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Windpower Daily 05th September 2015

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Axys Technologies acquires Flidar
CANADA: Canadian firm Axys Technologies has bought 100% of shares in Belgium-based Flidar for an undisclosed fee.
  Axys Technologies acquires Flidar
 
Hitachi to add 5MW production line
JAPAN: Hitachi will add a production line at its facility in east Japan to manufacture nacelles for its 5MW offshore turbine.
  Hitachi to add 5MW production line
 
Gallery: Clearing unexploded ordnance
EUROPE: Survey firm Adede identifies the four stages of dealing with unexploded ordnance (UXO) at a typical offshore project.
  Gallery: Clearing unexploded ordnance
 

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Analysis: Poor transmission risks Chilean finance returns
CHILE: Chile's banks have pioneered renewable-energy project finance, but project curtailment is threatening profits. Finance was a major barrier to early wind development when legislation was introduced in 2008 requiring 5% renewable electricity sold on Chile's two largest grids from 2010.
  Analysis: Poor transmission risks Chilean finance returns
 
Analysis: China adds to UHV network to transfer surplus wind energy
CHINA: China is pushing on with more ultra-high-voltage (UHV) transmission lines to solve its long-standing curtailment problems that keep wind power off the grid. Construction of two 800kV UHV direct current (DC) power transmission lines started in June.
  Analysis: China adds to UHV network to transfer surplus wind energy
 
Analysis: New life for forgotten patents
WORLDWIDE: For every newly designed Siemens 3.6MW or Vestas V112 3MW there are several turbines and components that stay on the drawing board.
  Analysis: New life for forgotten patents
 
Analysis: Local supply-chain focus for manufacturer compliance
BRAZIL: Wind-turbine manufacturers in the thriving Brazilian market are working hard to comply with the country's changing local content rules.
  Analysis: Local supply-chain focus for manufacturer compliance
 
Analysis: France looks at night rescues to lift fishing restrictions
FRANCE: Fishermen vehemently oppose an offshore wind farm being developed off Le Treport, which will limit commercial fishing in the waters.
  Analysis: France looks at night rescues to lift fishing restrictions
 
Analysis: Regulatory changes present two very different challenges in Germany
GERMANY: As the government speeds towards auctions for wind support, the industry is concerned what will happen to small onshore projects and whether offshore developments will receive a fair share.
  Analysis: Regulatory changes present two very different challenges in Germany
 
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Hitachi to add 5MW production line
 
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Axys Technologies acquires Flidar
 

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