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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 20th January 2019

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Latest 10MW turbine launched by SGRE  
Latest 10MW turbine launched by SGRE
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled its 10MW offshore wind turbine, following similar product launches by sector rivals.
 
New York ups offshore plans to 9GW  
New York ups offshore plans to 9GW
Plans to nearly quadruple the state's offshore wind target to 9GW by 2035 have been unveiled by New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
 
Ørsted signs Japanese offshore wind MoU  
Ørsted signs Japanese offshore wind MoU
Ørsted has entered the Japanese offshore wind sector by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to work jointly on offshore wind projects.
 
Offshore wind investment tilts away from Europe  
Offshore wind investment tilts away from Europe
Investment in wind energy projects grew 3% in 2018, according to the latest figures from BloombergNEF (BNEF), as falling capital costs resulted solar investments falling 24%.
 
GWEC warns Taiwan on tariff changes  
GWEC warns Taiwan on tariff changes
Plans to cut the feed-in tariff (FIT) for offshore wind in Taiwan has caused an uproar in the industry, with many of the major developers now pausing activities in the country, until the issue is resolved.
 
Ørsted partners with US fishing coalition  
Ørsted partners with US fishing coalition
Offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into a partnership agreement with a coalition of US fishing industry associations to improve communications between the two sectors.
 
GE's 12MW set for tests in Rotterdam  
GE's 12MW set for tests in Rotterdam
The first prototype of GE Renewable Energy's 12MW Haliade-X turbine will be installed at the Port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, this summer.
 

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In Depth
WindTech: Self-aligning floater with tower included  
WindTech: Self-aligning floater with tower included
GERMANY: A German consortium has developed, tested and validated a self-aligning, lightweight, four-legged semi-submersible floating-platform concept that integrates the turbine tower. Eize de Vries highlights the technological innovations.
 
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.
 


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