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Nauen to replace Hannibal at SGRE

Nauen to replace Hannibal at SGRE

GERMANY/SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy offshore wind CEO Michael Hannibal has resigned from his post, and will be replaced by former Senvion chief executive Andreas Nauen.

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Construction begins at Horns Rev 3

Construction begins at Horns Rev 3

DENMARK: The first four monopoles have been installed at Vattenfall's Horns Rev 3 site in the North Sea.

LM to supply new Envision 4.5MW blades

LM to supply new Envision 4.5MW blades

CHINA: Envision Energy has unveiled a new 4.5MW offshore turbine at China Wind Power 2017 (17-19 October) with GE subsidiary LM Wind Power designing the 71.8-metre blades for it.

Goldwind 6.7MW model to use 75.1-metre LM blade

Goldwind 6.7MW model to use 75.1-metre LM blade

CHINA: GE-subsidiary LM Wind Power has unveiled a 75.1-metre blade to be used on Goldwind's new 6.7MW offshore wind turbine.

US grant for 100MW site off Vietnam

US grant for 100MW site off Vietnam

VIETNAM: The United States' Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to a Vietnamese power engineering company to support development of a 100MW offshore project.

Hywind floating project starts production

Hywind floating project starts production

UK: The world's first floating wind farm has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid.

Innogy seeks €850m to refinance projects

Innogy seeks €850m to refinance projects

GERMANY: Innogy has issued a green bond worth €850 million to refinance four offshore projects in the UK and Germany and one onshore site in the Netherlands.

Turning point for Ideol and floating wind

Turning point for Ideol and floating wind

FRANCE: The inauguration today of Floatgen -- a Vestas 2MW turbine on Ideol's ring-shaped concrete platform -- in the port of St-Nazaire marks a "turning point" for floating wind as the sector prepares to enter commercial deployment, according to Ideol CEO Paul de la Guérivière.

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Buckling up for the ladder climb

Buckling up for the ladder climb

UK: Technicians for offshore services supplier CWind, now part of Global Marine Systems, prepare to service one of the MHI Vestas 3.0MW turbines at E.on's Humber Gateway project off eastern England

WindEconomics: Longer contracts bring lower prices

WindEconomics: Longer contracts bring lower prices

EUROPE: The zero-subsidy German offshore wind farms discussed in the July issue will be commissioned in 2024, by which time offshore-wind prices are likely to have come down and wholesale electricity prices are likely to have gone up.

Filling foundations with rocks to cope with floating ice

Filling foundations with rocks to cope with floating ice

FINLAND: Offshore on ice Turbine installation has been completed at the 40MW Tahkoluoto project off Pori, south-west Finland.

Shipping out to Scotland

Shipping out to Scotland

NORWAY/UK:The first commercial floating wind project is close to reality with the turbines mounted on their foundations in Norway and the tugboats ready for the voyage to Scotland.

Attacks on offshore continue

Attacks on offshore continue

FRANCE: France's fledgling offshore industry is facing yet more delays as opponents continue to challenge projects. So far, six projects are in the permitting process and a further three are planned in French waters.

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.

Windtech: Senvion stretches up and down offshore

Windtech: Senvion stretches up and down offshore

GERMANY: Senvion is adapting its 3MW platform for offshore deployment in the Mediterranean, and is likely to develop an 11-12MW range turbine with a rotor diameter close to 200 metres.

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

UK: Confidence was high in London for Europe's biggest offshore event the year. Political opposition is fading as fast as costs are falling, and the industry is looking forward to sustained growth.


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