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  • Brazil's de-contracting challenge amid calls for new tenders

    ANALYSIS | Hopes have been raised of a quick return to tendering but Brazil's power economy may need to clear out some deadwood first, says Alexandre Spatuzza

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    Goldwind installs first LM blades as GW3S prototype rises

    Goldwind has installed the LM Wind Power blades on the first prototype of its new GW3S 3MW turbine platform, said the Denmark-based blade group.The 66.9-metre blade for the Goldwind machine was developed in record time, said LM Wind Power, with less than six months between the project being initiated and the debut installation.LM Wind Power – which is set to be bought by GE in a €1.5bn ($1.6bn) de

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    UK should back in-stream tidal to go commercial: ETI

    Technology development body says other marine renewables, such as tidal lagoons and wave power, 'can't compete' on cost of energy

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    EnBW takes over platform operations at BARD 1 offshore array

    EnBW Offshore Service (EOS) at the beginning of 2017 took over the technical operations of the residential and transformer platform of the 400MW BARD Offshore 1 wind array in the North Sea, as the German utility pushes into the third-party supplier market for offshore services.The EnBW unit has signed a three-year service agreement with the operator and owner of BARD 1, Ocean Breeze Energy, which

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    Floating Power Plant engages advisor for flagship push

    Denmark's Floating Power Plant (FPP) has brought in Edinburgh-headquartered financial consultancy Johnston Carmichael to support a €10m ($10.6m) funding round designed to underpin commercialisation of its hybrid ocean energy technology for lead-off industrial-scale projects off the UK.In November, FPP tied up with developer DP Energy to explore construction of a pair of 200MW floating wind-wave po

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    Saudi Arabia to launch 700MW renewables tender 'within weeks'

    Saudi Arabia will press the launch button on the first 700MW phase of a planned 10GW renewable energy tender programme “in the next few weeks”, the kingdom’s energy minister said today.The capacity – comprising wind, solar and geothermal plant – is expected online “by 2023 or thereabouts”, added Khalid A Al-Falih, speaking at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.The launch of the Saudi tend

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    Turbine installation starts as Wikinger enters home stretch

    The first of the 70 Adwen turbines that will make up Iberdrola’s 350MW Wikinger wind farm in the German Baltic Sea is slated to be erected this week, following completion of the landmark wind farm’s jacket installation campaign by VolkerWessels-Boskalis joint venture Offshore Windforce.Nacelles, rotor hubs and tower sections for the 5MW Adwen 5-135s, manufactured in Bremerhaven and currently stor

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    Southeast Europe holds untapped 740GW wind and solar: Irena

    Renewable energy resources in southeast Europe could be harnessed to ultimately develop a game-changing 740GW of output, according to latest calculations by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).A new study from the agency, published in advance of its annual assembly this past weekend, suggests Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, the Republic of Moldova, Romania and S

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    Renewables could meet 36% of global power demand by 2030: Irena

    Renewables could double their slice of worldwide power supply by the end of the next decade if investment is ratcheted up and energy efficiency policies are rolled out by governments around the world, according to the latest figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).Clean-energy deployment rates as set by current national targets would result in the share of renewable energy

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