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Statkraft to meet industrial demand with renewables

Wind Power Monthly - 12 hours 17 min ago
Statkraft and utility Envos have signed an agreement with car-maker Daimler to supply 100% renewable electricity using a new concept that combines wind, solar and hydropower to match the demand.
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Offshore wind-to-hydrogen plant plans revealed

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 12:34
Marine engineers Deme Concessions is working with the Port of Oostende and the Flemish government’s investment vehicle to commission a commercial scale offshore wind-powered hydrogen plant by 2025.
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Using drones for offshore spare parts delivery

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/27/2020 - 10:41
Siemens Gamesa, Ørsted and vessels supplier Esvagt are exploring how drones could be used to transport tools and spare parts to offshore wind farm technicians working on turbines.
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Vestas aims to improve safety record

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:44
Vestas plans to pilot new safety initiatives using predictive analytics and augmented reality this year, with a view to cutting its rate of recordable injuries by more than half by 2025.
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Generating heat from excess wind

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:24
Local utility Stadtwerke Rostock and transmission operator 50Hertz will be using the oversupply of wind power in northern Germany to generate heat for the Rostock district.
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EDPR and Engie sign offshore JV

Wind Power Monthly - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:32
EDP Renewables (EDPR) and Engie form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) targeting offshore wind, having first announced their plans for the partnership last year.
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Is Germany's offshore sector about to hit the buffers too?

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:53
Offshore wind in Germany outpaced onshore during 2019, with 1,111MW added last year, bringing the total operating offshore fleet to 7,516MW from 1,469 turbines.
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Segmented tower designer seeks commercial partner

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:50
A tower designer based in Nebraska is looking for a technology commercialisation partner or a technology licence agreement for its modular steel tower design.
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EDPR generation rises despite lower capacity

Wind Power Monthly - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 17:12
EDPR benefitted from a better wind resource in 2019 to boost its generation by 6% year-on-year to just over 30TWh despite its sell-down of 997MW of European wind capacity in July of last year and a further 199MW of US capacity.
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Ice Wall Coolant Leaks Found At Fukushima

Nuclear Power - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 15:00
The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) has confirmed that coolant is leaking from the pipes that maintain the underground ice wall at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster site.(read more)

Orano Completes Fuel Transfers To FOAK EOS Canisters

Nuclear Power - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:32
Orano TN has completed the transfer of 296 used nuclear fuel assemblies from a U.S. reactor’s wet storage pool to the onsite dry storage Independent Spent Fuel Storage Facility (ISFSI) using eight NUHOMS EOS 37PTH heat-tolerant canisters to securely store the used fuel in eight EOS Horizontal Storage Modules (HSM), the company said.(read more)

Westinghouse Contracted For Kozloduy NPP Project

Nuclear Power - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:11
Westinghouse Electric Company said this week that it had signed a contract with Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Bulgaria to migrate the current Ovation platform-based information and control (I&C) systems at the plant's units 5&6.(read more)

Women in leadership programme open for applications

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:23
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is seeking applications for its Women in Wind Global Leadership Programme, now in its second year.
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Fund to support Russian localisation to be set up

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:29
Investment group Rusnano and billionaire Alexey Mordashov have announced plans to set up an investment fund for the localisation of electrical wind turbine equipment in Russia, according to local media reports.
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Ørsted tops global sustainability ranking

Wind Power Monthly - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:25
Ørsted has been named the world’s most sustainable company, with an increased share of revenue derived from clean energy boosting its position in an annual ranking of billion-dollar firms.
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Australian backers launch Windlab takeover bid

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:12
Australian investors Federation Asset Management has launched a takeover bid for compatriot developer Windlab, proposing to buy all the outstanding shares in the wind-solar hybrid project specialist.
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Vestas plans 'zero-waste turbines' by 2040

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:51
Vestas plans to eliminate non-recyclable waste from the manufacturing, operation and decommissioning of its wind turbines by 2040, becoming the first turbine maker to announce such a target.
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Oil and gas sector 'could do much more for renewables'

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:04
Oil and gas majors’ unwillingness to invest effort and money in renewables may prevent technologies such as offshore wind from growing at the scale needed to fight climate change, according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.
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China trade deal no help for rising US wind costs

Wind Power Monthly - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 10:18
The recent US-China trade deal does not appear to alleviate the harsh tariffs on Chinese imports that have affected the US wind industry.
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Offshore wind spending reaches record high in 2019

Wind Power Monthly - Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:27
A late surge of offshore wind farm financings in the fourth quarter helped make 2019 a record year for the sector, while total investments in wind power capacity rose 6% year on year, according to new figures.
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