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The European Commission has fined GE €52 million for providing incorrect information during the Commission's investigation of the manufacturer's planned acquisition of LM Wind Power.
A Japanese consortium led by general trading company Sojitz Corporation will acquire a 27% stake in Wpd's 640MW Yunlin wind farm off the coast of Taiwan.
Marine services company Fred Olsen Ocean (FOO) has agreed to acquire a 50% ownership stake in German firm United Wind Logistics (UWL).
EDF has entered the Chinese offshore wind market by acquiring a stake in two projects with a combined capacity of 500MW.
Installation and vessels specialist Van Oord reported revenue of €1.88 billion in its 2018 results, a 22% increase year-on-year, with its offshore wind branch boosting the books with record earnings.
The UK offshore wind sector deal was widely welcomed by the global offshore wind industry, but the country's supply chain needs to see money follow the talk, writes Ian Baylis, managing director at vessels supplier Seacat Services.
Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.
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.
With the pace of offshore deployment increasing, the supply chain needs to keep pace. Here, vessel supplier Seajack's crewing manager, Ian Robertson, sets out the three major challenges facing the sector.
POLAND: With costs coming down, a pre-existing supply chain and other sites being developed nearby, Poland is well placed to develop and build a large-scale offshore market.
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.