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Global Wind Service opens Serbian unit

Global Wind Service opens Serbian unit

SERBIA: Installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) is setting up a new business unit in Serbia due to "expected potential" in the market.

Agency backs Le Treport 'with reservations'

Agency backs Le Treport 'with reservations'

FRANCE: Following a long wait, the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB) has backed Engie's 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport project, off the Normandy coast, but "with reservations".

Vattenfall picks HVDC for 1.8GW Norfolk projects

Vattenfall picks HVDC for 1.8GW Norfolk projects

UK: Swedish developer Vattenfall will deploy high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables at its Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects, the company has announced.

News and Analysis

VIDEO: Helicopter installs composite pylons

UK: A specialist helicopter has been used in Scotland to install lightweight composite poles that will support transmission lines connecting a wind project to the national grid.

DTU and Vattenfall partner on shadow-effect project

DENMARK: The Danish Technical University (DTU) and developer Vattenfall have announced a joint project to investigate the effect offshore wind projects have on nearby sites.

Rocky Mountain identifies 1.3GW in Wyoming

UNITED STATES: Rocky Mountain Power has selected plans for four new wind farms to expand its fleet in Wyoming, northwest US.

SGRE wins 36MW Balkan order

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won a 36MW turbine order from local developer FL Wind.

Swedish cold climate centre picks site

SWEDEN: A new wind turbine test centre, designed to push machines to their cold climate limits, is to be located at an operating project in northern Sweden.

In Depth

Leaving town

BELGIUM: Kriegers Flak illustrates the international nature of the offshore wind sector. Foundations made in Belgium are towed by a Cyprus-registered vessel to Denmark, where they will be part of a wind farm using German-Spanish turbines and an interconnector with Germany.

New hope in Spain illustrates trend

Good news from Spain has been in short supply for several years, but the market is now showing signs of life.

What can US offshore wind learn from Europe?

UNITED STATES: Offshore wind power has a major role to play in the future, but adopting the European model isn't necessarily right for US market development. Cameron Dunn and James Theobalds of global engineering and design consultancy Arup explore the options.

Review of 2017 - part two

WORLDWIDE: The second half 2017 was difficult for many of the major OEMs with a drop off in the Indian market a key factor. Windpower Monthly takes a look at this trend and the other big stories from the second half of 2017.

Review of 2017 - part one

WORLDWIDE: The first six months of 2017 pick up where 2016 had left off with further activity in the mergers and acquisition field accompanied by significant job cuts. Windpower Monthly takes a look at the biggest stories in the first half of the year

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