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Equinor offshore wind boss leaves for Aker Solutions

Equinor offshore wind boss leaves for Aker Solutions

Equinor's senior vice president of wind and low-carbon development, Stephen Bull, is leaving to join offshore wind sector newcomer Aker Solutions

Offshore wind spending reaches record high in 2020

Offshore wind spending reaches record high in 2020

A surge of offshore wind farm finance in 2020 set an all time record for the sector, smashing the old benchmark by more than 56%, new findings show

Aker Horizons to take control of Mainstream Renewable Power

Aker Horizons to take control of Mainstream Renewable Power

Norwegian investment firm Aker Horizons' deal to buy a 75% stake in Mainstream Renewable Power values the Irish developer at €1 billion

News and Analysis

RWE sells further stakes in Texas portfolio

As part of a global reboot, German developer RWE has pressed ahead with its divestment of 207MW of onshore wind capacity in Texas to UK investment manager Greencoat

Offshore wind newcomer divests 80% of Swedish lake project

UK investment firm Downing will buy a majority stake in a 100MW wind farm in Lake Vänern for around €29 million

European demand helps Nordex orders level in 2020 despite coronavirus

Nordex received more than 6GW of orders in 16 countries in 2020 thanks to strong demand in Q4

Vestas to cut jobs as part of offshore wind JV integration

Vestas plans to cut about 220 jobs as it integrates MHI Vestas into the company

Ørsted to beat 2020 operating profit forecast

Danish energy giant Ørsted expects to report full-year operating profit above its latest forecasts

In Depth

Looking back on 2020 – Part 4: As people stay home, oil and gas majors go green

Part four of our review of the year tracks growing interest in offshore wind and green hydrogen by fossil fuel giants, even if renewable energy investments still only account for a fraction of their investments

Looking back on 2020 – Part 3: Turbine ratings and rotor sizes continue to go up

Even in a difficult year, manufacturers continued to launch new technology, with competition intensifying in the offshore and low-wind segments. Find out more in part three of Windpower Monthly's round-up

Looking back on 2020 – Part 2: Losses mount as Covid adds to sector’s woes

The second part of our review of the year looks at how the industry's major players fared as lockdowns caused some delays in installations and quite a few CEOs were waved off

Looking back on 2020 – Part 1: How the wind industry defied global pandemic

As in most areas of life, the Covid-19 pandemic cast a big shadow over the wind industry, yet the sector proved its resilience, as the first part of Windpower Monthly's round-up of the big themes of the year shows

Vestas’ new CTO Anders Nielsen on the benefits of modularity — and trucks

Six months into his new role as the CTO of Vestas, Anders Nielsen speaks to Eize de Vries about modularity and how his experience in truck manufacturing can feed into wind power