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Global offshore wind employment to triple by 2030

Global offshore wind employment to triple by 2030

Hundreds of thousands of additional workers will be needed over the next decade to deliver the growth in offshore wind capacity, new analysis suggests

BayWa acquires Kaiserwetter’s Internet of Things and AI platforms

BayWa acquires Kaiserwetter’s Internet of Things and AI platforms

BayWa has enhanced its digital services offering with the acquisition of several platforms and data scientists from Kaiserwetter

Staff call for action over diversity and inclusion at Siemens Gamesa

Staff call for action over diversity and inclusion at Siemens Gamesa

Siemens Gamesa's global head of diversity and inclusion Marta Jimeno reveals the thinking behind the developer's diversity and inclusion action plan

News and Analysis

Experts call for Australia targets hike amid ‘renewables boom’

The long-term Renewable Energy Target (RET) policy for Australia needs to be ramped up to unlock US$40 billion (A$52.5 billion) in investments, according to Wood Mackenzie

Finance heavyweights launch new firm to repower old German wind farms

Independent power producer NextWind has raised $100 million to invest and repower the German onshore market

RenewableUK appoints Siemens veteran as new leader

The trade body has announced that the chief executive of Siemens Engines will be taking up the reins at RenewableUK in late spring

Vestas halts 150 turbines following blade investigation - updated

Vestas aims to get 150 of its V150 turbines up and running again by the middle of the year after pausing operations earlier this month

Wind farm owners join forces to share turbine performance data

Enel, Engie and Equinor have joined a programme to share turbine performance data and "end OEMs' superiority" in data ownership

In depth

Windtech: Click-on and go device promises fast turbine evacuation

Quick access to a safe way to escape from a turbine fire is key to saving lives. Eize de Vries finds out why a new evacuation system claims to have the edge over traditional rope-based rescue solutions

Big turbines push down O&M costs

Advances in turbine technology have improved reliability, reducing unscheduled downtime and cutting service costs. While offshore projects remain more expensive to operate, economies of scale will play an increasing role as arrays featuring hundreds of units become the norm.

Material considerations: covering up the cracks on turbine failure

The Material Failure Investigation Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has been listening to, and acting on, presentations on the subject of wind turbine failures for the past two years.

What to do with turbines after they leave support system

With around 6,000 turbines due to leave the support system in 2021, Germany's environment agency has assessed the country's readiness to recycle this potential flood of turbine components, and at what cost.

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.