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November 27, 2014
AREVA maintenance contract for five years renewed in the North Sea
Paris (SPX) Nov 26, 2014
AREVA and the operating consortium DOTI (Deutsche Offshore-Testfeld und Infrastruktur GmbH and Co. KG) signed a five years contract for the service and maintenance of the AREVA turbines at the alpha ventus wind farm. This contract extends the previous service and maintenance agreement, initiated in 2009 with the commissioning of the six M5000-116 5 MW turbines. AREVA will provide the complete maintenance for its turbines including the inspection and exchange of wearing parts. The turbines wi ... read more
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New acreage available for U.S. offshore wind energy
New acreage available off the coast of Massachusetts will triple the amount available for wind energy development, the U.S. Interior Department said. ... more

Labor building behind East Coast wind energy industry
A labor pool is building up slowly around an emerging offshore wind industry on the eastern U.S. coast, a regional labor leader said. ... more

Moventas completes first ever Clipper up-tower service
Moventas USA recently carried out the 1st Clipper Liberty intermediate assembly roller bearing replacements that has ever been made up-tower. Mastering this type of challenging repairs is another ex ... more


Momentum builds behind U.S. offshore wind sector
Deepwater Wind, the company leading the offshore wind industry in the United States, announced assembly of some offshore structures will start next year. ... more


Second stage of Snowtown Wind Farm blows away the competition
The Clean Energy Council has congratulated Trustpower and Siemens on the launch of the second stage of the Snowtown Wind Farm, but warned other projects would be few and far between under the Federa ... more
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Wind power a key player in Quebec's energy strategy
Canada's wind energy industry members have confirmed their desire to remain an active partner in Quebec's energy discussion as the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) 30th Annual Conference ... more

Leaders Discuss Wind Power in Canada's Energy Future
Keynote speaker Ms. Megan Leslie, NDP Deputy Leader and Environment Critic joined Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) President, Robert Hornung, to speak of the role Canadian wind energy can p ... more
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British study raises questions about wind energy reliability
The British power grid may need to complement its wind energy output with fossil fuels to make up for production gaps, a study finds. ... more

Off-grid German village banks on wind, sun, pig manure
If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy, then the tiny village of Feldheim - population 150 - is at its vanguard. ... more

UAE's Masdar to build $125-million wind farm in Oman
Abu Dhabi energy company Masdar said Wednesday it will build a 50-megawatt wind farm in neighbouring Oman that will provide 16,000 homes with clean energy. ... more
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The Scottish government needs the authority to decide how to manage its resources in order to exploit its true potential, First Minister Alex Salmond said. ... more

Wind turbines briefly outpace nuclear power plants in U.K.
As the European Union looks to set new emissions reduction targets in Brussels, the United Kingdom is coming off a significant energy production milestone. Thanks to the onslaught of high winds brought by Hurricane Gonzalo, wind turbines outproduced nuclear power plants on Tuesday - supplying 14.2 percent of all electricity to nuclear's 13.2 percent. ... more
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Study recommends ongoing assessment of offshore wind farms
Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but ... more

U.S. states get federal backing for clean-energy programs
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Scottish renewable energy output up 30 percent from 2013
The Scottish government said Thursday the amount of electricity generated through renewable energy during the first half of 2014 was up 30 percent year-on-year. ... more

UAE's Masdar joins mega wind project off Britain
Abu Dhabi energy company Masdar said Wednesday that it was joining a multi-billion dollar offshore wind farm project in Britain in partnership with Norwegian firms Statoil and Statkraft. ... more
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