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Windpower Weekly 27th July 2017

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Enercon set for 1,200 turbine refurbishment in India
INDIA: German manufacturer Enercon is set for a major refurbishment of its Indian fleet, following the completion of a long-running legal dispute in the country.
  Enercon set for 1,200 turbine refurbishment in India
 
Japan plans wind-driven hydrogen project
JAPAN: A demonstration project designed to create hydrogen from wind power has been launched in Yokohama.
  Japan plans wind-driven hydrogen project
 
CfD access would make onshore competitive
UK: A new report commissioned by ScottishPower Renewables suggests onshore wind in the UK could compete with gas if it was given access to the contracts for difference (CfD) support mechanism.
  CfD access would make onshore competitive
 
Mexico order for SGRE
MEXICO: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won a 76MW deal for a project in Yucatan, southern Mexico.
  Mexico order for SGRE
 
Business and Companies
Iberdrola renewables earnings fall 2% in H1
SPAIN: Developer Iberdrola has suffered a 2% fall in earnings in its renewables division following poor generation at home.
  Iberdrola renewables earnings fall 2% in H1
 
Vattenfall Wind profit grows 76%
SWEDEN: Underlying profit in Vattenfall's wind division in H1 2017 has grown from SEK 597 million (€62 million) last year to SEK 1.05 billion (€110 million).
  Vattenfall Wind profit grows 76%
 
Zephir lidar completes DNV GL verification
GERMANY: A verification programme in Germany has found Zephir's turbine-mounted lidar is compliant with industry standard benchmarks.
  Zephir lidar completes DNV GL verification
 
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  Boundary Pushers: How Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is pushing boundaries
 
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  Boundary Pushers: Jens Tommerup, CEO, MHI Vestas
 
Markets and Policy
France mulls nuclear reactor closures
FRANCE: New environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, has indicated that France might have to close around 17 nuclear reactors in order to meet its commitment to reduce its share of electricity generation to 50% in 2025, down from around 75% today.
  France mulls nuclear reactor closures
 
Russian plans support scheme change after 2024
RUSSIA: The existing system of state support of wind power industry in Russia could change after 2024.
  Russian plans support scheme change after 2024
 
France installations fall 13%
FRANCE: New installations of 492.35MW of wind capacity in the first half of 2017 represented a drop of 13% in the same period last year, according to the French wind association FEE.
  France installations fall 13%
 
Calls for offshore cap increase
GERMANY: A group of wind organisations have called for the cap on offshore installations to be increased as the total fleet grew by 626MW in H1 2017.
  Calls for offshore cap increase
 
Project Development
Suzlon wins 50MW order from new market entrant
INDIA: Suzlon has won an order from Saudi Arabian group Alfanar Energy for its first Indian wind project.
  Suzlon wins 50MW order from new market entrant
 
SGRE wins 72MW Indonesia deal
INDONESIA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won a turbine order from independent power producer Equis Energy, including engineering, procurement and construction.
  SGRE wins 72MW Indonesia deal
 
Path cleared for Scottish offshore projects
UK: A court in Scotland has refused the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' request to challenge a decision backing 2.3GW of offshore wind capacity.
  Path cleared for Scottish offshore projects
 
Nordex wins EDF EN order
FRANCE: EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) has placed a 36MW order with German manufacturer Nordex for two projects in northern France.
  Nordex wins EDF EN order
 
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