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Windpower Weekly 30th August 2014

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Goldwind aims at Russian market
RUSSIA: Goldwind is seeking to estabish turbine and blade manufacturing facilities in Russia, according to a statement from the company.
  Goldwind aims at Russian market
 
Question of the week: What will grid parity mean for the wind industry?
As the cost of onshore wind comes down globally, and a number of markets move closer to grid parity, Windpower Monthly asked Henrik Stiesdal of Siemens, Simon Cooke of 6 Alpha Associates and Aaron Barr of Make Consulting, what this would mean for the wind industry.
  Question of the week: What will grid parity mean for the wind industry?
 
Indigenous community forces Mareña relocation
MEXICO: Indigenous community blockaders have told Windpower Monthly that 396MW Mareña wind farm in the Mexican state of Oaxaca will not be built and that the proposed turbines will be moved to two alternative sites.
  Indigenous community forces Mareña relocation
 
Gallery: Offshore projects from the early days
WORLDWIDE: As the latest generation of monster offshore turbines begin to be installed, Windpower Monthly brings you images from the early days of the industry.
  Gallery: Offshore projects from the early days
 
Alstom in Brazil tower joint venture
BRAZIL: Alstom is to form a joint venture (JV) with Brazilian infrastructure group Andrade Gutierrez to produce steel turbine towers in the country.
  Alstom in Brazil tower joint venture
 
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Business & Companies

Suzlon denies Japanese offshore plans
INDIA: Suzlon has disputed reports that it is in negotiations with a number of Japanese companies to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop offshore turbines in Japan.
  Suzlon denies Japanese offshore plans
 
Vestas puts Aarhus HQ up for sale
DENMARK: Vestas has put both buildings of its headquarters in Aarhus up for sale, but will rent one of them back.
  Vestas puts Aarhus HQ up for sale
 
Dong boosts earnings through offshore divestments
DENMARK: Dong Energy saw earnings from its wind activities increase in the first half despite a drop in revenues and generation.
  Dong boosts earnings through offshore divestments
 
Ming Yang doubles profit in Q2
CHINA: The strong start to the year by Chinese turbine manufacturers continued with Ming Yang doubling its profit in the second quarter.
  Ming Yang doubles profit in Q2
 
Envision signs Mexico MoU
MEXICO: Envision has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Banco Interacciones to develop wind projects in Mexico.
  Envision signs Mexico MoU
 
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Markets & Policy

Italy assigns FiT to 365MW
ITALY: Italy has assigned a feed-in-tariff (FiT) to 365MW of onshore wind farm projects in a heavily competitive auction process, with selected projects offering discounts of 26.38% to 30% on a base auction price.
 
 
 
Brazil Windpower 2014: component manufacturers still needed for industry growth
Windpower Monthly is reporting from Brazil Windpower 2014 conference in Rio de Janeiro. If you are at the event, visit Windpower Monthly at stand 157.
 
 
 
GE reaches 1GW-mark in Brazil
BRAZIL: GE has installed 600MW in Brazil first half of 2014, taking its overall contribution to 1GW out of the country's 5GW.
 
 
 

Project Development

US Ex-Im Bank loans $65 million for Peru projects
PERU: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has loaned $65 million to Siemens Energy for the delivery of turbines to two projects in Peru, with a total capacity of 129MW.
 
 
 
Trump faces fresh fight over Irish wind farm
IRELAND: Donald Trump is once again set to wage an anti-wind campaign, this time in Ireland after a developer resubmitted an application to construct turbines near a golf course he owns.
 
 
 
Dong confirms V164 order
Dong Energy has confirmed an agreed order for MHI Vestas' V164-8MW turbine to be used at the 258MW extension of the Burbo Bank offshore project in the Irish Sea.
 
 
 

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