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German adds 818MW offshore in 2016

German adds 818MW offshore in 2016

GERMANY: With 156 new turbines totalling 818MW feeding into the network in 2016, Germany's offshore wind fleet grew to 947 turbines with, in all, 4,108MW at the end of the year.

Danish wind share falls in 2016

Danish wind share falls in 2016

DENMARK: Lower wind speeds have caused wind's share in total electricity consumption to fall for the first time in eight years.

GIB passes investment target as sell-off looms

GIB passes investment target as sell-off looms

UK: Government-backed offshore wind investor, the Green Investment Bank (GIB) has acquired a 75% share in the 270MW Lincs offshore wind project from Centrica and Siemens Project Ventures for £731m (€841m).

Innogy investigating turbine fire

Innogy investigating turbine fire

UK: An investigation is under way after a 2MW turbine at Innogy's 16MW Knabs Ridge wind project was destroyed by fire on Friday.


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