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  • Russia's Rosatom eyes stake in AMSC licensee Inox Wind

    Russia’s state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, is looking at a potential investment in Indian turbine group Inox Wind, whose electronic control system (ECS) technology is licensed by AMSC, a US firm based in Massachusetts. Mint business newspaper in Delhi reports a source as saying that talks were in “early stages.” Rosatom is said to view India’s second largest wind-turbine maker as a supply

    Wind  rechargenews.com 11 hours old Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Sempra Energy to acquire transmission giant Oncor in Texas

    Sempra Energy, which owns a major California electric utility and a fast-growing portfolio of renewables assets, has reached agreement to pay $9.45bn in cash to acquire Oncor, the largest power transmission system and wind energy distributor in Texas. The last-minute deal ((including debt, it has $18.8bn enterprise value) for bankrupt Energy Future Holdings Corp. (EFH) and its 80% ownership in st

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 hours old Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    Masdar in deal with GE to build Oman's first large wind farm

    Abu Dhabi-based clean energy group Masdar has signed an EPC contract with a consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the first large-scale wind farm in Oman. The Dhofar wind power project is the result of a joint development agreement established in 2014 between Masdar and the Rural Areas Electricity Company of Oman (Raeco). Leading the EPC consortium GE will supply thirteen 3.8MW turbi

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 hours old Christopher Hopson in London

    Vestas wins 180MW Thai order for V136-3.0MW machine

    Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has finalised the sale of 60 of its V136-3.0MW machines for an undisclosed customer in Thailand. The low-wind turbines will be the first of their kind in Asia Pacific, and with a hub height of 157 meters, the wind park will also feature the highest towers in the region to date, Vestas claims. The order includes supply and installation of the turbines as w

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 hours old Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    E.ON using environmentally-friendly corrosion coating at Arkona offshore project

    German utility E.ON at the 385MW Arkona offshore project in the German Baltic Sea for the first time is using an innovative corrosion protection technology that it claims will reduce metal deposits from corrosion during the wind farms 25-year operating life by several hundred tonnes. Norwegian oil company Statoil owns a 50% participation in Arkona. E.ON has developed the environmentally-friendly

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 hours old Bernd Radowitz in Berlin

    Northland reaches financial close on 252MW Deutsche Bucht

    Canadian group Northland Power has reached financial close on the 252MW Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind farm located in the German North Sea. The €1.3bn ($1.5bn) project, 100% owned by Northland, will get the majority of its costs covered via loans from ten international commercial lenders. “Approximately 75% of the project's required costs will be provided from a €988 million non-recourse

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Siemens Gamesa to lay off 140 workers at US nacelle plant

    Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in September will begin laying off 140 employees at its nacelle factory in Hutchinson, Kansas, the vendor’s latest move in North America to “adjust” its workforce and manufacturing footprint in response to a weak sales outlook. Last month, the company confirmed it will close a rotor blade production plant in southern Ontario, Canada, leaving 340 workers without job

    Wind  rechargenews.com 21 Aug 04:01 GMT Richard A. Kessler in Fort Worth

    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 18 Aug 17:29 GMT 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 Aug 15:32 GMT 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 Aug 15:18 GMT William Steel in Aarhus