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French foundation specialist Ideol will work with Japanese construction company Taisei Corporation to develop concrete foundations for floating offshore wind projects using its damping pool design.
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (MSIP) will launch a takeover bid for German wind developer PNE with an increased offer of €4 per share.
Japanese energy group JERA has agreed to acquire a 49% stake in the 376MW Formosa 2 project being developed off the west coast of Taiwan, while the last turbine has been installed at the country's first large-scale offshore wind farm.
Acciona will launch a full takeover of Nordex after increasing its majority share in the German turbine manufacturer to 36.27%.
Norwegian state-owned energy firm Equinor has sold a 25% stake in the 378MW Arkona offshore wind project in the German North Sea to Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners.
RWE's installed renewable energy portfolio now stands at more than 9GW, making it one of the world's largest operators following its deal with E.on.
Roughly 590 manufacturing jobs will be cut from Vestas' blade manufacturing facilities in Germany and Denmark as the company "evolves" to meet customer demand. This follows Siemens Gamesa's announcement it is also cutting 600 jobs in Denmark to "address challenging market conditions".
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced up to 600 jobs could be lost from its operations in Denmark in a bid to "increase competitiveness" and "address challenging market conditions".
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.
Norway's economy and wealth is built on the oil and gas sector, making it vulnerable to falling oil prices and a global shift from fossil fuels to renewable energies. Windpower Monthly looks at how state-owned Equinor and Statkraft are responding -- are they truly diversifying or just paying lip service?
As offshore wind begins to take a foothold and have a measurable impact on electricity markets, Windpower Monthly looks at the major players in the industry today, and their plans for growth in new and existing markets up to the mid-2020s.
The consolidation of wind-turbine OEMs has taken another couple of small steps in recent weeks. First came the rumours that Vestas was considering acquiring a controlling stake in troubled Indian manufacturer Suzlon.
China aside, 2018 was not a great year for worldwide wind-power growth.