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Windpower Weekly 02nd April 2020

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

Top stories
Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots
Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.
  Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots
 
Covid-19 update: SGRE re-opens UK plant
How the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is impacting the industry's 2020 goals.
  Covid-19 update: SGRE re-opens UK plant
 
Enercon installs debut EP3 E2 prototype
German manufacturer Enercon has battled the Covid-19 upheaval to install the prototype E-138 EP3 E2 turbine at a site in northern Germany.
  Enercon installs debut EP3 E2 prototype
 
UK and France missing out as turbine tech lags behind
Over the last five years, the UK and France have missed out on over 1.8GW of capacity due to using out-dated technology.
  UK and France missing out as turbine tech lags behind
 

WATCH:In the first of a new video series on the transformative potential of offshore wind, we speak to Lloyd’s Register’s Rene Lutzen about the complexities of underwater noise detection.

Business and companies
How SGRE is winning the offshore OEM war
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is tightening its grip on the offshore wind market, new figures from Windpower Monthy’s research arm, Windpower Intelligence, reveal.
  How SGRE is winning the offshore OEM war
 
Can debt restructuring deal save struggling Suzlon?
After months of impasse, Suzlon's lenders have approved a debt restructuring deal. The plan effectively divides the manufacturer's total debt of INR 118 billion ($1.58 billion) into sustainable debt of INR 36 billion ($484 million) and INR 82 billion of unsustainable debt.
  Can debt restructuring deal save struggling Suzlon?
 

WATCH: The renewables industry continues to be male dominated with women making up only 32% of the workforce. Windpower Monthly spoke to some of that 32% to find out how they got into the industry, why the disparity exists and what they think can be done about it.

Markets and policy
Global wind fleet set for 112% growth by 2029
Global wind capacity will more than double in the ten-year period between the end of 2019 and the end of 2029, according to new analysis.
  Global wind fleet set for 112% growth by 2029
 

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. 


Projects and technology
Iberdrola enters floating wind with project duo
Iberdrola is making its first forays into floating offshore wind by leading a consortium developing a single-turbine project off Norway and exploring the possibility of a second site in Spain.
  Iberdrola enters floating wind with project duo
 
Northland takes on Canadian offshore site
Canada-based developer Northland Power has acquired the full rights to an offshore wind project planned for the Hecate Strait off British Columbia that was once supported by Ørsted.
  Northland takes on Canadian offshore site
 
Acciona developing 1GW Australian wind complex
Acciona is working with state-owned utility CleanCo to develop a 1GW-plus wind power complex in Queensland, which is due to be one of the largest wind farms in Australia.
  Acciona developing 1GW Australian wind complex
 
Philippines awards 1.2GW offshore rights
A consortium of international groups claims to have been awarded the rights to develop The Philippines' first two offshore wind projects.
  Philippines awards 1.2GW offshore rights
 


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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