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  1. JAPAN: A 13-year old Gamesa wind turbine on the southern island of Kyushu has been destroyed by a fire, according to several local TV news stations.
  2. OMAN: Abu Dhabi renewables firm Masdar has awarded a consortium comprising GE and Spain's TSK the contract to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) the 50MW Halween project, the country's first industrial-scale facility.
  3. JAPAN: An 80km extension to the grid is under consideration in northern Japan, in a move that would double capacity in a region known for ample wind resources, but poor grid take-up.
  4. THAILAND: Vestas has sold 60 V136-3MW turbines to an undisclosed customer, marking the company's first sale of the model in Asia-Pacific.
  5. ZAMBIA: The United States government will fund a study into the feasibility of a 130MW project in Zambia -- the country's first wind farm.
  6. FRANCE: Engie and EDPR are reportedly seeking to reduce their holdings in the Dieppe Le-Treport and Les Iles d'Yeu et Noirmoutier projects, each 496MW.
  7. GERMANY: Van Oord will build the €1.3 billion Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind project in the German North Sea.
  8. UNITED STATES: Mitsubishi and Allianz have invested approximately $340 million in Enel North America's 300MW Red Dirt wind farm in Oklahoma.
  9. AUSTRALIA: GE will install 123 turbines at the 453MW Coopers Gap project, set to become Australia's largest wind farm.
  10. DENMARK: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced a further round of job cuts at its Aalborg blade plant. affecting 730 employees.
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