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GE said it disagreed with the findings of the September ruling (pic credits: Getty and GE)

Exclusive: GE confirms appeal of US injunction in SGRE Haliade-X patent dispute

General Electric (GE) has confirmed to Windpower Monthly that it will appeal the injunction imposed by a Boston judge last month on selling, importing and installing the company’s flagship Haliade-X offshore wind turbine in the US.

The offshore wind industry lacks the skilled workforce needed to achieve targets, panellists agreed (pic credit: Leoty X/Andia/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Qualified workforce is ‘biggest’ supply-chain challenge for offshore wind

A qualified workforce, financial support for the industry and infrastructure fit for the future are among the most pressing challenges laid out by panellists at a WindEnergy Hamburg conference session to explore supply chain issues faced by offshore wind.

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Asia Pacific offshore ‘needs regional manufacturing – not national targets’

Asia Pacific should adopt a regional approach to local manufacturing as it builds out its offshore wind sector, according to a panel of experts at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2022 conference.

Bourbon launches dedicated offshore wind division

Offshore In depth

Exclusive: Radical 16.6MW Nezzy² twin floater takes shape in China

Work is progressing on a full-scale 16.6MW Nezzy² prototype with two 180-metre downwind rotors, to be installed in southern China in the coming months

Wind power buildout versus biodiversity – a question of priorities?

As the industry strives to deliver the rapid build-out of wind, developers are working to ensure the fight against climate change does not come at the expense of biodiversity

Exclusive: Dongfang’s 16MW new offshore wind turbine sets new rotor size record

Dongfang Electric Wind Power is developing a 16MW direct-drive offshore giant with 128-metre blades, which is poised for future boosts to 18MW. Eize de Vries finds out more

UK’s latest auction begs the question – are CfDs a boon or a burden to offshore?

The biggest ever round of the UK government’s flagship renewables auction scheme was finalised last week with offshore wind emerging as one of the sector’s biggest winners.

The make or break point for offshore wind

Offshore grid investment and interconnection innovation are crucial for a successful global transition to net zero and energy security — so what needs to be done?