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Windpower Weekly 16th July 2019

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

WATCH: The growth of components and a constant need for greater efficiency is putting pressure on the supply chain. Windpower Monthly, in partnership with Moventas, gathered a group of industry experts to discuss how the role of gearboxes could evolve with the next generation of turbines. Here are the key takeaways.

Business and Companies
Mainstream targets Asia with new appointment
Mainstream Renewable Power has named Raghuram Natarajan as its new CEO for its Asia-Pacific business, where the developer is focusing much more of its activity.
  Mainstream targets Asia with new appointment
 
Enercon co-managing director Wobben resigns
Simon-Hermann Wobben has resigned from his post as co-managing director at Enercon after almost three years in the role.
  Enercon co-managing director Wobben resigns
 
Greenko raises $824m for projects and acquisitions
Indian independent power producer (IPP) Greenko Energy plans to use $824 million in recently raised equity funding to support construction of renewable energy projects integrated with storage and further acquisitions.
  Greenko raises $824m for projects and acquisitions
 
TPI Composites buys Senvion-owned engineering team
US-based blade manufacturer TPI Composites has acquired a team of engineers from Euros Group, which is owned by cash-strapped turbine manufacturer Senvion.
  TPI Composites buys Senvion-owned engineering team
 
National Grid acquires Geronimo Energy
Utility National Grid has completed its acquisition of renewables developer Geronimo Energy.
  National Grid acquires Geronimo Energy
 
Markets and Policy
Colombia reschedules aborted tender
Colombia will hold a tender for renewable energy capacity "before the end of October" and is offering longer-duration contracts, after an auction scheduled for February was called off over anti-trust concerns.
  Colombia reschedules aborted tender
 

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.

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. 


Sponsored Content
Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power
PARTNER CONTENT: Antti Turunen, Head of Global Service at ZF Wind Power, talks digitalisation, data and the importance of service in the future.
  Q&A with Antti Turunen, ZF Wind Power
 
A tour around Ingeteam's testing facility
PARTNER CONTENT: In the third and final part of our video series, Ingeteam took Windpower TV on a tour around their testing facility in Bilbao, Spain.
  A tour around Ingeteam's testing facility
 
How are lidar systems transforming offshore wind farm development?
PARTNER CONTENT: Accuracy, savings and managed risk. Download the report here.
  How are lidar systems transforming offshore wind farm development?
 


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. 

Projects and technology
Equinor unveils floating wind plans for South Korea
Equinor has formed a consortium with the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and power company Korea East-West Power to develop a 200MW floating offshore wind project in South Korea.
  Equinor unveils floating wind plans for South Korea
 
GE to build 12MW Haliade-X in China
GE will target China and surrounding markets by setting up a new factory in Guangdong province, where it will manufacture its 12MW Haliade-X turbine.
  GE to build 12MW Haliade-X in China
 
Vineyard hits snag on cable approvals
The 800MW Vineyard Wind offshore project off Massachusetts has stumbled after a local authority refused the permit for its export cables.
  Vineyard hits snag on cable approvals
 
AEP targets 1.5GW of Invenergy projects
Two American Electric Power (AEP) subsidiaries have selected three Oklahoma wind farms with a combined capacity of nearly 1.5GW they hope to buy from Invenergy.
  AEP targets 1.5GW of Invenergy projects
 
Vestas to supply Saudi Arabia's first wind farm
Vestas will supply a consortium of EDF Renewables and Masdar with 99 turbines for Saudi Arabia's first utility-scale wind farm.
  Vestas to supply Saudi Arabia's first wind farm
 

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