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CHINA: An 8MW turbine plus a model with a 184-metre rotor diameter are among four new designs from leading Chinese manufacturer Goldwind.
UNITED STATES: LM Wind Power has unveiled its expanded US blade research centre at the NASA Michoud Campus near New Orleans, Louisiana.
UNITED STATES: Blade manufacturer TPI Composites returned to profit in the third quarter as it reduced capital expenditure and increased its earnings and net sales.
DENMARK: A partnership of manufacturers, component suppliers, coating specialists and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) are partnering on a new research project to combat leading edge erosion of turbine blades.
NETHERLANDS: Offshore contractor Van Oord has launched a project in the Dutch North Sea investigating how natural conservation and renewable energy generation can be mutually reinforcing.
UK: Applications for energy storage projects in the UK have grown from 2MW in 2012, to over 6.8GW in 2018, according to trade body RenewableUK.
UNITED STATES: Expertise from subsidiaries LM Wind Power and Blade Dynamics contributed to the big, new, onshore platform, as GE Renewable Energy's cherry-picking begins to pay off.
DENMARK: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), Vestas and its offshore joint venture MHI Vestas have joined a research project to examine the potential to standardise components and areas of the manufacturing process.
GERMANY: High-torque gearbox development, the mystery of the missing ministers, the death-knell sounds for pure-play OEMs, and the clout of the oil companies -- the Windpower Monthly team reflects on the news, product announcements and debates from the industry's biggest event.
GERMANY: A German consultancy promises to make wind power even greener. Eize de Vries talks to company founder Jörg Spitzner about Blancair, its innovative wind-turbine concept unveiled to an invited audience at WindEnergy Hamburg.
INDIA: Competitive tendering and low wind speeds are driving the push to tall towers and long blades in India. Suzlon is now testing its latest S120 2.1MW model on a new 140-metre hybrid tower.
FINLAND: Four years after the introduction of its Exceed gearbox technology, Moventas Gears is presenting a successor series, the Exceed Evolution, focused on the new generation of 4-5MW onshore turbines. Eize de Vries reports from the recently expanded production facility at Jyväskylä in Finland.
DENMARK: When Philippe Kavafyan took over from Jens Tommerup as MHI Vestas CEO earlier this year, his predecessor told him to 'learn to say no'. Windpower Monthly spoke to the former Adwen chairman about how he is picking his battles and where he plans to take the firm over the next four years.