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TPI opens Danish tech centre

TPI opens Danish tech centre

DENMARK: US blade firm TPI Composites will set up a technology centre in Kolding, central Denmark.

ABB acquisition and large projects boost NKT's finances

ABB acquisition and large projects boost NKT's finances

GERMANY: NKT's increases in revenue and earnings were driven by contracts to lay cables at three large offshore wind projects, the company stated.

Floating offshore wind a "gilt-edged opportunity"

Floating offshore wind a "gilt-edged opportunity"

UK: The UK, and in particular Scotland, is well placed to benefit from the growth of the floating offshore wind sector, Hugh McNeal, chief executive, of trade body RenewableUK said at the Floating Offshore Wind conference (14 November) in Glasgow.

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Boralex's additional capacity increases sales and earnings

CANADA: Power producer Boralex recorded an increase in energy sales and earnings in the third quarter largely due to the contribution of projects installed since last August, the developer has announced.

Nordex earnings fall as turbine orders drop

GERMANY: Manufacturer Nordex has reported a 10.8% fall in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) over the first nine months of 2017.

Commissioned projects boost Innergex Q3

CANADA: Renewable energy developer Innergex reported a 36% increase in quarterly earnings and revenue mainly due to the commissioning of a 149.3MW Canadian project last year and the acquisition of six projects in France in 2016 and 2017.

Suzlon revenue and profit falls amid market uncertainty

INDIA: Suzlon recorded third-quarter losses in revenue against a backdrop of uncertainty as its domestic market switches to an auction system, the manufacturer stated.

New system forces tower supplier to cut output

GERMANY: WEC Turmbau Emden, a company exclusively supplying turbine manufacturer Enercon with concrete tower segments, expects output to fall sharply over the coming months, forcing the company to cut jobs.

In Depth

Influential... and interesting in 2017

WORLDWIDE: Who are the people making the big waves in wind energy? The staff and senior contributors of Windpower Monthly make their pick of the key movers and shakers from the last year.

Top ten turbine makers of 2017

WORLDWIDE: Vestas cements its number one status, with Siemens Gamesa moving to number two following its merger earlier this year.

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.

Island Life

GREECE: Global Wind Day on 15 June celebrated the 500GW installed capacity milestone. Much of that is installed on wide open plains. However, sometimes the industry goes to extraordinary lengths to get to the best winds

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

UK: Confidence was high in London for Europe's biggest offshore event the year. Political opposition is fading as fast as costs are falling, and the industry is looking forward to sustained growth.

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