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Windpower Weekly 30th April 2016

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Top Stories

Analysis: Argentina targets 10GW of renewables
ARGENTINA: Argentina could be on the brink of a wind energy boom capable of transforming the struggling electricity market.
  Analysis: Argentina targets 10GW of renewables
 
Gallery: Vestas assembles four-rotor concept
DENMARK: Vestas this week unveiled its 900kW four-rotor wind turbine concept being assembled at a test site in Denmark.
  Gallery: Vestas assembles four-rotor concept
 
Analysis: Bosnia on the path to wind
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Bosnia and Herzegovina moved closer to becoming a wind energy producer with the awarding of a turbine supply contract to Siemens for the 50.6MW Mesihovina wind farm.
  Analysis: Bosnia on the path to wind
 
Senvion expansion starts with 299MW Chile deal
CHILE: Mainstream Renewable Power has awarded German manufacturer Senvion a 299MW contract to supply turbines to two projects in Chile.
  Senvion expansion starts with 299MW Chile deal
 

Business and Companies

Dong to explore APAC opportunities
DENMARK: Dong Energy is opening an office in Taiwan to "explore offshore wind opportunities" in the Asia-Pacific region as its wind operations helped the company's pre-tax earnings increase 35% year on year in the first quarter.
  Dong to explore APAC opportunities
 
Senvion opens Japanese regional office
JAPAN: Senvion is steaming ahead with its globalisation plans as its opens an office in Japan to service the local market, just weeks after opening a base in India.
  Senvion opens Japanese regional office
 
Statoil enters Germany with E.on partnership
GERMANY: Developers Statoil and E.on will jointly build the 385MW Arkona project in the Baltic Sea, marking the Norwegian company's first foray into German waters.
  Statoil enters Germany with E.on partnership
 
SunEdison files for bankruptcy
UNITED STATES: Renewables developer SunEdison has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York.
  SunEdison files for bankruptcy
 
John Laing £65m share proposal
UK: John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) is seeking to raise £65 million (€82.3 million) from a share offering after exhausting its credit facility.
  John Laing £65m share proposal
 
Moventas upgrades UK testing facility
UK: Finnish gearbox manufacturer Moventas is incorporating a 3.6MW test rig in its Huddersfield workshop.
  Moventas upgrades UK testing facility
 

Market Status 2016

Market Status 2016: Prospects following a year of record installations
WORLDWIDE: Our annual guide to more than forty countries, giving new operating wind installations from 2015, current policies and prospects for the near future.
  Market Status 2016: Prospects following a year of record installations
 
Market Status: Asia-Pacific
ASIA-PACIFIC: Wind installations in 2015 and prospects for 2016 for countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China, India and Australia. Including our unique Feelgood Factor rating based on political support, investor confidence, structural readiness, and pipeline.
  Market Status: Asia-Pacific
 
Market Status: North America
NORTH AMERICA: Wind installations in 2015 and prospects for 2016 in the United States and Canada. Including our unique Feelgood Factor rating based on political support, investor confidence, structural readiness, and pipeline.
  Market Status: North America
 
Market Status: Europe
EUROPE: Wind installations in 2015 and prospects for 2016 in countries across Europe. Including our unique Feelgood Factor rating based on political support, investor confidence, structural readiness, and pipeline.
  Market Status: Europe
 
Market Status: Latin America
LATIN AMERICA: Wind installations in 2015 and prospects for 2016 in countries across Central and Latin America. Including our unique Feelgood Factor rating based on political support, investor confidence, structural readiness, and pipeline.
  Market Status: Latin America
 
Market Status: Middle East and Africa
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA: Wind installations in 2015 and prospects for 2016 in countries across the region. Including our unique Feelgood Factor rating based on political support, investor confidence, structural readiness, and pipeline
  Market Status: Middle East and Africa
 
E V E N T   P R O M O T I O N

Progressing Our Industry’s Future With: Information Sharing, Standardisation And New Approaches
By popular request, Windpower Monthly have launched a new Spring data analysis special event in 2016 to enable the industry to progress pressing issues that will help to bring down the financial risk involved in operating onshore and offshore wind farms.  More info

 

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Markets and Policy

Market Data: Turbine deals - March 2016
WORLDWIDE: The MW of global turbine deals in March 2016 was less than a third of that agreed a year earlier in March 2015.
  Market Data: Turbine deals - March 2016
 
Market Data: Project Activity - March 2016
WORLDWIDE: Global activity was lower in March compared to 2015 but there was a significant uptick from a disappointing February.
  Market Data: Project Activity - March 2016
 
China halts northern project approvals
CHINA: China's National Energy Administration (NEA) has suspended approval of new wind power projects in six northern regions due to the amount of wind energy wasted last year.
  China halts northern project approvals
 
Analysis: Wind to play swing-producer role in Germany
GERMANY: The German government revealed details in its draft renewable energy act 2016, relegating onshore wind to a supporting role, dependent on developments by all other renewables.
  Analysis: Wind to play swing-producer role in Germany
 

Project development

Offshore Project Progress - 22 April
EUROPE: Recent updates from three projects in Germany and confirmation Siemens will supply the 309MW Rentel project in Belgium.
  Offshore Project Progress - 22 April
 
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