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Vestas to supply 2-MW turbines for first major offshore project

Vestas-Scandinavian Wind Technology A/S said it has been notified that Danish utility Elsam A/S will work with it on a deal to supply of wind turbines for installation at Horns Rev.

Australia purchases turbines for 130-MW wind farm

Hydro Tasmania, an Australian subsidiary of Norwegian energy and engineering group Norsk Hydro, has signed a contract for six 1.75-MW wind turbines for a new wind farm at Woolnorth, on Australia's west coast, according to Hydro-Tasmania and news reports.

Banks reach closure on world’s largest wind financing to date

Italian Vento Power Corp. (IVPC) said in a news release Nov. 24 that financial institutions Mediocredito Centrale (MCC) and Fortis Bank Joint Bookrunners had successfully closed the syndication process for its IVPC4 731.5 billion Italian Lire (U.S. $325 million) wind farm project financing with a total of 23 participant banks.

Japan places 40-MW wind turbine order with Vestas

Japan has placed an order for 24 1.65-MW Vestas wind turbines, according to a statement by Vestas. The total value of the order, placed via Vestas' Japanese distributor, Vestech Japan Corporation, is approximately DKK 225 million, or $26 million.

Turkey gives go-ahead for first large-scale wind plants

Turkish officials have signed implementation agreements with Cannon, a U.S. wind energy developer, for wind projects totaling 185 MW.

WIND POWER: Perseverance pays off

PB Power has managed the development of a 48-turbine, 32 MW wind farm in New Zealand. The NZ$50 million project is the largest wind farm in the southern hemisphere, producing enough power for 20 000 homes.

Big Spring in a spin

With customer choice now available in the deregulating US power market, renewable energy is finally finding a firm foothold. PEi examines one of the latest wind energy projects to be completed, one whose very presence illustrates the growing enthusiasm of electricity consumers towards renewables.