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GE to build 12MW Haliade-X in China

GE to build 12MW Haliade-X in China

GE will target China and surrounding markets by setting up a new factory in Guangdong province, where it will manufacture its 12MW Haliade-X turbine.

Equinor unveils floating wind plans for South Korea

Equinor unveils floating wind plans for South Korea

Equinor has formed a consortium with the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and power company Korea East-West Power to develop a 200MW floating offshore wind project in South Korea.

Glennmont enters offshore wind with Gode Wind 1 stake

Glennmont enters offshore wind with Gode Wind 1 stake

UK-based investment firm Glennmont Partners has entered the offshore wind sector by agreeing to acquire a 25% stake in the 330MW Gode Wind 1 wind farm off the coast of Germany for an undisclosed fee.

Compete but cooperate on offshore, US states told

Compete but cooperate on offshore, US states told

The north-east US states are right to compete to build an offshore industry and create jobs in their jurisdiction, but they should also cooperate to avoid unnecessary costs to the consumer, the Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW) has said in a new report.

Glennmont eyes offshore wind with €850 million fund

Glennmont eyes offshore wind with €850 million fund

Fund manager Glennmont Partners has raised €850 million to invest in clean energy infrastructure projects across Europe, including its first forays into offshore wind.

EDP and Engie plan offshore JV

EDP and Engie plan offshore JV

EDP and Engie intend to create a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to develop fixed-bottom and floating offshore wind projects by the end of the year.

In depth

Ørsted's US win a "vindication", says WoodMac

Having struggled to succeed since it entered the US market in April 2015, the fact that Ørsted now has over 3GW of contracted wind capacity is a "vindication" of its decision to cross the Atlantic, says Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables (WMPR) senior analyst Anthony Logan.

The hot and cold markets of 2019 so far

As we reach the mid-point of the year, Windpower Monthly takes a look at which markets are on a hot streak, and which are suffering from a freeze in installations.

GE cuts losses to focus on Haliade-X

GE Renewable Energy will focus on the industrial strategy for its Haliade-X 12-14MW offshore wind turbine, after dropping the two French offshore projects earmarked for the firm's increasingly outdated 6MW model.

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' 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.