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  • Push to remove Ohio's stringent turbine-siting law fails

    Ohio lawmakers were unable to agree to remove a restrictive zoning law for wind turbines that has killed off development in the state, in a setback for a market seen as promising by many big US wind developers. Last week the wind industry cheered after the state Senate’s version of Ohio's budget included a provision to roll back a measure passed in 2014 imposing a 1,125-foot (342-metre) distance

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 hours old Karl-Erik Stromsta in New York

    DeepOcean lands job on the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm

    UK-based player DeepOcean has been awarded a contract by Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) for export cable transportation, installation and trenching services, all related to the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm, off Germany. Nordenham-based NSW was contracted by TenneT Offshore, the Dutch-German transmission system operator, to establish the grid connection between the Merkur offshore substa

    Wind  rechargenews.com 14 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Enel starts work on largest Greek wind farm at 154MW

    Italian group Enel has started construction of the 154MW Kafireas wind farm in southern Greece. Once completed, the project, located on the Evia island, in the municipality of Karistos, will be the country’s largest wind farm. Enel will be investing a total of approximately €300m ($341m) in the construction of the new facility, it said. “The start of construction of Kafireas marks a new step for

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    CPFL on Brazil standby as last contracted wind farm spins

    Brazilian renewable energy company CPFL Renováveis has started commercial operations of the 48MW Pedra Cheirosa, its last wind complex under construction in Brazil’s dwindling portfolio of contracted projects. CPFL Renováveis now has a total installed renewable capacity of 2.1GW, of which 1.3GW is wind, making it Brazil’s largest private non-large-hydro renewable energy company in terms of operat

    Wind  rechargenews.com 15 hours old Alexandre Spatuzza in Sao Paulo

    DCNS rebrands as marine renewables-focused Naval Group

    Naval giant DCNS has rebranded and changed its name to become marine renewable energy-focused Naval Group. As of today, DCNS Energies, the offshore renewables arm of the French player changed its name to Naval Energies as part of rebranding. The move is a “natural step in the group’s history” aimed at supporting its ambitions to guarantee “exposure and credibility in international markets”, said

    Wind  rechargenews.com 16 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    ABB to help Aruba’s fossil-free ambitions

    Swiss player ABB will provide a microgrid to utility WEB Aruba to support the integration of wind and solar, as the Caribbean island races to eliminate fossil fuels from its energy mix by 2020. The deal will see ABB supply an advanced control system with dynamic load shedding capability that enables the integration of “a complex energy generation portfolio.” The software, automation and control

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Installation kicks off at Mongolia’s Tsetsii wind farm

    Installation work at the 50MW Tsetsii wind farm in the Gobi desert, southern Mongolia has kicked off with the first Vestas turbine now fully erected, said contractor Wood Group. The 50MW wind farm, only Mongolia’s second and located 500km south of the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, is owned by Clean Energy Asia, a joint venture between the local Newcom Group and Japanese Softbank Energy. Clean Ene

    Wind  rechargenews.com 18 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Vattenfall would not build subsidy-free offshore wind: CEO

    Vattenfall, one of the world’s leading offshore wind developers, says it is not at the point where it would offer to build subsidy-free projects that rely on the future market price of electricity alone — like those recently seen in Germany. It also believes that governments might stop accepting zero-subsidy tender bids because of the risk that such projects may never be built, Vattenfall chief e

    Wind  rechargenews.com 19 hours old Leigh Collins in London

    Kazakhstan ‘actively pursuing renewables’

    Kazakhstan is actively pursuing a state policy on developing renewable energy, with wind energy showing “high potential”, according to the country’s energy minister Kanat Bozumbayev. The statement comes as the country’s wind energy potential is forecast to be 10 times higher than the current national power consumption, Bozumbayev said during an economic forum in Kazakhstan. “We in Kazakhstan are

    Wind  rechargenews.com 20 hours old Anamaria Deduleasa

    Statoil's Buchan Deep Hywind quintet afloat off Norway

    The quintet of Hywind floating wind turbines in the frame for installation at developer Statoil’s 30MW Buchan Deep array are afloat in Stord, western Norway. The five were assembled onshore and lifted onto their spar-buoy foundations by the heavy-lift vessel Saipem 7000. Topped with 6MW-class Siemens Gamesa turbines, the units will be towed across the North Sea to a project site off Peterhead, S

    Wind  rechargenews.com 22 hours old Darius Snieckus in London and Ole Ketil Helgesen in Stavanger