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'Investment case boosted' in emerging offshore wind markets

'Investment case boosted' in emerging offshore wind markets

The acceleration of offshore wind development in new markets boosted several countries in the latest renewable energy country attractiveness index (Recai) from advisors EY.

Northland targets 600MW off Japan

Northland targets 600MW off Japan

Canadian renewable energy developer Northland Power has entered into a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Japanese counterpart Shizen Energy to target 600MW of offshore wind capacity in Japan.

Suzlon joins Enercon and Senvion on OEM crisis list

Suzlon joins Enercon and Senvion on OEM crisis list

Suzlon's ability to continue as a going concern is in "significant doubt", according to the Indian wind turbine OEM's auditor in its latest report.

News and Analysis

Why Enercon is struggling and Senvion has gone under

The shockwaves from the collapse of Germany's onshore wind industry has dealt blows to the major OEMs, with many having to take evasive action.

RWE Renewables grows pipeline to 20GW

RWE Renewables has grown its clean energy pipeline to around 20GW in the first few weeks after completing its acquisition of Innogy and E.on's portfolios, the developer announced.

Loss-making continues at bullish Nordex

German manufacturer Nordex remains in the red, with a net loss of €21 million in Q3 2019. But the company was in buoyant mood as sales increased 16% "as expected".

Top three western OEMs to corner 60% of market by 2028

The three leading western turbine OEMs will increase their combined market share from 47% in 2019 to more than 60% in 2028, according to a new forecast.

Lars Bondo Krogsgaard leaves MHI Vestas

MHI Vestas co-CEO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard has resigned and has been replaced by former Vestas vice president of product management, Johnny Thomsen.

In Depth

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.

Are Norway's fuel giants serious about committing to renewable energy?

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?

Top 5 offshore developers

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.

Making sense of takeover deals

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.

Political inaction is stalling growth

China aside, 2018 was not a great year for worldwide wind-power growth.