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The S&WE Special Edition 2 has been published. In addition to giving a preview to this years Husum Wind it features new growth markets in the area of PV and gives an overview of solar stations with integrated solar controllers.

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Alstom wins its first contract in Canada

Alstom will supply 138 ECO 110 units to Canada. (Photo: Alstom)

Alstom and NaturEner Energy Canada Inc. have signed an agreement for the supply of wind turbines with a capacity of up to 414 MW.

DBB Jack-Up celebrates Steel Cutting Ceremony for WIND SERVER

The official Steel Cutting Ceremony for DBB’s third jack-up vessel was held on 22 April 2013 at Nordic Yard’s facility in Wismar, Germany.

Scotland’s first graduate training programme for divers launched

Scotland’s first graduate training programme for divers has been launched by diver training facility The Underwater Centre and Stork Technical Services (Stork), a global provider of knowledge-based integrity services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors.

Emerging order recovery signals inflexion point for global turbine demand

While a demand downgrade for the U.S. dims hopes for a 2013 market upgrade, emerging order recovery in the first months of Q2 2013 signal that an inflexion point for global turbine demand may be reached ahead of expected strong market growth in 2014 of 21%. Our long term global growth outlook remains unchanged, and we expect a 4.6% CAGR over the period 2012-2020.

Vestas consolidates its market leading position in South Africa with a new 93 MW order

With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 31 of 3 July 2013, Vestas is pleased to announce a firm and unconditional order from Cennergi, a joint venture between Exxaro and Tata Energy for the Tsitsikamma community wind farm in South Africa.

Osiris Energy builds a large-scale small wind turbine park in Thailand

The small wind turbine forest of Osiris in Tar Chalome. (Photo: Osiris Energy)

Osiris Wind Energy from Shanghai claims to have built "the largest small wind turbine park in the world" in Tar Chalome, a wetland south of Bangkok with poor wind conditions. The installation, which resembles a forest, consists of a total of 350 turbines, each with a capacity of 1.6 KW.

Worldwide wind capacity close to 300 GW

China has been by far the largest single wind market in 2013, adding 5.5 GW in s

The worldwide wind capacity reached 296,255 MW by the end of June 2013, 13,980 MW of which were added in the first six months of 2013. This increase is significantly less than in the first half of 2012 and 2011, when 16.5 GW and 18.4 GW were added, respectively. These figures were published in the Half-year report of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).

France starts the second offshore round

 Two new sites are in the second round of French offshore tendering. (Graphic: Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy)

On 8 January, the French government declared the second bidding round for offshore wind farms off the French coast. This time a total of 1,000 MW are up for tender, divided into two farms. These are the sites Noirmoutier south of the Saint-Nazaire project in the Atlantic, and Le Tréport in the English Channel, which was left empty-handed in the first bidding round.

Areva plans production plant in Scotland

The French conglomerate Areva has signed an agreement of intent with the economic development agency Scottish Enterprise regarding a production site for wind turbines in the east of Scotland.

First power from Anholt offshore wind farm

With the assembling of the third rotor blade, the first turbine of Anholt offshore wind farm was erected. (Photo: Dong)

On September 3 the first wind turbine of Anholt offshore wind farm was installed, less than three weeks later it fed power into the Danish grid for the first time, as the operator Dong Energy informed. Apart from Dong, PensionDanmark and PKA have shares in the wind farm.