Vestas obtains 120 MW wind order from Morocco

03/08/2016 10:13 Renewable


Vestas obtained a 120 megawatt wind turbine order for the Khalladi wind park, in the windy Tangiers area of northern Morocco, the firm made known on Tuesday.

Vestas will offer 40 units of 3 megawatt wind turbines to the wind park. The park will be the first clean energy project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Morocco to permit to private producers to sell power through electricity purchase agreements to industrial off-takers. In addition to the EBRD, the project will be co-financed by the Moroccan bank BMCE and Argan Infrastructure Fund, an Africa-focused infrastructure fund run by Infra Invest, according to Vestas. The Danish firm declared the order will enhance Vestas' increasing presence in the region which has either already installed or under construction over 900 megawatts of capacity in Africa. Turbine delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2017, while commissioning is estimated for the fourth quarter of 2017.

Polish govt agrees offshore wind cooperation with sector players

03/07/2020 09:34:00

The government of Poland and representatives of the offshore wind industry have entered into a letter of intent that outlines their future cooperation in the development of the particular sector.


New nuclear will ensure France's energy security, SFEN says

03/07/2020 09:24:00

A failure to renew France's fleet of nuclear power reactors will have consequences as soon as 2030 for not only the country's energy security but also its climate targets, according to the French nuclear energy society (SFEN). Nuclear power plants, with a combined capacity of 62 GWe, currently account for more than 70% of the country's electricity generation.


UK gives blessing to Vanguard, delays Hornsea 3

02/07/2020 10:38:00

BEIS Secretary Alok Sharma issues decisions on offshore wind farms off east England totalling 4.2GW