Coronavirus company news summary – Nordex finishes 300MW wind project for Vattenfall – GPG contracted for 218MW Australian wind farm

7 September 2020 (Last Updated September 7th, 2020 10:38)

7 September

Nordex has concluded the first part of the Dutch 300 MW project Wieringermeer for its customer Vattenfall, despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Located 60km north of Amsterdam, the site covers an area of 300km2. Construction of the next phase has already begun.

GPG, a joint venture of Naturgy Energy, the Kuwait Investment Authority, and Snowy Hydro, has received a contract to construct a 218MW wind farm in Australia. Located nearly 300km from Melbourne, is expected to entail an investment of $262m (AUD359m) and is slated to begin operations in the second half of 2022.

Dominion Energy has applied with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to renew the operating licenses of the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Virginia. The company wants to extend the licenses by 20 years, on top of the original 40-year license terms. These were granted in 1978 and 1980, with an extension granted in 2003. The two nuclear units of the power station produce electricity for 473,000 homes in Virginia.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh in India is set to float a tender for setting up a 10GW solar project, livemint.com reported citing undisclosed sources. The proposed tender would account for 14% of India’s green energy capacity.