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Nordex SE

Nordex Group receives three contract awards in Spain

18 Jun 2018 | Utility orders 31 turbines with a total capacity of 95 MW Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group has won yet new orders from Spain. The company will supply a total of 31 turbines with a combined capacity of 95 megawatts. Nordex will begin with the installation of these wind farms starting in March 2019. Two of the wind farms will be built near Zaragoza, the third one near Cuenca. The investor for the wind farms is an international utility with whom Nordex has been in business for many years in a number of other markets. For all three projects, the energy company opted for the AW132/3300 and AW132/3000 series, which is among the best-selling turbines from the Nordex Group. They wi... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex Group has connected 207 MW wind farm successfully to the grid according to schedule

08 Jun 2018 | Local tower production pays off Hamburg (renewablepress) - The global trend towards larger projects is clearly evident in the wind power industry. Since the mid-1980s the capacity of individual wind farms has risen from less than 50 megawatts to several hundred megawatts. The reasons for this are obvious: business in renewable energies has attracted financially potent investors, while governments all around the world are committed to clean energy and large projects are specifically less expensive. This has also resulted in changes in the business of manufacturers such as the Nordex Group which has been active since 1985. Explains Patxi Landa, a member of Nordex SE’s Management Boa... read more...

 
Deutsche Windtechnik AG

Deutsche Windtechnik welcomes polar researcher Arved Fuchs and his crew at the Butendiek offshore wind farm

04 Jun 2018 | Bremen / offshore wind farm Butendiek (renewablepress) - On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the polar researcher and author Arved Fuchs visited the Butendiek wind farm as part of his research expedition "Ocean Change - Turn the Page", which started in Hamburg on May 30. The sailing ship and its crew were welcomed by Carl Rasmus Richardsen, Managing Director of Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore und Consulting GmbH. Arved Fuchs and his team received detailed information about the use of offshore wind energy during a tour of the substation, which Deutsche Windtechnik provides maintenance for. In particular, this included issues relating to technology, operation, maintenance and the environmental sustainabili... read more...

 
windtest grevenbroich gmbh

windtest grevenbroich celebrates 20-year anniversary of test field

04 Jun 2018 | Grevenbroich (renewablepress) - It was twenty years ago, on 1 June 1998, that windtest grevenbroich gmbh (wtg) put the Dewind D4 prototype into operation on its test field south of Grevenbroich. Today, wtg looks back on a 20-year history of its wind turbine test field. Since the start of operations, the specialist in measurement and test services has set up, tested and measured a total of 16 state-of-the-art wind turbine prototypes on the Neurather Höhe hill. Beacon for innovations To date, wtg has been engaged by manufacturers to test and measure to international standards prototypes and test systems with a capacity of 600 kW to 3,000 kW on the 1.4 km² large test field – an area as ... read more...

 
WKN AG

WKN is named Schleswig-Holstein’s first "fair wind farm planner"

29 May 2018 | Independent inspection body awards “Faire Windparkplaner SH” seal for wind farm planners with fair practices Husum (renewablepress) - The Husum-based wind energy project developer WKN AG and its subsidiary WKN WERTEWIND GmbH are the first companies to be awarded the “Fairer Windparkplaner Schleswig-Holstein” seal. To receive this label, companies must comply with the guidelines for fair wind energy expansion in Schleswig-Holstein. The guidelines have been developed by the Wind Energy Technology Institute (WETI) at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. These companies place great emphasis in their day-to-day work on fair planning for all parties involved, as well as on a hi... read more...

 
ABO Wind AG

ABO Wind sets new record with annual result

28 May 2018 | - Net profit of ABO Wind group rises to EUR 17 million - Shareholders receive dividend of EUR 0.40 per share Wiesbaden (renewablepress) - The ABO Wind group has generated a net profit of EUR 17 million in the financial year of 2017. The result surpasses the previous record year of 2016 with a net profit of EUR 16.5 million. Turnover has increased to EUR 147 million (2016: EUR 122 million). The company’s shareholders may participate in the success with a dividend of EUR 0.40 per share. “In 2017, we have generated more than half of our net profit in international markets for the first time,” says Managing Director Dr Jochen Ahn. “Business in Germany has also been going well.... read more...

 
juwi AG

Michael Class will remain CEO of juwi AG for five years

18 May 2018 | - juwi AG Supervisory Board extends Contract Wörrstadt (renewablepress) - At its most recent meeting the Supervisory Board of juwi AG approved the five years extension of Michael Class’ contract as juwi CEO. juwi AG is headed by a three-person management board. The scope of responsibilities of 50-year old Michael Class include all business activities of the operating German business units in the fields of project development and O&M services. He is also responsible for strategy, HR, and communications. Michael Class is a member of juwi AG’s management board since early 2016. He became CEO on July, 1st 2016. The agricultural engineer has been active in the energy sector for about 2... read more...

 
Triodos Bank N.V. Deutschland

Triodos Bank has entered the offshore wind sector and was again named as most active global lead arranger for financing of renewable energy projects

17 May 2018 | Frankfurt/Main (renewablepress) - In mid-April Triodos Bank closed a participation of the financing of the operating wind farm Nordsee One and took over a part of the total investment. The wind farm has 54 Senvion 6.2M turbines which were installed at the end of 2017 about 50km from the German shore. The wind farm covers an area of 40km2 and is expected to produce 1.200GWh. This means that Nordsee One will be able to provide for the power consumption of approximately 400,000 average households and will save over one million tons of CO2 compared to a conventional coal fired plant." Also in April Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, has topped the Clean Energy Pipeline Global... read more...

 
Nordex SE

Nordex makes solid start to 2018

15 May 2018 | - Sales totaling EUR 488 million - EBITDA margin of 4.1 percent - Order intake rises to just over 1 GW - N133/4.8 high-wind turbine expands product portfolio - Guidance for 2018 confirmed Hamburg (renewablepress) - The Nordex Group (ISIN:DE000A0D6554) today announced that it generated sales of EUR 487.9 million in the first three months of 2018 (Q1 2017: EUR 648.4 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) totaled EUR 20.0 million (Q1 2017: EUR 51.2 million), resulting in an EBITDA margin of 4.1 percent (Q1 2017: 7.9 percent). This development is mainly due to low order intake from Germany in the last financial year 2017. Overall, the Company has... read more...

 
Industrial Solar GmbH

Lighthouse project using Solar Steam Generator for Industrial Heating and Cooling

08 May 2018 | - Fresnel Collector field commissioned at JTI in Jordan - World-wide first direct steam generation for industrial heating and cooling Freiburg im Breisgau (renewablepress) - Industrial Solar has commissioned a Fresnel collector field for direct steam generation at JTI (Japan Tobacco International) in Jordan. It is comprised of three rooftop-mounted collector strings in serial connection with a total thermal peak power of more than 700 kWth. In addition the installation includes a steam storage as well as a steam driven double-effect absorption chiller. The system at JTI Jordan is the first system worldwide, where direct solar steam generation is used for process heating and cooling. ... read more...