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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 21st October 2017

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Top Stories
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Boundary Pushers: The true impact of technology on the offshore industry  
Boundary Pushers: The true impact of technology on the offshore industry
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Boundary Pushers: Cutting the costs of offshore energy  
Boundary Pushers: Cutting the costs of offshore energy
Cutting costs continues to be at the heart of what the offshore wind industry is looking to achieve. In this installation of the Boundary Pushers series we have been talking to some of the biggest players about what their companies are doing to lower the cost of energy and the obstacles to offshore wind growth.
 
Boundary Pushers: How Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is pushing boundaries  
Boundary Pushers: How Offshore Wind Energy 2017 is pushing boundaries
The world's largest offshore conference and exhibition will bring together innovators from manufacturers, suppliers and government.
 
Boundary Pushers: Jens Tommerup, CEO, MHI Vestas  
Boundary Pushers: Jens Tommerup, CEO, MHI Vestas
The CEO of MHI Vestas kicks off our new series on forging change through collaboration and innovation.
 
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In Depth
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.
 
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