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14 September 2022

Renewables orders this week

By Bogdan Avramuta

BlueFloat Energy and Energy Estate have increased their proposed capacity for the Greater Gippsland offshore wind project in Australia from 1,275 MW to 2,085 MW, following a detailed analysis of the development area.

Vena Energy has announced plans to bid for two offshore wind projects in Taiwan’s Phase 3 Offshore Wind Zonal Development auction: the 1,200 MW Wei-Na Offshore Wind Project, and the 600 MW Wei-Long project, located in Miaoli and Changhua counties respectively.

Pattern Energy has started the construction of its 112 MW Ishikari offshore wind farm in Japan, which is expected to enter commercial operations in December 2023. The project, which will use Siemens Gamesa turbines, will also include a 100 MW battery storage facility.

GE Renewable Energy has secured an order to supply turbines for Scout Clean Energy’s 200 MW Sweetland onshore wind farm in South Dakota, USA. The project is due to be commissioned in 2023.

EDP Renewables has successfully connected its 44 MW Fulgatore wind farm in Sicily, Italy, to the grid.

Ignitis Renewables has secured rights to procure a 200 MW hybrid wind and solar project, which is under development in Latvia, and due to come online between 2027 and 2028.

Iberdrola will sell a 49% stake in its 350 MW Wikinger offshore wind farm to Energy Infrastructure Partners for around €700 million. The project was inaugurated in 2018.

EDF Renewables has secured a 15-year virtual PPA with fast food giant McDonald’s, for the 332 MW of capacity coming from the Apollo Solar park in Texas, USA.

Vestas has secured an order to supply wind turbines for the 43 MW Kaiwera Downs Wind Farm in New Zealand. Commissioning is expected in Q3 2023.

Lhyfe has placed a 50 MW order for Plug Power electrolyzers, which it will use at several projects in Europe.

 

Tongwei has secured an order for 382,800 tons of polysilicon from JinkoSolar through to end 2026. If sold at an average price of even $10, this is worth $3.8 billion. Trina Solar and CSG Group, the latter of which is one of the new polysilicon manufacturers, have signed a deal for 70,000 tons from 2023 to 2026.

Serentica Renewables plans to install and commission a 1.5 GW wind and solar portfolio across the next two years, split between the Indian states of Karnataka, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra.

The Philippines is to host a 1.3 GW, $1.2 billion floating solar complex at Laguna de Bay, with involvement from Singaporean companies and the Singaporean government.

Neoen has filed an application to build a 1 GW, four-hour battery project at the town of Collie in Western Australia.