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Valmont demonstrates innovative wind energy structure

Valmont Industries has developed an operating prototype of the innovative wind energy structure that was introduced at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) conference earlier this year.

Skf to supply bearings for Vestas wind turbines

Swedish bearings and seals specialist SKF said Monday that it had won a major supply order from the Vestas Group of Denmark, the world's biggest wind turbine manufacturer. The two-year deal covers deliveries of bearings to Vestas wind turbine plants worldwide.

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The Wind Turbine Company has designed and developed two prototype wind turbines aimed at increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

Europe

The European Commission has action-planned new strategies under which the EU member countries are to increase wind, solar and other renewable energy sources.

Vestas and Leighton awarded $A200m Australian windfarm contract

Vestas - Australian Wind Technology Pty Ltd and Leighton Contractors Pty Ltd have won a contract worth more than $A200m ($97.4 m) to build Australia's largest windfarm reports Asia Pulse.

Strong interest in UK offshore wind development

Industrial Information Resources Inc., of Houston, has issued an advisory reporting that the UK Crown Estates, land owner of the United Kingdom territorial seabed, is granting approval or thirteen wind farm sites to interested private parties. In April, Crown Estates stated that it had received 18 applications for development of the offshore sites.

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Bulgaria: A project to export 4 TWh of electricity from Bulgaria to Turkey has begun with the construction of a 400 kV transformer and a 59.5 km power line between the two countries. The new power line, which will transmit electricity from Bulgaria's Maritso Iztok thermal power plant to Turkey, will cost an estimated 5m lev ($2.2m).

Spain to supply turbines for expansion in Greek wind farms

Spanish aerospace and wind turbine group Gamesa announced yesterday that it had entered into a strategic alliance with Hellenic Energy to build wind farms in Greece. Greece is planning expand wind farm electricity generation sevenfold over the next five years

ScottishPower supports Vestas’ new Argyll wind turbine facility

Leading UK wind farm developer ScottishPower yesterday pledged support for the wind turbine factory to be built in Scotland. Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the Danish manufacturer of equipment for wind power production, announced on Monday that it was to set up a subsidiary, Vestas - Celtic Wind Technology Ltd., with production facilities on the Mull of Kintyre

Vestas to establish Scottish wind system production facility

Vesta Wind Systems A/S, the Danish manufacturer of equipment for wind power production, announced yesterday that it was to set up a subsidiary, Vestas - Celtic Wind Technology Ltd., with production facilities in Scotland.