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Windpower Daily 05th May 2016

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High productivity boosts EDPR revenue
PORTUGAL: Q1 revenues for EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) increased by 22% over the same period in 2015, following a similar increase in 2015, the utility reported.
  High productivity boosts EDPR revenue
Report points to wind's smart future
EUROPE: Turbine capacity will continue to increase, but the main technology advances for wind power will be in digitalisation and automation, according to DNV GL.
  Report points to wind's smart future
EU-US trade pact talks collapse
EUROPE/UNITED STATES: A proposed EU/US trade pact is in doubt after French president Francois Hollande said he would block the deal.
  EU-US trade pact talks collapse
Service industry adapts to bigger turbines
UNITED STATES: The face of America's wind farms changed radically 15 years ago as a new generation of multi-megawatt turbines from a smaller pool of manufacturers came online. Keeping these machines in top condition is the main focus of the US's growing O&M sector.
  Service industry adapts to bigger turbines
Top stories from the past five days
Siemens wind business profits rebound
Envision buys Norwegian monitoring firm
GE considering Adwen buyout
Analysis: Enercon braced for uncertain future
Mainstream raising €100m for emerging markets
Now to 2020: "You have to chew gum and walk at the same time"
UNITED STATES: For Chris Brown, president of Vestas Americas, the challenge for the wind sector in the US is to become subsidy-free so that it can succeed after the production tax credit (PTC) is fully phased out.
  Now to 2020: "You have to chew gum and walk at the same time"
A new type of investor
WORLDWIDE: When Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) completed fundraising for a €2 billion investment fund last year, it built on a model its managers see as key to drawing in the large amounts of new capital needed to fund growth in the renewable-energy sector.
  A new type of investor
Designed with wind in mind
EUROPE: The industry asked for a farshore service operation vessel that improved accessibility and reduced seasickness. Damen's solution was to build it from scratch.
  Designed with wind in mind
Wind Economics: By 2024 offshore will undercut nuclear
UK: Buried within the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget speech on 16 March was good news for offshore wind.
  Wind Economics: By 2024 offshore will undercut nuclear
Finding the funds for the low-carbon transition
WORLDWIDE: Around $485 billion a year will have to be invested to meet the 2040 climate change targets agreed at last year's COP21 summit.
  Finding the funds for the low-carbon transition
Steel in the water
UNITED STATES: Some predict that the US will have installed 1GW offshore by 2020, but even that will be slower than the industry had hoped, a familiar story for offshore developers.
  Steel in the water
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Bladt Industries

Bladt Industries is an international steel contractor with more than 50 years of experience within complex large-scale steel constructions. We have been involved in fabrications of more than 1,500 foundations and 15 substations for the offshore wind energy sector. Our latest fingerprints on the offshore wind sector: Bligh Bank – Veja Mate – Burbo Bank Extension – Nordsee One + Ost – Wikinger – Sandbank – Gode Wind 1 + 2 – Baltic 1 + 2 – Borkum Riffgrund 1 – Northwind – West of Duddon Sands – Gwynt y Môr – London Array – Walney I + II – and many more. Steel solutions built for the future.
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BGB Engineering Ltd

BGB are a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of slip ring and carbon brush holder systems. BGB are a European leader in slip ring technology for the Wind industry, with over 40 years experience in rotary applications. Products include: Monitoring & power for hub control (signal, data and power slip rings), Generator slip rings, Cable looms & harnesses, Lightning defence & static earth dissipation systems, Brush holders & assemblies, Fibre Optic Rotary Joints (FORJs).
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PCH Engineering A/S

We are the leading provider of structural vibration protection of your wind turbine.
Are you a wind turbine manufacturer we are the perfect partner for you. Our monitors are GL 2010 certified and provides your controller direct information about tower oscillations, gearbox torsion stress, differential nacelle vibration and information about blade condition.
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Blattner Energy

Blattner Energy is a premier EPC contractor in renewable energy construction with more than 25,000 megawatts installed across North America. Blattner provides complete EPC services for utility-scale wind projects, including post-tension concrete tower supply and installation. Blattner also serves utility-scale solar, energy storage, and high voltage transmission and substation projects.
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Moog Inc. is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog Industrial Group designs and manufactures high performance pitch solutions for Wind Turbines including pitch control systems, slip rings, blade sensing and services for wind turbine manufacturers and wind farm operators. Our high reliability and low maintenance pitch system reduces turbine downtime and enables wind turbines to generate more power – all while reducing levelized cost of energy.
T. +49 (0)2303 5937 0   E.  W. 

LEITWIND wind turbines feature Direct Drive, permanent synchronous magnet generators, innovative technology and design from 0.8 to 3.0 MW. LEITWIND technology improves efficiency and cuts downtime, producing optimal yields in projects thanks to outstanding project management, operational and customer service. Based in Europe and India, LEITWIND is part of the HTI group.
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