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Windpower Daily 21st October 2017

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Amazon Texas project goes online
UNITED STATES: The wind farm providing Amazon with its largest power purchase agreement (PPA) to date has been commissioned.
  Amazon Texas project goes online
 
Construction begins at Horns Rev 3
DENMARK: The first four monopoles have been installed at Vattenfall's Horns Rev 3 site in the North Sea.
  Construction begins at Horns Rev 3
 
Flanders raises 2020 wind target
BELGIUM: Flanders, one of the country's three regions, has increased its 2020 target for wind and solar power by a third, according to energy minister Bart Tommelein.
  Flanders raises 2020 wind target
 
Apple and GE to launch Predix on iOS
UNITED STATES: Apple and GE are publishing a software development kit next week that will allow operators to customise apps capable of tracking GE's industrial equipment remotely.
  Apple and GE to launch Predix on iOS
 
Lagerwey developing hydrogen-producing turbine
NETHERLANDS: Lagerwey is part of a consortium working on creating a hydrogen-producing wind turbine.
  Lagerwey developing hydrogen-producing turbine
 

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Boundary Pushers: The offshore meshed grid challenge
In this installation of the Boundary Pushers series we speak to industry experts about offshore grid challenges.
  Boundary Pushers: The offshore meshed grid challenge
 
Boundary Pushers: Making the business case for offshore more compelling
Offshore wind has made great strides in recent years. Projects announced in Europe in 2017 have achieved record-low prices, well under €100/MWh.
  Boundary Pushers: Making the business case for offshore more compelling
 
Boundary Pushers: The true impact of technology on the offshore industry
The more competitively priced offshore wind becomes, the greater the chance of unlocking demand and new markets - and, with that, opportunities in the offshore wind supply chain increase. Reducing capital and operational costs in offshore wind boils down to technological innovation in three core areas: turbines, operations and maintenance (O&M) and the grid.
  Boundary Pushers: The true impact of technology on the offshore industry
 
Boundary Pushers: Cutting the costs of offshore wind
Cutting costs continues to be at the heart of what the offshore wind industry is looking to achieve. In this installation of the Boundary Pushers series we have been talking to some of the biggest players about what their companies are doing to lower the cost of energy and the obstacles to offshore wind growth.
  Boundary Pushers: Cutting the costs of offshore wind
 
Boundary Pushers: How Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is pushing boundaries
The world's largest offshore conference and exhibition will bring together innovators from manufacturers, suppliers and government.
  Boundary Pushers: How Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is pushing boundaries
 
Boundary Pushers: Jens Tommerup, CEO, MHI Vestas
The CEO of MHI Vestas kicks off our new series on forging change through collaboration and innovation.
  Boundary Pushers: Jens Tommerup, CEO, MHI Vestas
 
Top stories from the past five days
Vestas turbines to be used at world-first hybrid project
AUSTRALIA: Vestas will supply the turbines for the world's first utility-scale hybrid project comprising wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage.
 
 
 
Forestry firm seeks 1GW pipeline in Ireland
IRELAND: Forestry firm Coillte is exploring a range of partnership and joint venture models to enable it to develop more than 1GW of wind farms.
 
 
 
Australia ends clean energy target plans
AUSTRALIA: The federal government has dropped the country's clean energy target (CET) in a further blow to the renewables industry after years of indecision.
 
 
 
Middle East ripe for wind-powered kite systems
MIDDLE EAST: Airborne wind energy systems such as tethered kites could provide an alternative power source in the Middle East, Saudi Arabian researchers have found.
 
 
 
Vestas' V120 turbine available in China
CHINA: Danish manufacturer Vestas has launched its new V120-2.0/2.2MW turbine in China.
 
 
 
In-depth
WindTech: Optimising LCOE and lifetime for turbines
DENMARK: Effective turbine control poses specific challenges for onshore and offshore applications. Eize de Vries discussed these with leading suppliers Vestas and MHI Vestas.
  WindTech: Optimising LCOE and lifetime for turbines
 
East meets west in Scandinavia
SWEDEN: Unlike its neighbour Denmark, Sweden is not often considered one of the boundary pushers of the wind industry, but with the completion of its latest, and largest project, it has broken new ground.
  East meets west in Scandinavia
 
Top ten turbine makers of 2017
WORLDWIDE: Vestas cements its number one status, with Siemens Gamesa moving to number two following its merger earlier this year.
  Top ten turbine makers of 2017
 
Keeping hackers at bay
WORLDWIDE: Recent cyber attacks have shown the vulnerability of power systems and the dangers of not keeping IT systems secure and up to date. How can operators defend their assets from hackers?
  Keeping hackers at bay
 
Nordex takes Delta series over 4MW
GERMANY: Nordex is joining Enercon and Vestas in the 4MW club, developing its 3MW Delta series into a 4.0-4.5MW turbine with a 149-metre rotor. Eize de Vries was given an exclusive preview.
  Nordex takes Delta series over 4MW
 

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featured Companies
BGB Engineering Ltd

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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 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, which reduces the levelised 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.
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