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Iberdrola targets 3.3GW of Polish offshore wind

Iberdrola targets 3.3GW of Polish offshore wind

Spanish giant Iberdrola has teamed up with Polish energy company Enea to develop up to 3.3GW of offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea.

Total takes controlling stake in Seagreen

Total takes controlling stake in Seagreen

French oil major Total has agreed to take a 51% stake in what will be Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm once built, bringing the project to financial close.

Enercon secures long-term financing

Enercon secures long-term financing

Embattled turbine manufacturer Enercon has secured financing until the end of 2023 and plans to outsource its power generation and marketing business as part of a restructuring programme.

News and Analysis

Iberdrola to spend up to €4 billion on French renewables by 2024

Iberdrola plans to invest €3-4 billion in French renewables over the next four years, including the €2.4 billion outlay for its 496MW Saint Brieuc wind farm off the coast of Brittany.

EDF acquires stake in Chinese offshore projects

EDF has entered the Chinese offshore wind market by acquiring a stake in two projects with a combined capacity of 500MW.

RWE and Sumitomo target offshore wind off Akita

Interest is growing in offshore wind off the coast of Akita prefecture in the north-west of Japan’s main island, with groups led by RWE and Sumitomo recently announcing they are working to secure development rights for two fixed-bottom foundation sites.

Supply-chain disruption and lockdowns trigger OEM losses

As lockdowns and travel restrictions forced factory closures and paralysed the supply chain, the lack of visibility of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic caused Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), and Nordex to suspend their full-year guidance.

Covid-19 weekly updates: 25-29 May

Here are the key ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

In Depth

Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots

Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.

Coronavirus outbreak exposes our reliance on China

Too early to tell would be a fair summary of the wind industry's judgment on the extent to which the coronavirus outbreak will affect global turbine production and installations in 2020.

Turbine of the Year 2019 - 3.5MW+: Vestas EnVentus

Vestas' V150-5.6MW turbine, part of its new EnVentus platform, has won Windpower Monthly's turbine of the year award in the 3.5MW+ category. Editor Shaun Campbell and David Weston discuss why.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 2

The next generation of new turbines continues apace in the second half of the year, but financial woes among many of the industry's western OEMs also bite. Here are the top articles from the latter half of 2019.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.