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News & in-depth analysis of wind energy technology, including wind turbines, turbine blades, drive trains, electricity transmission, smart grids and energy storage.

Opinion: Norway's supply chain will drive floating wind

Opinion: Norway's supply chain will drive floating wind

Norway’s deep oceanic trenches and seafaring history will help its development of floating offshore wind

Vestas introduces two new 4MW turbine variants

Vestas introduces two new 4MW turbine variants

Danish turbine manufacturer boosts power rating of V150 and V136 models, increasing annual energy production

Engineers seek to revive tripod offshore wind foundation

Engineers seek to revive tripod offshore wind foundation

Engineers believe tripod foundation could prove competitive as fixed-bottom wind farms move into deeper waters

News and analysis

Siemens Gamesa starts installing 14MW prototype

European turbine manufacturer installs tower topping 150 metres for SG 14-222 DD at test site in Østerild

MingYang ‘plans wind turbine plant’ in southern Germany

Planned factory would be first major wind manufacturing facility in Europe built by a Chinese company

GE to trial 3D printing for Haliade-X nacelles

Turbine manufacturer plans to begin trials of additive manufacturing for offshore wind turbine nacelles in 2022

France picks bidders for 250MW floating offshore wind

Green energy giants, oil majors and investment firms are among ten bidders shortlisted for projects off Brittany

Europe leads 50GW-plus floating offshore wind pipeline

The UK leads the world for planned or already operational floating offshore wind projects, new data reveals

In depth

Husum brings innovation back into touching distance

Eize de Vries rounds up some of the exhibits that caught his eye at the recent Husum trade fair in northern Germany

How Nordex tackled N163/5.X installation challenges

High winds in late August delayed the mounting of the 80-metre blades for Nordex’s biggest prototype yet. Eize de Vries reports

Exclusive: Nordex pushes Delta4000 platform past 6MW

N163/6X offers flexible ratings built on proven technology as competition in the 6MW-plus onshore class grows. Eize de Vries reports

Enercon set to test E-nacelle prototype for E-160 EP5 E3

The ‘plug and play’ E-nacelle marks a major milestone in Enercon’s technology transition. Eize de Vries sees the prototype taking shape

Big oil plots a new path as tide turns on fossil fuels

As the climate crisis makes itself felt and the energy mix changes, oil and gas majors are looking to wind for a long-term future