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The Saint-Nazaire wind farm was beset by legal and permitting challenges (pic credit: Stephane Mahe/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

France’s first commercial offshore wind farm fully operational

After a decade of delays, the 480MW Saint-Nazaire wind farm - off the coast of France - is now fully operational its owners announced today.

Two died when a truck carrying a wind turbine blade overturned on a highway (Pic credit: Policía Rodoviaria Federal, Brazil)

Two dead after wind blade truck overturns in South America

Two people died after a truck carrying a wind turbine blade overturned on a highway in Brazil in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco.

The fire department described turbine fires as "unique and challenging" to put out (Pic credit: Williamsburg Fire Department)

Vestas onshore turbine ‘engulfed in flames’ in US

US developer MidAmerican is investigating the cause of a Vestas V110-2.0 turbine that caught fire on Monday (24/10) morning and set light to a surrounding field at the 252.5 MW Diamond Trail onshore wind farm in Iowa.

News and Analysis

Ukraine’s DTEK chief: 'The more pressure Russia puts on us, the more we will resist'

Maksim Timchenko, the CEO of Ukrainian developer DTEK, has given a defiant interview in which he said the company will continue to build new wind capacity despite the war raging in his country.

GE ‘confident’ design-around for Haliade-X will not impact performance

GE Renewable Energy is “confident” that the design-around for the disputed Haliade-X turbine, unveiled yesterday in court filings, will not impact its performance.

Ukrainian developer: ‘Half our wind farms are under occupation’

In an online press conference today (13/10) which was delayed by an air strike, Maxim Timchenko, chief executive of Ukrainian developer DTEK, reported that 500MW of the company’s wind farms were currently occupied by Russian forces and non-operational.

In depth

Why repowering is key to the energy transition

Replacing small, 20-year-old turbines with the latest technology offers savings over new wind farms and increased power yields

Distribution of value in the wind industry is broken – it’s time for a new settlement

Former Siemens Gamesa insider says turbine manufacturers are in dire need of the bright future they were promised

How do we close the offshore wind skills gap?

A three-pronged approach is required, including seeking people with transferable skills as well as a diverse workforce

How easy is it to hack a wind turbine?

From data theft to satellites used for remote monitoring, recent cyber attacks have made global headlines

From raw materials to policy: challenges facing OEMs

Analysts and other trade associations have given their forecasts for the health and profitability of turbine makers this year