There have been a number of significant power generation projects approved across Europe in the past week. The items below were first reported in the CapProCon e-newsletter. To learn more about subscribing, please follow this link.
Vattenfall, owner of the Dutch utility Nuon, signed a contract for the delivery of 50, N117/3600 turbines with Nordex for installation at Wieringermeer, the Netherlands. The wind turbines will be installed from March 2019 and will be complete come the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Vattenfall selected Siemens-Gamesa to supply 113 turbines, rated at 8 MW each, for three of its Danish offshore wind projects. The three wind farms (Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea, Vesterhav Syd and Nord in the North Sea) have a total investment value of close to EUR1.7 bn (USD2.01 bn).
Power generation at Vesterhav Syd and Nord is schedule to start in 2020, with Kriegers Flak expected to enter service in 2021. The joint deal covers design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, testing and service of the turbines.
Blacksmith Kovačica goes with GE
GE Renewable Energy signed an agreement to provide 38 of its 2.75-120 turbines for the Blacksmith Kovačica wind farm. The 105 MW wind project will be built in the Vojvodina region of Serbia and will be operated by Enlight Renewable Energy.
The turbines, which have a hb height of 110 m, are ideally suited for the medium wind conditions of the Serbian great plains, said GE. The turbines will be manufactured in Europe by GE at Salzbergen, Germany. Blades will be manufactured by LM Wind Power in Spain and Poland.
Cory to deliver London energy park
Cory Riverside Energy has set out plans to build a low-carbon energy park at its site in Belvedere, southeast London.
The company said it had already selected Hitachi Zosen Inova as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, which delivered the existing Riverside Energy Recovery Facility. The energy park, expected to cost around GBP500 mn (USD673.4 mn) to build, will comprise a range of technologies including waste energy recovery, anaerobic digestion, solar panels, and battery storage.
Construction is expected to begin in 2021, with the energy park expected to come online in 2024. Cory will host public exhibitions in summer 2018 to identify the main environmental and planning consideration.