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Windpower Daily 22nd January 2017

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Gamesa wins 325.5MW order from Iberdrola
MEXICO: Gamesa has been awarded two turbine supply contracts from shareholder Iberdrola for projects in Mexico, totalling 325.5MW.
  Gamesa wins 325.5MW order from Iberdrola
 
German adds 818MW offshore in 2016
GERMANY: With 156 new turbines totalling 818MW feeding into the network in 2016, Germany's offshore wind fleet grew to 947 turbines with, in all, 4,108MW at the end of the year.
  German adds 818MW offshore in 2016
 
AGL to build 200MW site in New South Wales
AUSTRALIA: AGL Energy has announced the 200MW Silverton project is set to go ahead after it was sold to a local energy fund.
  AGL to build 200MW site in New South Wales
 
Top stories from the past five days
Federal backing for 1.5GW site in Wyoming
UNITED STATES: Federal offices have awarded permits to a 1.5GW project in sourthern Wyoming, as state legislators propose a wind power purchase ban.
 
 
 
Masdar takes Hywind Scotland stake
UK: United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy firm Masdar has acquired a 25% stake in the UK's first floating offshore wind project.
 
 
 
Russia's first offshore site planned for White Sea
RUSSIA: The country's first offshore wind power plant is set to be built in the White Sea, near the town of Kem, northwest Russia, according to a recent agreement.
 
 
 
Absorbing consenting costs a 'gamechanger' in UK offshore
UK: Government adviser the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) believes the UK can reduce offshore wind costs further by absorbing consenting costs and a greater focus should be placed on floating foundations.
 
 
 
North Carolina auction date set
UNITED STATES: The US Department of Interior (DOI) has announced the next federal offshore wind lease auction will take place on 16 March, with nine companies qualified to bid.
 
 
 

In-depth
Turbines of the year: Rotor blades
WORLDWIDE: Blade development reached new lengths in 2016 in both the onshore and offshore sectors
  Turbines of the year: Rotor blades
 
Turbines of the year: Drivetrains
WORLDWIDE: Greater power without weight penalties in drive development
  Turbines of the year: Drivetrains
 
Turbines of the year: Offshore turbines
WORLDWIDE: The super-sized new generation machinery that is driving down offshore wind costs
  Turbines of the year: Offshore turbines
 
Turbines of the year: Onshore turbines 3MW-plus
WORLDWIDE: Rapidly growing sector in mature markets, especially in low- and medium-wind-speed areas
  Turbines of the year: Onshore turbines 3MW-plus
 
Turbines of the year: Onshore Turbines up to 2.9MW
WORLDWIDE: The volume end of the wind-power market, where competition over price and specification is at its most intense
  Turbines of the year: Onshore Turbines up to 2.9MW
 
Turbines of the year: Size matters for industry awards
WORLDWIDE: Bigger doesn't always mean better, but the winners from our fifth annual review of the wind industry's best new turbines and major components tended towards the large size for the hardware that contended for the 2016 Windpower Monthly awards
  Turbines of the year: Size matters for industry awards
 
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German adds 818MW offshore in 2016
 
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featured Companies
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).
T.+44(0)1476 576280 E.sales@bgbinnovation.com W.www.bgbinnovation.com

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.
E. pch@pch-engineering.dk     W. www.pch-engineering.dk

Blattner Energy

Blattner Energy is a premier EPC contractor in renewable energy construction with more than 30,000 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.
T. (+1) 320-356-7351 E. info@blattnerenergy.com    W. www.blattnerenergy.com 

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. wind.germany@moog.com  W. www.moog.com/wind 

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.
T. +39 0472 722 190   F. +39 0472 724 190  W. www.leitwind.com

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