Niculae Havrileţ: Romania's target will be 32% renewable energy for 2030

Niculae Havrileţ, energy minister adviser and former president of the Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE), said in a special conference that as the price of equipment is decreasing, the electricity bill will be lower: "Romania's target will be 32% for 2030. Given that we have already exceeded the target of 4% by 2020, another 8% in the next 12 years is very likely to be installed without a special financial support."

At present, there are wind turbines in Romania with a capacity of 3,105 MW, photovoltaic panels of 1,361 MW, micro-hydropower plants of 342 MW and biomass plants of 143 MW.

Frimu Ghinea


BUDMA 2018 – a summary of the most important construction fair

BUDMA 2018 in numbers:
nearly 1,000 exhibitors (BUDMA, KOMINKI, INTERMASZ, INFRATEC fairs altogether)
over 150 registered new products

20 registered market premieres as part of the BUDMA Premieres Club
42 products received prestigeuos  MTP Gold Medals award (distribution per fair: 35 BUDMA, 5 Kominki, 2 Intermasz)
About 100 conferences, presentations, training sessions and events accompanying the BUDMA Fair
2 700 press releases, information on TV, websites and forums as well  as discussion forums (between 1 September to 5 February)
46,000 Fair guests during the 4 days dedicated to the construction industry!

Second Economic Forum of Civil Engineering and Architecture
The new regulations, rules of the "National Property Holding", competitiveness of Polish construction companies on foreign markets – these are just some of the topics that were discussed during the 2nd Economic Construction Engineering Forum and Construction Engineering Days, which provided a tremendous amount of knowledge during the BUDMA Fair.
At the Forum, also the topics of the quality of public space in the context of its accessibility for people with disabilities were addressed. The discussion also concerned the future of the construction industry, during which the invited guests tried to answer the question whether the automation of production and exports is a chance for the continuous development of Polish companies. Among the topics addressed during the Forum, there were also the ones concerning the future of workforce and professionals the lack of whom starts to be noticeable on the Polish construction market.

Selected topics addressed during the Forum:
• The competitiveness of Polish construction companies and manufacturers of construction products on export markets
• The future of the construction industry – is automation of production and exports a chance for the continuous development of Polish construction companies?
• Quality of public space
• Bim – digital revolution in the construction industry
• Industrial construction yesterday, today and tomorrow
• Staff and companies vs. the order portfolio. What are specialists missing on the market?
• The situation and trends in the field of vocational training for the construction industry

The Economic Forum of Civil Engineering and Architecture was held under the auspices of and in cooperation with: Honorary Patronage: Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction

Co-organizers: Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie, Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland, Polish Chamber of Civil Engineers, Polish Chamber of Commerce of the Construction Industry, Wielkopolska Region Chamber of Construction Engineers
Industry Partners: Ministry of Education, Building Research Institute, Polish Cluster of Construction Industry Exporters, Eastern Construction Cluster, Polish Windows and Doors Association, Lewiatan Association, Education Development Centre, Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Polish Association of Construction Industry Employers, Polish Association of Developers, Public Procurement Department, Association of Polish Cities, Budowlani Trade Union, Integracja Foundation, ASM – Market Research and Analysis Centre

BUDMA Champions Show. 9th Polish Championships of Young Roofers

Steep roofs, metal roofs, flat roofs and facades – in such contest categories young roofers (aged up to 26 years) began to compete during the BUDMA Fair. Among the competing teams, Polish national team was selected to take part in the World Championships of Young Roofers, which will be held in Latvia in autumn 2018.

The event Partners were the following companies: Braas, Blachy Pruszyński, Icopal, BudMat, Yetico, Blachotrapez, Balex Metal, Roben, Fakro, Soudal, Velux, Ruuki, B.Pro, Festool, Sorex.

The art of parquet floor laying

It is in Poznań where the most important event for the parquet floor industry in 2018 was held – the International Polish Championship of Young Parquet Layers. This time, in addition to the representatives of Poland, the competition was attended by contestants from Belarus, the Czech Republic, Germany and Ukraine. Polish Champion and Runner-Up will represent Polish parquet layers during the European Championship, which will take place in Minsk. An additional advantage for the participants of the Championship was the fact that the works made during the competition were treated as the exam tasks completed to obtain an apprentice or master certificate in the parquet layer profession.

The event programme also included presentations and demonstrations of the latest products and technologies in parquet floor laying, lectures by specialists and experts who presented the latest trends in design, as well as open training for surveyors.
The Championship was organized by the Polish Association of Parquet Layers. The event Partners included: Festool, Bochem, Bautec Dr. Schutz, Eukula, HartzLack, Janser, Mafell, Mat-Tar, Polski Związek Handlu i Usług Branży Pokryć Podłogowych, Walczak.

Trowel made of gold

Nearly 70 vocational schools registered their participation in one of the few competitions designed for students of construction vocational schools! The 48th edition of the "Golden Trowel" Construction Tournament gave the students an opportunity to present their skills in such categories as e.g. bricklayer, painter, floor layer, fitter or roofer. In Poznań, we saw the best of those representing their schools and professions, and who were struggling not only for prestige but also for valuable prizes and for being exempt from the exam confirming professional qualifications.

The competition was organised by the Polish Association of Construction Industry Education. The competition Partners included: Fakro, Stowarzyszenie Przemysłu Wapienniczego, Akademia Techniczna, PPG Deco, Bricoman, Giacomini, MPGN.

Proper woodwork installation - MONTERIADA

During the 3rd edition of MONTERIADA at the BUDMA International Construction and Architecture Fair, the event participants had an opportunity to see live what the installation of products by leading woodwork companies looks like.  In the shows, cutting-edge tools, installation systems and accessories were used. This year's new element was a demonstration of roller shutters installation with control and fittings adjustment.

Those who visited the MONTERIADA 2018 stand had an opportunity to meet companies' experts who explained in an accessible way all technical issues and talked about products. The installation process could not only be observed but also performed oneself – as part of the competition for the fastest "fitters" from the audience, special prizes had been prepared. Also a press conference and a visit of students of "DOBRY MONTAŻ" (GOOD ASSEMBLY) vocational training classes from two vocational schools.

MONTERIADA 2018 partners included: AIB, Aluplast, FAKRO, GERDA, Hörmann, Klimas Wkręt -met, Lahti Pro, Porta KMI Poland, Somfy, Soudal, Stanley Black&Decker, VORNE.

The Legend is Back – INTERMASZ at BUDMA!

Construction industry without machines? Unimaginable... Poland's largest exhibition of machinery, vehicles and construction equipment, after a few-year break, once again was held along with the most important meeting of the construction industry in Poland! The consolidation of the two events allowed us to comprehensively present the best in the construction industry, including innovative and technologically advanced machinery.

Who nowadays can imagine a constitution site without the support of construction machinery? Even in smaller, individual investments, the equipment is used thanks to which you may save much time necessary for the preparation of e.g. excavations for foundations or pouring concrete. Currently proposed construction equipment offers something more – the convenience of operation, operator safety and lower operating costs thanks to the latest technology. The event participants had an opportunity to see such machines, compare them and choose the ones that respond to our demands most. It is all thanks to the INTERMASZ Construction Machinery Fair, which, after a few years, again was held simultaneously with the BUDMA Construction Fair.

Architects' time
The 4 exhibition days were filled with events aimed at architects and designers who during BUDMA could find not only hundreds of the latest and inspiring products presented by the exhibitors but also meet world-renowned architects, take part in debates and also see more than 130 works and implementation by architectural companies and studios from entire Poland!

1m/ARCH (1 metre for an architect) was, for the first time during BUDMA, a place of presenting the accomplishments and achievements of more than 130 architectural companies and studios. Specially arranged space of the mezzanine in Hall 3A was also a place of meetings and consultations with architects, frequently attended not only by the architects themselves but also investors who were interested in often custom, interesting architectural solutions.

Design 4 Senses
Unique, unconventional solutions, unusual design, perfect form and texture – every day in our work we look for materials which will bring our projects to another level and meet or even exceed the expectations of our customers. It is also thanks to top-class products and technological solutions that our works have a chance to stand out from the surrounding architecture, become noticed and appreciated by architects, but above all by outsiders.

It was in the Design 4 Senses zone that we could find the products and solutions that would meet even the highest requirements of each project. Design 4 Senses presented unique, exclusive product offers by such brands as Alusky, Fakro, Finishparkiet, Hörmann, or Schody Marchewka.

MVRDV – discovering "Baltic Tower" in Poznań
What was the idea of the creators of the Baltic Tower in Poznań, an internationally renowned architectural studio? The story behind this modern, bold as for the Poznań (and probably even Polish) standards building, was told on the second day of BUDMA. The special guest was Fokke Moerel from the Dutch MvRdV studio, a company that has won numerous prestigious awards, creating unusual works that are always designed from scratch, without the use of the forms of expressions already utilised.

Let's talk about space
A fixed element in the series of events aimed mainly at architects during the BUDMA Fair is the architectural debate. The theme of this year's meeting, attended by artists dealing with e.g. describing and popularisation of knowledge about architecture and urban planning, was "Telling Space Story". The invited guests attempted to answer several questions, for example how to talk about space, which media to use, what language to use to convey information and to whom it should be addressed. Also, the issue of education and condition of knowledge about the architecture of an average Polish customer was discussed.
The debate was moderated by a well-known, respected architecture critic, journalist Jakub Głaz.

Traditionally drawn architectural designs
It is already the fourth edition of the Architectural Sketches competition, in which participants faced the challenge of preparing a drawing by hand presenting the impact of selected technologies and materials on quality, looks and character of architecture. This time the students of architecture faculties were supposed to present "Man in Space" by means of conventional techniques, using a pencil, rapidograph, pen, marker or crayon.

"The current curriculum at universities pushes drawing by hand aside, which makes young architects lose the ability to use the traditional technique. Most architectural projects used to be started by performing a sketch, committing emotions, a vision of a given construction to paper, and that is why through the competition we try to promote this somewhat forgotten skill, which is still important in our profession." - says Ryszard Gruda, National Council of the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland. - "This year's theme of the competition, "Man in Space", gives the participants almost unlimited room for manoeuvre to show their imagination." - he adds.

From dozens of submitted works, only ten were selected for the final. The expert Jury nominated 10 works for the final, and this year's winners are:
1st place – Julia Niemczyk – University of Arts in Poznań
2nd place – Sara Drozd – Cracow University of Technology
3rd place – Izabela Kazimierska – Poznań University of Technology.
Once again, the "Audience's Choice" prize was awarded. The Internet voting was attended by over 3,000 participants, who chose the work by Izabela Kazimierska with just a minimal difference of votes.

The events dedicated to architects are organized by Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie and the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland.

As early as today, we would like to invite you to the 28th edition of the BUDMA International Construction and Architecture Fair!
5-8 February 2019, Poznań.


Energy efficiency & LNG Summit in Prague 2018

Conference Agenda
November 29-30th 2018

Third Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency & Exhibition summit
Courtesy of Gabriel & Gabriels International Prague

Venue for the Event is Pentahotels, Sokolovská 112, Prague 8 Karlín, Czech Republic. , email:
Tel: +420 776 347 298

1. Learn about the latest developments in global market
2. Hear from leading experts in Renewable energy, Energy, Power, Utilities, Oil and Gas Industries on Regulations, Compliance Risks, and Policies
3. Learn and discover more about emerging hot topics
4. Discover the best investment and export opportunities for new renewable generation and LNG to achieve market integration through effective transparency monitoring
5. In-depth coverage of critical Data Management, Governance, Big Data etc. and ICS security subject matter in a comprehensive focus day
6. Discussion focused on the latest development and operation of a large scale global in the Industry
7. Meet peers from within your technical and professional community and Form new professional relationships


Giuseppe Fumarola – Futur-E Project Coordinator at Enel Global Thermal Generation
Prof Norman Mclennan – Managing Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
Christophe Dromacque – Head of Research and Analysis at VaasaETT Global Energy

Think Tank
Johan Ander – Program Manager – Smart City Program – Energy
Sebastiano Ambrogio – Head of Energy Storage Business Development Global Thermal Generation at Enel
Richardo Batista – Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, Researcher in Energy Sustainability
Nektarios Moraitis – Energy Efficiency Manager at Watt & Volt
Shah Zulfiquar Haider – General Manager, Pabna Rural Electric Cooperative 1
David Lecoque – Policy and Business Development Manager at Alliance for Rural Electrification
Aurel Mindrican – AFEER (The Association of Electricity Suppliers in Romania) Trade Development Manager – CEZ Trade Romania & Trade Manager – Ovidiu Development
Johan Tonsberg – Contract and procurement previously Manager at Maersk Oil & Shell
Stefan Schauss – Director business Development Energy Storage Systems at Greensmithenergy
Kristina Rimkunaite – SSLNG development manager at LITGAS 2
Karim Elhanafi – President, Founder GIS Consultant Management ONG-IT GmbH
Ivana Ostoic – CEO IQ Group,Sustainabilty,Enviroment,Energy Efficiency,Renewable Expert,Public Speaker
David Marco – CEO | Best-Selling Author | International Speaker on Data Management
Rainer Bachmann – Domain E-Mobility,Head of Platforms & Operations Eon
Kirstin Bell – Director at Renewablechoice,
George Chavdarov – Energy expert at European Investment Bank
Wolfram Sparber – Chairman Of The Board Of Directors at Alperia S.p.A
Mark Ossel – Vice President at Networked Energy Services (NES) Corporation (USA, Ca)
Peter Stewart – Managing Director at Resource economist ltd
Bjorn Brochmann – Director, Brochmann Energy
Rita Conte – Consultant Endsight Consulting
Daniel Burrus – Technology Futurist, Innovation Expert, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author
Luis Colasante – Group Energy Manager & Head of Economic Research | Writer Contributor: Oilprice | USA Today
Richard Albrecht – Innovation and Business Development Manager at CC Energy
Sam Wilkinson – Senior Research Manager – Solar & Energy Storage at IHS Markit
Francisco Pablo De La Flor – Director of Regulation at Enagas
Willem Strabbing – Managing Director at ESMIG
Tor Eigil Hodne – Director, EU Office at Statnett SF
Robert Stanek – Senior consultant at The P3 Group Germany
Jan Ernst Sr. – Application Engineer EMEA Maxwell Technologies
Tanya Batra – Head of Business Development at Ezysolare
Tim Karlsson – Executive Director International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)
Bodo von Duering – Owner, von During Management AG3
David Lecoque – Policy and Business Development Manager at Alliance for Rural Electrification
Bjorn Bekkevold, Owner, Chairman, Founder & CEO

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Registration and Reception

9:00 AM Opening statement and Keynote Addresses:
Prof Norman Mclennan, former VP Supply Chain Sasol
Exploration & Production International but now Managing
Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Presentation: Collaborative business principles in challenging business environments - the art of the possible! This session will explore model supply chain & contractual solutions developed and utilized in the upstream energy sector offering. Specifically examining: Background context and whey there is a compelling case for standard solutions.
Prof Norman Mclennan, former VP Supply Chain Sasol Exploration & Production International but now Managing Director at Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions
Presentation: Mega trends in climate change and resource efficiency, Urbanization, active customers digitalization and New Technologies
Johan Ander, Program Manager - Smart City Program - Energy
Presentation: Integrating wind power into the Romanian electricity market
Aurel Mindrican, AFEER (The Association of Electricity Suppliers in Romania) Trade Development Manager – CEZ Trade Romania & Trade Manager – Ovidiu Development
Presentation: ESCO model in Western Balkans-Success stories
Ivana Ostoic, CEO IQ Group, Sustainabilty, Environment,
Energy Efficiency, Renewable Expert, Public Speaker
Presentation: The integration of decentralized heat and electricity generation plus e-mobility in quarter concept as part of sustainable cities development
Rainer M. Bachmann, Domain E-Mobility, Head of Platforms & Operations Eon
Presentation: Use of depleted gas fields for green energy Bodo von Duering, Owner von During management Ag.
Presentation: "The potential of consumption feedback and demand response in the residential sector - findings from 160 pilots around the world?"
Christophe Dromacque, Head of Research and Analysis at VaasaETT Global Energy Think Tank
Presentation: Recycling of PV modules keeping in view of the speed of installation worldwide and certain PV plants are already more than 7-8 years old. I am afraid that while we step up the
investments on Renewables, we may tend to overlook the effects on environment as we are nearing the derating regime of the same
Dr. Suresh Gupta, Head of RD at Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc.
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch

Keynote Address:
Presentation: PIMS - Pipeline Information Management Systems based on Enterprise GIS
Daniel Burrus, Technology Futurist, Innovation Expert, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Presentation: “Integrated solutions for smart cities, power, gas
and water networks” By Karim Elhanafi, President, Founder GIS Consultant Management ONG-IT GmbH

Nektarios Moraitis, Energy Efficiency Manager
Presentation: Energy Storage experience
Sebastiano Ambrogio, Head of Energy Storage
Business Development Global Thermal Generation
Presentation: Towards a single European Power Market » The Principal Changes in the Last 5 Years in the European Power Market
Luis Colasante, Group Energy Manager & Head of Economic Research, Writer Contributor: Oilprice, USA Today
Presentation: Kristina Rimkunaite, SSLNG development manager at LITGAS
Presentation: Wolfram Sparber, Chairman of The Board of Directors at Alperia S.p.A
3:00 PM to 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM to 4:45 PM
5:00 PM Presentation:
Joseph Mcmullen, Marketing Director Schneider Electric Software
End of Day One

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Presentation:
Sam Wilkinson, Senior Research Manager - Solar & Energy Storage at HIS Markit
Presentation: Peter Stewart, Managing Director at Resource economist ltd

Presentation: Richard Albrecht, Innovation and Business Development Manager at CC Energy
Presentation: George Chavdarov, Energy expert at European Investment Bank
Presentation: Rita Conte, Consultant Endsight Consulting
Presentation: David Marco, CEO, Best-Selling Author, International Speaker on Data Management
Presentation: How a more intelligently-run power grid can yield greater cost savings both for the entire utility system and individual customers
Tor Eigil Hodne, Director, EU Office at Statnett SF
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM Presentation: As world market leader in short term energy storage (Ultra capacitors) our products contribute to stability of the future grid where renewable integration cause fluctuation of
frequency which leads into a reasonable danger of grid operation. Short term burst of power from Ultra Capacitors are a highly effective way to resolve immediate frequency response Jan Ernst, Sr. Application Engineer EMEA Maxwell

Technologies Presentation: Battery price and technology development until 2025 • Current state of the battery market for PHEV/ BEV automotive market • Outlook on cell technology roadmap • Deep dive in battery price development (Cell, Module, System) Robert Stanek, Senior Consultant at The P3 Group Germany
Presentation: The opportunities for the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in energy systems integration, and linking energy, transportation and industry sectors Tim Karlsson, Executive Director International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy (IPHE)
Presentation: 'The use of ICT in tapping Solar Energy
Investment opportunities'. With particularly focus on the
Investment opportunities in India which yield high returns Tanya Batra, Head of Business Development at Ezysolare
Presentation: LNG/pipe gas as a balancing system for the electricity grid managed by the consumers
Bjorn Bekkevold, Owner, Chairman, Founder & CEO
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Break
Panel Session: Today, we are living in a digitalized web world, do we also expect such too in energy sectors? How will companies manage these changes? How can companies appeal to the consumers of tomorrow as is now the case in web, telephony, social media and messaging across multiple devices? Or would clean energy ambitions create wealth of opportunities? Equity in the Clean Energy Economy; or Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement, Automated Transportation or Debate on Energy Efficiency. How could Technology of LNG be used in terms of its bottlenecks in having it used on larger engines for larger commercial ships?
Debate team: Prof Norman Mclennan, Managing Director at
Rubislaw Integrated Consulting Solutions and Georges Seil,Ph.D-cand, MBA, MD Biz Consult.

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Closing Ceremonies


Ameriabank becomes first EBRD partner in Armenia to receive loan under Green Economy

Small businesses in Armenia will have more opportunities to invest in green technology thanks to a US$ 12.5 million loan the EBRD is providing to Ameriabank for on-lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporates for green investments.

The loan is co-financed by the EBRD and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the largest international climate fund created in 2010 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. GCF supports low-emission and climate-resilient programmes in developing countries.

Companies interested in small-scale renewable energy projects may also benefit from investment incentives funded by the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) through the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme (SREP). The GEFF includes a comprehensive technical advisory package, co-financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance and the GCF, which helps originate and verify green investment opportunities.

source EBRD


Ukraine: The Trifonovskaya Solar Park was opened with a capacity of 10 MW

On September 27 in the Herson region, solemnly opened the Trifonovskaya solar power station with a capacity of 10 MW. In a year, it will generate 11-12 million kWh of "clean" electricity. This will be enough to supply electricity to the inhabitants of the 15 surrounding villages, which is actually a third of the Velyko Aleksandrovsky neighborhood.

According to the Regional State Administration of Herson, the project was implemented in a memorandum on the cooperation between the State Duma and DTEK. Ukrgasbank also joined the construction of the plant, providing a loan of 7.1 million euros.

"Another solar power plant has been successfully built and already generates clean electricity for Ukrainian families." This event demonstrates that financial and business institutions have stepped up in this area, due to legislative changes, green tariff improvements ", The removal of" local content ", the introduction of long-term contracts on" clean "electricity and other" - said Director of Renewable Energies Yuriy Derzhenerhoefektyvnosti Shafarenko at the opening.

As Y. Shafarenko explained, due to regulatory changes in the last 2 years, the development of renewable energy has been reviving. For example, in 2016, 121 MW of energy was introduced. It is 4 times more than in 2015. For the 7 months of 2017, 166.1 MW were introduced, which is more than for the whole of the past year. Interestingly, 155.6 MW of these are solar-powered.

The Trifonskaya solar plant was built in a record 5 months. The investment consists of 37,000 solar panels of the Chinese company JA Solar. The rest of the equipment, except for panels and inverters, is manufactured in Ukraine.

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Enel will develop charging stations for electric cars in Spain and Romania

Italian company Enel announced it will develop a network of charging stations for electric cars, a move that follows the global trend of gradual phasing out of fossil fuels.

Francesco Starace, general manager of the company, announced in Rome that Enel will start developing electricity distribution networks in Spain and Romania, as it has already done in Italy.

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Ingeteam’s new Indian wind converter factory becomes the first-ever facility to receive DNV GL’s shop approval certification in India

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region. Ingeteam’s new facility is the first-ever wind converter factory to receive such a certificate in India. DNV GL’s Shop Approval is awarded upon successful completion of a comprehensive audit, and will enable Ingeteam to simplify the scope of subsequent quality inspections, or even, in some cases, exempt the company and its clients from audits for a period of three years.

DNV GL’s Shop Approval certification guarantees that a workshop operates within a high-standard manufacturing environment, and that adequate working procedures and methods are consistently deployed by qualified staff. It is independent from component, type or project certification and is always workshop specific. With this scheme, DNV GL offers next level certification and standardization, going beyond modules and elements to include all technical aspects laid down in standards and recommended practices.

“We are proud to be the very first manufacturer to receive this important certification for a wind converter manufacturing facility in India. It is a rigorous and wide-ranging audit that guarantees that Ingeteam manufactures products with an equal commitment to quality anywhere in the world. In addition, it will enable Ingeteam and its customers to deal with minimal DNV GL plant inspections for three years, thereby reducing the time and costs for any future equipment to be manufactured at our plant. It is a serious guarantee of manufacturing competitiveness that we are offering to customers,” explained Ion Etxarri Sangüesa, R&D Quality Team Leader of Ingeteam Wind Energy.

Ingeteam’s new Indian wind facility, built near Chennai, is poised to be a strategic manufacturing centre for Ingeteam’s business in India. It will enable the company to increase the supply of quality components to wind turbine manufacturers in this booming, and extremely competitive market. The 3,500 m² plant is equipped with state-of-the-art production technology and will manufacture electrical components following the same industry-leading standards and processes as Ingeteam’s other production facilities around the world.

“The scope of DNV GL’s Shop Approval standard goes well beyond the typical product certification. We are pleased to provide Ingeteam with this certificate, which is testament to their uncompromising commitment to quality in manufacturing processes”, concluded Kim Mørk, Executive Vice President, Renewables Certification at DNV GL.

press release

Ingeteam opens new high-tech production facility for electrical wind turbine components in India

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced today that it just opened a new facility in the vicinity of Chennai to satisfy the demand for wind power converters and control cabinets by both local and international OEMs with operations in India.

Located in the Tamil Nadu region, Ingeteam’s new 3,500 m² facility is equipped with state-of-the-art production technology. The production plant in India will manufacture electrical components following the same stringent standards and processes as Ingeteam’s other production facilities in Spain, USA and Brazil.

The new facility has been specially developed to meet the needs of a promising and demanding market, such as India. This highly efficient as well as cost-effective production center is based on a modular design and can be easily modified. The production lines are extremely agile, so they can quickly be adapted to meet new client requirements. In addition, the floor space availability will enable Ingeteam to expand the facility on demand. Production at the new facility started in August, with first deliveries made in September. Serial production started in October.

“With this new plant, we are able to increase our delivery of reliable and quality products to wind turbine manufacturers in India’s extremely competitive market. The decision to manufacture locally was marked by the potential of the Indian market, by its protectionism and by the high potential of its people”, said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy. “We will be there to serve our clients with the same parameters of quality, reliability and competitiveness that have always been at the core of Ingeteam. This is a further strategic step to positioning ourselves in this rapidly growing but legally secure market as the world’s leading supplier of wind power converters,” she continued.

Ingeteam entered the emerging Indian wind energy sector very early on, and now holds a 9% market share in the country. In 2017, a staggering 35% of the 4,148 MW wind capacity installed in India that year was equipped with Ingeteam’s technology.

“Although the Indian wind market has slowed down due to regulatory and commercial issues, we have no doubt that it will pick up again and continue with the positive overall growth trend it has set over the past few years. The fundamentals of growth are there and this market remains a key area of investment for Ingeteam in the long run,” commented Goyen.

India is a developing country with a growing need for energy and with limited fossil resources. For this reason, the Indian government has prioritized the development of renewable energies, particularly wind and solar energy. The drastic reduction in energy prices has demonstrated the success of this policy. The Indian market is expected to resume its fast development, as the government seeks to meet its targets of 175 GW of renewable capacity by 2022, with 60 GW of that coming from wind energy alone.


TIB – Bucharest International Technical Fair, 43 years of industry, technology, research and innovation

TIB 2018 takes place in one of the new exhibition areas that Romexpo has open in the fall of 2017 – Pavilion B1! With a total area of 11,905 square meters, pavilion B1 is the ideal location for hosting international fairs and exhibitions.

Related event October 11, hour 10-18
- Official launch of the installable course for solar photovoltaic systems - Dimensioning of solar installations
- Presentation of the National Photovoltaic Green House Program
- tribute 10 years AREL (Romanian Association of Electricians)
- demonstration workshop for electrical checks

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Hybrid cars in Turkey

Turkish automaker Oyak Renault will invest over 100 million euros in a hybrid aluminum factory located in northwestern Turkey where components for the next generation of hybrid cars will be produced, tell to Reuters Turkish Industry Minister Mustafa Varank. The Renault factory from Bursa produces about 360,000 vehicles per year.

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The multisectoral fair provides an excellent opportunity to present quality products and services, innovative trends and ideas. It is the annual biggest regional sales exhibition in the Northern Lithuania.

The trade show will take place 3 days from Tuesday, 29th November to Saturday, 1st December 2018 in Siauliai, Lithuania (Siauliai Arena, J. Jablonskio St. 16,Siauliai, Lithuania).

Audience: general public and professional visitors.

“Siauliai 2018” exhibitors use the fair to introduce new products and services in the target group. You are welcome to strengthen your contacts with existing customers and get new ones, find business partners in Lithuania.

Additionally international conference, seminars and B2B meetings are offered.

Registration yo exhibition: 

B2B Registration form
Companies and businessmen are kindly invited to make an application for the participation in the Sales Exhibition Trade Fair“SIAULIAI 2018”. Proceeding nice tradition it will be held for the 23nd time already.

Information (English/Russian): Siauliai Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Vilniaus St. 88, LT-76285, Siauliai, Lithuania,tel. +370 41 525 504, 520560, fax. +370 41 523 903, E-mail:


Amarenco becomes France's number one in rooftop solar after latest tender results

Amarenco, a leading European renewable energy IPP, has announced that it has become number one in the highly competitive 100kW-8MW rooftop solar segment in France, after winning 32MW in the latest CRE4.5 Buildings tender. Amarenco has been awarded a total capacity of more than 100MW across the five consecutive calls for tenders in this category, far ahead of Urbasolar (81MW) and Technique Solaire (68MW).

Amarenco’s rooftop projects are distributed across two development platforms, one of which was established in partnership with TOTAL SOLAR. To carry out the projects, the company will unlock more than €120 million of investment.

“Beyond this undisputed leadership position in France, it is important to point out that thanks to our high level of professionalism and deep expertise, Amarenco always builds all of its winning projects. Although this seems like a given, it is not always the case with French tenders, where low tariffs can prevent certain players from delivering their projects when subsequent price variations negatively impact on the construction costs”, commented Olivier Carré, President of Amarenco France.

With more than 80 employees divided between France and Ireland, and a French asset fleet of 1300 PV plants managed from its headquarters in south-west France, the company combines a strong local anchorage with large international ambitions. It currently has a development portfolio of close to 1GW, composed of projects located across Ireland, France, as well as other areas.

“We are proud of the strong growth momentum of our company. We also continue to recruit among the best talent in France because it is pre-eminently through our teams’ high level of expertise that Amarenco has become the leader in rooftop photovoltaics in this market. We are also about to carry out various other ambitious projects, which will be announced in the near future", adds Alain Desvigne, Chairman of the Amarenco board.

For the last 10 years, Amarenco France has been working in close partnership with agricultural landowners, local authorities and businesses. Its projects are particularly distinguished by their environmental requirements, their innovations, as well as their collaborative and participative approaches, which appealed to all farmers and businesses who join in this success.



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