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Windpower Daily 20th September 2018

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MHI Vestas trademarks V174
DENMARK/JAPAN: MHI Vestas has had trademarks approved for the words 'V174-9.0MW' and 'V174-9.1MW' in the European Union.
  MHI Vestas trademarks V174
 
Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'
UNITED STATES: If Virginia was to back development of offshore wind, it could become the tipping point in investment by developers, a new report by BVG Associates has concluded.
  Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'
 
RES America cancels 600MW plans in Indiana
UNITED STATES: RES Americas has abandoned plans for a 600MW wind farm in Indiana, citing "unfavourable" changes in "technical circumstances".
  RES America cancels 600MW plans in Indiana
 
MHI Vestas prepares for Isle of Wight expansion
UK: Vestas is relocating its testing related activities on the Isle of Wight to make room for potential future expansion being considered by its offshore wind joint venture (JV) with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  MHI Vestas prepares for Isle of Wight expansion
 
DNV GL opens global analytics centre in India
INDIA: Advisory and certification body DNV GL has opened a global operations and analytics centre for renewable assets in Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnataka.
  DNV GL opens global analytics centre in India
 
Top stories from the past five days
Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One
UK: Ørsted has agreed to divest half of its 1.2GW Hornsea Project One to investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in an initial deal worth more than £3.5 billion (€3.9 billion).
 
 
 
France's first offshore turbine finally online
FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine has exported electricity to the grid for the first time.
 
 
 
New Jersey sets course for 3.5GW target
UNITED STATES: New Jersey will solicit applications from 20 September for 1.1GW of offshore wind projects, following governor Phil Murphy's speech at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
 
 
 
SGRE adapts 8MW for Asia-Pacific
ASIA-PACIFIC: Siemens Gamesa has adapted its SG 8.0-167 DD turbine to address conditions in Asia-Pacific markets.
 
 
 
Second joint German wind-solar tender launched
GERMANY: The Federal Network Agency (BNA) has launched its second joint tender for 200MW of wind power and solar PV.
 
 
 

GLOBAL REGIONS AND COUNTRY PROFILE PAGES
Take a look at our new sortable list of wind power capacities from around the world. Then take a deeper dive into your chosen country with our new market-specific pages with confidence ratings and the latest developments. 


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Schaeffler and ZF push Wind 4.0
Thanks to our Smart EcoSystem digital infrastructure, ZF can integrate our bearing expertise into its digital monitoring and control system using cloud-to-cloud communication. Visit us at WindEnergy Hamburg (Booth B5.234). Read here >>



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. 

In depth
WindEconomics: Boost for renewables over nuclear in the UK
UK: Britain's National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has delivered a resounding vote of confidence in renewable energy by recommending that the UK aims for 50% renewable-electricity generation by 2030. It suggests only one more contract for a nuclear power station before 2025.
  WindEconomics: Boost for renewables over nuclear in the UK
 
Ten of the biggest offshore turbines
WORLDWIDE: We have focused on turbines in production or for which orders are being taken, omitting the discontinued, the test-bed prototypes for those that never made it, and the designs still on the drawing boards to examine the credentials of ten of the highest-rated capacity turbines on the market today.
  Ten of the biggest offshore turbines
 
Hamburg gears up for wind power's main event
GERMANY: All eyes in the wind power business are turning towards Hamburg as preparation conclude for the 2018 exhibition and conference. We takes a look at the topics up for discussion on each day, from auction design and repowering to digitilisation and hybrid projects.
  Hamburg gears up for wind power's main event
 
Enercon's EP3 vision takes shape
GERMANY: As the first prototype of Enercon's new EP3 platform starts operating in northern Germany, Eize de Vries visits the company's R&D centre in Aurich to learn more about its radically different design approach, and the firm's plans for its latest acquisition, Lagerwey.
  Enercon's EP3 vision takes shape
 
Nordex spread its wings with N149 prototype
GERMANY: Nordex is leading the way on large onshore turbines with super-sized rotor diameters, following the installation in late August of the first of two N149/4.5MW prototypes. Eize de Vries watched the installation and finds out the manufacturer's plans for the Delta4000 platform.
  Nordex spread its wings with N149 prototype
 

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