SEAT installs car industry’s ‘largest’ solar array

Spanish car manufacturer SEAT has completed the installation of the “largest” solar array in the motor industry. The ‘SEAT al Sol’ project includes 53,000 panels which are installed at the firm’s Martorell plant outside Barcelona. The panels are spread over an area of 270,000 square metres – equivalent to the size of 40 football pitches. […]

Gamesa secures two wind deals in India

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has won orders to supply its wind turbines for two projects in India. The first agreement is with wind power developers Greenco, which includes the supply and installation of 100MW of energy. Gamesa will install 50 turbines at two wind farms located in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, […]

Gamesa gets €260m for wind research

Gamesa has received a €260 million (£210.8m) loan to fund its research and development in wind turbine manufacturing for the next three years. The cash from the European Investment Bank (EIB) will help the Spanish firm design and develop both onshore and offshore turbine platforms, which are expected to offer “greater capacity and constantly improving […]

Gamesa scores wind order in India

Wind turbine manufacturer Gamesa has signed an agreement to build a 47.6MW wind farm in India. The Spanish firm will build and supply 56 of its 850kW turbines for SJVN Limited in the state of Maharashtra. The contract also includes a ten-year operation and maintenance services contract, with a commitment to commission the project within […]

Spanish firm to build Australia’s largest solar farm

A Spanish solar developer has won a bid to build Australia’s largest solar farm. Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) will construct the 20MW facility near Canberra following a reverse auction held by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The solar farm will be supported by the nation’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) system of AUD186 per MWh for 20 […]

British firm wins contract for German offshore study

A British science and technology firm has won an €18million contract for a geotechnical study at a German offshore wind farm. Spanish energy group Iberdrola awarded the contract to Gardline and GEO, a Danish engineering firm. Both companies will help carry out a seabed survey of the Baltic Sea and help determine the type of […]

Spanish French wind deal signed in Scotland

French engineering and construction company Technip and Spain’s power company Iberdrola have teamed up for a new offshore wind business to be based in Scotland. The deal was announced at the French company’s new “centre of engineering excellence” for offshore wind in Aberdeen. Technip Chairman and CEO Thierry Pilenko and Keith Anderson, Chief Executive of […]