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GE said it disagreed with the findings of the September ruling (pic credits: Getty and GE)

Exclusive: GE confirms appeal of US injunction in SGRE Haliade-X patent dispute

General Electric (GE) has confirmed to Windpower Monthly that it will appeal the injunction imposed by a Boston judge last month on selling, importing and installing the company’s flagship Haliade-X offshore wind turbine in the US.

Scout Clean Energy developed the 300MW Ranchero wind farm in Texas

Brookfield buys Scout Clean Energy for $1 billion

Canadian global investment firm Brookfield Renewable has agreed to buy Scout Clean Energy for US$1 billion as it expands its presence in the US renewables sector.

Siemens Gamesa said negotiations with workers' councils in countries affected by job cuts will start in October (pic credit: Paul Ellis/AFP via Getty Images)

Siemens Gamesa to cut almost 3,000 jobs globally

Siemens Gamesa is to shed some 2,900 jobs around the world – more than half of them in Denmark, Spain, Germany, and the UK alone – as the struggling company takes the next step in its new operating strategy, the company confirmed today (29 September 2022).

News and Analysis

MingYang continues European expansion with UK floating deal

Hexicon has appointed MingYang Smart energy to supply turbines for its floating wind ‘TwinHub’ demonstration project off the south-east coast of England.

Vestas to source V172 blades from GE’s LM Wind Power

Vestas has extended its partnership with GE-owned LM Wind Power to cover the design and manufacturing of blades for its V172-7.2MW wind turbine.

GWEC, Irena and Denmark join forces to boost offshore wind

The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the Danish government are set to team up to launch the Global Offshore Wind Alliance (GOWA), with the aim of multiplying the installation rate of offshore wind.

Wpd offshore wind unit becomes Skyborn as takeover closes

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has completed its acquisition of German developer Wpd’s offshore wind unit and rebranded the unit as Skyborn Renewables.

RWE eyes ‘untapped potential’ of Latvian offshore wind

RWE is targeting offshore wind development off the coast of Latvia through a new partnership with state-owned utility Latvenergo.

In Depth

Opinion: UK’s CfD policy risks sabotaging wind investment and hampering turbine firms

The UK’s plan for a market-wide conversion to contracts for difference (CfD) looks good on paper but investment in its supply chain, and the rapid build-out of new capacity are all at risk.

Why Siemens Gamesa's patent win against GE could be bad for offshore wind

Patents serve to protect and reward innovation, but an injunction against GE selling its Haliade-X turbine in the US could push up prices for developing offshore wind farms.

UK’s latest auction begs the question – are CfDs a boon or a burden to offshore?

The biggest ever round of the UK government’s flagship renewables auction scheme was finalised last week with offshore wind emerging as one of the sector’s biggest winners.

Interview: 15 Minutes with Corio Generation CEO Jonathan Cole

The developer on a fair price for offshore wind, where countries are getting it wrong on policy and the importance of price stabilisation

Distribution of value in the wind industry is broken – it’s time for a new settlement

Former Siemens Gamesa insider says turbine manufacturers are in dire need of the bright future they were promised