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Windpower Daily 25th July 2016

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France and Ireland sign 700MW link deal
IRELAND/FRANCE: Transmission system operators RTE for France and EirGrid in Ireland have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin initial design of a 700MW link between the two countries.
  France and Ireland sign 700MW link deal
 
Calls for UK to review onshore subsidy removal
UK: A group of MPs has called on the government to readdress its decision to end subsidies for onshore wind in the UK, and to reconsider if onshore wind could be included in future subsidy auctions.
  Calls for UK to review onshore subsidy removal
 
Low orders hit GE Renewable Energy profit
UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has reported a profit of $128 million in the second quarter of 2016, 11% down on 2015 due to a fall in orders.
  Low orders hit GE Renewable Energy profit
 
Top stories from the past five days
Low wind speeds hamper utilities in Q2
EUROPE: Lower wind speeds in the last three months have caused earnings for utilities to fall in the most recent financial quarter.
 
 
 
Gamesa lands 460MW of deals in India
INDIA: The Spanish manufacturer has announced a series of seven deals in the subcontinent to cement its place as the market leader.
 
 
 
Target buys 40MW of Texan wind
UNITED STATES: Discount retailer Target has agreed to buy 40MW of wind power from a Starwood Energy Group project in Texas to offset the power used at 60 of its stores.
 
 
 
Blades delivered for Burbo Bank Extension
UK: UK-produced blades have been delivered to a UK offshore project for the first time as construction activities for Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension gather pace.
 
 
 
Vattenfall gives EOWDC go-ahead
UK: Vattenfall has made a final investment decision to build the £300 million (€357 million) European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the coast of Scotland, after years of legal delays.
 
 
 

In-depth
OEMs stretch services to cover multiple brands
UNITED STATES: A multi-brand service model is taking off in the operations and maintenance (O&M) market.
  OEMs stretch services to cover multiple brands
 
Developers sell wind assets to fund new projects
BRAZIL: After installing around 9.5GW in the past five years, Brazil's wind market is moving in a new direction.
  Developers sell wind assets to fund new projects
 
Negative prices unmask limitations of the market
GERMANY: One Sunday in May revealed some very different ways of dealing with wind generation among Germany's energy traders when faced with extremely low prices.
  Negative prices unmask limitations of the market
 
Big Picture: Tailor-made jackets await installation
DENMARK: This is not a scene from HG Wells' The War of the Worlds, although these structures are almost cosmic in size.
  Big Picture: Tailor-made jackets await installation
 
Auction rules threaten to stifle wind innovation
GERMANY: The German government's insistence that renewable-energy projects must deliver all their electricity into the wholesale market to qualify for support risks cutting off some of the more innovative uses of wind power currently under development.
  Auction rules threaten to stifle wind innovation
 
WindTech: Gamesa goes offgrid with hybrid system
SPAIN: A new wind-solar-storage system aims to provide reliable and competitively priced grid-independent power.
  WindTech: Gamesa goes offgrid with hybrid system
 
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France and Ireland sign 700MW link deal
 
Blades delivered for Burbo Bank Extension
 
Vattenfall gives EOWDC go-ahead
 
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featured Companies
Bladt Industries

Bladt Industries is an international steel contractor with more than 50 years of experience within complex large-scale steel constructions. We have been involved in fabrications of more than 1,500 foundations and 15 substations for the offshore wind energy sector. Our latest fingerprints on the offshore wind sector: Bligh Bank – Veja Mate – Burbo Bank Extension – Nordsee One + Ost – Wikinger – Sandbank – Gode Wind 1 + 2 – Baltic 1 + 2 – Borkum Riffgrund 1 – Northwind – West of Duddon Sands – Gwynt y Môr – London Array – Walney I + II – and many more. Steel solutions built for the future.
T.+45 96353700         E. office@bladt.dk        W. www.bladt.dk

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 25,000 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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