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Boskalis remains confident as earnings fall

Boskalis remains confident as earnings fall

NETHERLANDS: Revenue, earnings and orders in Boskalis' offshore energy segment were down in the first half of the year, but the marine contractor remains positive for the remainder of 2018.

Suzlon-backed developer acquires US cluster

Suzlon-backed developer acquires US cluster

UNITED STATES: A startup company backed by Indian manufacturer Suzlon will finance and develop new and repowered projects in the US.

Vestas six-month revenues fall but has record backlog

Vestas six-month revenues fall but has record backlog

DENMARK: In line with its rivals, Vestas has seen revenues fall in H1 2018 as price pressures continue to hit the industry.

News and Analysis

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

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

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.

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.

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.

In Depth

Windtech: Turbine makers expand production in India

INDIA: The 2MW-plus class dominates current installations in Asia's second largest market, but as in other low-wind regions, the trends is towards higher ratings and bigger turbines. Eize de Vries visits Vestas' and Nordex's nacelle assembly plants.

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.

Poland outlines offshore ambitions

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.

OPINION: Senvion chief quits - mission completed?

The timing of Jürgen Geissinger's decision to leave the top job at Senvion after just two and a half years in the role raises several questions, most pressingly "why now?"

Industrialising production and shipping

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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