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Windpower Daily 25th February 2017

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Gamesa reports 77% profit increase for 2016
SPAIN: Gamesa has reported net profit of €301 million for 2016, a 77% increase on 2015, due to a 36.2% increase in sales volume.
  Gamesa reports 77% profit increase for 2016
Russia cuts tender's wind power capacity
RUSSIA: Wind power developers and global majors operating in the country have criticised the decision of the government to cut the volume of wind power generation for tender.
  Russia cuts tender's wind power capacity
France-UK tunnel link gets go-ahead
FRANCE/UK: A 1GW interconnector between the UK and France has been given the green light, with support from Siemens, Prysmian Cables and Balfour Beatty.
  France-UK tunnel link gets go-ahead
Don't look down
SWEDEN: A head for heights, nerves of steel, together with heavy-duty clothes and equipment are the minimum requirements for the highly trained technicians that operate at extreme heights and in freezing weather on wind turbine inspection and repair during the winter months.
  Don't look down
Top stories from the past five days
Siemens-Gamesa merger to create a "big-four" of OEMs
WORLDWIDE: The combination of Siemens and Gamesa will create a "big four" of original equipment manufactures, after 2016 was dominated by three suppliers, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
LM to open new French blade site
FRANCE: GE's newly acquired blade manufacturer LM Wind Power will open a new factory in northwest France to serve the offshore wind market.
GE to supply first US hybrid site
UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has been awarded the turbine supply contract from Juhl Energy for a wind-solar hybrid project in Minnesota, the nation's first.
Windstream takes legal action over unpaid damages
CANADA: Windstream Energy LLC is going to court to try to collect the C$28 million ($21.3 million) it was awarded after an Ontario offshore wind moratorium put its C$5.2 billion ($4 billion) feed-in tariff (FiT) contract for the 300MW Wolfe Island Shoals in Lake Ontario project on hold.
Vestas reorganises Asian sales units
ASIA-PACIFIC: Vestas has split its Asian sales unit in two, with one focusing on China and Mongolia, and the other to serve the rest of the Asian-Pacific region.

WindTech: Cheaper, faster, safer component shipping
DENMARK: Siemens' new roll-on/roll-off vessel -- and there is another to come -- promises to cut the cost and ease the complexity of transporting large offshore wind-turbine components. Eize de Vries reports from aboard the Rotra Vente.
  WindTech: Cheaper, faster, safer component shipping
Wind-hydro project looks to export power to New England
CANADA: Energy company Emera has launched a solicitation for wind and hydro supply to be delivered south to Massachusetts, a plan that will finally test the feasibility of what Canadian wind energy producers have long imagined could be an important new market opportunity.
  Wind-hydro project looks to export power to New England
Over-forecasting prompts call for changes in Miso system
UNITED STATES: Wind operators in the US Midwest may have been deliberately over-forecasting their production to increase the compensation they receive from the regional grid operator.
  Over-forecasting prompts call for changes in Miso system
Massive conventional power overcapacity distorts German market
GERMANY: Despite Germany's much-touted switch to renewables, the country still uses fossil-fuel generation to cover peak demand while wind are solar are discounted.
  Massive conventional power overcapacity distorts German market
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