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Windpower Weekly 19th February 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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What to do with turbines after they leave support system
With around 6,000 turbines due to leave the support system in 2021, Germany's environment agency has assessed the country's readiness to recycle this potential flood of turbine components, and at what cost.
  What to do with turbines after they leave support system
 
SGRE overtakes Suzlon in India
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) seized new orders from embattled Senvion to surpass Suzlon as India’s top turbine supplier in 2019.
  SGRE overtakes Suzlon in India
 
Cool response ends Acciona takeover of Nordex
The proposed takeover of Nordex by Acciona has been dropped after shareholders were left unimpressed by the Spanish firm’s offer.
  Cool response ends Acciona takeover of Nordex
 
‘Energy transition underway’ as global emissions flatline
Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions remained static in 2019 with more renewables and nuclear output, and advanced economies switching from coal to natural gas.
  ‘Energy transition underway’ as global emissions flatline
 

WATCH: Vestas' V150-5.6MW turbine, part of its new EnVentus platform, has won Windpower Monthly's turbine of the year award in the 3.5MW+ category. Editor Shaun Campbell and David Weston discuss why

Business and companies
Equinor sets sights on becoming 'offshore wind major'
Equinor plans to become a major offshore wind developer and grow its renewables fleet tenfold by 2026, which will help it to meet another new target of halving the net carbon intensity of its energy production by 2050.
  Equinor sets sights on becoming 'offshore wind major'
 
Engie will not renew CEO Kocher's contract
Engie has decided against reappointing CEO Isabelle Kocher when her contract runs out in May 2020, explaining that “further development of the group’s strategy requires a new leadership”.
  Engie will not renew CEO Kocher's contract
 

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
Record offshore additions 'not enough for EU targets'
The record 3.6GW of offshore wind installed in Europe in 2019 is well short of the ambition needed to fulfil wind power’s role in the European Commission’s Green Deal, WindEurope has warned.
  Record offshore additions 'not enough for EU targets'
 
European electrification ‘would boost need for renewables’
The electrification of transport, buildings and industrial sectors in Europe could help to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe by 60% between 2020 and 2050.
  European electrification ‘would boost need for renewables’
 
COP26: ‘Gulf between promises and policies grows’
The UK’s preparations for hosting the COP26 climate change summit in November are not exactly proceeding to plan. If, indeed, there is a plan at all.
  COP26: ‘Gulf between promises and policies grows’
 

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
Enercon widens climbing crane reach
Enercon has adapted its innovative climbing crane solution in order to install its EP3 and EP5 platforms with higher weights and longer blades.
  Enercon widens climbing crane reach
 
Mayflower lowers US offshore to $58/MWh
Shell and EDP Renewables’ 804MW Mayflower Wind project will generate electricity for $58.47/MWh over its 20-year lifetime, marking a new benchmark for US offshore wind.
  Mayflower lowers US offshore to $58/MWh
 
New schedule for delayed Vineyard site
Vineyard Wind has been forced to put back the expected completion date of its first 400MW offshore wind project after US agencies finally issued an updated permitting timetable.
  New schedule for delayed Vineyard site
 
Ideol pilot doubles power yield and is 'ready for deployment'
A floating demonstration project using an Ideol platform and currently being tested off Le Croisic on France's Atlantic coast, more than doubled its power production in the second half of 2019, exceeding expectations for production and availability, the company has reported.
  Ideol pilot doubles power yield and is 'ready for deployment'
 
EDF buys into 1GW Irish offshore project
EDF Group has bought a 50% stake in the Codling offshore wind farm, clearing the way for its clean energy subsidiary to develop the 1GW Irish project with Fred Olsen Renewables.
  EDF buys into 1GW Irish offshore project
 


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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