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Sprogø wind farm for sale

Sprogø wind farm for sale

DENMARK: Sund & Bælt is selling its seven-turbine 21MW Sprogø wind farm situated in the Great Belt between the major islands of Zealand and Funen.

Engie launches 1GW India joint venture

Engie launches 1GW India joint venture

INDIA: Engie is teaming up with investors the Abraaj Group to develop a portfolio of wind projects totalling more than 1GW.

China Three Gorges seeks greater stake in EDP, reports suggest

China Three Gorges seeks greater stake in EDP, reports suggest

PORTUGAL: Two Chinese shareholders in developer EDP, have sought insight from the Portuguese government about a possible increase in the company's share capital, according to an article published in the local business press.

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Enercon sheds jobs in Austria

AUSTRIA: Enercon is shedding 63 employees and 70 temporary workers in the installation division of its Austrian subsidiary.

Vattenfall CFO leaves for EWE

SWEDEN: Vattenfall chief financial officer Stefan Dohler will leave the state-owned energy supplier to become the new CEO of German energy company EWE.

Greensolver and Smart Blade in vortex generator deal

FRANCE: Project operator Greensolver and German manufacturer Smart Blade have formed a strategic partnership for providing products and services to the wind industry.

Total buys stake in renewables developer

FRANCE: Oil and gas giant Total has bought a 23% stake in French renewable developer Eren Renewable Energy (Eren RE) for €237.5 million, marking another example of a fossil-fuel firm moving in to the wind market.

Rosatom launches wind power subsidary

RUSSIA: State energy group Rosatom has created a subsidiary for its wind power strategy, separating the business from its thermal and nuclear power assets.

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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