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Windpower Daily 26th June 2017

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Borssele consortium seeks more investors
NETHERLANDS: The consortium behind the Borssele III / IV offshore wind project, comprising Eneco, Shell, Mitsubishi-subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe, and Van Oord, is seeking further investment for the 700MW offshore project.
  Borssele consortium seeks more investors
Indian state regulator bars additional wind power purchases
INDIA: The windy state of Karnataka, which was considered a safe haven for wind power, is the latest state in India to stop wind power procurement and signalled a shift to auctions.
  Indian state regulator bars additional wind power purchases
MEP would end priority dispatch for green power
EUROPE: The European Parliament's lead negotiator on reforms to the EU electricity market rules has backed the idea of abolishing the first call on grid access currently enjoyed by renewable power generators.
  MEP would end priority dispatch for green power

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Top stories from the past five days
Vestas scales up to 4.2MW
DENMARK: Vestas has upgraded its 3MW onshore platform to 4MW with the introduction of three new models.
GE wins 66MW order in Japan
JAPAN: GE Renewable Energy will supply the turbines for the 66MW Akita Katagami wind project in the Akita prefecture in the north of Honshu.
Vestas set for 1GW Russia deal
RUSSIA: Vestas has been named the chosen supplier for the 1GW capacity won by developer Fortum in the recent Russian tender.
ORE Catapult partnership to investigate longer blades
UK: The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has signed a £2.3 billion (€2.6 billion) research partnership with the University of Bristol to look at building blades for the 13-15MW turbine generation.
South Korea turns its back on nuclear
SOUTH KOREA: President Moon Jae-in has said the country will move away from the use of nuclear energy and heralded an "era of clean energy".
STX offers modular offshore substations
FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.
  STX offers modular offshore substations
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.
  Foundations for life
Zero-support bids bank on high power-price expectation
GERMANY: Some were perplexed, others shocked when Danish developer Dong Energy and German utility EnBW succeeded in Germany's first offshore wind auction with bids for zero support for a total 1,380MW.
  Zero-support bids bank on high power-price expectation
It's hammer time
NETHERLANDS: Dutch company Fistuca is about to begin testing a radical new piledriver for offshore monopile foundations that aims to cut noise and installation costs.
  It's hammer time

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