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Vestas aims to improve safety record

Vestas aims to improve safety record

Vestas plans to pilot new safety initiatives using predictive analytics and augmented reality this year, with a view to cutting its rate of recordable injuries by more than half by 2025.

EDPR and Engie sign offshore JV

EDPR and Engie sign offshore JV

EDP Renewables (EDPR) and Engie form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) targeting offshore wind, having first announced their plans for the partnership last year.

EDPR generation rises despite lower capacity

EDPR generation rises despite lower capacity

EDPR benefitted from a better wind resource in 2019 to boost its generation by 6% year-on-year to just over 30TWh despite its sell-down of 997MW of European wind capacity in July of last year and a further 199MW of US capacity.

News and Analysis

Women in leadership programme open for applications

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is seeking applications for its Women in Wind Global Leadership Programme, now in its second year.

Fund to support Russian localisation to be set up

Investment group Rusnano and billionaire Alexey Mordashov have announced plans to set up an investment fund for the localisation of electrical wind turbine equipment in Russia, according to local media reports.

Ørsted tops global sustainability ranking

Ørsted has been named the world’s most sustainable company, with an increased share of revenue derived from clean energy boosting its position in an annual ranking of billion-dollar firms.

Australian backers launch Windlab takeover bid

Australian investors Federation Asset Management has launched a takeover bid for compatriot developer Windlab, proposing to buy all the outstanding shares in the wind-solar hybrid project specialist.

Vestas plans 'zero-waste turbines' by 2040

Vestas plans to eliminate non-recyclable waste from the manufacturing, operation and decommissioning of its wind turbines by 2040, becoming the first turbine maker to announce such a target.

In Depth

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.

OEMs face the abyss in Germany

The slowdown decimating Germany's onshore sector has come as little surprise. Following the 2017 tenders ­-- which were dominated by citizen-owned projects that have longer development times because they did not need permits to enter ­-- it was clear to most in the industry that there would be a dip in installations.

Challenges remain for rapid US offshore buildout

With the deadline looming to start work at the end of 2019 to qualify for tax credits, building a supply chain is the priority for the nascent US offshore wind sector.