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Windpower Daily 01st September 2014

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Sinovel warns of "unpredictable" impact of AMSC litigation
CHINA: Sinovel has said that it is "unable to predict" the likely impact on its profits from its legal battles with AMSC.
  Sinovel warns of "unpredictable" impact of AMSC litigation
 
Looking skyward for a logistics solution
UNITED STATES: A radical new design of aircraft capable of lifting the biggest and heaviest wind turbine components and transporting them directly from the factory to the wind project site is now being tested by a US airship manufacturer.
  Looking skyward for a logistics solution
 
Sinovel falls short of profit despite revenue rise
CHINA: Sinovel has announced revenues of CNY 2.05 billion ($333 million) for the first half year, a 47.7% increase on the same period in 2013, but still failed to make a profit.
  Sinovel falls short of profit despite revenue rise
 
Question of the Week: The challenge for wind recruitment
This week, Windpower Monthly has spoken to US turbine manufacturer GE, and recruitment consultants Allen and Yorke, and EarthStream to discuss the biggest challenges in recruitment facing the wind industry.
  Question of the Week: The challenge for wind recruitment
 
UMaine lab tests 54-metre blade
UNITED STATES: The University of Maine (UMaine) has taken delivery of a 54-metre blade in order to perform tests for an unnamed manufacturer.
  UMaine lab tests 54-metre blade
 

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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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