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Alstom get green light for two Haliade factories

FRANCE Alstom has approval to build two factories at Cherbourg to manufacture blades and towers for its Haliade 150 6MW turbine.

Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.

Seaway Heavy Lifting wins UK contracts

UK: Seaway Heavy Lifting has been handed three substation transportation and installation contracts by Dong Energy.

Siemens looks to recover offshore wind HVDC losses

GERMANY: Siemens is seeking to recover some of the €800 million it has lost in the development of offshore wind substation platforms in the German North Sea.

Cwind appoints new sales team

UK: Vessels and services provider CWind has appointed two sales managers for Germany and the UK as the company looks to continue growing its business.

GIB appoints chief financial officer

UK: The UK government-backed Green Investment Bank as appointed Peter Knott as its first chief financial officer.

Alstom's Haliade awarded DNV GL certificate

FRANCE: DNV GL has awarded Alstom's 6MW Haliade turbine a key certificate needed for commercial deployment.

Balfour Beatty set for Gwynt y Mor OFTO

UK: Ofgem will hand Balfour Beatty the offshore transmission owner (OFTO) license for RWE Innogy's 576MW Gwynt y Mor project in the Irish Sea.

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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated 14 January 2015

NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Kentish Flats Extension UK 49.5MW Vattenfall Vessel deployment 14-Jan-15
Sheringham Shoal UK 317MW Statkraft Planning modifacations 13-Jan-15
Horns Rev 3 Denmark 400MW Danish Energy Agency Data release 13-Jan-15
Gemini Netherlands 600MW Northland Power Vessel deployment 09-Jan-15
Nobelwind Belgium 165MW Nobelwind Turbine supply 08-Jan-15
Cape Wind USA 468MW Energy Management PPA cancellation 07-Jan-15
Baltic 2 Germany 288MW EnBW First Power due 07-Jan-15
Burbo Bank Extension UK 256MW Dong Survey selection 05-Jan-15
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