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CHINA: Chinese companies are showing increasing interest in the wind industry in the "Belt and Road" countries, with more turbines sold to that area and more engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts signed.
GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Enercon could be harder hit than other market players by the German federal government's plans for renewables.
WORLDWIDE: Our annual guide to more than forty countries, giving new operating wind installations from 2015, current policies and prospects for the near future.
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.
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.
UK: Cable supplier JDR has signed a framework agreement with Bibby Offshore, specialists in subsea construction, inspection and maintenance services.
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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