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GREECE: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced three new turbine orders from two customers in Greece, totalling 60MW.
CHINA: Local engineering firm Huadian Heavy Industries (HHI) has won the contract to install foundations at a 300MW offshore wind project in Bohai Bay, north-east China.
AUSTRALIA: Singaporean independent power producer Nexif Energy has achieved financial close on the 126MW first phase of a 59-turbine wind farm in South Australia, the company announced.
UNITED KINGDOM: The Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to nearly 2.3GW of projects off the east coast of Scotland after rejecting a bird conservation group's appeal.
UK: German developer Innogy has produced the first power from its 352.8MW Galloper site in the UK's North Sea, as the seabed landlord, the Crown Estate, launches a consultation to determine new areas for project development.
JAPAN: Construction company Toda has announced the issue of a JPY 10 billion, five-year green bond, with 100 % of the funds raised used to finance development of a floating offshore windfarm near the Goto Islands off southern Japan.
AUSTRALIA: RES Australia has axed plans for a proposed 758MW wind farm in Victoria after nearly a decade of development work.
UNITED STATES: Two bird charities have criticised the environmental impact assessment submitted for LeedCo's 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore project in Lake Erie, Ohio.
SWEDEN: Unlike its neighbour Denmark, Sweden is not often considered one of the boundary pushers of the wind industry, but with the completion of its latest, and largest project, it has broken new ground.
NORWAY/UK:The first commercial floating wind project is close to reality with the turbines mounted on their foundations in Norway and the tugboats ready for the voyage to Scotland.
WORLDWIDE: In recent months, subsidy-free bids have dominated headlines as wind continues to demonstrate its burgeoning competitiveness with fossil-based generation.
GREECE: Global Wind Day on 15 June celebrated the 500GW installed capacity milestone. Much of that is installed on wide open plains. However, sometimes the industry goes to extraordinary lengths to get to the best winds
WORLDWIDE: Are the negative effects of offshore wind farm construction on the marine environment balanced by the positive effects of boosting marine biodiversity once the foundations are in place? It is all a question of scale.
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Last updated 11 August 2017
|Project||Country||Capacity||Developer||Turbine||Online year||Date reported|
|Shandianhe II||China||99MW||China Datang Corporation Renewable Power||Vestas V110-2.0MW||2017||11/08/2017|
|Willogoleche||Australia||119MW||Engie||GE Renewable Energy 3.8MW & 3.4MW||2018||07/08/2017|
|Cactus Flats||US||148MW||Southern Power||Vestas V126-3.45MW||2018||03/08/2017|
|Windcatcher||US||2GW||Invenergy||GE Renewable Energy||2020||28/07/2017|
|Espiers||Nordex||18MW||EDF Energies Nouvelles||Nordex N117/3600||2018||26/07/2017|
|Guilleville||Nordex||17.7MW||EDF Energies Nouvelles||Nordex N117/3600, N117/3300||2018||26/07/2017|
|Tizimin||Mexico||75.6MW||Fuerza y Energía Limpia de Tizimín||SGRE G114-2.1MW||2018||24/07/2017|
|Meerhout||Belgium||10.2MW||Engie Electrabel||Senvion 3.4M114||2017||10/05/2017|
|Tolo 1||Indonesia||72MW||Equis Energy||SGRE SWT-3.6-130||2018||21/07/2017|
|Bermejo||Spain||12.6MW||DISA Duna||SGRE G114-2.1MW||2018||19/07/2017|
|Vera de Abote||Spain||10.5MW||DISA Duna||SGRE G114-2.1MW||2018||19/07/2017|