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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 16th November 2018

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Pricing pressures stunt SGRE recovery  
Pricing pressures stunt SGRE recovery
SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa recorded a 17% fall in revenues for the full year between October and September despite increasing its order book.
 
New York launches 800MW tender  
New York launches 800MW tender
UNITED STATES: New York state has launched a request for proposals (RfP) for at least 800MW of offshore wind capacity.
 
Ireland 'missing out' on offshore wind benefits  
Ireland 'missing out' on offshore wind benefits
IRELAND: Offshore wind is the only technology with the scale and deployment capability to help Ireland meet its future energy demand and EU renewable targets, according to a new report.
 
Illness and supply delays hit Sif's profits  
Illness and supply delays hit Sif's profits
NETHERLANDS: Sif Group made an operating loss in the third quarter due to a delayed start to the production of foundations for Borssele III and IV and a "relatively high absence rate due to illness", it stated.
 
Updated: Japanese offshore bill reintroduced  
Updated: Japanese offshore bill reintroduced
JAPAN: The cabinet has again approved a bill for the promotion of offshore wind after it was not passed before the end of this summer's parliamentary session.
 
Approval for Virginia's first offshore project  
Approval for Virginia's first offshore project
UNITED STATES: Virginia's State Corporate Commission (SCC) regulator has approved Ørsted and Dominion's two-turbine Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project.
 
Deutsche Windtechnik to launch Taiwanese unit  
Deutsche Windtechnik to launch Taiwanese unit
TAIWAN: Operations and maintenance (O&M) firm Deutsche Windtechnik will open an office in Taiwan, having received a services and technical management contract for wpd's 640MW Yunlin project.
 
Tennet unveils new Dutch connection  
Tennet unveils new Dutch connection
NETHERLANDS: Transmission system operator (TSO) Tennet is working on a 380kV high-voltage transmission line to help transport electricity from North Sea wind farms to cities in the north of the country.
 
Updated: MHI Vestas to supply Northwester 2  
Updated: MHI Vestas to supply Northwester 2
BELGIUM: MHI Vestas will provide 23 of its 9.5MW turbines for Parkwind's 224MW Northwester 2 project in the Belgian North Sea.
 
Update: Van Oord launches marine conservation pilot  
Update: Van Oord launches marine conservation pilot
NETHERLANDS: Offshore contractor Van Oord has launched a pilot project in the Dutch North Sea investigating how natural conservation and renewable energy generation can be mutually reinforcing.
 

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In Depth
Move over, London  
Move over, London
UK: London Array has more than twice the number of turbines, but Ørsted's Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea is now, officially, offshore wind's largest operating project at 659MW.
 
Floating design brings the x-factor to 10MW-plus market  
Floating design brings the x-factor to 10MW-plus market
FRANCE: French engineering firm Ceteal claims its x-shaped concrete floating foundation offers significant manufacturing and operational advantages over other designs currently under development for the floating offshore wind sector.
 
MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top  
MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top
DENMARK: When Philippe Kavafyan took over from Jens Tommerup as MHI Vestas CEO earlier this year, his predecessor told him to 'learn to say no'. Windpower Monthly spoke to the former Adwen chairman about how he is picking his battles and where he plans to take the firm over the next four years.
 
Ten of the biggest offshore turbines  
Ten of the biggest offshore turbines
WORLDWIDE: We have focused on turbines in production or for which orders are being taken, omitting the discontinued, the test-bed prototypes for those that never made it, and the designs still on the drawing boards to examine the credentials of ten of the highest-rated capacity turbines on the market today.
 


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