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French loan to finance two Bolivian projects

French loan to finance two Bolivian projects

BOLIVIA: Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD), France's development agency, has approved a €66 million ($77.7 million) loan to the Bolivian state to finance two wind sites.

Argentina seeks 550MW of wind energy in new tender

Argentina seeks 550MW of wind energy in new tender

ARGENTINA: Approximately 550MW of wind capacity has been made available in the country's latest renewables tender.

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Masdar signs EPC contract for 50MW Harweel

Masdar signs EPC contract for 50MW Harweel

OMAN: Abu Dhabi renewables firm Masdar has awarded a consortium comprising GE and Spain's TSK the contract to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) the 50MW Harweel project, the country's first industrial-scale facility.

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US to fund Zambia's first wind farm study

ZAMBIA: The United States government will fund a study into the feasibility of a 130MW project in Zambia -- the country's first wind farm.

Developers looking to sell French sites

FRANCE: Engie and EDPR are reportedly seeking to reduce their holdings in the Dieppe Le-Treport and Les Iles d'Yeu et Noirmoutier projects, each 496MW.

Deutsche Bucht project gets go-ahead

GERMANY: Van Oord will build the €1.3 billion Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind project in the German North Sea.

Mitsubishi and Allianz invest in Red Dirt project

UNITED STATES: Mitsubishi and Allianz have invested approximately $340 million in Enel North America's 300MW Red Dirt wind farm in Oklahoma.

EEW extends Hornsea Project One contract

UK: Steel pipe construction firm EEW has been awarded the full contract to supply 174 monopile foundations, after initially winning part of the contract in November 2016.

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Shipping out to Scotland

NORWAY/UK:The first commercial floating wind project is close to reality with the turbines mounted on their foundations in Norway and the tugboats ready for the voyage to Scotland.

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

Viewpoint: Keep an open mind to get the most out of real sites

WORLDWIDE: In recent months, subsidy-free bids have dominated headlines as wind continues to demonstrate its burgeoning competitiveness with fossil-based generation.

Foundations for life

WORLDWIDE: Are the negative effects of offshore wind farm construction on the marine environment balanced by the positive effects of boosting marine biodiversity once the foundations are in place? It is all a question of scale.

'Still some milestones ahead'

UK: Bigger turbines and the creation of a local supply chain are raising expectations for the future of offshore wind in the UK. The next step could be looking at export potential.

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Last updated 11 August 2017

ProjectCountryCapacityDeveloperTurbineOnline yearDate reported
Shandianhe II China 99MW China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Vestas V110-2.0MW 2017 11/08/2017
Willogoleche Australia 119MW Engie GE Renewable Energy 3.8MW & 3.4MW 2018 07/08/2017
Cactus Flats US 148MW Southern Power Vestas V126-3.45MW 2018 03/08/2017
Windcatcher US 2GW Invenergy GE Renewable Energy 2020 28/07/2017
Espiers Nordex 18MW EDF Energies Nouvelles Nordex N117/3600 2018 26/07/2017
Guilleville Nordex 17.7MW EDF Energies Nouvelles Nordex N117/3600, N117/3300 2018 26/07/2017
Tizimin Mexico 75.6MW Fuerza y Energía Limpia de Tizimín SGRE G114-2.1MW 2018 24/07/2017
Meerhout Belgium 10.2MW Engie Electrabel Senvion 3.4M114 2017 10/05/2017
Tolo 1 Indonesia 72MW Equis Energy SGRE SWT-3.6-130 2018 21/07/2017
Bermejo Spain 12.6MW DISA Duna SGRE G114-2.1MW 2018 19/07/2017
Vera de Abote Spain 10.5MW DISA Duna SGRE G114-2.1MW 2018 19/07/2017
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