Further Growth for Vergnet in the UK

Vergnet marks further growth in the UK following the launch of its O&M Service in May 2014 at CLA Game Fair today, as it announces its first three farming customers for the service.

Park House Farm, Desford, Leicester, is one of the first to sign up for the new UK wind turbine service. The agreement announced at the UK’s largest outdoor country showwill see Park House farmer Paul Hilyer benefit from Vergnet’s dedicated O&M service providing him with improved security for business planning as well as control of expenditure and performance for his two 250kW Vergnet GEV MP-C medium wind turbines.

The farmer currently uses the medium scale wind turbines, which have been in operation since 2012 to generate clean energy for the grid...

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Extension of local wind farm agreement with Italy’s PLT Energia

Vergnet and PLT Energia announce new promising partnership agreement for 200 kW wind turbines.

Vergnet SA and PLT Energia S.p.A. have signed a new industrial partnership agreement.

It provides for the installation, commissioning and maintenance by PLT Energia of additional 200 kW Vergnet wind turbines in Italy and potentially other areas in the world.

Under the previous agreement signed in 2012, PLT installed and currently operates 8 Vergnet wind farms in Italy.

Jérôme Douat, CEO of Vergnet commented: “We are delighted with the partnership with

PLT Energia, which enabled Vergnet to enter the Italian market in 2012. Vergnet’s market share in Italy now represents 80% of the medium wind market and 100% of the market of new 200 kW installations“

 An agreement that will result in new...

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Vergnet Set to Celebrate UK Growth at CLA Game Fair 2014

Vergnet is attending the UK’s largest countryside show taking place in Oxfordshire next week from 18th- 20th July.

As a global leader in the distributed wind energy industry, Vergnet will be celebrating its growing track record in the UK by attending the CLA Game Fair this year, with the new Operations & Maintenance (O&M) service featuring highly on the company’s agenda.

The CLA Game Fair is the County Land Association’s flagship annual event and one of the UK’s leading outdoor country show. The fair is widely accepted as the world’s greatest celebration of country life and sports, bringing together land owners, developers, members of the rural community and country sports enthusiasts alike.

Visitors to Vergnet’s stand (A0108) at the CLA Game Fair 2014 can find out about the com...

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Global Wind Power Capacity Reaches 318GW in 2014

The Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (GSR) released earlier this month revealed good news for the renewables sector. It estimated that 22% of the world’s electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2013 with wind power playing a growing role. The report compiled by REN21, a global renewables multi stakeholder network, revealed how the evolution of renewable energy over the past decade has ‘surpassed all expectations’, both in improving national development as well as mitigating climate change issues. As a burgeoning international wind energy company, Vergnet welcomes the report which states that renewable energy provided 19% of global final energy consumption in 2012, rising to 22% in 2013...

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Successful installation of 1MW turbine at AUTEC US Navy Base in the Bahamas

The GEV HP 1 MW that was installed by Vergnet and the general contractor PNE Corp at the AUTEC US Navy base in the Bahamas has been commissioned in February 2014 and has started producing electricity. On this video you can witness in real time the unique erection process of this turbine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m8CYBAIT7s

Commissioning and run tests were successfully completed, and the turbine is now injecting electricity on the local mini-grid which runs two to five 1MW diesel generators.

Training of the O&M contractor is to take place, and for the time being Vergnet, PNE and AUTEC are handling the maintenance of the turbine during this ramp-up period.

One of the very important next steps to come is a fully automated integration of the wind turbine on the existing diese...

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Vergnet Hosts Haiti and World Bank delegation during visit to the French West Indies

On Saturday 14th June 2014, Vergnet’s O&M subsidiary in the Caribbean, VERGNET CARAIBES, organised a visit to Fond Caraibes Wind Farm (20 GEV MP C wind turbines installed in 2003 and 2004 on the municipality of Saint François) for a for a delegation invited by Region Guadeloupe made up of representatives from the Parliament of Haiti, including Energy Ministries and EDH (Electricity of Haiti) along with representatives of the World Bank.

The senior Haitian delegation went to Guadeloupe to discover renewable energy achievements and to understand the strategy which enabled the development of the sector in the region. The World Bank is helping to develop exchanges between territories in the area of renewable energy.

The delegation included Patrick Mathurin, Research Director and Jean Marcel...

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Successful installation of 1MW turbine at AUTEC US Navy Base in the Bahamas

Following the turbines’ commissioning in March 2014, Vergnet’s GEV HP turbine is now providing continuous electricity on the local grid in Andros, Bahamas.

The Vergnet GEV HP  turbine was selected as the most suitable turbine for the extreme weather and hurricane prone island of Andros.

Due to its ability to adapt to the climate, its unique nacelle lifting process [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m8CYBAIT7s] and high quality of turbine design, the Vergnet GEV HP was the best choice for solving the base’s energy needs.

The turbine was built and commissioned in March 2014 and Vergnet is currently handling the maintenance of the turbine based at the AUTEC US Navy base. The Vergnet team is also training the US Navy staff to operate and maintain the turbine.

The turbine is integrated in...

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Celebrating UK Wind Week: Spotlight on Ruchlaw Mains Farm in Dunbar, Scotland

To mark Wind Week 2014 (15th-22nd June), Vergnet, a world leading manufacturer of medium wind turbines, looks at how wind is helping farmers, developers, investors and landowners in the UK to diversify with wind energy.

With 25 medium scale wind turbines on farms in Cornwall, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk and Northern Ireland, Vergnet has a growing track record of success in the UK.

The GEV MP-R 275kW turbine at Ruchlaw Farm in East Lothian was the company’s first installation in Scotland. Jamie Wyllie, owner of Ruchlaw Farm along with his father James, is conscious of the heavy energy consumption of his pig farming activity and saw the potential of wind energy as an attractive investment for the family business...

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Celebrating UK Wind Week: Spotlight on Suffolk Flax Farm that is Reaping the Benefits of Wind Energy Vergnet

To mark Wind Week 2014 (15th-22nd June), Vergnet, a world leading manufacturer of medium wind turbines, looks at how wind is helping farmers, developers, investors and landowners in the UK to diversify with wind energy.

Having read about climate change, award-winning flax farmer Richard Symes was keen to find a way to reduce his business’s carbon footprint. With 25 medium scale wind turbines in the UK to date on farms in Cornwall, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Suffolk and Northern Ireland, Vergnet’s track record prompted the decision to install a GEV MP C turbine on his Suffolk farm.

Richard and his wife Debbie run an award‐winning arable farm, where they produce wheat, oilseed rape (OSR), peas and linseed oil, and are passionate about farmin...

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Vergnet celebrates World Environment Day with a special focus on Small Island Developing States

This year, World Environment Day is focusing on raising awareness of the challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which range from effects of climate changes, consequent flood risks to storm surges. Equally the initiative aims to celebrate the innovative strategies adopted by the inhabitants of SIDS to create an effective local energy supply.

As a partner of choice for developers around the world, with over 900 wind turbines installed for distributed generation in markets including in isolated areas in Australia and Africa through to hurricane areas including Japan, the Caribbean and New Caledonia, this is an initiative Vergnet wholeheartedly supports. In fact, the Vergnet story began in this area when we first developed medium-power, hurricane-proof wind turbines as thes...

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