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The summer heat wave that swept across Europe caused record-breaking temperatures, wildfires and, according to some analyses, an increased death toll.
A search for a strategic partner to jointly develop up to 2,545MW of wind capacity in Poland's Baltic Sea has been launched by state-controlled energy group PGE.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is not going to lose its grip as offshore market leader any time soon, but MHI Vestas is beginning to loosen the chokehold.
DENMARK: Wind developer Ørsted has lifted its 2025 target for offshore wind capacity from 11-12GW to 15GW as part of a DKK 200 billion (€26.8 billion) investment in renewable projects.
GERMANY: Innogy more than doubled its investment in renewables in the first nine months of the year, with the 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm one of the main recipients.
NETHERLANDS: Sif Group made an operating loss in the third quarter due to a delayed start to the production of foundations for Borssele III and IV and a "relatively high absence rate due to illness", it stated.
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.
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