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Nordex books 1.6GW orders in Q1

Nordex books 1.6GW orders in Q1

Nordex’s turbine orders surged 58% in Q1 2020, with its Delta4000 series making up 85% of the capacity contracted.

Iberdrola pledges investment for post-Covid recovery

Iberdrola pledges investment for post-Covid recovery

Iberdrola CEO Ignacio Galán told shareholders at a virtual AGM that the developer is well-placed to ride through the Covid-19 pandemic, and that it is committed to investing heavily "to contribute to economic activity and prevent people's jobs being lost".

Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Innogy splashes down in Taiwan

Innogy has entered the Taiwanese offshore wind sector with the aim to secure grid capacity for a 448MW project off the north-west coast.

News and Analysis

Northland takes on Canadian offshore site

Canada-based developer Northland Power has acquired the full rights to an offshore wind project planned for the Hecate Strait off British Columbia that was once supported by Ørsted.

Can debt restructuring deal save struggling Suzlon?

After months of impasse, Suzlon's lenders have approved a debt restructuring deal. The plan effectively divides the manufacturer's total debt of INR 118 billion ($1.58 billion) into sustainable debt of INR 36 billion ($484 million) and INR 82 billion of unsustainable debt.

Ørsted keeping tabs on Covid-19 impact

Ørsted’s under-construction wind farms are progressing according to plan despite the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. It continues to monitor how the virus will affect its operations.

Nordex optimistic despite Covid-19 uncertainty

Nordex expects increased sales and operating profit in 2020 due to a larger order book, but conceded there is “significant uncertainty” about how the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic might affect its business performance.

Enercon takes Covid-19 precautions

Turbine maker Enercon is in a Covid-19 crisis mode by taking extensive measures for the best possible protection of employees’ health and to ensure continued operations.

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.