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Alstom signs its first wind contract in Poland


Wind turbine supply deal with PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A., worth approximately €80 million.

Under the terms of the deal, Alstom will supply 30 ECO110 wind turbines for the Lotnisko 90MW wind farm, which will be based in Kopaniewo. With a total output of 90MW and scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2015, Lotnisko is one of the largest project in the Polish wind power industry and the first wind power project implemented by Alstom in Poland.

The scope of the contract covers the project management, supply, erection and commissioning of 30 Alstom ECO110 3 MW wind turbines1 equipped with a 110 m diameter rotor, a 90 meter high steel tower, and a SCADA  remote control system. Alstom will also provide turbines operation and maintenance for two years.

“A contract for 30 wind turbines delivery opens a new range in a long-term co-operation between our companies,” said Mr Krzysztof Muller, investments department director, PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A. “We are convinced that Alstom competences in Poland in the conventional energy sector, combined with the proven technology represented by ECO110 turbines, will translate into an efficient execution of the contract and guarantee Alstom a successful debut on the Polish wind market.”

Lotnisko is part of PGE strategy to reach at least 234 MW of power from wind farms by 2016.

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Vestas to supply turbines for 450MW of projects in US


Vestas has been awarded two contracts totalling 450MW for wind power projects in the US under a master supply agreement (MSA) with EDF Renewable Energy.

Under the first contract, Vestas will supply 75 V110-2.0MW turbines for the 150MW Slate Creek Wind Project in Kansas, US.

Vestas will also provide 150 V100-2.0MW turbines for the 300MW Roosevelt Wind Project in New Mexico, under the second contract.

“Slate Creek will be our first V110-2.0 MW project with EDF RE, and Roosevelt will be the largest wind park in New Mexico,” Vestas US and Canada sales and service division president Chris Brown said.

The two projects comprise three-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5,000 service agreements aimed to ensure the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing.

“Slate Creek will be our first V110-2.0 MW project with EDF RE, and Roosevelt will be the largest wind park in New Mexico.”

EDF Renewable Energy executive vice-president Ryan Pfaff said EDF Renewable Energy is working with Vestas to bring 450MW of wind facilities in the Southwest Power Pool online by the end of 2015.

“Both the 300MW Roosevelt and 150MW Slate Creek wind projects have long-term power purchase agreements in place with creditworthy counterparties, and we look forward to creating new American jobs in New Mexico, Kansas and elsewhere through the construction and long-term operation of the projects,” Pfaff said

Scheduled be commissioned in the fourth quarter of 2015, the Roosevelt and Slate Creek projects’ delivery are expected to take place in the second quarter of 2015 and third quarter of 2015 respectively.

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€30m Johnson & Johnson wind turbine project goes live in Cork Harbour


Two wind turbines in Cork’s lower harbour that will support the manufacturing operations of DePuy Synthes and Janssen Biologics have gone live. They will reduce the environmental impacts of both plants and reduce energy costs by 30pc.

This follows a series of recent announcements by Johnson & Johnson in Ireland including the investment of €80 million and the creation of 270 jobs at the company’s new Ethicon Biosurgery manufacturing facility in Limerick in April.

“Wind energy will safeguard jobs, provide security of energy supply, help Ireland meet its EU carbon reduction targets and reduce our dependence on expensive fossil fuels,” Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock said.

The wind turbine project is the outcome of an unique collaboration between Johnson & Johnson, GSK and Novartis – the Cork Lower Harbour Energy Group.

Collectively, the four companies are responsible for the employment of over 4,000 people in Ireland and have invested more than €2 billion in the Cork area over the last twenty years.

“As the world’s largest health care company, all of us at Johnson & Johnson recognise the critical interdependence between human health and the health of our planet,” explained William Appelo, vice president in charge of Supply Chain, Global Orthopeadics Group at Johnson & Johnson.

“We are committed to minimising environmental impacts across our operations.”

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