11 July 2018 2018 02:52 PM GMT

Vestas Expands Global Presence With 108 MW Order For 3 Wind Parks In Bolivia

Vestas has expanded its global presence further and has entered Bolivia with a 108 MW order for the three wind parks, San Julián, Warnes, and El Dorado, all located in the municipalities of Cocota, Warnes and Cabezas in Santa Cruz, central Bolivia. Upon completion, the three wind parks will have a capacity of 40 MW, 14 MW and 54 MW respectively and will make up the Santa Cruz wind project and have a total capacity of 108 MW, which is four times the country’s total currently installed wind capacity.

Because its large scale, the Santa Cruz wind project will significantly accelerate Bolivia’s journey towards phasing out fossil fuels and support the country’s ambitious climate goals, aiming at having 74 per cent of its electricity come from renewables by 2025.

The order is placed by ENDE (Electricity National Company), a Bolivian state-owned company managing electric energy generation, transmission, and distribution in the country. Additionally, the project is supported financially by the development cooperation, Danida, which is Denmark’s development cooperation under Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dedicated to fighting poverty through economic growth and promotion of human rights.

“The execution of this project together with an experienced partner like Vestas responds to the government’s aim to implement a more sustainable, clean and environmentally committed energy mix in the country. As of today, only thermoelectric energy is generated in the Santa Cruz department, so these three wind farms implementation will be transcendental to reduce CO2 emissions and to improve the environmental quality” says Engineer Rafael Alarcon, Minister of Energy, from ENDE.

“Vestas has pioneered more than 30 markets across the globe, and we are pleased to once again make our versatile and sound expertise in wind available to customers in a new market – this time Bolivia. With more than 4 GW installed in Latin America, Vestas plays a key role in supporting the continent’s green transition, and we will continue to work hard in order to deliver clean, competitive, and sustainable energy solutions to our customers in the future”, says Enric Català, Senior Director Sales LATAM, Vestas.

The order includes site construction supervision and an MV Collector system as well as supply and installation of 30 V136-3.45 MW delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode. Turbine delivery is expected for 2019 while commissioning and take over is planned for the next year.

Vestas is designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe, and with 92 GW of wind turbines in 79 countries, it has installed more wind power than anyone else. Through its industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 78 GW of wind turbines under service, it uses data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. It is one of the leading organisations in the global Wind sector. with more than 23,900 employees worldwide.

July 25th 2018
Battery Boom: Wind And Solar Can Generate Half Of Worldwide Electricity By 2050

Coal is to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as costs shift heavily in favour of wind, solar and batteries. Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 due to reductions in cost. “Cheap battery storage means that it becomes increasingly possible to finesse the delivery of electricity from wind and solar so that these technologies can help meet demand even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. The result will be renewables eating up more and more of the existing market for coal, gas and nuclear.”

August 10th 2018
Major Role For WorleyParsons’ Advisian On World’s Largest Solar Power Project

Noor Energy 1 has appointed Advisian, the global consulting firm of WorleyParsons, as Owner’s Engineer for the concentrating solar power (CSP) fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The 700MW project will be the largest of its kind in the world and as an Owner’s Engineer, Advisian will protect the owner’s interests by ensuring all contractors are adhering to project specifications. It will also provide a review of the basic and detailed engineering, manage risk and provide technical support during construction & commissioning of the plant.

August 15th 2018
Electrification The Key To Decarbonising Europe’s Economy

Electrification is the key to decarbonising Europe’s economy, according to WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson. He said: “according to the IEA, wind will be the #1 source of electricity soon after 2030, providing more than 30% of Europe’s electricity, but electricity is only 22% of the final energy needed by Europe’s economy. Political momentum is starting to grow for an EU target of net-zero emissions in 2050. To do this we’ll need to electrify heating and transport, where the share of renewables is just 18% and 6% respectively; that has to be the #1 priority”.

August 8th 2018
Poland Scores Big: Mercedes-Benz Agrees Europe’s First Automotive Sector PPA

Mercedes-Benz has announced Europe’s first automotive Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a Polish wind farm. It is also the first such deal signed in Poland. It will buy electricity generated at the 45MW wind farm to power its manufacturing facility in Jawor, 10km away from the wind farm. The longer-term goal is to source all of its power needs from renewables. Corporate PPA deals like this are expanding rapidly in Europe. There was a 130% increase in the volume of wind energy contracted through such PPAs in 2017 alone.

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