2017-11-20
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    WKN AG
    ... by subsidiaries and joint-ventures in numerous European countries, South Africa and the US. Up to now, the company has initiated and realized projects with a total of about 1,300 megawatts capacity. The headquarters of the WKN-Group are located at the "House of Future Energies", an established center of excellence for renewable energy sources in Husum/Germany. About 83 percent of WKN shares are owned by PNE WIND AG located in Cuxhaven/Germany while approx. 17 percent are held by private and institutional shareholders. ...
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    SEMIKRON International GmbH
    ..., Slovakia, South Africa and USA guarantees fast and competent on-site customer care. SEMIKRON offers specially designed power electronic components...

Latest Wind Energy News

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    Siemens Gamesa obtains revenues of €11 billion with an EBIT margin of 7% in FY17 11/07/2017
    ... conditions, including the temporary suspension of the Indian market, and impairments relating to accounting adjustments to inventories in the US and South... Africa. Excluding these impacts, revenues fell just 2% with an EBIT margin of 7.3%2. Excluding also currency effects, revenues were flat. In India the government is planning 3 GW in central auctions up to next March, and the market is expected to fully recover in 2019. “Our financial performance is still not at the level we’re all aiming for. But it’s clear that we are making positive progress as we carry out our plan to make this company an industry leader. Our integration efforts are proceeding ahead of schedule, and I’m confident that the decisions we’re making will allow us to better respond to changing market conditions, and to better serve our customers and other stakeholders,” said Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa. Restructuring programme In the context of the ongoing integration of legacy structures, the company has announced a restructuring plan affecting a maximum of 6,000 employees(3) located in 24 countries (700 already announced). Discussions with employee representatives will start immediately, in accordance with applicable rules and regulations in each country. Information on the final agreements will be communicated in due course, once negotiations are completed. This plan, which will be implemented in the coming months, is a necessary step to strengthen the group and consolidate its position as a market leader. The previously announced synergy target of €230 million is confirmed as a minimum and the company expects to achieve this target in the third year, 12 months ahead of schedule. Commercial activity and profitability Commercial activity intensified in the fourth quarter, both onshore and offshore, resulting in a significant increase in order intake amounting to 3 GW (+40%). This volume reflects the improvement of Siemens Gamesa's competitive position with the best quarterly onshore order intake since the beginning of 2015 which reached 2.2 GW. Between April and September, revenue from the sale of wind turbines decreased by 15% to €4.4 billion, impacted by onshore markets that are facing challenging conditions, mainly India and the UK, as well as pricing pressure. The company registered strong performance in the offshore business with an increase of 16% in revenues. Siemens Gamesa continues to lead the world offshore segment having installed 11 GW, more than 65% of the global offshore fleet. Sales in services rose 9% to €621 million with an underlying margin of 17.4% and maintenance contracts continue to grow to cover 55,000 MW around the world, an increase of 12.4%. In this specific market context, Siemens Gamesa obtained €118 million of underlying net profit(2) between April and September. Excluding the impact of the inventory impairment, underlying net income was €206 million. The company continues to strengthen its balance sheet and ended the quarter with a net cash position of € 377 million. Continued progress on the integration Work on integration has underlined the company's high potential derived from larger scale and a global reach, reflected by a presence in more than 90 countries, installed turbine capacity of 83 GW and an order book valued at €21 billion. The company is on track to achieve more than 90% of the integration goals implemented and creating value from year three. In this sense, Siemens Gamesa has achieved a number of important advances in the second half, including the integration of Adwen in the overall offshore business of the group. In addition, the company has decided to have one technology per business segment by 2020. It will streamline its onshore product portfolio, reducing the range by approximately 65%, and will implement a single-platform strategy in offshore. The new products will be announced at the upcoming Wind Europe conference taking place in Amsterdam in late November. Siemens Gamesa maintains its highly positive outlook for the medium and longer term The company has also announced its outlook for the 2018 financial year: revenues of €9,000-9,600 million and underlying EBIT margin of 7-8%. These projections incorporate the impact of the reduction in the onshore prices and expected synergies. The transition in energy markets opens the doors to an enormous potential in the wind market over the longer term. Wind energy is expected to increase its weighting in the global energy generation mix by four in 2040, increasing from 4% now to 17%, according to independent projections. The company will present a new Strategic Plan next February 2018 in the context of its Capital Markets Day. The company will give details of financial targets, dividend policy and management incentive scheme. Siemens Gamesa key figures April - September 2017(4) (vs. April - September 2016) Figures in euros: Revenues: 5,022 million (-12.3%) Revenues in MWe: 3,599 (-26%) Underlying EBIT(2): 192 million (-63%) Underlying EBIT margin(2): 3.8% Underlying net profit(2): 118 million Net financial cash: 377 million ...
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    Siemens Gamesa inaugurates the first blade plant in Africa and the Middle East 10/12/2017
    ... of existence and 2,1 GW installed capacity, in countries like Morocco, as well as in Algeria, Egypt, South-Africa, Tunisia, Mauritania, Kenya and Mauritius Islands. ...
  • Loeriesfontein wind farms successfully complete turbine transportation 09/07/2017
    ... on 23  August arriving at Khobab wind farm 25 August 2017, marking the conclusion of over 1,000 abnormal loads. Mainstream Renewable Power, South Africa, wind...
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    Mainstream Renewable Power uses mobile transformer in South Africa 07/25/2017
    ...Mainstream Renewable Power uses mobile transformer in South Africa Since the permanent grid connection is not yet completed, Mainstream uses a mobile transformer for the Loeriesfontein wind farm in South Africa. This means that the wind power plants can already be taken into test set before the substation is finished. grid, Mainstream Renewable Power, South Africa, Wind farm The fact that in many places grid connection takes longer than construction of the wind farm is no secret. In order not to be too dependent on delays, the wind project developer Mainstream Renewable Power uses a mobile transformer for the construction of the Loeriesfontein wind farm in South Africa. This makes it possible for the wind power plants to be commissioned before the Helios substation is ready to secure a permanent grid connection. “We have worked very closely with Eskom to supply and operate the mobile transformer, which is typically used by the Utility to temporarily connect to substations during maintenance or unplanned shutdowns to allow continued use of substations.  Mobile transformers are not normally used to connect Wind Farms to the distribution system,” explained Kevin Foster, Country Construction Manager for Mainstream Renewable Power. Commissioning of the Helios tsubstation is planned for September 2017. Then the wind farm is finally connected to the grid after a test phase. ...
  • GRI Renewable Industries will manufacture wind towers in Argentina 07/06/2017
    ... with 12 manufacturing plants in Spain, the USA, Brazil, China, Turkey, India and South Africa that manufacture and supply high quality wind towers...
  • 2017 Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook 06/20/2017
    ... to the 682MW added in 2015. New capacity in South Africa and Morocco in 2016 represented more than 80% of new added capacity in MEA. In South Africa... 91.3%, or 3.8GW, was installed in Africa, led by South Africa, Morocco, and Egypt. Nearly 40GW of new wind power capacity will be added in the Middle East and Africa region from 2017 to 2026, with a compounded annual growth rate of 22%. The growth in wind is supported by tremendous wind resources as well as an increase in experience and best practices across the value chain, which will result in a gradual reduction in the LCOE of wind power (-15% from 2017 to 2022) across the region. The implementation of auctions in countries such as South Africa, Egypt, Morocco and U.A.E. has resulted in some of the cheapest bidding prices globally for both wind and solar projects. Competition between solar and wind power is increasing, but since both segments are immature and given the large resources spread across the region, both technologies will have time to develop in parallel. This dynamic may change over the long-term primarily due to LCOE gains of solar power Development of a local supply chain in North Africa, notably in Morocco and Egypt, is expected to support wind power development in the region by allowing for intra-regional exports. Moreover, despite its ongoing financial difficulties, Iran will contribute to growth in the medium term while Saudi Arabia, currently working on its first tenders, will assume a leadership position in the Middle East during the outlook period. The bulk of the smaller countries in MEA will also play a large role in the region’s development as incremental country-level growth in aggregate will add up. By the end of the outlook, wind power capacity will be added in more than 80% of the countries in the region although 70% of total new capacity will be added in only seven countries MAKE’s Middle East and Africa Wind Power Outlook is a 60+ page report containing 95+ charts, tables and graphs providing in-depth analysis of the wind power markets in Middle East and Africa. The report studies the key drivers and barriers for new wind power installations in the region with a focus on specific national and sub-regional markets. The analysis focuses on macro conditions, regulatory frameworks as well as 10-year market outlooks and three forecast scenarios (bull, base and bear) for South Africa. Market models are illustrated, demonstrating the critical forces that are shaping demand for new wind power generation assets. ...
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    Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds 05/26/2017
    ... renewable energy developments have made great strides, with South Africa and North Africa accounting for three-quarters of the continent’s 62,000...
  • Wind farms fund programme to improve Loeriesfontein learner’s literacy levels 05/19/2017
    ... farms in South Africa help funding programs to improve learner’s literacy levels Loeriesfontein wind farm and Khobab wind farm are funding a literacy... Africa, funding This ‘Learn–Ready Literacy Programme’ is being implemented in Loeriesfontein Primary School and TNJ van der Walt Primary School Grade 2 to Grade 5 as well as Grade 8 at Loeriesfontein High School. This educational programme is being implemented in partnerships with the National Department of Basic Education and the various provincial departments. The renewable energy projects are working with Spell-It South Africa, who has appointed two previously unemployed community members who have been chosen for their language and teaching aptitudes. They have completed in-depth training, which will continue, to ensure that they can provide assistance to both the Primary School and High School in the roll-out and execution of this programme over a three year period, all aimed at improving the literacy levels at respective schools. This programme is ideally focused on basic literacy in the foundation phase, in line with international research that has shown this to be a critical transition period, when learners move from the ‘learning to read’ phase into the ‘reading to learn’ phase. Learners who are literate at Grade 4 Level are 80% more likely to complete matric and be functionally literate for tertiary education and later employment. This programme, which has impacted over 350 000 primary school children since 2010, consists of three components, namely: The Vocabulary Assistance Programme (VAP); Teacher Training and Capacity Building; and Spelling Bee Competitions. The VAP is a step-by-step, fun series of card games, age-appropriate stories and interactive activities that assist learners to build on their existing knowledge while brushing up on the fundamentals of phonetics, spelling rules and word structure. The content is CAPS-aligned and gives educators exciting activities to do with their learners in the classroom, while covering the required content to get learners spelling at their Grade level. The wind farms views their investment in education as a powerful platform through which the lives of ordinary community members can be positively impacted over the long term, as quality education allows individuals to increased access to better socio-economic opportunities. ...
  • Enel starts operating new South African wind farm 05/04/2017
    ...Enel starts operating new South African wind farm New Wind Farm for South Africa Enel started comercial operation at Gibson Bay wind farm, located... in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Enel, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power RSA (“EGP RSA”), has started commercial operation at its 111...
  • Khobab wind farm lifts first wind turbine 03/28/2017
    ..., ahead of schedule, on 22 March 2017. Khobab, wind farm, South Africa, Mainstream Renewables It is anticipated that the first power will be exported...
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Events

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    WINDABA 2017 01/06/2017
    ... continent and South Africa in particular. Taking place on 14-16 November 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. Windaba... showcases the business of wind in South Africa with the view of assisting participants and exhibitors in achieving their strategic business objectives. Our team strive to keep the event dynamic and relevant. The daily conference programme is designed to ensure that wind energy professionals are afforded several platforms to network formally and informally. Our tailor-made Business-2-Business mobile application streamlines your interactions and maximises your ability to connect with credible business leads. ...
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    Energy Efficiency World 01/05/2017
    ... Bank of South Africa Royal Dutch Shell Barclays CIB US Department of Commerce  Key exhibitors include: Du Pont MTU South... Africa Trina Solar Jabil Inala ABB South Africa THE BIG IDEA Intensive energy users, utilities, developers, property owners and industry...

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