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Covid-19 weekly updates: 25-29 May

Covid-19 weekly updates: 25-29 May

Here are the key ways in which the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the wind power industry over the past week.

Equinor to lead oil and gas majors' renewables spending

Equinor to lead oil and gas majors' renewables spending

Ten oil and gas majors are expected to invest $17.5 billion in wind and solar over the next five years, but most of this outlay will be spent by just one company, according to new analysis.

Utility cash brings full-scale 15MW Nezzy2 within reach

Utility cash brings full-scale 15MW Nezzy2 within reach

Aerodyn-engineering has joined forces with utility EnBW to accelerate the commercial development of the radical 15MW Nezzy2 twin-rotor offshore floater. Eize de Vries met company representatives at the test site.

News and Analysis

German energy firms in bid to halt E.on-RWE deal

Eleven German municipal and regional energy companies have filed legal action with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to stop the proposed merger of RWE and E.on.

Principle Power secures Tokyo Gas backing

Japanese natural gas company Tokyo Gas has invested $22 million in floating foundation firm Principle Power.

'Plunging investment may harm energy transition', IEA warns

Wind power investments are set to fall 2% in 2020, while total energy spending could see its largest drop in history as the Covid-19 pandemic prompts a plunge in expenditure for every major sector.

Indian energy giants to form renewables JV

Two of India’s biggest fossil fuel and power groups aim to collaborate to explore opportunities in renewables — including offshore wind — in their domestic market and abroad.

Suzlon shareholders back debt deal

Shareholders of troubled Indian manufacturer Suzlon have approved the proposed debt restructuring deal, the manufacturer confirmed in a notification to the stock exchange.

In Depth

Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots

Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.

Coronavirus outbreak exposes our reliance on China

Too early to tell would be a fair summary of the wind industry's judgment on the extent to which the coronavirus outbreak will affect global turbine production and installations in 2020.

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.