30 November 2017 2017 11:00 AM GMT

Vestas Boosts Presence In Spain. Seals Agreement To Build 5 New Wind Parks

At WindEurope 2017 in Amsterdam, Vestas and Gas Natural Fenosa have sealed an agreement to build 86 MW of wind energy across five new wind parks in Spain. The order showcases Vestas’ 2 MW and 4 MW platforms’ versatility and flexibility, utilising the V110-2.0 MW, V117-3.45 MW and V126-3.45 MW to maximise energy output across different wind regimes. The five wind parks will be Vestas’ first projects derived from Spain’s latest auctions held in May. Commissioning and installation of the wind turbines are expected for the second half of 2018.

Signing the contract in Amsterdam, Executive Vice President of Vestas Sales, Juan Araluce, said: “This contract proves Vestas’ capability to add value for our customers by providing competitive and tailor-made solutions that meet their specific needs. In this case, each wind park required different turbine models to optimise performance at the lowest cost of energy and we are proud to see that, once again, Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables has put its trust in our products and expertise”. The renewables branch of Gas Natural Fenosa, one of the leading utilities worldwide, has installed more than 400 MW of Vestas’ turbines in Spain, the latest installed in 2016.

Vestas designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe, and with 87 GW of wind turbines in 76 countries, it has installed more wind power than anyone else. Through its industry-leading smart data capabilities and more than 73 GW of wind turbines under service, it uses data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Vestas has more than 22,700 employees worldwide.

The company’s vision is ‘to be the global leader in sustainable energy solutions’. Its mission is ‘to deliver best-in-class energy solutions for the benefit of Vestas’ customer and the planet’. In addition, it’s 4 key objectives are: 1) To be the global leader in the wind power plant solutions market; 2) To be the global leader in the wind service solutions market; 3) to have the lowest cost of energy solutions and 4) to be the best in class global operations.

January 19th 2018
Chinese Solar Surge Fuels Overall Global Growth In Clean Energy Investment

World clean energy investment totalled $333.5 billion last year, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion. An extraordinary boom in photovoltaic installations made 2017 a record year for China’s investment in clean energy. This outpaced changes elsewhere, including jumps in investment in Australia and Mexico, and declines in Japan, the U.K. and Germany. The figures up 3% from a revised $324.6 billion in 2016, and only 7% short of the record figure of $360.3 billion, in 2015.

January 22nd 2018
European Parliament Gives A Resounding Vote In Favour Of Clean Energy In Europe

European lawmakers have called for a renewable energy target of 35% for 2030 – rather than the 27% which the European Commission proposed in 2016. The MEPs have now backed measures substantially raising the European Union’s clean-energy ambitions. By 2030, more than one-third of energy consumed in the EU should be from renewable sources such as wind and solar power. The measures are intended to help cut carbon dioxide emissions. The EU is the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the United States, releasing about 10% of global emissions. 


 

   

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