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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.

MHI Vestas plans UK jobs drive

MHI Vestas plans UK jobs drive

UK: MHI Vestas wants to hire "hundreds" of workers at its Isle of Wight blade plant to meet the demand for its V164 turbine.

Northwester 2 reaches financial close

Northwester 2 reaches financial close

BELGIUM: Parkwind and Sumitomo Corporation have raised around €700 million and reached financial close on their 219MW Northwester 2 offshore project.

UK to tender 2.5GW of transmission links

UK to tender 2.5GW of transmission links

UK: Energy regulator Ofgem will tender the ownership of the electricity transmission links for three wind farms in development off the coast of the UK.

Wind 'could hit 900GW by 2023'

Wind 'could hit 900GW by 2023'

WORLDWIDE: Faster commissioning of Chinese transmission lines and larger auction volumes could help boost capacity growth by nearly a quarter over the next five years, according to a new report.

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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.

Back to the future

Back to the future

UK: In bringing the UK's generation fleet into the 21st century with its latest offshore wind farm, sometimes you have to go back 4,000 years. This is what ScottishPower Renewables has done at the East Anglia One project, uncovering a rare neolithic trackway and animal skulls in the process.

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