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  • Adwen seeks permit to build two offshore wind plants in France

    Offshore wind turbine maker Adwen this week asked French authorities for a permit to build a nacelle and rotor blade factory with a 500MW per year capacity each in the northern French harbour of Le Havre, a company spokesman told Recharge. The plants would produce Adwen’s flagship AD8-180 8MW offshore turbine that is currently being tested by German wind research institute Fraunhofer IWES in the

    Wind  rechargenews.com 2 hours old Global Mediator

    Clean Line expects May decision on Grain Belt HVDC line

    US transmission developer Clean Line Energy Partners expects to learn in May whether it will be able to string its 4GW Grain Belt Express transmission project across Missouri, telling Recharge that an approval would allow the mega-link to be finished in time to accommodate wind farms eligible for the production tax credit. Grain Belt, which would connect wind farms in western Kansas to the Illino

    Wind  rechargenews.com 3 hours old Global Mediator

    GE to supply turbines to China Three Gorges offshore wind pilot

    EXCLUSIVE | GE has signed a deal with Chinese energy group China Three Gorges (CTG) to supply three of its 6MW Haliade offshore wind turbines for a pilot offshore array in the Fujian area that could be followed up by a large offshore array in the same zone, GE Renewable Energy chief executive Jérôme Pécresse told Recharge. “It is a first step for us into the Chinese (offshore wind) market,” Pécre

    Wind  rechargenews.com 4 hours old Global Mediator

    ‘Floating wind is going to be on a par with fixed-bottom sooner than people think’

    5 MINUTES | Mark Coughlan of Gaelectric on the Irish group's plans to bring floating wind to its home waters

    Wind  rechargenews.com 4 hours old Global Mediator

    Brazil’s CPFL narrows loss as new wind starts operating

    Brazilian renewable energy company CPFL Renováveis posted a loss of R$48m ($15m) for the full year of 2016, reducing a R$148m loss in 2015 as it expanded its renewable operational capacity to over 2GW, mainly due to new wind facilities started in the period. In the fourth quarter the company posted a R$26m loss compared to an R$82m profit in the same period a year earlier. 'We see difficult mome

    Wind  rechargenews.com 5 hours old Global Mediator

    SSE and Statoil raise Dogger Bank stakes as Statkraft exits

    UK utility SSE and Norwegian energy group Statoil has raised their stakes in the 4.8GW Dogger Bank offshore wind zone after buying the shareholding of former partner Statkraft, which left the consortium. Offshore wind and gas – the start of a beautiful friendship? SSE and Statoil now each hold 37.5% of Dogger Bank developer Forewind after both adding 12.5% formerly owned by Statkraft. Innogy is

    Wind  rechargenews.com 6 hours old Global Mediator

    First steel cut on East Anglia 1 offshore wind substation

    Navantia has cut first steel at its Puerto Real yard in Spain for the substation jacket for developer Iberdrola’s €3bn ($3.23bn) East Anglia (EA) 1 wind farm off Britain. The €65m contract encompasses the steelwork for the substation as well as 42 steel jacket foundation for the 714MW project’s 102 turbines. Turbine installation starts as Wikinger enters home stretch “This new contract, togeth

    Wind  rechargenews.com 7 hours old Global Mediator

    Chile to buy less power amid slowing demand and price falls

    The Chilean government has cut the amount of electricity it will contract in its upcoming tender and postponed the start of 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) by a year to 2024, in the face of declining regulated-market demand. Local media outlets claimed that revised power demand estimates point to contracts of 2.5TWh a year, down from 4.2TWh/year as previously announced. But the final fig

    Wind  rechargenews.com 23 hours old Global Mediator

    E.ON joins German wind power grid-balancing pilot scheme

    Utility E.ON is joining a pioneering initiative to use wind power for stabilising the German grid. The German group said a wind farm it manages in Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania has been pre-qualified for balancing services by local transmission system operator (TSO) 50Hertz. Utilities will lead energy transition, says new Eurelectric boss The E.ON Connecting Energies energy management unit wil

    Wind  rechargenews.com 23 Mar 15:44 GMT Global Mediator

    LM Wind starts work on €100m French offshore blade plant

    LM Wind Power has laid the foundation stone of its new offshore wind blade factory in Cherbourg, France, that is expected to expand to a capacity between 1.2-2GW and is another boost for the country’s growing offshore sector. “The offshore market in Europe provides significant opportunities for growth in the coming years and we are proud to be right at the center of that development with this new

    Wind  rechargenews.com 23 Mar 13:00 GMT Global Mediator