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Sif wins Borssele III & IV order

10 hours 53 min ago
NETHERLANDS: Fabrication specialist Sif Group has been awarded the contract to supply monopile foundations to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project, being developed by the Blauwwind consortium.
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Alliant Energy's 1GW expansion program approved

12 hours 11 sec ago
UNITED STATES: Utility Alliant Energy has had a 500MW wind power expansion program approved in Iowa, bringing its total expansion plans to 1GW.
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UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:02
UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.
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Eolus Vind's quarterly profits up 66%

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:29
SWEDEN: Developer Eolus Vind made a SEK 35.9 million (€3.45 million) profit during a busy quarter between 1 December and 28 February, it has announced.
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Seabirds avoid offshore turbines more than expected

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:43
UK: Seabirds are less likely to collide with offshore wind turbines than previously thought, according to a new study.
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Total agrees Direct Energie deal

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 08:47
FRANCE: Oil major Total is continuing its diversification into renewable energies, having signed an agreement to buy 74.33% of Direct Energie, France's third largest electricity supplier.
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Element Power to revive North Irish Sea Array

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:03
IRELAND: Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by acquiring the up-to 750MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA) from previous developer Gaelectric.
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Renewables policies needed for heating and transport sectors

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 09:16
WORLDWIDE: Renewable energy policies must focus on end-use sectors, not just power generation, a new report claims.
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US annual growth down on 2016

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 08:15
UNITED STATES: The US's operating wind power capacity grew 9% in 2017, adding more than 7GW of new wind projects and bringing the country's total to just over 89GW.
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SGRE muscles in on 2GW Wind XI cluster

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:19
UNITED STATES: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded a 77MW order by MidAmerican Energy for a project in the developer's 2GW Wind XI cluster.
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Beatrice jacket supplier saved by Canadian firm

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:43
UK: New investment has been secured for under-threat steel fabricators Burntisland Fabrication (BiFab), the Scottish government has announced.
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Vertical axis firm Nenuphar enters liquidation

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:32
FRANCE: The firm behind the Vertiwind vertical axis wind turbine, Nenuphar, entered liquidation this month, after failing to find the required investment.
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Taiwan sets out 5.5GW plan

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:56
TAIWAN: The ministry of economic affairs (MOEA) plans to select 3.5GW of offshore projects by the end of April, and auction a further 2GW later this year, it has announced.
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Report reveals US offshore wind value

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:17
UNITED STATES: Offshore wind is more valuable than onshore in the north-east US, according to a new study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, funded by the US Department of Energy.
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European wind investments up 9%

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 09:16
EUROPE: Investors in new wind farms got more for their money last year as auction systems and technological advances drove down costs, according to a new report.
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One-turbine-a-day in UK offshore

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 07:10
UK: The UK's offshore industry installed on average more than one turbine every day in 2017, according to new data by the Crown Estate.
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UK offshore wind supply chain review launched

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 15:27
UK: The Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a review of the UK supply chain ahead of publishing a development plan later this year.
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Suction bucket strength increases during storms

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:11
GERMANY: The tensile capacity of suction buckets increases temporarily during extreme weather conditions, according to new research.
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Cañete demands faster green energy shift

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:50
EUROPE: The European Union (EU) should accelerate its transition to a low-carbon economy in order to address the challenge of increasing geopolitical uncertainties, the energy commissioner has said.
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New projects 'could provide A$1.6 billion boost'

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 09:58
AUSTRALIA: Wind farm construction has delivered a boost worth nearly A$4 billion ($3.1 billion) in Australia, according to a new report.
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