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Windpower Daily
28th October 2021
 

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Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted probe Borssele I & II fire
SG 8.0-167 DD turbine malfunctions and catches fire at offshore wind farm off the Dutch coast
  Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted probe Borssele I & II fire
 
China aims for 1.2TW of wind and solar by 2030
World’s top emitter confirms plans to dramatically increase its renewables capacity ahead of crucial climate talks
  China aims for 1.2TW of wind and solar by 2030
 
Scientists endorse Ørsted’s long-term green targets
Ørsted becomes first energy firm to have long-term goal validated as in line with limiting global warming to 1.5C
  Scientists endorse Ørsted’s long-term green targets
 
No takers for Denmark’s technology-neutral tender
Danish wind industry group says tender flop confirms growing appeal of subsidy-free projects
  No takers for Denmark’s technology-neutral tender
 
Wind beaten by solar in Colombian renewables tender
Several firms bid for wind farms in South American country’s latest auction round, but solar developers beat them all
  Wind beaten by solar in Colombian renewables tender
 
                     
In case you missed it
GE Renewable Energy remains in the red in Q3 2021
Turbine manufacturer’s losses widen in third quarter of 2021, but narrow in first nine months of the year
  GE Renewable Energy remains in the red in Q3 2021
 
SGRE plans US’s first offshore wind blade factory
European manufacturer will develop site once it receives firm order for Dominion Energy's 2.6GW offshore wind farm
  SGRE plans US’s first offshore wind blade factory
 
Spain awards 2.2GW of onshore wind in latest auction
Small players remain dominant in Spanish renewables tender as prices rise from record low seen in previous round
  Spain awards 2.2GW of onshore wind in latest auction
 
BlueFloat Energy and Sener plan 300MW floating wind
JV partners’ Mediterranean Sea project would feed into grid at the site of a soon-to-be closed thermal plant
  BlueFloat Energy and Sener plan 300MW floating wind
 
Rotor and blades fall into sea at UK offshore wind farm
Vattenfall launches clean-up operation after rotor and blades fall into sea during maintenance work
  Rotor and blades fall into sea at UK offshore wind farm
 
Long reads
Political u-turn shackles Mexico's booming wind market
Opening up its energy market brought billions of investment and 5GW of new wind capacity, but new development has stalled
  Political u-turn shackles Mexico's booming wind market
 
Political support spurs wind power growth in South Africa
Procurement programme gives developers long-term visibility and has made the country the MEA region's top market
  Political support spurs wind power growth in South Africa
 
Finland shows the world how to get onshore wind right
A smooth transition from feed-in tariffs, fast permitting and a supportive grid operator have helped wind thrive in the Nordic country
  Finland shows the world how to get onshore wind right
 
Belgium builds on early entry into offshore wind sector
An established supply chain and stakeholder engagement have helped the country to punch above its weight in offshore wind
  Belgium builds on early entry into offshore wind sector
 
New era brings wind power developers to Australia
The country has a 35GW pipeline and a healthy PPA market, but low power prices and grid issues could put investors off and slow progress
  New era brings wind power developers to Australia
 

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  How smart SCADA tools are making serious cost savings
 
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  How the latest simulation technology can reduce costs and improve productivity
 


TENDER WATCH
The shift to auctions is having a profound effect on the industry across the entire supply chain and servicing. This interactive table monitors where auctions are taking place, the prices seen in those markets and who the winners are. 


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