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Windpower Daily 12th February 2016

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Analysis: Siemens acts on Samso turbine collapse with more checks
EUROPE: Questions remain over who pays for the additional inspections required following the failure of a Bonus turbine at the Danish Paludan Flaks offshore project in November.
  Analysis: Siemens acts on Samso turbine collapse with more checks
 
In depth: Opening out storage for the whole network
WORLDWIDE: As predictions for storage aimed at renewable-energy integration grow to over 60 times the current market, investigations reveal that an efficient solution may be to make it available to all energies.
  In depth: Opening out storage for the whole network
 
Gallery: MHI Vestas V164 prototypes at Maade
DENMARK: MHI Vestas has installed two prototypes of its V164 8MW turbine at a site in Maade, near Esjberg in west Denmark.
  Gallery: MHI Vestas V164 prototypes at Maade
 
Carbon Trust tests 3D offshore wind mapping at Dublin Bay
IRELAND: The Carbon Trust has started a three-month campaign to trial scanning lidars able to create 3D wind maps to test the technology's ability to deliver more accurate measurements for entire offshore sites and ultimately help cut the costs of offshore wind.
  Carbon Trust tests 3D offshore wind mapping at Dublin Bay
 

Top stories from the past five days

Dong sells Burbo Bank Extension stake
 
 
Obama's Clean Power Plan faces delay
 
 
EBRD adds €500m to Turkey renewables fund
 
 
Dong announces Vindeby decommissioning
 
 
Siemens 7MW to power Danish pilot
 
 
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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.
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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.
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In-depth

A day on... Huangang wind farm
CHINA: One of the oldest large-scale wind farms in China, the team at Huangang wind farm in eastern China has technology from parent company and leading developer Longyuan Power to help monitor the 105 turbines, and new ways to help increase production.
  A day on... Huangang wind farm
 
Drones: gimmick or game-changer?
WORLDWIDE: Predicted to become a $1 billion industry in wind inspections, drones provide clear benefits in blade monitoring, but it is early days for their widespread adoption.
  Drones: gimmick or game-changer?
 
Concern over renewed revision of offshore support
BELGIUM: The Belgian government is revising its offshore support mechanism in the face of consumer concerns over increasing electricity bills. The industry is cautiously accepting of the changes, but waiting for further details.
  Concern over renewed revision of offshore support
 
Global costs analysis -- the year offshore wind costs fell
WORLDWIDE: Windpower Monthly's annual review of wind energy costs show offshore wind installation costs falling for the first time, bringing down generation costs
  Global costs analysis -- the year offshore wind costs fell
 
Analysis: Poorly organised auction adds to Spanish sector's woes
SPAIN: Spain's first-ever wind-power auction, held on 14 January, allocated more than 95% of the 500MW power contracts on offer to just three companies that will not receive any subsidies.
  Analysis: Poorly organised auction adds to Spanish sector's woes
 
Analysis: Simplified logistics in parts of Brazil
BRAZIL: The wind industry must focus on improving logistics if it is to achieve the ambitious 24GW target by 2024, set by Brazil's federal energy regulator Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica (EPE), which would provide 11.6% of the country's total electricity supply.
  Analysis: Simplified logistics in parts of Brazil
 
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Latest News From Windpower Offshore
Carbon Trust tests 3D offshore wind mapping at Dublin Bay
 
Gallery: MHI Vestas V164 prototypes at Maade
 
Dong sells Burbo Bank Extension stake to repeat investors
 
Siemens 7MW to power Danish pilot
 
Dong announces Vindeby decommissioning
 

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