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MHI Vestas readies V164 for typhoons

MHI Vestas readies V164 for typhoons

TAIWAN: Offshore wind turbine manufacturing joint venture MHI Vestas will upgrade its V164 machine for typhoon-prone sites, as it lines up local suppliers.

Engineering firm adapts monitoring technology for wind

Engineering firm adapts monitoring technology for wind

UK: Engineering firm GyroMetric Systems is using the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult's 15MW drivetrain test facility to adapt its drive shaft monitoring technology for use in the offshore wind sector.

Statoil changes name to Equinor

Statoil changes name to Equinor

NORWAY: Statoil has changed its name to Equinor to reflect "ongoing changes" within the company, the oil and gas giant has announced.

ABB cabling acquisition boosts NKT's earnings

ABB cabling acquisition boosts NKT's earnings

DENMARK: The acquisition of one of NKT's rivals were the Danish company's main earnings contributor in the first quarter of 2018.

New projects boost Innogy's earnings

New projects boost Innogy's earnings

GERMANY: Contributions from newly commissioned wind farms boosted earnings of Innogy's renewables division in the first quarter.


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The new benchmark

The new benchmark

UK: A new offshore wind project and a new benchmark set. MHI Vestas has installed the first turbine at Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), with a capacity of 8.8MW -- the highest-rated turbine installed in the water to date.

Cape Wind: Requiem for a dream

Cape Wind: Requiem for a dream

UNITED STATES: Cape Wind was the big, ambitious project that aimed to kickstart offshore wind development in the US, but which foundered in the face of powerful opposition groups. Where did it all go wrong and what others can learn from the developer's experience?

Industrialising production and shipping

Industrialising production and shipping

GERMANY: As Siemens Gamesa ships the first 7MW SWT-7.0-154 D7 nacelles from its new Cuxhaven assembly plant, Eize de Vries goes on an exclusive tour of the facilities on the North Sea coast currently in ramp-up phase.

Pioneer tackles next wave of wind challenges

Pioneer tackles next wave of wind challenges

DENMARK: Since retiring as Siemens' chief technology officer in 2014, Henrik Stiesdal has devoted much of his time to working on floating offshore wind and energy storage. He talks about his new ideas and the challenges of scaling turbines towards 12-15MW and beyond by 2023-24.

Concentrated Power: A look at the latest trends

Concentrated Power: A look at the latest trends

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Monthly takes an in-depth look at the winners, losers and emerging trends from FTI Intelligence's 2017 supply side analysis report.