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04th August 2021

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

Top stories
Winergy bets on full powertrain solutions for wind turbines
German gearbox supplier extends range from components to integrated systems. Eize de Vries finds out more
  Winergy bets on full powertrain solutions for wind turbines
 
GE Renewable Energy narrows losses in first half of 2021
Turbine manufacturer improves margin due to cost reductions and higher volumes in onshore wind, but remains in the red
  GE Renewable Energy narrows losses in first half of 2021
 
Four missing after South China Sea offshore wind accident
Offshore construction vessel in operation at Huizhou Gangkou I wind farm tilted with 65 people on board, according to reports
  Four missing after South China Sea offshore wind accident
 
Wpd enters Vietnamese wind market with 103.5MW project
German company targets further onshore and offshore wind development with project partners in Asia Pacific region
  Wpd enters Vietnamese wind market with 103.5MW project
 

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The challenges the wind industry faces to deliver ambitious targets to help the world move towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050
  June 2021 issue of Windpower Monthly
 
Business and companies
Vestas poised to build offshore wind factory in Japan
Danish manufacturer plans assembly and manufacturing facility after Japan selects it in supply chain subsidy programme
  Vestas poised to build offshore wind factory in Japan
 
Record investment drives Iberdrola’s strong H1 results
Spanish giant's renewables gross operating profit is up 63%, with net profit up 8.4%, underpinning ambitious wind expansion plans
  Record investment drives Iberdrola’s strong H1 results
 
TPI to take over Nordex’s wind blade factory in Mexico
US manufacturer to take over operations of plant for three years with an option to extend the arrangement
  TPI to take over Nordex’s wind blade factory in Mexico
 
EDPR agrees €80m deals to enter UK onshore wind market
EDP Renewables has entered the UK onshore wind market with deals to buy a 544MW portfolio of wind and solar projects
  EDPR agrees €80m deals to enter UK onshore wind market
 
Markets and policy
GWEC calls for Vietnamese offshore wind clarity
Industry body urges Vietnam to provide details of transition from tariffs to tenders and to raise offshore wind target
  GWEC calls for Vietnamese offshore wind clarity
 
WindEconomics: Why we need 236GW of wind power a year
IEA report focusing on most cost-effective and feasible path to net zero implies 30,000 new turbines are needed each year to 2030
  WindEconomics: Why we need 236GW of wind power a year
 
Projects and technology
Ocean Winds plans Canary Islands floating offshore wind
Joint venture behind WindFloat Atlantic teams up with local renewables specialist for floating offshore wind project in Spanish waters
  Ocean Winds plans Canary Islands floating offshore wind
 
EDPR wind farm starts powering Facebook in US
Headwaters II goes online, taking Portuguese developer to 1.2GW of operational capacity in US midwestern state of Indiana
  EDPR wind farm starts powering Facebook in US
 
Acciona and SSE target Polish offshore wind
Developers continue offshore wind partnership initially forged for Spain and Portugal, turning attention to Polish Baltic Sea
  Acciona and SSE target Polish offshore wind
 
Rio Tinto to get power from Madagascar’s first wind project
Mining giant and government joint venture agrees to purchase power from solar, wind and battery storage project
  Rio Tinto to get power from Madagascar’s first wind project
 
UK advances floating offshore wind pilot trio
Developers pass milestones for technical competence, delivery capability and technological innovation set by seabed landlord
  UK advances floating offshore wind pilot trio
 

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. 


Partner Content

GVWT: Augmented guided vane vertical axis wind turbine
GVWT Energy Pte Ltd hopes to create a storm in the renewables industry when its first generation 3MW Guided Vane Wind Turbine (GVWT) is installed at a site in Singapore later this year. At scale the GVW turbine can potentially produce energy at a cost of $0.01/kwh
  GVWT:  Augmented guided vane vertical axis wind turbine
 
WPM Awards 2020: Best onshore turbines up to 4.4MW
There's a trend for onshore turbines to grow in size and capacity but this leading model from Goldwind broke the mould
  WPM Awards 2020: Best onshore turbines up to 4.4MW
 


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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