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Windpower Daily 03rd September 2014

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France shows signs of recovery
FRANCE: The French government has announced a rise in installation figures for the first time in three years.
  France shows signs of recovery
 
China plans offshore rethink
CHINA: China's National Energy Administration (NEA) is to join forces with the other government departments to revamp the country's offshore wind policy.
  China plans offshore rethink
 
Vestas chosen for 58MW Polish project
POLAND: EDF Energies Nouvelles has ordered Vestas turbines with a capacity of 58MW for installation at a project in Poland.
  Vestas chosen for 58MW Polish project
 
Atlantic Array survey data published
UK: The Crown Estate has published data collected from the abandoned Atlantic Array offshore project on its Marine Data Exchange.
  Atlantic Array survey data published
 
Mita-Teknik signs German retrofit deal
GERMANY: Mita-Teknik has signed a deal that will see German turbine servicing firm SeebaWind retrofit its technology to turbines in Europe.
  Mita-Teknik signs German retrofit deal
 

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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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