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Windpower Round-Up
Windpower Round-Up 16th July 2020

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This week's top stories

Ming Yang unveils 11MW turbine
Ming Yang has launched a new 11MW hybrid-drive offshore wind turbine, which is due to be the largest model offered by a Chinese manufacturer.
Ørsted secures record corporate PPA for 920MW Taiwan offshore project
The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has agreed to buy the entire output from Ørsted’s 920MW Greater Changhua 2b & 4 project off Taiwan's west coast, making it the largest agreed corporate power purchase agreement in history.
Renewables to support EU hydrogen growth
The EU aims to support the development of up to 40GW of electrolysers as part of a green hydrogen strategy that prioritises production from wind and solar energy. However, the EU will also fund carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies that can only partly mitigate the use of fossil fuels to generate hydrogen.
Poland increases ambition in new offshore wind act draft
The Polish government has updated its long-awaited Offshore Wind Act, which outlines plans for more than 10GW of capacity to be awarded by 2028. It has increased the capacity it intends to select in the first phase of awarding projects from an earlier draft.
Nordex reaps benefits of its industry headstart
Nordex has secured another big order for its N149 4MW-plus platform with a 65-turbine, 312MW deal in Spain.

Windpower Intelligence

The latest project updates

USA: Kansai Electric Power has acquired a 48.5% stake in the 525MW Aviator. Located in Coke County, Texas, it is due to come online in August.

NORWAY: With installation having been completed at the end of May, all of Tonstad’s 51 SWT-DD-142 turbines have been grid connected and are able to generate electricity. The 208MW wind farm should be fully operational shortly.

SWEDEN: Vattenfall is investigating the possibility of developing the Kattegatt Syd offshore wind farm. It would be sited in the Kattegat, 25km off Falkenberg and north of the developer’s Stora Middelgrund project site.


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