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Windpower Round-Up
Windpower Round-Up 15th September 2019

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This week's top stories

SGRE unveils 'world's largest' blade rig
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is building what it claims is the world's largest blade testing rig at its facilities in northern Denmark.
 
 
 
'Extraordinary' effort needed to meet Paris goals
"Extraordinary policy action" is needed to encourage the roll-out of technology needed to transform the world's energy system and limit global warming to below 2C by mid-century.
 
 
 
Denmark allows taller turbines
The minister of business affairs has altered an executive order lifting a height restriction meaning local authorities can permit turbines with a tip height of above 150 metres.
 
 
 
Prices stagnate in undersubscribed German tender
Germany's latest onshore wind tender was once again undersubscribed, as the total capacity of successful projects continues to fall while prices remain level.
 
 
 
Statkraft enters Chile wind with triple acquisition
Norway's Statkraft plans to invest $180 million building three wind farms in central Chile.
 
 
 
In case you missed it
Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power
PARTNER CONTENT: Antti Turunen, Head of Global Service at ZF Wind Power, talks digitalisation, data and the importance of service in the future.
  Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power
 
ZF Wind Power: Production and digitalisation
Windpower Monthly visited ZF Wind Power's offices in Lommel, Belgium to talk to Dr Martin Knops, Chief Technology Officer and Dr Joris Peeters, Head of Digitalisation.
  ZF Wind Power: Production and digitalisation
 

WATCH: Windpower Monthly visited ZF Wind Power's offices in Lommel, Belgium, to talk to Antti Turunen, Head of Global Services and Dr Joris Peeters, Head of Digitalisation


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The latest project updates

UK: A number of consents have been granted in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Energiekontor’s nine-turbine Little Hartfell near Lockerbie has been approved, as has a turbine tip height extension at the 34MW Twentyshilling Hill near Sanquhar. Meanwhile, an alternative access track to the 61.5MW Brockloch Rig in Carsphairn has been given the go-ahead.

ROMANIA: CEZ Group is looking to divest some of its Romanian assets. They include Europe's largest onshore wind farm the 600MW Fântânele-Cogealac. Operational since 2012, it comprises 240 GE turbines.

SWEDEN: GE will supply 33 x 5.3-158 Cypress turbines to the 175MW Björkvattnet project. Developed by Vindparken and WindSpace, it is now owned by InfraVia Capital Partners. It is due for completion by the end of 2020, after which GE will also provide service for 25 years.


 

INTELLIGENCE REPORTS

Floating Offshore Wind 2018 - 2028

The focus is moving beyond pilot and demontration-scale projects. Find out where it's headed here


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