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TAIWAN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has opened a new office in Taipei and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Taiwan International Ports to help launch the country's offshore sector.
UK: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's (SGRE) blade factory at the Green Port Hull facility in the northeast UK has directly created 1,063 jobs and supported a further 1,282 in the local supply chain, according to a new economic impact study.
UNITED STATES: Clean Line Energy Partners has asked the Missouri supreme court to review state regulators' recent decision to refuse a development permit for the Grain Belt Express HVDC transmission line.
WORLDWIDE: A 5% fall in third-quarter revenues has seen Vestas' results for the first nine months of the year stagnate at the same level as 2016.
WORLDWIDE: Danish utility Orsted (formerly Dong Energy) reported its overall underlying third-quarter operating profit was down 10% on the same period last year, but its earnings from operating offshore projects increased by 39% as a result of the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension coming online.
NETHERLANDS: Lagerwey has formed a joint venture -- Red Wind -- with Rosatom subsidiary NovaWind to supply 388 wind turbines by 2022. The announcement was made at WindEurope's conference in Amsterdam.
AUSTRALIA: Danish fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners will team up with Australian developer Offshore Energy to deliver the country's first offshore wind farm.
WORLDWIDE: The oil and gas giants are showing some appetite for renewables, with offshore wind looking the most likely beneficiary. But their investments in clean energy still remain minuscule in comparison with their fossil-fuel interests.
WORLDWIDE: Who are the people making the big waves in wind energy? The staff and senior contributors of Windpower Monthly make their pick of the key movers and shakers from the last year.
WORLDWIDE: Vestas cements its number one status, with Siemens Gamesa moving to number two following its merger earlier this year.
DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.