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GE upgrades Haliade-X prototype to 13MW

GE upgrades Haliade-X prototype to 13MW

GE Renewable Energy aims to secure type certification for a 13MW version of its Haliade-X offshore turbine in the coming months

Ørsted announces new US offshore leader

Ørsted announces new US offshore leader

David Hardy is to head Ørsted's North American offshore unit following the resignation of Thomas Brostrøm

US bill targets 25GW of offshore wind by 2030

US bill targets 25GW of offshore wind by 2030

First national US target for offshore wind energy production set at 12.5GW by 2025 and 25GW by 2030 as Democrats push for change in the final weeks of the presidential election

Offshore News & Analysis

Offshore heavyweights enter ring for New York's wind tender

Equinor, Iberdrola, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Ørsted have all submitted bids for New York's ongoing 2.5GW offshore wind tender

Offshore wind bridges Germany-Denmark power gap

A newly commissioned 400MW subsea cable makes it possible to send green power directly from the wind farms to consumers and, at the same time, exchange electricity between the two countries

UK's 40GW offshore wind target under pressure after leasing round delay

Seabed rights to support 7GW of offshore wind capacity will now be awarded later than planned

Total buys into French floating offshore wind farm

Total enters the French floating offshore wind sector, by buying into a 30MW pilot project in the Mediterranean Sea

Siemens Gamesa sues GE over Haliade-X IP infringement

Siemens Gamesa has filed a 'retaliatory' IP claim against GE — two months after the US giant sued its Spanish-German rival

Offshore In depth

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

WindTech: Digital 15MW turbine offers help in scaling up

The National Research Energy Laboratory's 15MW reference wind turbine aims to become an open-access benchmark for (academic) researchers and industry collaborators. Eize de Vries takes a closer look and talks to those involved.

Testing sea bed conditions in the Taiwan Strait

After years of talk and planning, work begins in earnest at one of the world's highest-potential offshore wind markets

Earth Day 2020: How fast the industry has grown

The current century has seen the wind industry move into the mainstream, becoming a legitimate source of electricity across the world. To celebrate Earth Day 2020, we want to show you how far the industry has come.

Seawind steps up development of radical two-blade offshore turbine

Netherlands-based Seawind Ocean Technologies has ambitious targets to install a 6.2MW floating two-bladed demonstrator in Scottish waters next year, followed by an enhanced 12.2MW prototype in 2022.