Engineer sues Siemens Gamesa after arm 'guillotined' in offshore wind accident

The High Court in London ruled that Siemens Gamesa’s breaches of duty led to an engineer losing his arm while working on a wind farm in the North Sea.

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US offshore ‘growing pains’ and sluggish Chinese projects drag wind outlook

Energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has flagged “growing pains” in the US offshore wind market and a slowdown in project delivery in China as it downgraded its forecast for global wind deployment by 2032.

Barbados plans first utility-scale wind farm

BASF eyes more Vattenfall offshore wind for German chemicals production

German chemicals giant BASF is looking to power more of its operations with offshore wind by buying into a North Sea project being developed by Swedish utility Vattenfall.

Iberdrola and Masdar eye €15 billion offshore wind and green hydrogen investments

Spanish energy giant Iberdrola plans to explore the potential for jointly developing offshore wind and green hydrogen projects with United Arab Emirates-based utility Masdar.

‘Insufficient’ supply chains prevent wind playing its part for climate goals – GWEC

Bottlenecks in the global wind power supply chain could prevent the industry installing enough capacity to fulfil its role in limiting global warming this decade, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has warned.

CIP targets 10GW renewables in middle-income countries

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) is looking to raise $3 billion to help finance more than 10GW of renewables projects in high-growth, middle-income markets through a new fund launched at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai.

Masdar to buy into RWE’s 3GW UK offshore wind cluster

Abu Dhabi-based utility Masdar has signed a deal to partner with German counterpart RWE to develop a 3GW UK offshore wind cluster, the pair announced at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai.

Market update: US underpins Vestas’ order book in November

Windpower Monthly’s research and data division, Windpower Intelligence, collated the details of ten turbine purchase agreements (TPAs) reported in November, including a series of large US orders for Vestas.

Brazil advances legal framework for offshore wind

The Brazilian government has taken a key step towards establishing a legal framework for offshore wind projects in the country that will give oil companies an advantage in some cases.

New York launches offshore wind tender to help struggling projects

New York has launched an offshore wind tender to recover capacity left in limbo after developers’ requests for higher contract prices were rejected.

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