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Vattenfall's wind unit boosted by capacity growth

Vattenfall's wind unit boosted by capacity growth

SWEDEN: The state-owned utility recorded underlying profit of SEK 9.4 billion (€902.4 million) in the first quarter of 2018, with its wind business unit experiencing a 21% increase.

Apex Clean Energy review could lead to sale

Apex Clean Energy review could lead to sale

UNITED STATES: Apex Clean Energy, one of the US's largest wind developers, is currently undergoing a strategic review that could lead to a sale of the company.

Ørsted revenue up 20% in Q1

Ørsted revenue up 20% in Q1

DENMARK: Offshore wind developer Ørsted recorded a "strong" start to the 2018, posting a 20% increase in revenue for the first quarter.

News and Analysis

GWEC expects 'growth spurt' from 2019

WORLDWIDE: Global wind installations are set to break the 60GW barrier once more from 2019, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) predicts.

Iberdrola net profit up 1.2%

SPAIN: Leading wind power developer Iberdrola has recorded a net profit of €838 million in the first quarter of 2018, a 1.2% increase on the previous year.

Invenergy files Poland suit in UN court

POLAND: US developer Invenergy has filed its lawsuit against the Polish government with a UN commercial law body in its ongoing dispute over cancelled power purchase agreements.

Deutsche Windtechnik opens US unit

UNITED STATES: German multi-brand service provider Deutsche Windtechnik has opened a business unit in the "healthy" US market.

Boralex acquires French energy investors

FRANCE: Canadian developer Boralex has agreed to acquire the outstanding shares of an investment firm with a 163MW operational portfolio.

In Depth

US offshore sector ready to emerge on its own terms

It might be late coming to the party, and significant challenges remain in supply-chain and marine logistics, but the business case for US offshore wind is now convincing. The sector's short history in the US was peppered with initial setbacks, but the potential is finally starting to turn into a reality.

Slow growth beats boom and bust

Another year of sluggish growth, squeezed margins and fierce price competition from natural gas lies in wait for the wind-power industry OEMs in 2018.

Review of 2017 - part two

WORLDWIDE: The second half 2017 was difficult for many of the major OEMs with a drop off in the Indian market a key factor. Windpower Monthly takes a look at this trend and the other big stories from the second half of 2017.

Review of 2017 - part one

WORLDWIDE: The first six months of 2017 pick up where 2016 had left off with further activity in the mergers and acquisition field accompanied by significant job cuts. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the biggest stories in the first half of the year

Nuclear switch

FRANCE: French utility EDF's next generation of nuclear reactors will work in cooperation with renewables, rather than as rivals, to drive down fossil-fuel generation.

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