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Updated: Senvion confirm Rannou's start date

Updated: Senvion confirm Rannou's start date

Former Alstom Wind senior vice president Yves Rannou will join Senvion as chief executive on 1 January 2019, the manufacturer has confirmed.

Vestas opens Russian blade factory

Vestas opens Russian blade factory

Vestas has opened its blade production facility in Ulyanovsk, according to the Russian Association of the Wind Industry (RAWI).

Portuguese state visit fuels EDP takeover rumours

Portuguese state visit fuels EDP takeover rumours

China Three Gorges' (CTG's) new chairman accompanied Chinese president Xi Jinping on a state visit to Portugal this month raising speculation the event would be used to facilitate the group's attempt to acquire a majority stake in developer EDP.

News and Analysis

PGE speed-dating potential offshore partners

A search for a strategic partner to jointly develop up to 2,545MW of wind capacity in Poland's Baltic Sea has been launched by state-controlled energy group PGE.

How Europe's wind drought and heat wave hit owners and operators

The summer heat wave that swept across Europe caused record-breaking temperatures, wildfires and, according to some analyses, an increased death toll.

How MHI Vestas closed the gap on SGRE

WORLDWIDE: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is not going to lose its grip as offshore market leader any time soon, but MHI Vestas is beginning to loosen the chokehold.

SGRE signs Russian generator deal

RUSSIA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed an agreement with Russian firm Ruselprom for the production of turbine generators, and confirmed turbine purchase deals in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Turkey.

Inox posts second quarter profit

INDIA: In a difficult period for the wind industry, Inox Wind posted profit for the second consecutive quarter on the back of an existing ready-to-go order book.

In Depth

Wind's most influential and interesting people of 2018

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Monthly's annual review of the industry's movers and shakers finds plenty of analysts showing what needs to be done, but few policymakers making it happen.

OPINION: Ørsted US shopping spree not just about capacity

Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top

DENMARK: When Philippe Kavafyan took over from Jens Tommerup as MHI Vestas CEO earlier this year, his predecessor told him to 'learn to say no'. Windpower Monthly spoke to the former Adwen chairman about how he is picking his battles and where he plans to take the firm over the next four years.

The Wright way - MidAmerican's CEO talks strategy

UNITED STATES: Having joined the company as an intern, MidAmerican CEO Adam Wright combines in-depth experience of the business with the competitiveness of a former professional NFL player as the utility works to deliver on its 100% renewable energy promise.

Wind resilient in economic storm

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers sparked the great financial crisis, and you will be hard-pressed to find an economist who doesn't think that it could happen again, soon.

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