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Windpower Weekly
11th May 2021

Welcome to your subscriber-only round-up of news, analysis and features on Windpower Monthly from the last seven days

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Enercon uses self-climbing crane to install EP5 turbines
Proof-of-concept shows that second-generation self-climbing LCC140 crane can install complete 4-5MW-plus EP5 turbines
  Enercon uses self-climbing crane to install EP5 turbines
 
Siemens Gamesa earnings up in Q2, but onshore still struggling
The German-Spanish manufacturer reports an "encouraging" quarter due to the strength of its offshore and services business units
  Siemens Gamesa earnings up in Q2, but onshore still struggling
 
How Ørsted plans to solve offshore wind cable challenge
Danish developer reports erosion and risk of cable failures due to cable protection system that was previously the “industry standard”
  How Ørsted plans to solve offshore wind cable challenge
 
Vestas’ EnVentus turbines to power Google and Heineken
The turbine manufacturer is due to provide an EPC turnkey solution for Neoen’s 404MW Mutkalampi wind farm in western Finland
  Vestas’ EnVentus turbines to power Google and Heineken
 
Business and companies
Vestas vows to bounce back from Q1 losses after slow start
CEO Henrik Andersen is confident the company will catch up on new orders, with the OEM maintaining its financial guidance for 2021
  Vestas vows to bounce back from Q1 losses after slow start
 
Ørsted’s profits down in first quarter despite higher revenues
Offshore maintenance provisions and lower wind speeds than last year pushed down Danish developer's profits in the first quarter of 2021
  Ørsted’s profits down in first quarter despite higher revenues
 
RWE names new executive board to lead energy transition
German energy firm appoints leadership trio, with incoming CEO aiming to turn it into a “leading global player in renewable energies”
  RWE names new executive board to lead energy transition
 
Markets and policy
Equinor and Polenergia win Polish offshore wind contracts
Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office latest award of CfDs means it has now contracted about 4.3GW of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea
  Equinor and Polenergia win Polish offshore wind contracts
 
Demand for minerals threatens clean energy rollout, IEA warns
‘Looming mismatch’ between world’s climate ambitions and availability of necessary critical minerals, according to a new report
  Demand for minerals threatens clean energy rollout, IEA warns
 
Developers stay away from German onshore wind tender
Germany’s last onshore wind tender of 2020 was oversubscribed. But 2021’s first auction saw the return of a familiar trend
  Developers stay away from German onshore wind tender
 
Projects and technology
Siemens Gamesa in line for full 1GW-plus Hai Long off Taiwan
Northland Power and Yushan Energy name Siemens Gamesa as preferred supplier for its 1,044MW Hai Long offshore wind cluster
  Siemens Gamesa in line for full 1GW-plus Hai Long off Taiwan
 
GE’s Haliade-X cleared for markets in typhoon zones
DNV’s certification verifies that the Haliade-X offshore wind turbine can operate safely and efficiently under extreme wind conditions
  GE’s Haliade-X cleared for markets in typhoon zones
 
Floating offshore wind farm eyes Chevron-backed platform
Local content drive underpins Simply Blue Energy and Subsea 7's deal to assess Ocergy's low-weight floating platform design
  Floating offshore wind farm eyes Chevron-backed platform
 
Total buys into Taiwanese offshore wind sector
Deal to purchase 23% stake in Wpd’s 640MW Yunlin project marks oil major’s entry in the Asian offshore wind market
  Total buys into Taiwanese offshore wind sector
 
Vestas enters Latvian wind power market with 59MW deal
The Danish manufacturer hopes wind will play a bigger role as hydro-dominated Latvia moves towards 50% renewables by 2030 target
  Vestas enters Latvian wind power market with 59MW deal
 

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Driving real competitive advantage through the use of digital technology in O&M
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  Driving real competitive advantage through the use of digital technology in O&M
 
Ingeteam introduces new-generation power converters
Ingeteam’s market-leading converters are supported by a robust Firmware development methodology designed to simplify wind turbine converter validation and certification
  Ingeteam introduces new-generation power converters
 
Webinar: Why accurate energy assessments are so important to the wind industry
Currently, the biggest barriers to accurate energy assessments are the lack of transparency and standardisation in calculating expected performance. So what’s the answer? Tune into this webinar to find out!
  Webinar: Why accurate energy assessments are so important to the wind industry
 


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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