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GE renewables hit by lower sales in Q1

GE renewables hit by lower sales in Q1

UNITED STATES: Lower onshore wind equipment sales in the first quarter of 2018 meant revenue for GE's renewable energy division was down 6.8%.

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Sif wins Borssele III & IV order

Sif wins Borssele III & IV order

NETHERLANDS: Fabrication specialist Sif Group has been awarded the contract to supply monopile foundations to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project, being developed by the Blauwwind consortium.

Semco ups wind focus after 'unsatisfactory' 2017

Semco ups wind focus after 'unsatisfactory' 2017

DENMARK: Engineering firm Semco Maritime claimed it is "well-positioned" to progress despite making a DKK 8 million (€1.07 million) loss last year.

Alliant Energy's 1GW expansion program approved

Alliant Energy's 1GW expansion program approved

UNITED STATES: Utility Alliant Energy has had a 500MW wind power expansion program approved in Iowa, bringing its total expansion plans to 1GW.

Total agrees Direct Energie deal

Total agrees Direct Energie deal

FRANCE: Oil major Total is continuing its diversification into renewable energies, having signed an agreement to buy 74.33% of Direct Energie, France's third largest electricity supplier.

UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.

Eolus Vind's quarterly profits up 66%

Eolus Vind's quarterly profits up 66%

SWEDEN: Developer Eolus Vind made a SEK 35.9 million (€3.45 million) profit during a busy quarter between 1 December and 28 February, it has announced.

Seabirds avoid offshore turbines more than expected

Seabirds avoid offshore turbines more than expected

UK: Seabirds are less likely to collide with offshore wind turbines than previously thought, according to a new study.

Element Power to revive North Irish Sea Array

Element Power to revive North Irish Sea Array

IRELAND: Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by acquiring the up-to 750MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA) from previous developer Gaelectric.

US annual growth down on 2016

US annual growth down on 2016

UNITED STATES: The US's operating wind power capacity grew 9% in 2017, adding more than 7GW of new wind projects and bringing the country's total to just over 89GW.

Renewables policies needed for heating and transport sectors

Renewables policies needed for heating and transport sectors

WORLDWIDE: Renewable energy policies must focus on end-use sectors, not just power generation, a new report claims.

European wind investments up 9%

European wind investments up 9%

EUROPE: Investors in new wind farms got more for their money last year as auction systems and technological advances drove down costs, according to a new report.

SGRE muscles in on 2GW Wind XI cluster

SGRE muscles in on 2GW Wind XI cluster

UNITED STATES: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded a 77MW order by MidAmerican Energy for a project in the developer's 2GW Wind XI cluster.



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