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Windpower Daily 19th December 2014

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Iberdrola awards Navantia €160 million Wikinger deal
GERMANY: Iberdrola has handed shipping firm Navantia a €160 million deal to build foundations for the 350MW Wikinger project in the German North Sea.
  Iberdrola awards Navantia €160 million Wikinger deal
 
GE wins 67.5MW Polish deal
POLAND: GE has been handed a contract from energy firm Lewandpol for the supply of 67.5MW in turbines for a project in Podkarpackie, southern Poland.
  GE wins 67.5MW Polish deal
 
First power from Nordsee Ost
GERMANY: The 295MW Nordsee Ost project in the North Sea has exported its first power, RWE has confirmed.
  First power from Nordsee Ost
 

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World Bank secures $300m for C America's biggest project
 
 
RWE considers Galloper resurrection
 
 
Gamesa ten-year life extension certified
 
 
Boralex acquires EGP French projects in €280m deal
 
 
Question of the Week: 2014 a good year for wind?
 
 
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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
 
Analysis: GeoSea and Van Oord on acquisition trail
EUROPE: There have been a number of divestments in the offshore wind sector in 2014, most recently Ballast Nedam to Van Oord, and Hochtief to GeoSea.
  Analysis: GeoSea and Van Oord on acquisition trail
 
Analysis: PTC renewal could be too little too late
UNITED STATES: A vote by the US House of Representatives to renew the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy until the end of this year is likely to go through, but its passing may be of limited overall value to the industry.
  Analysis: PTC renewal could be too little too late
 
Question of the Week: Should utilities operate conventional and alternative power businesses together?
WORLDWIDE: Last week E.on announced plans to spin-off its conventional power business and focus on renewables. Windpower Monthly speaks to E.on, Ernst and Young and FTI Consulting about whether this is the right way to go.
  Question of the Week: Should utilities operate conventional and alternative power businesses together?
 
Analysis: Cuba looks beyond US for wind alliances
CUBA: Cuba's government has set itself the target of supplying 24% of its electricity needs from renewables by 2030 as part of a plan to attract foreign investment.
  Analysis: Cuba looks beyond US for wind alliances
 
Question of the Week: Will US offshore wind prosper?
With projects such as Block Island and Cape Wind making progress towards becoming the first offshore wind developments in US waters, we asked what needs to happen to make the country a major player in the industry.
  Question of the Week: Will US offshore wind prosper?
 
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French offshore project will be subject to public debates
 
First power from Nordsee Ost
 
Iberdrola awards Navantia €160 million Wikinger deal
 
LeedCo to design US foundations
 
Japanese hybrid floating turbine sinks
 

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