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.

October 16th 2018
Key Industry Players Meet To Discuss Infrastructure Financing In Benelux Region

The Benelux region has been seeing huge developments in the renewable energy and infrastructure industry. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has recently announced that it is supporting Belgian offshore wind projects, as part of the €3.4 billion investment package for renewable energy. In addition, EIB and other key industry players are meeting to discuss financing infrastructure in the region at the 17th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum next month in Amsterdam. These include MEAG MUNICH ERGO KAG mbH, EIB, AG Insurance, Macquarie Capital and NN Investment Partners.

October 16th 2018
InnoEnergy, Deloitte: Smog Reduction Can Save European Citizens €183bn By 2025

InnoEnergy and Deloitte’s radical new research reveals that EU citizens could save €183bn by adopting innovative smog-reduction technologies to 2025. This is in response to the European Commission’s finding that smog will cost the EU an astonishing €475bn between 2018 and 2025. The report identifies best technologies to reduce Europe’s 400,000 pollution-related premature deaths a year. These key technologies include fast, interconnected and interoperable car charging solutions, solar thermal, and underground energy storage.

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