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Nordex’s earnings down 24% in pandemic-hit 2020

Nordex’s earnings down 24% in pandemic-hit 2020

Nordex has released preliminary financial figures for 2020, confirming its expectations for a rise in consolidated sales and squeezed Ebitda margin

Ørsted sells €1.4bn transmission assets for world’s largest wind farm

Ørsted sells €1.4bn transmission assets for world’s largest wind farm

Mitsubishi-led JV has bought transmission assets for the UK's Hornsea One wind farm – the world’s largest operational offshore site

Africa missing out on ‘incredible’ wind resource potential - GWEC

Africa missing out on ‘incredible’ wind resource potential - GWEC

Africa and the Middle East’s cumulative wind capacity reached more than 7GW by the end of 2020. However, the region is not fulfilling its potential, GWEC warns

News and Analysis

EDPR and Engie plan 1.5GW floating offshore wind off Greece

The Ocean Winds joint venture plans to work with Greece’s Terna Energy on developing what could be the country’s first offshore wind capacity

Flurry of acquisitions shows appetite for European wind

Oil majors and a Chinese developer were among companies buying into projects during a busy period for wind farm acquisitions in Europe

Vattenfall appoints new head of business for wind

Helene Biström will return to Vattenfall to take charge of a division that has seen huge growth since she left the Swedish utility in 2010

Vattenfall to end Danish onshore wind development

Swedish developer Vattenfall plans to focus its onshore wind activities for the Nordics region on its home market, but continue with Danish offshore wind

Wind deals help Boralex move towards five-year target

Canada-based developer reports it is on course to bring 2.8GW of renewables capacity online by 2023

In Depth

Looking back on 2020 – Part 4: As people stay home, oil and gas majors go green

Part four of our review of the year tracks growing interest in offshore wind and green hydrogen by fossil fuel giants, even if renewable energy investments still only account for a fraction of their investments

Looking back on 2020 – Part 3: Turbine ratings and rotor sizes continue to go up

Even in a difficult year, manufacturers continued to launch new technology, with competition intensifying in the offshore and low-wind segments. Find out more in part three of Windpower Monthly's round-up

Looking back on 2020 – Part 2: Losses mount as Covid adds to sector’s woes

The second part of our review of the year looks at how the industry's major players fared as lockdowns caused some delays in installations and quite a few CEOs were waved off

Looking back on 2020 – Part 1: How the wind industry defied global pandemic

As in most areas of life, the Covid-19 pandemic cast a big shadow over the wind industry, yet the sector proved its resilience, as the first part of Windpower Monthly's round-up of the big themes of the year shows

Vestas’ new CTO Anders Nielsen on the benefits of modularity — and trucks

Six months into his new role as the CTO of Vestas, Anders Nielsen speaks to Eize de Vries about modularity and how his experience in truck manufacturing can feed into wind power