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Denmark launches tender for Thor

Denmark launches tender for Thor

The auction for the planned 800-1,000MW Thor offshore project will have a deadline of November 2021

GE Renewable Energy secures 576MW Invenergy order

GE Renewable Energy secures 576MW Invenergy order

Orders for 576 MW of onshore wind tech from Invenergy include GE’s 2.X-127 and 2.X-116 turbines

Vestas wins 144MW supply deal in Greece

Vestas wins 144MW supply deal in Greece

Vestas grows its market share in Greece with a new 144MW order

News and Analysis

Vattenfall to balance Finnish wind for Google

Swedish energy firm Vattenfall will level out production from a wind farm powering tech giant Google

US investors plan 4.4GW Taiwanese project

US-owned Swancor Renewable Energy this week filed for environmental permits for its planned 4.4GW Formosa 4 project

GE to supply 13MW Haliade-X turbines for world's largest wind farm

GE is due to uprate a prototype 12MW Haliade-X turbine to 13MW within months

UK and Dutch grid operators explore linking offshore wind farms

National Grid Ventures and Tennet aim to commission an interconnector project by 2029

Vattenfall to work with wooden tower manufacturer

Vattenfall and Modvion claim using wooden towers – instead of steel and concrete ones – could reduce carbon emissions from manufacturing by at least 25%

In Depth

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

Details needed over UK's onshore wind reprieve

The UK government’s effective ban on the development of onshore wind was impossible to reconcile with a target of net-zero emissions by 2050.

How permitting delays are hitting US offshore's ‘pathfinder’ project

The US’s nascent offshore wind sector is struggling to stick to its timetable as it faces new permitting obstacles and opposition from the fishing industry. Ros Davidson explores the ramifications for the 800MW Vineyard project

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.

Windpower Monthly review of 2019 -- part 1

A spate of technology launches dominated the first half of the year, with a new generation of prototypes also being installed. Here are the top articles from the first half of 2019.