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Vestas to Cut at Least 2,335 Jobs in Major Restructuring

Vestas, the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, is to restructure its operations, entailing the loss of 2,335 jobs, as it seeks to reduce its fixed costs by more than Eur150 million from the end of 2012. The job losses, equivalent

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Windturbine.ie Signs Wind Turbine Supply Agreement

County Cork company Windturbines.ie and L-Power, based in Puglia, Italy, have signed a wind turbine supply agreement for the export of reconditioned wind turbines to Italy. Windturbines.ie will source, recondition and adapt the turbines to suit the Italian wind energy

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EU Offshore Wind Power Shows Solid Growth

Offshore wind energy capacity increased in the first half year of 2011, with a 4.5% rise in installations compared to the corresponding period of 2010. According to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA), 101 new offshore wind turbines, with a total

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GE to Offer Production-Based Availability Guarantees on All Wind Turbines

GE has expanded its Wind Services portfolio in Europe to include Production Based Availability Guarantees (PBA) as an option for new and existing operations and maintenance contracts on all GE 1.5 and 2.5 megawatt series wind turbines. Available later this

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Report Questions Ability of Scottish Wind Power to Deliver

Stuart Young Consulting, with support from the John Muir Trust, has released a report studying the ability of wind power to make a significant contribution to the UK’s energy supply. It concludes that the average power output of wind turbines

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German Wind Power Has Potential to Plug ‘Nuclear Gap’

Onshore wind energy alone can provide up to 65% of Germany’s electricity requirements, according to a new study published by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) on behalf of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE).

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Belfast Harbour Aims to Become Leading UK Renewables Hub

Belfast Harbour and DONG Energy, a world leader in offshore wind farms, are combining to establish a new hub for the burgeoning offshore wind energy sector. As part of the project, Belfast Harbour is to fund and build a new

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GE Signs Largest Wind Services Agreement in Europe

GE has signed a ten year contract with Spanish wind developer Cobra Energia to provide advanced services for 178 GE wind turbines installed at eight wind farms across Spain. The agreement is GE’s largest wind energy services contract in Europe,

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Energia Makes Further Progress With All-island Renewable Energy Objectives

Energia, a member of the Viridian Group, has achieved financial close for its Eur72 million investment in 51 megawatts of electricity capacity in new wind farms at Crigshane and Church Hill in County Tyrone. The development forms part of Energia’s

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SSE and GE Sign Service Agreement For Wind Turbines Fleet

SSE Generation, the power generating business of SSE, the second largest electricity generator across the UK and Ireland, has signed a comprehensive and flexible service agreement with GE. The ten years contract covers SSE’s fleet of 127 GE wind turbines

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