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Morocco receives bids for 850MW tender

MOROCCO: Moroccan state utility ONEE has received five bids to develop, design, finance, construct, operate and maintain five facilities totalling 850MW under a build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) contract for a 20-year term.

Alstom's Rannou plans in fast-moving market

BRAZIL: A struggling supply chain in a fast-moving market shifting between localisation milestones is understandable, admitted Yves Rannou, senior vice president of Alstom Wind. But a united approach across the industry will help to speed its resolution.

Gallery: Block Island Haliades transported to Saint Nazaire plant

FRANCE: Alstom has transported two of the Haliade 6MW turbines destined for the Block Island offshore project in the US to its new Saint Nazaire turbine factory.

Local sourcing - handle with care

One would think the industry would be happy about a country with a 20GW pipeline. However, it's nearly impossible to cover the Brazilian market without mentioning its restrictive local-content requirements.

Cable cartel fine is not the end of the story

WORLDWIDE: The offshore wind sector's drive to cut costs has been undermined by a cartel among high-voltage cable suppliers, now punished by the European Commission with fines exceeding EUR 300 million. But are the fines sufficient to clean up competition in the industry?

Gallery: Alstom Haliade 150-6MW offshore turbine installation

BELGIUM: Alstom has released pictures of its Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine being installed at the Belwind 2 project, offshore Belgium.

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