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Wind's retiring champion

Wind's retiring champion

UK: From designing vertical-axis-turbines to developing wind farms and shaping policy, industry veteran and outgoing RES chief Ian Mays has seen many changes in the wind industry.

OEMs stretch services to cover multiple brands

OEMs stretch services to cover multiple brands

UNITED STATES: A multi-brand service model is taking off in the operations and maintenance (O&M) market.

Developers sell wind assets to fund new projects

Developers sell wind assets to fund new projects

BRAZIL: After installing around 9.5GW in the past five years, Brazil's wind market is moving in a new direction.

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Restructured Impsa builds turbine factory

ARGENTINA: One week after signing a major restructuring deal to save the company, Argentinean engineering firm Industrias Metalurgicas Pescarmona (Impsa) has inaugurated a new wind turbine factory in the west of the country.

Van Oord to take over Bilfinger Offshore

NETHERLANDS: Offshore wind contractor Van Oord has reached a deal to acquire the offshore wind activities of German engineering firm Bilfinger, including assets and employees.

Nordex sales up 35% following Acciona merger

GERMANY: The Nordex group, now incorporating Acciona Windpower, has reported sales up 35% to €1.5 billion in the first half of 2016, as the company looks to expand in new markets.

Better than expected H1 for Gamesa

SPAIN: Manufacturer Gamesa has continued a run of increasing quarters as it posts record revenues and order intake in the first half of 2016, resulting in an upgraded outlook for 2016.

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Wind's newest, biggest player

To the list of Vestas and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, GE and Alstom, Nordex and Acciona, we can now add Siemens and Gamesa (p10).

Turbines live longer as projects grow

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) must be congratulated for the quietly efficient way it set about managing its annual event in a city still reeling from the shock of a terrorist attack just three days earlier.

Competitive age needs deep pockets

There are many challenges associated with developing projects in forested, low-wind sites, but finding a suitable turbine is not likely to be one of them.

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