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GE fined for misleading EC

GE fined for misleading EC

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.

Japanese investors buy into Wpd's Taiwanese project

Japanese investors buy into Wpd's Taiwanese project

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.

Fred Olsen to buy into offshore logistics firm

Fred Olsen to buy into offshore logistics firm

Marine services company Fred Olsen Ocean (FOO) has agreed to acquire a 50% ownership stake in German firm United Wind Logistics (UWL).

EDF acquires stake in Chinese offshore projects

EDF acquires stake in Chinese offshore projects

EDF has entered the Chinese offshore wind market by acquiring a stake in two projects with a combined capacity of 500MW.

Record year in offshore wind at Van Oord

Record year in offshore wind at Van Oord

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.

Supply chain needs reassurance local content requirement 'is more than a PR exercise'

Supply chain needs reassurance local content requirement 'is more than a PR exercise'

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.

In depth

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.

OPINION: Making the most of the offshore wind boom

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 outlines offshore ambitions

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.

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.