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Europe's installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020, says EWEA report
24 July 2014 The European Union’s (EU) installed wind capacity will increase 64% by 2020 when compared to 2013 levels, according to a new report by the European Wind Energy Association...

B&W Vølund wins $80m contract to build 280MW biomass power plant in Denmark
24 July 2014 Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (B&W Vølund), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG), has won a contract to build a biomass boiler system for the Skærbækværket power...

MHPS, HCH to jointly supply H-25 gas turbine for thermal power plant in China
24 July 2014 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) and Hitachi (China) (HCH), a unit of Hitachi, have jointly received a contract to supply a gas turbine for Ningbo Kefeng thermal power (NKTP)....

CEFC invests over $900m to improve energy productivity
23 July 2014 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has invested more than $900m in the 2013-14 financial year in projects worth more than $3bn in total...

Nordex wins wind turbine contracts for 64.2MW in Turkey
23 July 2014 Nordex has secured three contracts totaling 64.2MW to install its N117/2400 and the N117/3000 turbines in...

FGE Power, Starwood partner to build two CCGT facilities in US
23 July 2014 FGE Power, a Houston-based energy and infrastructure development firm, and its wholly owned subsidiary FGE Texas, have signed an agreement with an affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global...

Siemens installs fourth HVDC offshore platform in North Sea for TenneT
22 July 2014 Siemens has completed installation of a fourth high-voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore platform in the North Sea, marking a step ahead for grid connections of sea-based wind farms....

Construction begins on Kentucky’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit
22 July 2014 Construction has started on Commonwealth’s first megawatt-scale carbon capture pilot unit at an operating power plant at Kentucky Utilities Company’s E.W. Brown Generating Station, near...

Alstom wins €320m contract to supply wind turbines in Brazil
22 July 2014 Alstom has secured a contract from Renova Energia to supply turbines for the Umburanas wind farm complex in Bahia State,...

USDA and DOE invest $12.6m to support bioenergy feedstock development
21 July 2014 The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have awarded $12.6m in funding to ten projects, which aim to improve plant feedstocks for bioenergy...

Gamesa to supply 220MW of wind turbines in India
21 July 2014 Spain-based Gamesa has received new contracts to deliver 220MW of its turbines for five wind farms in...

ABB to upgrade 350MW Madawaska HVDC transmission link in Canada
21 July 2014 Hydro-Québec has awarded a contract to ABB to upgrade the 350MW Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission...

UK approves development of Rampion offshore wind farm
18 July 2014 The UK Government has approved development of E.ON’s Rampion offshore wind farm off the Sussex...

Toshiba to supply equipment for coal-fired power project in Vietnam
18 July 2014 Toshiba has won a contract from Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (Doosan) of Korea and Mitsubishi Corporation of Japan for a coal-fired power generation project in...

KHLP begins construction of Keeyask generating station in Manitoba
18 July 2014 Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership (KHLP) has begun construction of the 695MW Keeyask Generating Station in northern Manitoba....

MHPS to build lignite-fired thermal power unit in Poland
17 July 2014 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe (MHPS-EDE), a group company of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), has been awarded a contract to construct a lignite-fired...

Toshiba to supply equipment for Sarulla geothermal power plant in Indonesia
17 July 2014 Sarulla Operations has awarded a contract to Toshiba to supply equipment for the Sarulla geothermal power plant in...

Tidal lagoon development would contribute £27bn to UK, study says
17 July 2014 The development of six tidal lagoon power plants across UK would contribute £27bn over the investment period 2015 - 2027 to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to Centre...

MHI to supply post combustion CO2 capture system for power plant in US
16 July 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) subsidiary Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) has been awarded a contract to provide the world's largest post-combustion CO2 capture system for...

Siemens wins contract for 36MW windfarm in Germany
16 July 2014 Siemens Energy has won a contract to supply turbines for a wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein,...

Aveva, ETAP to jointly develop software interface for electrical power systems
16 July 2014 Aveva has signed a partnership agreement with ETAP to jointly develop a software interface between Aveva Electrical and ETAP’s enterprise solution for electrical power systems....