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Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic

Goldwind unveils onshore turbines at conference amid pandemic

Goldwind launched two new onshore wind turbines – the GW165-3.6/4.0MW and GW165-5.XMW – at China Wind Power 2020 conference in Beijing

MingYang unveils new 6.25MW onshore turbine

MingYang unveils new 6.25MW onshore turbine

Chinese manufacturer MingYang Smart Energy's new MySE6.25-173 has a power rating of 6.25MW and rotor diameter of 173 metres

SGRE 5.X orders hit 1GW in 18 months

SGRE 5.X orders hit 1GW in 18 months

Siemens Gamesa secures its largest yet 5.X deal in the Nordic region with a 372-MW Björnberget project in Sweden, building on wins across Europe, Brazil, Chile and Vietnam

News and analysis

French startup looks to onshore wind for green hydrogen

Construction starts on a pioneering green hydrogen plant powered by onshore wind turbines leaving the support system

How SGRE and GE’s escalating legal battle could backfire

The tit-for-tat legal battle between Siemens Gamesa and GE Renewable Energy could end up boosting their competitors' order books, according to an intellectual property expert

Vestas tests new V162-6.0MW prototype wind turbine

Following the installation of a new V162-6.0MW prototype, Vestas will offer turbines from its EnVentus platform with a standard power rating of 6MW

Total buys into French floating offshore wind farm

Total enters the French floating offshore wind sector, by buying into a 30MW pilot project in the Mediterranean Sea

Siemens Gamesa sues GE over Haliade-X IP infringement

Siemens Gamesa has filed a 'retaliatory' IP claim against GE — two months after the US giant sued its Spanish-German rival

In depth

MingYang scales-up hybrid-drive technology to supersize class

Chinese OEM MingYang is forging a new place between direct-drive and high-speed geared wind turbine technology with its hybrid-drive designs. Eize de Vries talks to president and chief technical officer Zhang Qiying

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

SGRE aims to cement market lead with tailored 3.X turbine for India

Siemens Gamesa launched its new SG 3.4-145 turbine to make the most of India's best wind sites. Eize de Vries finds out how the company's technical experts in Spain and India worked together to come up with the best design to offer flexible power ratings, withstand the country's hot, humid conditions and offer export potential.

Exclusive: Enercon fires-up first E-160 prototype

As Enercon put the final touches to the installation of its 4.6MW E160 EP5 E1 prototype, Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to CTO Jörg Scholle, reporting from the Wieringermeer test location in the Netherlands as the final massive blade was lifted into place

SGRE uses offshore experience to take 5.X onshore platform past 6MW

Launched in 2019, Siemens Gamesa's 5.X modular turbine sets new onshore wind boundaries for rating and rotor size, and has secured orders before installing the two planned prototypes. Eize de Vries takes a close look at the platform's key technology features.