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Vattenfall Wind profit grows 76%

Vattenfall Wind profit grows 76%

SWEDEN: Underlying profit in Vattenfall's wind division in H1 2017 has grown from SEK 597 million (€62 million) last year to SEK 1.05 billion (€110 million).

Iberdrola renewables earnings fall 2% in H1

Iberdrola renewables earnings fall 2% in H1

SPAIN: Developer Iberdrola has suffered a 2% fall in earnings in its renewables division following poor generation at home.

SGRE set to close Ontario blade factory

SGRE set to close Ontario blade factory

CANADA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced plans to close a blade factory in Tillsonburg, Ontario cutting 340 jobs in the process.

News and Analysis

JDR Cables acquired by Polish wire producer

UK: Polish firm Tele-Fonika Kable (TFKable) has acquired British subsea cable manufacturer JDR Cables.

Suzlon to exit Brazil

BRAZIL: Indian turbine manufacturer Suzlon has filed for voluntary liquidation of its Brazilian operations, after 11 years in the country.

LM opens new blade plant in Turkey

TURKEY: Blade manufacturer LM Wind Power has begun production at a new facility at Bergama in the western province of Izmir.

SGRE wins 118MW Turkish order

TURKEY: Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded the contract to supply 36 3.3MW turbines for two projects in Konya province in the Central Anatolia region.

EDF acquires 600MW UK portfolio

UK: The UK arm of French developer EDF has acquired 11 wind projects in Scotland from local firm Partnerships for Renewables.

In Depth

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.

Island Life

GREECE: Global Wind Day on 15 June celebrated the 500GW installed capacity milestone. Much of that is installed on wide open plains. However, sometimes the industry goes to extraordinary lengths to get to the best winds

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

UK: Confidence was high in London for Europe's biggest offshore event the year. Political opposition is fading as fast as costs are falling, and the industry is looking forward to sustained growth.

Cheap power, brutal competition

UNITED STATES: With low gas prices pushing down wholesale prices, developers are finding utilities are keener to buy wind farms than the power they generate.

Identifying assets and improving returns

EUROPE: Established in 2010, Quercus Investment Partners is rapidly closing in on a place as one of Europe's top three renewable infrastructure funds.

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