16 August 2016 2016 08:05 AM GMT

Vestas Wins 112 MW Norwegian Order For Wind Turbines Using De-Icing System

OX2 has placed an order for 31 V126-3.45 MW wind turbines with power-optimised mode to 3.6 MW and Vestas’ de-icing system, reinforcing Vestas’ market-leading position in Norway. The firm and unconditional order is for the Raskiftet wind park in the municipalities of Åmot and Trysil. The order includes Vestas’ advanced de-icing system, using air heaters to capture, heat, and propel air within the wind turbines’ blades. With VestasOnline SCADA integration, the de-icing system continuously monitors the turbines’ performance and engages when there is a net power production to be gained.

The order also includes the Vestas Obstacle Collision Avoidance System (OCAS), an intelligent radar-based system that activates the wind turbines’ aviation lights when an aircraft is operating in the immediate vicinity of the wind park. By activating the aviation lights only when needed, OCAS minimises visual impact while maintaining aviation safety.

“Raskiftet is OX2’s largest wind power project to date and our first wind farm in Norway. We have worked successfully with Vestas for many years and are looking forward to building another high-quality wind farm together”, says Paul Stormoen, Managing Director of OX2 Wind.

Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe, adds that “We are very pleased that OX2 has chosen to work with us on their first Norwegian project, and that they have chosen Vestas’ upgraded 3 MW platform accompanied by our de-icing and collision avoidance systems for the project. Our advanced de-icing technology is a critical element in regaining full power-curve capacity in cold climate conditions, while OCAS opens up new commercial opportunities for sites with regulatory lighting restrictions”.

The order includes supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a five-year Active Output Management service agreement (AOM5000). Delivery of the turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2018.

August 16th 2019
Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Growing, Taking Place in 75 Countries

Companies in 75 countries actively sourced 465 terawatt hours (TWh) of renewable energy in 2017, an amount close to the overall electricity demand of France, according to the report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). With the continued decline in the costs of renewables, the report suggests, corporate demand will continue to increase as companies seek to reduce electricity bills, hedge against future price spikes and address sustainability concerns.

August 12th 2019
Battery Boom: Wind And Solar Can Generate Half Of Worldwide Electricity By 2050

Coal is to shrink to just 11% of global electricity generation by mid-century, from 38% now, as costs shift heavily in favour of wind, solar and batteries. Wind and solar are set to surge to almost “50 by 50” – 50% of world generation by 2050 due to reductions in cost. “Cheap battery storage means that it becomes increasingly possible to finesse the delivery of electricity from wind and solar so that these technologies can help meet demand even when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining. The result will be renewables eating up more and more of the existing market for coal, gas and nuclear.”

August 14th 2019
Wind: China Maintains Emerging Markets Top Spot Following 19.7GW Build Boom

Wind industry intelligence service A Word About Wind has launched its Emerging Markets Attractiveness Index report for 2018, which provides insight and analysis into the most attractive emerging markets for wind companies. The index, now in its second year, ranks the top 30 emerging markets that investors should consider when investing in wind in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. The list considers factors including political and economic stability for investors, alongside the growth of electricity demand and potential for wind growth, in order to rank the countries by overall potential. As with last year’s report, China tops the list and the ongoing trade war with the US shows no sign of slowing China’s formidable growth.

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