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  • Onshore wind 'big four' looms as Vestas dominates 2016: BNEF

    A ‘big four’ of OEMs is set to break away from the pack in the global onshore wind market, predicted analyst Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) as it confirmed Denmark’s Vestas as the runaway installations champion in 2016.BNEF said last year’s top three of Vestas, GE and Goldwind will be joined by the combined might of Siemens Wind and Gamesa to create a leading group with clear daylight between

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    India maintains RE momentum as mega-solar goal hits 40GW

    The Indian government has approved the doubling to 40GW of its large-scale solar park programme, maintaining momentum for its ambitious renewables push that also foresees a two-fold increase in wind capacity.The cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to plans that will see at least 50 projects with a minimum capacity of 500MW built across the country by 2019/20, backed by government fundin

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    Hywind floater hulls ready for load-out

    The 600-tonne, 14.4-metre diameter steel spars for developer Statoil's 30MW Buchan Deep floating wind power array off the UK have been completed at Navantia’s shipyard in Fene, Spain.The five Hywind hulls will be topped with 6MW Siemens SWT-6.0-154s at Norsea’s assembly yard in Stord, Norway, before being transported across the North Sea for installation in water depths of more than 100 metres som

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    Carbon Trust launches next-generation jacket project

    The UK Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator has kicked off a new £2.4m ($3m) scheme aimed at further cutting the cost of offshore wind power by honing the way steel jacket foundations are fabricated.The Improved Fatigue Life of Welded Jacket Connections (JaCo) project is designed to give insight into fatigue performance by testing full-size jacket nodes made using the current manual welding pr

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    Iberdrola adds $1bn to investment plans to add 6.5GW of RE

    Spanish energy giant Iberdrola will invest €25bn ($26.2bn) – €1bn more than previously planned – to add 6.5GW of new renewables capacity in the 2016-20 period, it said today.The investment, more than expected under its last strategy plan, will see the group end 2020 with 33.9GW in place, up from 27.4GW in 2015.The main focus of the extra spending will be the US, where Iberdrola's Avangrid unit exp

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    Vestas splits Asia-Pac under new execs in sales shake-up

    Danish wind group Vestas is splitting its Asia-Pacific sales operations into two business units (SBUs) led by two newly-appointed executives, in a bid to sharpen its focus on growth in the region.The two new units will be SBI CHI and SBU ASP, respectively covering China and Mongolia, and the rest of Asia-Pacific – including the fast-growing Indian market.The SBU CHI operation, based in Beijing, wi

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    GeoSea joins Siemens in Hohe See project

    Deme’s subsidiary to design, manufacture and install turbine foundations for the 497MW offshore wind farm

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    Zurich utility EWZ buys into Trianel Borkum 2 offshore

    Zurich utility EWZ together with Swiss asset manager Fontavis has bought a 25% stake in the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum 2 (TWB2) offshore array in the North Sea, one of the last projects in Germany still due to be built without the support level being determined by tenders.The Trianel network of municipal utilities and northern German regional utility EWE hold the remainder of the project in equ

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