European Business Briefs: wind power and environmental clean-up technology

In this week’s European Business Briefs, two new orders for wind turbines for France, new Italian wind turbines, and a Swedish vacuum technology that can be used for cleaning up environmentally hazardous substances.


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French wind power company Nordex AG has announced that it has won two new orders for 16 turbines for France with a total value of €21.5 million. Eight of the turbines are to be installed at two wind farms 30km north of Nantes. The second order of turbines is to be installed at a private-sector power station near Perpignan.

Meanwhile in Italy, Danish wind power company Vestas’s subsidiary, Italian Wind Technology, has received an order for 134 units of the V52-850KW wind turbines with an option for an additional 35. The company will deliver the turbines over the next two years which will be sited in nine new wind farms in Sicily, Sardinia, Basilicata and Molise.

And finally, Swedish company DISAB is creating a new industry with its vacuum technology that can be used for collecting and removing environmentally hazardous substances. One example of the technology’s application is in Bagdad where it is used to draw heavy sedimentation out of the sewage system. The machines can also be used for cleaning up sticky oil spills.

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