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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 22nd May 2019

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Vattenfall takes close look at 12MW Haliade  
Vattenfall takes close look at 12MW Haliade
Offshore wind developer Vattenfall is partnering with manufacturer GE Renewable Energy on developing its 12MW Haliade-X turbine platform to aid bids at future offshore wind capacity auctions.
 
Offshore wind hub planned for former coal plant site  
Offshore wind hub planned for former coal plant site
The developer behind plans to create an offshore wind hub on the site of a former coal power station in Massachusetts has given further details about the project.
 
Connecticut sets course for offshore bounty  
Connecticut sets course for offshore bounty
In a near-unanimous bipartisan vote, Connecticut's house of representatives has backed legislation requiring procurement of 2GW of offshore wind power over the course of a decade.
 
Great lakes project delayed as it tackles freezing water  
Great lakes project delayed as it tackles freezing water
Icebreaker, the $126 million 20.7MW project in Lake Erie, will not come online until 2022, two years later than the original commissioning date.
 
Germany and India slip in latest EY rankings  
Germany and India slip in latest EY rankings
The ongoing permitting issues in Germany and India see two of the leading wind markets fall in the latest renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) from advisory firm EY.
 
RWE prepares for renewables growth with €5 billion loan  
RWE prepares for renewables growth with €5 billion loan
RWE has secured a €5 billion credit line as it prepares to take over E.on and Innogy's renewable energy and gas storage businesses.
 
CIP targets Asia and Latin America with new fund  
CIP targets Asia and Latin America with new fund
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has established a new fund with a primary focus on greenfield renewable energy projects in Asia and Latin America.
 
New wind farms boost E.on's renewables profits  
New wind farms boost E.on's renewables profits
E.on's planned takeover of Innogy is "right on schedule" with the necessary approvals expected later this year, despite an EC investigation into the deal.
 
Renewables spending 'inadequate for sustainability goals'  
Renewables spending 'inadequate for sustainability goals'
Stalled investments in renewable energy are jeopardising sustainable development goals set under the 2015 Paris Agreement, with wind power spending particularly weak.
 

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In Depth
WindTech: MHI Vestas goes global with 9.5MW typhoon-class V174  
WindTech: MHI Vestas goes global with 9.5MW typhoon-class V174
MHI Vestas introduced its latest V174-9.5MW offshore turbine model with an enlarged 174-metre rotor in February. Senior product manager Anders Bach Andersen talked to Eize de Vries at the recent WindEurope event in Bilbao about how this model differs from to the "original" V164 series, including last year's V164-10.0MW upgrade.
 
Race to market guides SGRE 10MW technology picks  
Race to market guides SGRE 10MW technology picks
EXCLUSIVE: In order to offer its new 10MW offshore turbine commercially by 2022, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) must install the prototype this autumn. Eize de Vries speaks exclusively to the company's technical experts about the development process.
 


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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