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GE to build Australia's largest wind farm

GE to build Australia's largest wind farm

AUSTRALIA: GE will install 123 turbines at the 453MW Coopers Gap project, set to become Australia's largest wind farm.

Siemens Gamesa cuts 600 further jobs at Aalborg

Siemens Gamesa cuts 600 further jobs at Aalborg

DENMARK: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced a further round of job cuts at its Aalborg blade plant. affecting 730 employees.

UK completes sale of Green Investment Bank

UK completes sale of Green Investment Bank

UK: The sale of the government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) to a consortium led by Australian investment firm Macquarie for £2.3 billion (€2.75 billion) was finalised today (18 August).

News and Analysis

Dutch airports to source 100% electricity from renewables

NETHERLANDS: Four Dutch airports will be completely green from 1 January next year, airport operator Royal Schiphol Group announced.

Vestas results take hit in Q2

DENMARK: Vestas reported a decrease in revenues, profits and earnings in its second quarter financial results, on the back of a "better than expected" period in 2016.

Suzlon warns of 'transition' year

INDIA: Suzlon has achieved profitable growth in a "year of transition" amid uncertainty in India's wind market, its quarterly results show.

Innogy acquires first Irish site

IRELAND: Developer Innogy has secured its first wind farm in the Republic of Ireland with the acquisition of the 10.2MW, three-turbine Dromadda Beg project.

TPI wins supply deal from Senvion

WORLDWIDE: US-based TPI Composites has signed a supply contract with Senvion to provide blades for the manufacturer's projects in Asia, Australia and South America.

In Depth

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.

Island Life

GREECE: Global Wind Day on 15 June celebrated the 500GW installed capacity milestone. Much of that is installed on wide open plains. However, sometimes the industry goes to extraordinary lengths to get to the best winds

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

UK: Confidence was high in London for Europe's biggest offshore event the year. Political opposition is fading as fast as costs are falling, and the industry is looking forward to sustained growth.

Cheap power, brutal competition

UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.

Identifying assets and improving returns

EUROPE: Established in 2010, Quercus Investment Partners is rapidly closing in on a place as one of Europe's top three renewable infrastructure funds.

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