicata. Each farm is 14 MW, with seven 2 MW turbines each.