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30 June 2022

Renewables orders this week

OX2 has unveiled huge plans to develop the 5.5 GW Aurora offshore wind farm in Sweden’s Baltic Sea, having submitted construction permit applications this week.

Vestas has received a 135 MW order spanning across four of Ilmatar Energy Oy’s wind power projects in Finland. Deliveries and installation at the four sites are expected to begin in the Q2 2023, while commissioning is planned for the Q3 2023.

RWE and EnBW have formed a joint venture for a 100 MW green hydrogen plant at the port of Rostock in Germany. The electrolysis project will central to the HyTech Hafen Rostock project.

Van Oord and a consortium of sellers have sold shares in the 19 MW Borssele V wind farm in the Netherlands to Octopus Energy. The project has been operational since 2021 and is operated by Eneco.

Siemens Gamesa has secured a deal to supply turbines to Orsted’s 913 MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Installation is expected to begin 2024, with commissioning anticipated to be completed in 2025.

Siemens Gamesa has been named as the preferred supplier of turbines for RWE’s 350 MW FEW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm off the coast of Poland, with construction scheduled to start in 2024.

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate have unveiled their collaboration in the development of a 1,155 MW offshore wind project off the coasts of South Australia and Victoria, Australia.

Vestas will supply turbines to the 30 MW Eolmed floating offshore wind farm in France, which is being developed by a consortium of Qair, TotalEnergies and BW Ideol. Turbine delivery and commissioning are planned by the first half of 2024.

Siemens Gamesa has been awarded the turbine contract for Ocean Wind’s 882 MW Moray West offshore wind project in Scotland. Installation of the turbines, which will each have a capacity of 14.7 MW, will commence in 2024.

Swiss utility Axpo has submitted plans to develop two onshore wind projects in Romania with a combined capacity of 250 MW. Construction is set to begin in late 2023.

Vestas has secured a 73 MW turbine order from PAK-Polska Czysta Energia for its Czluchow wind project in Poland. Deliveries and installation are expected to begin in the Q3 2023, with commissioning to follow in Q1 2024.

Enlight Renewable Energy is starting to power up its 329 MW Gecama wind farm in Spain, with full operation expected within several weeks.

Greencoat Renewables will acquire the 134 MW Erstrask North wind farm in Sweden from Enercon for an undisclosed price. The project is currently under construction and is expected to be fully commissioned in the Q4 2023.

Nordex will supply the turbines for OX2’s 63 MW Wysoko wind farm in Poland. Installation of the turbines is due to begin mid-2023 with commissioning following in 2024.

Hangzhou, capital of China’s Zhejiang Province, is to host $6 billion of new pumped hydro storage projects by 2030, of which the first two have respective capacities of 2.4 GWh and 1.4 GWh.

India’s largest floating solar project, the 101.6 MW plant at Kayamkulam, Kerala state, has been commissioned by Tata Power.

RWE Renewables has commissioned its 195.5 MW Hickory Park solar farm in Mitchell County, in the US state of Georgia, with a co-located 2-hour 40 MW battery facility.

Bank of America has signed up to offtake 160 MW of solar power for 15 years from Constellation Energy’s Mammoth Central photovoltaic complex in the US state of Indiana.

Voltalia has released plans for a 1.5 GW solar complex named Arinos in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

Alternus Energy Group is to acquire 184 MW of assorted solar farms in Poland, ranging from 1 MW to 10 MW scale, from local developer Projekt Solartechnik. The portfolio will commissioned between November 2022 and mid-2023.

Almaden has secured a $1.1 billion glass supply order, all 1.6mm thickness, from Trina Solar, running through to the end of 2025.

1.5 GW of solar capacity has been awarded in the Philippines’ latest renewables auction.

JinkoSolar’s 11 GW N-type cell, 15 GW module factory named Jianshan Phase II has been commissioned.

Jiayuguan Longpeng Photovoltaic Technology has commissioned a 5 GW module factory in Jiadong at an investment cost of $750 million – smart grid and energy services are also to be managed from related facilities.