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Offshore Project Progress - 28 August

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:11
EUROPE: Recent updates from sites around the UK, France's planned 498MW Fecamp development, and the 14 year old Yttre Stengrund project in Sweden.
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Onshore wind could be 'subsidy-free' by 2020, says think tank

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:04
UK: A right-wing policy think tank has called on the UK government to reconsider plans to end support for onshore wind, adding it could add up to £90 million (€123 million) to consumers' bills each year.
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New Brazil chief at Vestas

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 09:30
BRAZIL: Vestas has appointed Rogerio Zampronha as its new general manager in Brazil, replacing interim manager Miguel Picardo Troyano.
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Wpd chooses Vestas for 73MW in Finland

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:57
FINLAND: Vestas has won a 72.6MW order from German developer Wpd to supply turbines to a project in west Finland.
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Gallery: Installing and removing Universal Foundation's mono-buckets

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 07:57
DENMARK: Universal Foundation's (UF) mono-bucket foundation is set to be installed at the 18MW Icebreaker project in the US, but the design itself has been used in the offshore industry for some years.
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Geotechnical surveys begin at Lake Erie

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:29
UNITED STATES: Soil analysis testing has started at the 18MW Icebreaker offshore project in Lake Erie, Ohio.
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Brazil A3 auction hampers profitability

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:56
BRAZIL: Experts are warning profitability of wind projects is at risk after the latest round of power contracts averaged at just BRL181.14/MWh ($50.4/MWh).
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Vestas wins 40MW Indian deal from Powerica

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 14:13
INDIA: Vestas has been awarded a contract from Indian utility Powerica to supply turbines to a project in Gujarat, west India.
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Victoria government sets out renewable energy roadmap

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:21
AUSTRALIA: Victoria's government has launched a renewable energy roadmap it hopes could create A$200 million ($143 million) of new investment.
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EDF Renewable Energy buys OwnEnergy

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:24
UNITED STATES: EDF Renewable Energy has acquired mid-sized New York-based wind developer OwnEnergy.
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Analysis: Nova Scotia pulls plug on community tariff

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:56
CANADA: The Nova Scotia government in Canada has pulled the plug on a programme that encouraged the development of small-scale, community-based renewable-energy projects, despite strong demand from local residents wanting to invest in wind.
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Analysis: Citizen ownership at risk from new system

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:12
GERMANY: Energy ministers in nine of Germany's 16 states are concerned about the potential negative impact of the federal government's plan for a competitive auction system.
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Nordex 6MW offshore design available for sale

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:48
GERMANY: Nordex will consider offers for the designs of its shelved 6MW turbine designs, which were stopped when the company pulled out of offshore in 2012.
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Glymont awards Vestas 50MW in Uruguay

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 09:18
URUGUAY: Vestas has won a contract from project company Glymont SA to provide turbines for a site in Florida, southern Uruguay.
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Robust Chinese market demand sees Goldwind profits up 277% on last year

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:35
CHINA: Goldwind results for the first half of 2015 show net profits of CNY 1.25 billion ($195 million) in the first half of 2015, up 276.62% on the previous year, the company reported.
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MHI Vestas contract for Borkum Riffgrund 2 finalised

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:02
GERMANY: Dong Energy has signed the deal to purchase MHI Vestas V164-8MW turbines for the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm.
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Nordex turbines selected for 50MW Pakistan project

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 09:30
PAKISTAN: Wind farm developer Gul Ahmed Energy has ordered 20 Nordex N100/2500 low-wind turbines for its 50MW wind project in Sindh province, south Pakistan.
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Dong Energy acquires whole of Hornsea zone

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 12:20
UK: Danish utility Dong Energy has acquired the development rights for the 4GW Hornsea Zone from the Smart Wind consortium
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Offshore Project Progress - 21 August

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 10:01
WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from Dong Energy's almost completed Borkum Riffgrund 1, the Neart Na Gaoithe project in Scotland, Iberdrola's 350MW Wikinger and the 180MW St George's Bay site in Canada.
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Deme and EWE win Gemini maintenance contract

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 09:55
NETHERLANDS: Deme Group's Offshore Wind Assistance (OWA) and the EWE Offshore Service Solutions have been contracted to provide operations and maintenance services for the 600MW Gemini offshore project.
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