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Windpower Daily 28th April 2015

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Goldwind announces 390% profit increase in Q1
CHINA: Goldwind has announced net profits of around CNY 249 million ($40 million) in the first quarter of 2015, up 390% on the same period of last year.
  Goldwind announces 390% profit increase in Q1
 
Dominion's Virginia pilot delayed
UNITED STATES: Dominion Virginia Power said it "remains committed" to developing an offshore project in Virginia, despite having to postpone its 12MW pilot.
  Dominion's Virginia pilot delayed
 
Offshore project progress - 24 April
EUROPE: Recent updates from Principle Power's WindFloat project, Nordergrunde, Borkum West 2, and three UK projects.
  Offshore project progress - 24 April
 
A2Sea to install Burbo Bank Extension
UK: Vessels provider A2Sea has been awarded the turbine installation contract by Dong Energy for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea.
  A2Sea to install Burbo Bank Extension
 
Siemens' SylWin1 network commissioned
GERMANY: Siemens has completed its SylWin1 grid connection in the North Sea, handing it over to transmission operator Tennet.
  Siemens' SylWin1 network commissioned
 
Dong seeks views for Walney Extension fund
UK: Dong Energy, developer of the 660MW Walney Extension in the Irish Sea, is asking for feedback about a community fund it is considering launching if the project goes ahead.
  Dong seeks views for Walney Extension fund
 

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Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case
UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.
  Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case
 
Question of the week: What do RWE's cuts mean for the industry?
Windpower Monthly asked experts what RWE's announcement that it will implement dramatic cuts to its renewables spending will mean for the wider wind industry.
  Question of the week: What do RWE's cuts mean for the industry?
 
Question of the Week: Does the media overreact to turbine failure?
WORLDWIDE: Turbines failures are often among the most-read and covered stories on wind power despite their relative rarity, Windpower Monthly asks whether the increased coverage of this is disproportionate.
  Question of the Week: Does the media overreact to turbine failure?
 
Analysis: Cape Wind's crucial fight for existence
UNITED STATES: Cape Wind is on life support, and the next few weeks will be crucial for the 468MW offshore wind project and developer Energy Management Inc (EMI).
  Analysis: Cape Wind's crucial fight for existence
 
On Reflection: Whom should we thank for wind energy's success?
WORLDWIDE: Through careful international collaboration between engineers, researchers and technicians, a set of industry standards has been formulated that will take turbine design and the wind industry into the next generation.
  On Reflection: Whom should we thank for wind energy's success?
 
Analysis: Community support and access key in Chile
CHILE: Winning over local communities and negotiating land access are becoming increasingly important to the development of the new energy capacity in Chile.
  Analysis: Community support and access key in Chile
 
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Offshore project progress - 27 April
 
Offshore reported incidents up 55%
 
Siemens' SylWin1 network commissioned
 
Dong seeks views for Walney Extension fund
 
A2Sea to install Burbo Bank Extension
 

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