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Windpower Daily 30th August 2014

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UK CfD subsidy date set
UK: Developers looking to apply for the UK's Contract for Difference (CfD) subsidy will be able to do so from 14 October, the government has confirmed.
  UK CfD subsidy date set
 
Vestas secures 30MW Finland deal
FINLAND: Vestas will supply nine 3.3MW turbines to German developer Reconcept's Ylivieska Pajukoski project in northern Finland.
  Vestas secures 30MW Finland deal
 
Samoa gets first wind project
SAMOA: A 550kW development has been commissioned in Samoa, becoming the country's first wind project.
  Samoa gets first wind project
 
Russia approves plans to join international renewable body
RUSSIA: Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree approving plans for Russia to become a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena).
  Russia approves plans to join international renewable body
 
Gallery: Suction bucket foundation at Borkum Riffgrund 1
GERMANY: This week, Dong Energy released pictures of a suction bucket foundation installation at the 312MW Borkum Riffgrund offshore project in the North Sea.
  Gallery: Suction bucket foundation at Borkum Riffgrund 1
 
Brazil Windpower 2014: Tecsis to build factory in Bahia
BRAZIL: Blade producer Tecsis is to increase its manufacturing capability with the addition of a new factory in the state of Bahia, where many new projects are planned.
  Brazil Windpower 2014: Tecsis to build factory in Bahia
 
Brazil Windpower 2014: Vestas aims for 25% of Brazil's growing market
BRAZIL: Vestas hopes to achieve its target of 25% of the Brazilian market in three years by focusing on what Vestas Brazil president Ruben Lao believes is the quality of its products.
  Brazil Windpower 2014: Vestas aims for 25% of Brazil's growing market
 
Analysis: Pattern 'cracks code' for Chile
CHILE: Pattern Energy is set to develop further projects in Chile, following changes to long-term tendering rules, according to Pattern CEO Mike Garland. However, the company has no plans to look at other Latin American countries.
  Analysis: Pattern 'cracks code' for Chile
 
Allianz acquires 36MW in Germany
GERMANY: Allianz Global Investors, a division of the German insurance firm Allianz, has acquired two German projects with a combined capacity of 36MW from developer UKA.
  Allianz acquires 36MW in Germany
 

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Question of the Week: Stiesdal, DNV GL and PMSS on recent advances in wind?
This week Windpower Monthly asks Henrik Stiesdal of Siemens, Tony Mercer of DNV GL and Alan Chivers of TUV SUD PMSS where the industry has made the most significant leaps forward in recent times.
  Question of the Week: Stiesdal, DNV GL and PMSS on recent advances in wind?
 
How would wind fare in an independent Scotland?
UK: With much of the UK's onshore capacity and pipeline located in Scotland, a vote in favour of a Scottish break-away next month will affect electricity prices, suppliers and project developers on both sides of the border.
  How would wind fare in an independent Scotland?
 
QotW: Is the UK a true leader in offshore wind?
This week Windpower Monthly questions RenewableUK director for offshore renewables, Nick Medic, Siemens Energy UK director of strategy and government affairs, Matthew Knight, and Make Consulting managing consultant, Jean Huby, former CEO of Areva Wind.
  QotW: Is the UK a true leader in offshore wind?
 
On Reflection: Designing within the environmental envelope
UNITED KINGDOM: The viability of the offshore wind sector and the meeting of 2020 renewables targets both depend on having a healthy pool of consented projects. But a poor understanding of the impact of offshore turbine design on wildlife makes consent a complex issue.
  On Reflection: Designing within the environmental envelope
 
QotW: Can wind manufacturers continue as pure players?
WORLDWIDE: After a spate of recent joint ventures such as MHI Vestas and the merger of Alstom and GE, Windpower Monthly asked Senvion vice president for offshore Norbert Giese, and Piers Guy, Vattenfall UK country manager and head of UK development, whether companies can operate as pure players in the industry.
  QotW: Can wind manufacturers continue as pure players?
 
Analysis: International talks aim to cut wind import tariffs
WORLDWIDE: New talks aimed at eliminating import tariffs on environmental products could be a first step towards opening borders to free trade in wind turbines and components.
  Analysis: International talks aim to cut wind import tariffs
 
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