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Windpower Weekly 10th August 2020

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

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GE sues Siemens Gamesa over variable-speed patent
GE has filed a complaint against rival manufacturer Siemens Gamesa's turbines
  GE sues Siemens Gamesa over variable-speed patent
 
Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 - GWEC
Industry body forecasts eight-fold increase in global offshore wind capacity by 2030
  Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 - GWEC
 

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WATCHWindpower Monthly visited UL's offices in Pamplona and Cambridge to discuss their RAMP platform. We spoke to Alistair Blackmore, product strategy manager, Jose Javier Ripa, business fevelopment manager, and Santiago Lopez, global director of asset management services. 

Business and companies
SGRE records €466 million loss for Q3
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) recorded net losses of €466 million in the third quarter of its financial year due to the coronavirus pandemic disrupting supply chains and hindering project execution, as well as market slowdowns in India and Mexico.
  SGRE records €466 million loss for Q3
 
Nordex seeks to shed Europe pipeline
Nordex plans to sell its 2.7GW development portfolio of European wind and solar PV projects to renewables developer RWE, the German companies have announced.
  Nordex seeks to shed Europe pipeline
 
'Vestas climate targets consistent with 1.5C Paris pledge' - independent scientists
Vestas has become the first renewable energy manufacturer to have its climate targets independently verified as aligning with the most ambitious target of the Paris Climate Agreement
  'Vestas climate targets consistent with 1.5C Paris pledge' - independent scientists
 

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WATCH: We speak to Lloyd’s Register’s Will Hodshon about the benefits of feasibility assessments and 3D ground modelling. It’s hugely beneficial if you can build some in-depth knowledge and understanding of the ground conditions of a site through desktop studies as it may even negate the need for conducting reconnaissance style surveys prior to securing a project.

Markets and policy
Ireland awards 480MW to wind in first green auction
Ireland has taken a ‘big step’ with its first clean energy tender, but prices can be cut further, claims the national wind energy association
  Ireland awards 480MW to wind in first green auction
 
Poland takes its foot off the onshore brake
The Polish government plans to unveil a new amendment to a damaging setback rule that has hindered onshore wind development before the end of the year, development minister Jadwiga Emilewicz announced after rappelling down from a turbine in central Poland.
  Poland takes its foot off the onshore brake
 
Wind falls short in German tender
Germany’s third onshore wind-only tender this year was undersubscribed again, while the weighted average bid price remained unchanged. And again, a simultaneous solar tender was oversubscribed more than four times over, while prices decreased.
  Wind falls short in German tender
 

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
Germany funds offshore wind-green hydrogen pilot
Government-backed pilot will chart course of Germany's first offshore wind-powered electrolyser
  Germany funds offshore wind-green hydrogen pilot
 
Estonia and Latvia sign pact for 1GW offshore wind farm
The Estonian and Latvian governments have agreed to jointly develop a 1GW wind farm in the Gulf of Riga that they claim could meet 40% of Estonia’s annual electricity consumption.
  Estonia and Latvia sign pact for 1GW offshore wind farm
 
‘Robot scarecrow’ sees dramatic drop in wind farm seabird poo
Scaring seabirds away from substations can stop offshore wind infrastructure from being defecated on, according to a study
  ‘Robot scarecrow’ sees dramatic drop in wind farm seabird poo
 
MHI and CIP first to target offshore wind off Hokkaido
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop offshore wind projects off the coast of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido.
  MHI and CIP first to target offshore wind off Hokkaido
 
Banks split risk at Europe's largest community wind farm
A Dutch bank and Danish export credit insurer have agreed to share the risk in refinancing the 322MW Zeewolde wind farm repowering project.
  Banks split risk at Europe's largest community wind farm
 


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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