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Grid operators plan wind-to-gas pilot

Grid operators plan wind-to-gas pilot

GERMANY: Three electricity and gas grid operators have unveiled a plan to build a 100MW wind power-to-gas pilot plant in Lower Saxony, northern Germany.

MHI Vestas in line to supply EDF's Nautilus

MHI Vestas in line to supply EDF's Nautilus

UNITED STATES: EDF Renewables has named MHI Vestas as the preferred supplier for its 25MW Nautilus project off the coast of New Jersey.

Le Havre factories set for 2020 build

Le Havre factories set for 2020 build

FRANCE: Siemens Gamesa Rewnewable Energy (SGRE) and the port of Le Havre have signed a framework agreement to prepare for the two factories the OEM plans to build, one producing nacelles and the other blades for its direct-drive 8MW turbines.

Siemens Gamesa tailors 8MW for US

Siemens Gamesa tailors 8MW for US

UNITED STATES: Following its decision to produce an Asia-Pacific version, Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) has now said it will adapt its latest 8MW turbine for the US market.

US firm designing Jones Act-compliant vessel

US firm designing Jones Act-compliant vessel

UNITED STATES: Wind service provider Aeolus Energy and Dutch shipbuilders Ulstein Design & Solutions will design a service operations vessel (SOV) for the US offshore wind sector.

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OPINION: Ørsted US shopping spree not just about capacity

OPINION: Ørsted US shopping spree not just about capacity

Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.

Move over, London

Move over, London

UK: London Array has more than twice the number of turbines, but Ørsted's Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea is now, officially, offshore wind's largest operating project at 659MW.

Floating design brings the x-factor to 10MW-plus market

Floating design brings the x-factor to 10MW-plus market

FRANCE: French engineering firm Ceteal claims its x-shaped concrete floating foundation offers significant manufacturing and operational advantages over other designs currently under development for the floating offshore wind sector.

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top

DENMARK: When Philippe Kavafyan took over from Jens Tommerup as MHI Vestas CEO earlier this year, his predecessor told him to 'learn to say no'. Windpower Monthly spoke to the former Adwen chairman about how he is picking his battles and where he plans to take the firm over the next four years.

Ten of the biggest offshore turbines

Ten of the biggest offshore turbines

WORLDWIDE: We have focused on turbines in production or for which orders are being taken, omitting the discontinued, the test-bed prototypes for those that never made it, and the designs still on the drawing boards to examine the credentials of ten of the highest-rated capacity turbines on the market today.

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