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Windpower Weekly 30th September 2016

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Hamburg 2016: Siemens launches three turbines from one platform
GERMANY: Siemens is extending its direct-drive onshore turbine range with the introduction of three new 3MW models.
  Hamburg 2016: Siemens launches three turbines from one platform
 
Hamburg 2016: Economics driving change says Krogsgaard
GERMANY: Economics has taken over from policy to drive change in the renewables sector, according to Nordex CEO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.
  Hamburg 2016: Economics driving change says Krogsgaard
 
Hamburg 2016: First order for Senvion 6.2M152
GERMANY: Senvion has signed a conditional contract with Trianel Winkraftwerk Borkum ll to supply turbines to the 203MW Trianel Borkum II project.
  Hamburg 2016: First order for Senvion 6.2M152
 
Hamburg 2016: Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Venturini
GERMANY: Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Venturini tells Windpower TV, in association with Sentient Science, about embracing digitalisation of wind.
  Hamburg 2016: Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Venturini
 
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WindEnergy Hamburg 2016
Hamburg 2016: Day one -- as it happened
GERMANY: The global wind industry is in Hamburg this week for the WindEnergy exhibition and WindEurope conference.
  Hamburg 2016: Day one --  as it happened
 
Hamburg 2016: Day two -- as it happened
GERMANY: Up-to-date coverage from the WindEnergy Hamburg exhibition and WindEurope Summit as the industry descends on Germany.
  Hamburg 2016: Day two -- as it happened
 
Hamburg 2016: Digitalisation to cut O&M costs - panel
GERMANY: A panel of experts from Sentient Science, Moventas and Rewitec discuss what impact digitisation is having on operations and maintenance costs, and then look to the future of a digitalised industry.
  Hamburg 2016: Digitalisation to cut O&M costs - panel
 
Hamburg 2016: Senvion offshore chief Norbert Giese
GERMANY: Norbert Giese, head of Senvion's offshore business, speaks to Windpower Monthly TV, in association with Sentient Science.
  Hamburg 2016: Senvion offshore chief Norbert Giese
 
Hamburg 2016: Sentient Science on digitalisation
GERMANY: Executives from Sentient Science tell Windpower Monthly TV about the importance of digitalistaion and what they hope to get from WindEnergy Hamburg.
  Hamburg 2016: Sentient Science on digitalisation
 
Hamburg 2016: Siemens head offshore concepts Jesper Moeller
GERMANY: Windpower Monthly TV, in association with Sentient Science, speaks to Siemens' head of offshore concepts and solutions Jesper Moeller.
  Hamburg 2016: Siemens head offshore concepts Jesper Moeller
 
Hamburg 2016: EU losing place as renewables leader
EUROPE: Europe has already lost its place as a renewables leader in areas such as new installations and policy and risks losing further ground, according to a report released by trade body WindEurope.
  Hamburg 2016: EU losing place as renewables leader
 
Hamburg 2016: WindEurope policy chief Kristian Ruby
GERMANY: Windpower Monthly TV, in association with Sentient Science, spoke to WindEurope chief policy officer about how digitalisation can reduce the cost of energy.
  Hamburg 2016: WindEurope policy chief Kristian Ruby
 
Hamburg 2016: Siemens diagnostic intelligence manager Henrik Pedersen
GERMANY: Siemens manager of diagnostic intelligence, Henrik Pedersen speaks to Windpower Monthly TV, in association with Sentient Science, about how big data is helping the wind industry.
  Hamburg 2016: Siemens diagnostic intelligence manager Henrik Pedersen
 
Hamburg 2016: JDR Cables CEO David Currie
GERMANY: Windpower Monthly TV, in association with Sentient Science, talks to JDR Cables CEO David Currie about the firm's new horizontal lay-up machine.
  Hamburg 2016: JDR Cables CEO David Currie
 
Hamburg 2016: Vestas smart data specialst Anders Hvashoj
GERMANY: Vestas vice president of smart data and consultancy business Anders Hvashoj tells Windpower Monthly TV, in association with Sentient Science, how they are embracing digitalisation.
  Hamburg 2016: Vestas smart data specialst Anders Hvashoj
 
Hamburg 2016: Why join WindEurope?
GERMANY: WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson and other board members dicuss the benefits of joining WindEurope at the summit taking place in Hamburg.
  Hamburg 2016: Why join WindEurope?
 
Hamburg 2016: Expectations of the event
GERMANY: Windpower TV, in association with Sentient Science, asks delegates at the WindEurope members reception what they are expecting to get out of this week's event
  Hamburg 2016: Expectations of the event
 
Hamburg 2016: Romo Wind co-CEO Jan Nikolaisen
GERMANY: WIndpower Monthly TV, in association with Sentient Science, speaks to the co-CEO of Romo Wind Jan Nikolaisen at the WindEnergy Hamburg event in Germany.
  Hamburg 2016: Romo Wind co-CEO Jan Nikolaisen
 
Hamburg 2016: The challenges facing European wind
GERMANY: Windpower TV, in association with Sentient Science, asks delegates at the WindEurope members reception what are the main challenges facing the European wind industry.
  Hamburg 2016: The challenges facing European wind
 
Hamburg 2016: European wind's most exciting aspect
GERMANY: Windpower TV, in association with Sentient Science, asks delegates at the WindEurope members reception what is exciting them most about wind in Europe.
  Hamburg 2016: European wind's most exciting aspect
 
Hamburg 2016: Embracing digitalisation
GERMANY: Windpower TV, in association with Sentient Science, asks delegates at the WindEurope members reception how they are embracing digitalisation in their organisations.
  Hamburg 2016: Embracing digitalisation
 
Business & Companies
Nordex forms drone partnership with Lufthansa
GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Nordex has signed a deal with aviation company Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) to provide drone inspection services.
  Nordex forms drone partnership with Lufthansa
 
Inspection and certification firm buys AWS Truepower
UNITED STATES: Illinois-based inspection and certification firm UL has acquired renewable energy consultants AWS Truepower for an undisclosed sum.
  Inspection and certification firm buys AWS Truepower
 
Impsa reaches settlement with creditors
ARGENTINA: Turbine maker Impsa has reached a final agreement with a majority of its creditors, ending two years of financial woes.
  Impsa reaches settlement with creditors
 
Beothuk and CIP join forces for Newfoundland offshore
CANADA: Offshore start-up Beothuk Energy is partnering with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to develop wind farms off the east coast of Canada, starting with the 180MW St. George's Bay project in Newfoundland.
  Beothuk and CIP join forces for Newfoundland offshore
 
Dong sheds light on weather monitoring with radar station
UK: Dong Energy has installed two radar weather stations on England's east coast to map atmospheric data in three dimensions, in a programme the developer claimed is the first of its kind.
  Dong sheds light on weather monitoring with radar station
 
MEM advises on O&M strategy for Pakistan's first two wind farms
PAKISTAN: Thailand-based Modern Energy Management (MEM) is providing asset management advisory services on Pakistan's first utility-scale wind farms.
  MEM advises on O&M strategy for Pakistan's first two wind farms
 
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Markets and Policy
Ontario scraps 600MW of new wind
CANADA: Ontario's government is scrapping its plan to buy another 930MW of renewable energy, including 600MW of wind power, as it grapples with mounting concern over rising power bills in the province.
  Ontario scraps 600MW of new wind
 
Renewables not to blame for South Australia blackout
AUSTRALIA: A cyclonic storm that left the whole of the state of South Australia without electricity for several hours has prompted a new political row over the role of wind power in the country.
  Renewables not to blame for South Australia blackout
 
Southwest Russia plans €834m wind investment
RUSSIA: Local authorities and private investors are planning to invest up to RUB 60 billion (€834 million) to build eight wind farms in the southwest Krasnodar region over several years.
  Southwest Russia plans €834m wind investment
 
Project Development
MHI Vestas V164 to power Deutsche Bucht
DENMARK: MHI Vestas has been named as the preferred supplier for the 252MW Deutsche Bucht offshore project in the German North Sea.
  MHI Vestas V164 to power Deutsche Bucht
 
Vestas receives first Wind XI installment
UNITED STATES: Vestas has announced the first confirmed order for MidAmerican Energy's 2GW Wind XI project cluster in Iowa.
  Vestas receives first Wind XI installment
 
Lekela secures further $250 million funding
SENEGAL: Lekela Power has agreed a financing package from the US government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to help fund a 158MW project in Senegal.
  Lekela secures further $250 million funding
 
Burbo Bank completes frequency control tests
UK: Dong Energy's 90MW Burbo Bank has successfully completed tests that demonstrate its ability to provide frequency response to support the national grid network.
  Burbo Bank completes frequency control tests
 
VOWTAP shelved 'indefintiely'
UNITED STATES: Dominion Virginia Power has shelved its 12MW offshore VOWTAP demonstration project, as well as longer term plans to develop as much as 2GW off the Virginia coast.
  VOWTAP shelved 'indefintiely'
 
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