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Deutsche Windtechnik replaces Senvion at Trianel site

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 09:46
Deutsche Windtechnik will service 32 Senvion turbines at the 203MW Trianel Borkum Windpark II project in the German North Sea, replacing the embattled manufacturer as operations and maintenance (O&M) provider.
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How wind is driving UK renewables past fossil fuels

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 14:45
Renewables will soon provide the largest share of the UK's electricity generation mix, according to official figures, with the growth in wind -- lately in offshore -- driving the sector to a tipping point.
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How wind is helping UK reach net-zero

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:06
More than 100GW of new wind and solar PV capacity will be needed by mid-century if the UK is to reach its net-zero target by 2050, according to new analysis.
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Nearshore rule changes a hammer blow to Thor

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 09:48
Extra environmental impact assessments could delay about 500MW of nearshore Danish wind projects by two-to-three years, according to industry association Wind Denmark.
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Equinor commits to Hywind Tampen floating project

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 08:11
Equinor has made a final investment decision on its NOK 5 billion (€500 million) Hywind Tampen project, to supply two North Sea oil and gas platforms with power from an 88MW floating wind farm.
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Ideol signs deal for concrete foundations in Japan

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 09:09
French foundation specialist Ideol will work with Japanese construction company Taisei Corporation to develop concrete foundations for floating offshore wind projects using its damping pool design.
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'Ill-conceived and incoherent': wind industry reaction to Germany's climate package

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 08:56
The clean energy industry in Germany was left unimpressed by a package of new measures designed to support the country's aim of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
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Morgan Stanley ups PNE takeover offer

Thu, 10/10/2019 - 08:14
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP) will launch a takeover bid for German wind developer PNE with an increased offer of €4 per share.
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Prices inch up in oversubscribed French tender

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 13:08
France awarded power deals to 20 projects with a combined capacity of 576MW, as average prices inched up to €66.50/MWh in the country's fourth onshore wind tender.
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JERA expands in Taiwan as first wind farm completed

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:52
Japanese energy group JERA has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in the 376MW Formosa 2 project being developed off the west coast of Taiwan, while the last turbine has been installed at the country's first large-scale offshore wind farm.
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GE wins debut Brazilian Cypress order

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 07:45
GE Renewable Energy has received the first order for its Cypress turbines in Brazil, winning a deal to supply EDF Renewables with 25 5.3MW units.
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Policy uncertainty 'jeopardising European growth'

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:15
Significant uncertainty surrounds the growth of wind power in Europe over the next five years, with much hinging on countries' national energy and climate plans (NECPs) and policy frameworks, according to a new report from industry body WindEurope.
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Acciona set for Nordex takeover bid

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 08:38
Acciona will launch a full takeover of Nordex after increasing its majority share in the German turbine manufacturer to 36.27%.
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MHI Vestas replaces GE at French floating pilot

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 13:53
MHI Vestas will supply three units of its V164-9.5MW model for the Île de Groix pilot floating wind farm off the coast of France, replacing GE as turbine supplier.
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German onshore action plan 'could revive market'

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 13:17
Swift implementation of a two-page action plan to increase public acceptance of wind farms and legal certainty for developers could boost the German onshore wind sector, according to the country's industry association.
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Investors losing interest in troubled Indian market

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:18
India is set to fall 42% short of the government's renewable energy target of 175GW by 2022 due to "enduring policy uncertainty and tariff glitches".
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SGRE wins rare Chinese order

Fri, 10/04/2019 - 10:44
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won a turbine order with local power producer Xinjiang TBEA for a project in northwest China in a rare deal for western OEMs in the world's largest wind market.
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WindEurope launches corporate PPA 'toolkit'

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:06
A free-to-use resource designed to support corporate procurement of renewable energy has been launched on the second day of the RE-Source forum in Amsterdam.
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Equinor halves Arkona share

Thu, 10/03/2019 - 08:51
Norwegian state-owned energy firm Equinor has sold a 25% stake in the 378MW Arkona offshore wind project in the German North Sea to Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners.
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Statkraft backs Scottish islands project

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 14:22
Norwegian energy major Statkraft has been named as the development partner of a new up-to-200MW wind project on the Isle of Yell in Scotland's Shetland archipelago.
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