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Windpower Round-Up
Windpower Round-Up 17th January 2020

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This week's top stories

EU unveils €1 trillion green spending package
The European Union’s (EU) €1 trillion green investment plan could help finance innovative technologies that deliver on climate neutrality, according to industry body WindEurope.
 
 
 
Offshore wind spending reaches record high in 2019
A late surge of offshore wind farm financings in the fourth quarter helped make 2019 a record year for the sector, while total investments in wind power capacity rose 6% year on year, according to new figures.
 
 
 
Qatari investment firm enters wind sector
Chinese OEM Goldwind has sold a 49% stake in a 527MW Australian wind project to Qatari power investment company and sector newcomer, Nebras Power.
 
 
 
Andhra Pradesh issues first payments after standoff
Generators in Andhra Pradesh are finally receiving some of the payments for power from their wind projects after months of deadlock with the local government.
 
 
 
Poland starts talks on 10GW-plus offshore plans
The government has unveiled a first draft of a long-awaited offshore wind act, which outlines more than 10GW of capacity to be awarded by 2028.
 
 
 
In case you missed it
Turbine of the Year 2019 - 3.5MW+: Vestas EnVentus
Vestas' V150-5.6MW turbine, part of its new EnVentus platform, has won Windpower Monthly's turbine of the year award in the 3.5MW+ category. Editor Shaun Campbell and David Weston discuss why.
  Turbine of the Year 2019 - 3.5MW+: Vestas EnVentus
 

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Windpower Intelligence


The latest project updates

GERMANY: The 112MW Albatros offshore wind farm has been brought online. Its neighbour, Hohe See, has been operational since October 2019. Together, they provide 609MW.

POLAND: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide up to PLN 272m (€64m) towards the construction of PGE’s StarzaRybice and Karnice II wind farms. They will be combined into the up to 97MW Klaster complex.

ARGENTINA: A $150m loan has been secured for the 120MW Cañadón León. The 29-turbine development is under construction at a site in Santa Cruz Province.

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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