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Gallery: Inside Alstom's Saint Nazaire facility

FRANCE: Alstom opened its new factory in France in December, where it will make its 6MW Haliade offshore turbine.

Market Status: Belgium - Long-term prospects better for offshore

Belgium added a healthy 308MW in 2014, including 216MW offshore, bringing total installed capacity to 1.96GW, of which 712MW is offshore.

Market Status: Middle East & North Africa - Some encouraging signs despite unrest

Despite widespread political unrest, the region saw 346MW installed in 2014, against 257MW the previous year. While some markets have ground to a halt there are encouraging signs in others, notably in Egypt and Morocco.

EDF EN: Sharing risk and cost

WORLDWIDE: EDF EN, the renewables arm of French utility EDF, has built up a pipeline of over 14GW with projects planned in Europe, the Americas and Africa. Finding partners for offshore development is key to its strategy.

New blade technology makes more from wind

DENMARK: Blade extension packages, new hybrid materials and wireless sensor technology are all being deployed by leading blade manufacturer LM Wind Power in the drive to improve turbine efficiency and cut wind power costs.

Alstom-GE deal set for shareholder vote

FRANCE: Alstom has given an update on the acquisition of its energy division by GE, stating that French Foreign Investment authorisation has been obtained and the deal is set to go to a shareholder vote.

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