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Siemens-Gamesa merger to create a "big-four" of OEMs

Siemens-Gamesa merger to create a "big-four" of OEMs

WORLDWIDE: The combination of Siemens and Gamesa will create a "big four" of original equipment manufactures, after 2016 was dominated by three suppliers, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

BP considers 400MW of partial-repowering

BP considers 400MW of partial-repowering

UNITED STATES: UK-based oil major BP said it secured the option to buy the required wind turbine components by the end of 2016 in time to qualify for the full $0.023/kWh production tax credit (PTC) to partially repower 400MW of its wind projects.

Deutsche Windtechnik expands in Sweden

Deutsche Windtechnik expands in Sweden

SWEDEN: Service provider Deutsche Windtechnik has signed a deal with a local utility to fully service 30 Vestas and Gamesa turbines totalling 60MW.

Offshore provides 21% of UK infrastructure value

Offshore provides 21% of UK infrastructure value

UK: More than 20% of the entire UK's infrastructure construction contract value in 2016 came from the offshore wind industry, new research from market analyst Barbour API has found.


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