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Windpower Weekly 27th August 2015

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Analysis: SunEdison heading for renewables 'supermajor' status
UNITED STATES: SunEdison has been on an acquisition spree and manages a huge pipeline through its yieldcos. But is it growing too fast to sustain future success?
  Analysis: SunEdison heading for renewables 'supermajor' status
 
Dong Energy acquires whole of Hornsea zone
UK: Danish utility Dong Energy has acquired the development rights for the 4GW Hornsea Zone from the Smart Wind consortium
  Dong Energy acquires whole of Hornsea zone
 
Further cable repairs required at Anholt
DENMARK: Dong Energy's 400MW Anholt offshore project faces five to six weeks of downtime this year as export cable is repaired.
  Further cable repairs required at Anholt
 
MHI Vestas contract for Borkum Riffgrund 2 finalised
GERMANY: Dong Energy has signed the deal to purchase MHI Vestas V164-8MW turbines for the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm.
  MHI Vestas contract for Borkum Riffgrund 2 finalised
 
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Business and Companies

EDF Renewable Energy buys OwnEnergy
UNITED STATES: EDF Renewable Energy has acquired mid-sized New York-based wind developer OwnEnergy.
  EDF Renewable Energy buys OwnEnergy
 
Gallery: Wooden tower prototype could save 20%
GERMANY: Developer TimberTower is working on a number of prototypes of wooden turbine towers that could be 20% cheaper compared to concrete-steel hybrid towers, the firm claims.
  Gallery:  Wooden tower prototype could save 20%
 
Dong confirms West of Duddon Sands transmission sale
UK: Dong Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have agreed the sale of the transmission assets for their 389MW West of Duddon Sands offshore project.
  Dong confirms West of Duddon Sands transmission sale
 
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Markets and Policy

Analysis: Citizen ownership at risk from new system
GERMANY: Energy ministers in nine of Germany's 16 states are concerned about the potential negative impact of the federal government's plan for a competitive auction system.
 
 
 
Robust Chinese market demand sees Goldwind profits up 277% on last year
CHINA: Goldwind results for the first half of 2015 show net profits of CNY 1.25 billion ($195 million) in the first half of 2015, up 276.62% on the previous year, the company reported.
 
 
 
Analysis: Nova Scotia pulls plug on community tariff
CANADA: The Nova Scotia government in Canada has pulled the plug on a programme that encouraged the development of small-scale, community-based renewable-energy projects, despite strong demand from local residents wanting to invest in wind.
 
 
 
Victoria government sets out renewable energy roadmap
AUSTRALIA: Victoria's government has launched a renewable energy roadmap it hopes could create A$200 million ($143 million) of new investment.
 
 
 

Project Development

Siemens wins 100MW order from Neoen Australia
AUSTRALIA: The Australian arm of French developer Neoen has chosen Siemens turbines for a 100MW project in South Australia.
 
 
 
Turbine installation begins at Westermeerwind
NETHERLANDS: The first tower has been installed at the 144MW Westermeerwind project in the Ijsselmeer lake, central Netherlands, for one of 48 Siemens 3MW turbines.
 
 
 
Glymont awards Vestas 50MW in Uruguay
URUGUAY: Vestas has won a contract from project company Glymont SA to provide turbines for a site in Florida, southern Uruguay.
 
 
 
Nordex turbines selected for 50MW Pakistan project
PAKISTAN: Wind farm developer Gul Ahmed Energy has ordered 20 Nordex N100/2500 low-wind turbines for its 50MW wind project in Sindh province, south Pakistan.
 
 
 
Deme and EWE win Gemini maintenance contract
NETHERLANDS: Deme Group's Offshore Wind Assistance (OWA) and the EWE Offshore Service Solutions have been contracted to provide operations and maintenance services for the 600MW Gemini offshore project.
 
 
 
Offshore Project Progress - 21 August
WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from Dong Energy's almost completed Borkum Riffgrund 1, the Neart Na Gaoithe project in Scotland, Iberdrola's 350MW Wikinger and the 180MW St George's Bay site in Canada.
 
 
 
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Analysis: Brakes on growth in Chile and Uruguay
CHILE/URUGUAY: South America is a hot market for wind power, but after some years of rapid growth, installations in both Uruguay and Chile are set to slow beyond 2016.
  Analysis: Brakes on growth in Chile and Uruguay
 
On reflection: Look at other industries and see how they benefit
WORLDWIDE: Predictive maintenance can seriously improve the health of your wind project, so with the installed base rising fast, it is becoming increasingly important for wind farm operators to take a far more holistic view of turbine maintenance.
  On reflection: Look at other industries and see how they benefit
 
Brazil prepares for servicing boom
BRAZIL: With the decade-old wind industry still expanding in Brazil, the operations and maintenance business is expected to grow from $157 million to $500 million in the next five years
  Brazil prepares for servicing boom
 
Growing from 1GW to 25GW in ten years
WORLDWIDE: Countries that barely featured on the global wind power radar five years ago are now emerging as serious players with the promise of much more to come. We pick out ten of the fastest-growing markets, all of them looking to become the next Brazil.
  Growing from 1GW to 25GW in ten years
 

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