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Nordex's earnings down amid 'fierce competition'

Nordex's earnings down amid 'fierce competition'

GERMANY: Nordex's revenue and earnings were down, but its order book swelled in the first half of the year.

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Financing structured for Norwegian project

Financing structured for Norwegian project

NORWAY: Asset managers Luxcara and MEAG have structured financing for a Norwegian wind farm due to sell power to Facebook.

Pension fund acquires Pattern project stake

Pension fund acquires Pattern project stake

CANADA: A Canadian pension investment manager and Pattern Energy Group have acquired a 147MW wind farm in Quebec from Pattern's development fund.

Innergex's generation and revenue up in H1

Innergex's generation and revenue up in H1

CANADA: Recent acquisitions and newly commissioned projects continued to lift developer Innergex's production and revenue in the first half of the year.

Senvion banks on busy second half

Senvion banks on busy second half

GERMANY: Turbine manufacturer Senvion is relying on a busy second half of the year for installations after revenues for the first six months dipped 43.9% year on year.

Doosan to service South Korea's largest offshore site

Doosan to service South Korea's largest offshore site

SOUTH KOREA: Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the country's largest offshore wind farm.

Japanese utilities buy into Triton Knoll

Japanese utilities buy into Triton Knoll

UK: Utilities J-Power and Kansai Electric Power (Kepco) have bought a 41% stake in Innogy's subsidy-backed 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind project for an undisclosed fee.

Senvion chosen for 250MW Indian project

Senvion chosen for 250MW Indian project

INDIA: Senvion has won a conditional order for a 250MW wind farm that will sell energy through a power purchase agreement (PPA) awarded in the country's fourth tender round.

Japanese floater ready for installation

Japanese floater ready for installation

JAPAN: A floating demonstration project using an Ideol platform and an Aerodyn turbine has completed construction in the port at Kitakyushu in the south-west of the country.

SGRE upgrades 4MW platform

SGRE upgrades 4MW platform

SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has increased the nominal power rating of its 4.2MW platform to 4.5MW.

Australia NEG needs stronger emissions goal

Australia NEG needs stronger emissions goal

AUSTRALIA: The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has called on Australian governments to increase the emissions target in the proposed National Energy Guarantee policy, in order for it to be worthwhile.


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Opinion

Living in a world of contradictions

Denmark, the country that probably did more than any other to pioneer wind power, plans to slash its onshore fleet by more than half.

How auctions pushed down prices in Latin America

Latin America has undergone a renewable-energy revolution over the past few years, doubling its installed capacity between 2007 and 2016. However, if we look just at wind and solar, capacity has actually increased 28-fold over that period.

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.


In Depth

France repowering clarified, offshore simplified

France repowering clarified, offshore simplified

FRANCE: The French government has passed a law designed to speed up the deployment of offshore wind power projects and issued guidelines to bring clarity for repowering onshore facilities.

Grid constraints damage auction appetite

Grid constraints damage auction appetite

INDIA: Since early 2017 India has seen nearly 7.5GW of capacity procured through auctions, but the industry growth looks set to slow down in the face of limited grid access.

Safe havens for protected birds?

Safe havens for protected birds?

GERMANY: The discovery of protected species on a potential or operating site is enough to make the hearts of developers and operators sink, but thanks to better understanding and monitoring of wildlife behaviour, there are measures to help wind projects and nature co-exist.

Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.

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