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UK: MHI Vestas wants to hire "hundreds" of workers at its Isle of Wight blade plant to meet the demand for its V164 turbine.
UNITED STATES: Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted has acquired Deepwater Wind, the firm behind the US' first offshore wind project, and its 3.3GW pipeline for $510 million.
BRAZIL: State-owned oil majors Equinor and Petrobras have signed a three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the country's offshore wind sector.
UK: SSE has bought out partner Fluor's stake in the planned 1.5GW Seagreen project being developed in the Outer Firth of Forth, Scotland.
PORTUGAL: K2 Management has acquired Cruz Atcheson, a Lisbon-based engineering consultancy that specialises in floating offshore wind, wave and tidal power.
UK: Vestas is relocating its testing related activities on the Isle of Wight to make room for potential future expansion being considered by its offshore wind joint venture (JV) with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
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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