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Energy news, January 2012

Siemens Energy has secured its first wind turbine orders in Africa, with a total of 100 MW to Nareva Holding for the Haouma and Foum El Oued Wind Power Pla

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

The first REpower 3.4M104 onshore wind turbine has been sold in the UK for phase one of a repowering project at Blyth Harbour.

The UK has reached 6 GW of installed wind power capacity, according to trade association RenewableUK.

New offshore wind installations in Europe remained relative stable in 2011 with 866 MW, compared to 883 MW in 2010, according to the European Wind Energy A

The following stories were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website last week.

Suzlon Energy Ltd has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh for the development of 3 GW of wind capacity in the

Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, is commenting on Vestas' job cuts and possible US layoffs depending on the extension of the US Pr

Vestas is cutting 2335 jobs around the world in an effort to streamline the business and cut costs, and warns an additional 1600 jobs could go in the USA i

Wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems SE has purchased the remaining 49% stake in wind turbine blade producer PowerBlades GmbH from SGL Rotec GmbH & Co

There has been large interest in France's 3 GW offshore wind tender with four consortia competing for five sites off the coasts of Normandy and Brittany.

Chinese wind turbine manufacturers are facing tough times with factors such as safety, quality, reliability and after-sale service possibly tilting the sca

Suzlon will deliver 24 MW of wind turbines to a project in Brazil, and its subsidiary REpower, is set to deliver 150 of wind turbines to Oklahoma, USA.

Gamesa has opened a wind turbine blades factory in India to supply the G5X-850 kW and G9X-2.0 MW wind turbines.

Vestas has signed a conditional wind turbine order for the 310 MW Lake Turkana Power project in Kenya.

Vestas has reported a preliminary revenue estimate of €6 billion for 2011 with an EBIT margin of 0%, due to deferred revenue and earnings, as well as highe

The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has approved the 97-turbine Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea.

The following 5 news articles published in 2011 were the most popular with visitors to the Reinforced Plastics website during the year.

China is believed to have connected 45 GW of wind power to the grid in 2011, up 45% from 2010.

Pakistan could have 12 wind projects totalling 1 GW in the pipeline for installation in 2013, according to media reports.

Gamesa will deliver 100 of its G80-2.0 MW wind turbines to the New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) for a total of 200 MW of wind projects in the Gulf

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