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UK wind faces up to future outside EU

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:22
UK: The future of wind power in the UK was thrown into further doubt after the country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June.
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Pan-African joint venture set up

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 15:42
AFRICA: A new pan-African power development joint venture has been created between Nigeria's semi-public Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and South Africa's Harith General Partners, operating nearly 1.6GW of renewable capacity.
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Lekela buys Senegal project rights, secures $117.5m funding

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:02
AFRICA: Lekela Power has acquired the development rights to a 158MW wind project in Senegal, and has received funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to invest across Africa.
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GE wins 250MW framework deal

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 09:03
GERMANY: GE Renewable Energy and UKA Group have agreed a 250MW framework deal covering 12 projects in Germany.
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Subsea specialists sign strategic alliance

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:19
UK: Cable supplier JDR has signed a framework agreement with Bibby Offshore, specialists in subsea construction, inspection and maintenance services.
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Siemens teases a 10MW+ turbine

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:08
UK: Siemens will unveil a new turbine platform in the next five years, hinting at a 10GW+ turbine as it targets €80/MWh by 2025.
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Nestlé buys into Scottish wind

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 10:11
UK: Food giant Nestlé has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with developer Community Windpower to buy electricity from a new nine-turbine wind farm in south-west Scotland.
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Manufacturer competition critical for energy costs

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:27
UK: The consolidation of manufacturers is worrying the offshore industry, which sees competition as critical to keep moving the sector forward, said Vattenfall UK country manger and director of offshore wind development Piers Guy.
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We need to show what we offer - McNeal

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 14:58
UK: The offshore industry needs to move away from saying what is needed, and instead show what it can offer, RenewableUK CEO Hugh McNeal has said.
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UK and German consultancies join forces

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:30
UK: British-based offshore wind consultancy Aarufield and German renewables specialists 8.2 Consulting have joined forces to create 8.2 Aarufield.
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RES looks to South Korea for offshore growth

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 09:26
SOUTH KOREA: RES and Dohwa Engineering have signed a memorandum of onderstanding (MoU) to cooperate on offshore wind development in the Korean peninsula.
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Adwen and LM unveil world's longest blade

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 14:24
DENMARK: Offshore joint venture Adwen and Danish blade producer LM Windpower have partnered to produce an 88.4-metre blade for the manufacturer's 8MW turbine.
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Victoria sets 'ambitious' targets

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:21
AUSTRALIA: The Victoria government has announced "ambitious" renewable energy targets (RET) in a bid to restore investors' confidence, lost by the federal government's indecision last year.
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Scotland injects £1.5m into OWA

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 08:50
UK: The Carbon Trust has been awarded £1.5 million (€1.9 million) by the Scottish government to aid companies through the offshore wind accelerator (OWA) programme.
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UK MPs recommend breaking up National Grid

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:42
UK: A group of MPs has called on the government to break up the UK's system operator National Grid, in favour of a US-style independent system operator model.
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Vestas in line for 2GW Iowa order

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 09:15
UNITED STATES: Vestas has signed a conditional agreement with MidAmerican Energy to supply the 2GW Wind XI complex in Iowa, northern US.
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Siemens and Gamesa agree merger

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 08:06
GERMANY/SPAIN: Siemens has signed a binding agreement with Gamesa to merge the two companies' wind businesses, creating an OEM with a 69GW installed base worldwide.
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Iberdrola sells 245MW Italian portfolio

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:27
ITALY: Spanish developer Iberdrola has sold 245MW of wind assets in Italy to local firm CEF 3 Wind Energy for €193.7 million.
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Siemens takes workshop to the turbine

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 09:42
EUROPE: Siemens has signed a partnership deal with temporary structures specialist Herchenbach to provide semi-permanent warehouses and workshops to projects in Europe.
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German installations face further fall

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 08:14
GERMANY: German onshore wind installations could shrink by up to 20% in 2016, about the same reduction as 2015, indicated Hermann Albers, president of federal wind energy association Bundesverband Windenergie (BWE).
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