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Windpower Daily 21st August 2017

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UK completes sale of Green Investment Bank
UK: The sale of the government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) to a consortium led by Australian investment firm Macquarie for £2.3 billion (€2.75 billion) was finalised today (18 August).
  UK completes sale of Green Investment Bank
 
Windlab secures funding for first phase of hybrid project
AUSTRALIA: Construction of a hybrid wind, solar and storage plant is set to begin after the company behind the up-to-1.2GW Kennedy Energy Park in Queensland reportedly raised A$50 million ($39.6 million) through an initial public offering (IPO).
  Windlab secures funding for first phase of hybrid project
 
Proposed French offshore zone shelved
FRANCE: New environment minister Nicolas Hulot has suspended consultations taking place over the proposed Bassure de Baas offshore zone, for up to 40 turbines, off Boulogne.
  Proposed French offshore zone shelved
 
CWind wins Rampion cable installation deal
UK: Vessels supplier CWind has won a contract to install a fibre optic cable at E.on's 400MW Rampion project 13 kilometres off the coast of Sussex, southern UK.
  CWind wins Rampion cable installation deal
 
EEW extends Hornsea Project One contract
UK: Steel pipe construction firm EEW has been awarded the full contract to supply 174 monopile foundations, after initially winning part of the contract in November 2016.
  EEW extends Hornsea Project One contract
 
Dredging International to install modular grid cables
BELGIUM: Dredging International has won a contract to install submarine power cables for the four-project modular offshore grid (MOG) in the North Sea.
  Dredging International to install modular grid cables
 

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Boundary Pushers: The true impact of technology on the offshore industry
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  Boundary Pushers: The true impact of technology on the offshore industry
 
Boundary Pushers: Cutting the costs of offshore wind
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  Boundary Pushers: Cutting the costs of offshore wind
 
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  Boundary Pushers: How Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is pushing boundaries
 
Boundary Pushers: Jens Tommerup, CEO, MHI Vestas
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  Boundary Pushers: Jens Tommerup, CEO, MHI Vestas
 
Top stories from the past five days
VIDEO: Walney Extension monopiles installed
UK: Offshore wind contractor Van Oord has completed the installation of 87 monopiles at Dong Energy's 659MW Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea.
 
 
 
Vestas results take hit in Q2
DENMARK: Vestas reported a decrease in revenues, profits and earnings in its second quarter financial results, on the back of a "better than expected" period in 2016.
 
 
 
Duke Energy issues request for proposals
UNITED STATES: Developer Duke Energy has asked for proposals of up to 500MW to help it deliver power in the Carolinas by 2022.
 
 
 
Single developer wins 68% of second German tender
GERMANY: After the big success of citizens' projects in the first round of German onshore tenders in May 2017, Germany's second tender has again caused a surprise.
 
 
 
RSPB continues Scottish fight
UK: A coalition of offshore wind companies has urged a bird protection charity to withdraw its application to appeal against the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.
 
 
 
In-depth
WindTech: 'Made in India, made for India'
INDIA: India has become a significant manufacturing base for turbines and their components. Eize de Vries visited Siemens Gamesa's nacelle assembly facility and Winergy's gearbox manufacturing plant in the expanding wind hub of Chennai.
  WindTech: 'Made in India, made for India'
 
Shipping out to Scotland
NORWAY/UK:The first commercial floating wind project is close to reality with the turbines mounted on their foundations in Norway and the tugboats ready for the voyage to Scotland.
  Shipping out to Scotland
 
Carbon pricing -- useful policy tool or distraction?
EUROPE: Proposals for carbon pricing miss the point when it comes to moving towards increasing use of renewables.
  Carbon pricing -- useful policy tool or distraction?
 
Wind booms through India
INDIA: A record of 5.4GW of new wind installations in the last financial year seems to put India well on its way to a 60GW target by 2022. Windpower Monthly looks at a fast-growing and rapidly changing market, with the reins increasingly in the hands of new players betting big on wind.
  Wind booms through India
 
Vestas joins the 4MW class
DENMARK: A new generation of 4MW-plus onshore wind turbines is emerging, with Vestas the latest manufacturer to stretch rated capacity and rotor blade lengths to new standards.
  Vestas joins the 4MW class
 

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