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Nordex Scores Again In France

SOURCE: Nordex | 21 October 2014

Nordex SE has received an order to supply and install the "Haut Plateau Picard" wind farm. This project consists of eleven turbines from the N100/2500 series, which Nordex will install in spring 2015. The project has been planned on Nordex technology thanks to Volkswind France SAS, a developer and independent power producer which has already realised a major project with Nordex in Germany.

Siemens Wins Major HVDC Order In Canada

SOURCE: Siemens | 20 October 2014

Siemens has received an order for a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) power transmission link in Canada. In a consortium with the construction company Mortenson Construction, Siemens will be supplying both converter stations for the Bipole III HVDC project. Customer is provincially-owned Manitoba Hydro.

ABB Partners With Vestas To Electrify Off-Grid Communities In Africa

SOURCE: ABB | 20 October 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, and global wind energy company Vestas today signed a partnership agreement whereby they will contribute with their respective technologies to help rural communities in developing markets gain access to affordable clean electricity.

Grupo Clavijo Completes A 40 Mw Installation In Chile And Starts A New 35 Mw Project

SOURCE: Grupo Clavijo | 20 October 2014

The Spanish company Grupo Clavijo has completed the installation of 40 MW of single-axis solar trackers in Chañares (Chile), working with the Greenwood Biosar Chile Spa (Aktor Group) as the EPC company of reference. The project was completed in record time, manufacturing all the trackers in six weeks and assembling them in just two months.

First Solar Installs Inaugural Panel At South America's Largest PV Plant

SOURCE: First Solar | 18 October 2014

With Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile; Isabel Allende, President of the Chilean Senate, and Máximo Pacheco, Minister of Energy in attendance, First Solar (Nasdaq:FSLR) today ceremonially installed the first solar panel for the 141 Megawatt (MW)ac Luz del Norte Solar Power Plant.

ENUSA Selects AREVA For Enrichment Services

SOURCE: AREVA | 17 October 2014

During the first edition of the World Nuclear Exhibition, AREVA and the Spanish company ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas signed a multi-year contract for the supply of enrichment services. This enriched uranium, once manufactured into nuclear fuel, will be used at Spanish nuclear power plants.

ANDRITZ To Supply New Waste-to-Energy Power Plant To Riikinvoima Oy, Finland

SOURCE: ANDRITZ | 16 October 2014

International technology Group ANDRITZ has been selected by the local utility company Riikinvoima Oy to supply a waste-to-energy power plant to Leppävirta, Finland. Start-up is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016.

Wood Group Kenny Awarded Subsea Pipeline FEED Contract For Carbon Capture And Storage Project

SOURCE: Wood Group Kenny | 16 October 2014

Wood Group Kenny has been awarded the front end engineering design (FEED) for the subsea and pipeline element of the Peterhead Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Aberdeenshire. The project, the world's first full-chain CCS project on a gas-fired power station, is being developed by Shell, with strategic support from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE).

Yokogawa Wins Control System Order For Lara Supercritical Coal-fired Thermal Power Plant In India

SOURCE: Yokogawa | 15 October 2014

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa India Ltd., has won an order from NTPC Ltd.*1 to supply control systems for the first two 800 MW power generating units of the Lara supercritical coal-fired thermal power plant*2.

ABB To Upgrade HVDC Link Between Germany And Denmark

SOURCE: ABB | 15 October 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth about $16 million from Energinet.dk, the transmission system operator in Denmark and 50 Hertz, the transmission system operator responsible for the eastern part of Germany, to upgrade the 600 megawatt (MW) Kontek high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link.The order was booked in the third quarter.