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  • Dong, Zeeland Seaports to build O&M base for Borssele 1& 2

    Denmark’s Dong Energy and Zeeland Seaports have inked a letter of intent to build an operations and maintenance (O&M) base in the Dutch port of Vlissingen Buitenhaven to service the developer’s 752MW Borssele 1&2 offshore wind farms. The two companies have agreed to “further develop a specific location in the coming months” at the North Sea site, after which a final contract will be signed. "We

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 hours old Darius Snieckus in London

    US power generator Calpine accepts $5.6bn buyout offer

    Renewables and natural gas power generation company Calpine has accepted a $5.6bn buyout offer from private equity firm Energy Capital Partners (ECP) and a group of co-investors including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Houston-based Calpine says its board unanimously approved the offer of $15.25 per share in cash, with the deal having an enterprise value of about $17bn including debt. Calp

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 hours old Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Siemens Gamesa to cut 600 jobs at Aalborg blade plant

    Wind OEM Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced plans to cut 600 jobs at its blade plant in Aalborg, Denmark. The job losses — expected to come into force at the end of September — represent more than a quarter of the manufacturing plant’s existing workforce of 2,100. The company said in a statement: “Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today announces steps to refocus some of its internation

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 hours old William Steel in Aarhus

    Dong confirms EEW SPC to supply all-monopile Hornsea 1

    Dong Energy has confirmed EEW Special Pipe Constructions as producer of all 174 monopile foundations for the 1.2GW Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm that will be the world’s biggest. The deal extends a 116-monopile contract with EEW SPC for the wind farm off eastern England, which is due for completion by the end of 2020 using 7MW Siemens turbines. The Danish developer originally considered deploying

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 hours old Andrew Lee

    Offshore wind supply chain needs to heed Robin Rigg verdict

    OPINION | The UK Supreme Court judgement deciding the Robin Rigg foundations saga in favour of E.ON has big implications for contractors in the country's offshore wind sector, writes Rebecca Williams

    Wind  rechargenews.com 23 hours old Rebecca Williams

    UK GIB becomes Green Investment Group as Macquarie takes over

    The UK has completed the £2.3bn ($2.96bn) sale of the country’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) to global finance house Macquarie, which changed its name to the Green Investment Group (GIG) ahead of an international investment push. The newly-rebranded GIG – set up as the GIB by the UK government in 2012 to help kick-start low-carbon projects – will retain its core remit under the Australian investme

    Transition  rechargenews.com 18 Aug 08:18 GMT Andrew Lee in London

    Danes brought in by Engie for French offshore duo

    LIC Engineering to shepherd contractor packages for pair of 496MW wind farms in the Atlantic

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Aug 17:17 GMT Darius Snieckus in London

    Enel Green Power seals US project tax equity investment

    A subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has a signed a $300m tax equity agreement with Allianz Renewable Energy Partners and MUFG for the 300MW Red Dirt wind project in Oklahoma. The tax equity partnership will be supported by a parent company guarantee from Enel SpA. The deal allows the two investors to obtain a percentage of fiscal benefits that the project will generate as it ha

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Aug 15:12 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    New Argentina tender seeks 550MW of wind and 450MW of PV

    Argentina has set price caps of $56.25/MWh for the 550MW of wind power projects and $57.04/MWh for the 450MW of PV it plans to contract in this year’s RenovAr tender. The tender rules were published late on 16 August, and Argentina will also seek small-hydro, biomass, biogas and waste-to-energy adding up to 200MW, meaning 1.2GW-worth of renewable power generation projects will be contracted this

    Transition  rechargenews.com 17 Aug 15:11 GMT Alexandre Spatuzza in Sao Paulo

    Policy clarity can keep UK offshore wind on the growth track

    OPINION | Falling costs and the need to decarbonise mean the UK is likely to want even more offshore wind into the 2020s, so it needs to get the right policies in place now, says Mike Blanch

    Wind  rechargenews.com 17 Aug 14:40 GMT Mike Blanch