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Windpower Daily 01st August 2014

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Dong and Centrica abandon Irish Sea Round 3 zone
UK: Dong and Centrica have announced they are ending their agreement with the Crown Estate to develop the 4.2GW Irish Sea offshore zone.
  Dong and Centrica abandon Irish Sea Round 3 zone
 
AMSC launches 2MW turbine design
UNITED STATES: AMSC has launched a 2MW turbine, with a 113-metre rotor, designed for low wind speed conditions.
  AMSC launches 2MW turbine design
 
Offshore wind contraction hits Siemens performance
GERMANY: Siemens has said saw a "significantly lower" revenue from its offshore wind division in the latest quarter, denting the wind division's margin.
  Offshore wind contraction hits Siemens performance
 
Enel to shed French assets and US stake
WORLDWIDE: Enel Green Power has said it plans to sell all of its French wind assets and seek a minority partner for its renewable developments in North America to free up funds for markets with high-growth potential.
  Enel to shed French assets and US stake
 
Allianz picks Vestas for 53MW Swedish project
SWEDEN: Allianz Capital Partners has chosen Vestas to supply and install the turbines on a 53MW wind project in Sweden.
  Allianz picks Vestas for 53MW Swedish project
 
UK offshore wind production up 51.5%
UK: Electricty generated by offshore wind increased 51.5% in 2013, with onshore wind producing 40% more electricity compared to a year earlier.
  UK offshore wind production up 51.5%
 
Statkraft sells 49% stake in UK onshore wind projects
UK: Statkraft has sold a 49% stake in its 142.2MW onshore wind portfolio to Chinese-backed firm Gingko Tree Investment.
  Statkraft sells 49% stake in UK onshore wind projects
 
PMSS to advise on US offshore cabling
UNITED STATES: TUV SUD PMSS will advice the US government on guidance for cable spacing for offshore wind projects.
  PMSS to advise on US offshore cabling
 

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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
 
Analysis: Texas considers passing on transmission costs
UNITED STATES: Texas regulators will study whether the state's wind power operators should bear some transmission costs currently paid mostly by consumers state-wide. The state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted in July to assess the issue with a view to possible action.
  Analysis: Texas considers passing on transmission costs
 
Question of the Week: GE and Alstom on R&D spending
This week we asked GE general manager of wind products Keith Longtin and Alstom senior vice president Yves Rannou what is needed to help make that final push and lower the levelised cost of energy.
  Question of the Week: GE and Alstom on R&D spending
 
Windicator: Best quarter for turbine manufacturers in years
Worldwide: The first quarter of 2014 was the most upbeat in recent memory for wind-turbine manufacturers as all five companies that are followed by the Windicator posted impressive results.
  Windicator: Best quarter for turbine manufacturers in years
 
Question of the week: What are the next big emerging markets?
Last month, Senvion CEO Andreas Nauen said the "exotic" markets of America, India and Korea will drive growth in the offshore industry, but what will be the new emerging markets of the onshore industry?
  Question of the week: What are the next big emerging markets?
 
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