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Energy news, February 2012

Nordex saw an operating loss (EBIT) of €29.7 million in 2011, compared to an EBIT of €40.1m in 2010 due to decreased sales and one-off costs.

Suzlon has completed testing and certification of its S95 Standard Temperature Version (STV) 2.1 MW wind turbine in its 50 Hz and 60 Hz variants, achieving

GE Energy Financial Services and JP Morgan will invest US$225 million in NextEra Energy Resources' 662.5 MW Capricorn Ridge wind farm in West Texas, USA.

The Chilean Government has launched an international tender call for three land-use concessions for up to 150 MW each of onshore wind.

Gamesa will supply five of its G97 2 MW wind turbines for the 10 MW wind farm planned in Highgate, Ontario, Canada, marking the first Canadian project for

SSE Renewables has received consent for an offshore wind turbine test facility at Hunterston from North Ayrshire Council in Scotland.

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Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond has welcomed a blueprint to streamline the scoping, planning and consenting of offshore wind, wave and tidal develo

Renewable Energy Focus is planning a UK Offshore Wind supplement to go alongside the May/June issue.

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The Spanish wind power sector experienced the slowest growth ever recorded in percentage terms with a 5.1% increase in accumulated power to just under 21.7

DONG Energy has opened the 367.2 MW Walney offshore wind farm in the UK.

Suzlon Energy Ltd has revealed plans for a potential 400 MW wind turbine manufacturing facility in South Africa.

Vestas fell into a net loss of €166 million in 2011, compared to a profit of €156m in 2010, during what the company terms “a very challenging year”.

Over 41 GW of new wind power was installed in 2011, up 21% from 2010, bringing the total to over 238 GW, says the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC).

At a meeting of the Offshore Developers Forum, co-chaired by Department of Energy and Climate Change Minister Charles Hendry, it has been put forward that

3TIER's wind performance map of Europe for 2011 shows that wind speeds were 5-10% above normal in northern Europe, and up to 10% below normal in southern E

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) plans to place its first European offshore wind project in Methil, Fife, in Scotland, creating over 500 jobs.

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Nordex will assemble and install the 30 MW Barbers wind farm consisting of 12 of its N90/2500 wind turbines for Eolia Renovables, in Spain.

Gamesa and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are collaborating on next generation wind turbines for the US market.

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