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Goldwind gives details on 8MW turbine

Goldwind gives details on 8MW turbine

CHINA: An 8MW turbine plus a model with a 184-metre rotor diameter are among four new designs from leading Chinese manufacturer Goldwind.

GE sharpens blade research facilities

GE sharpens blade research facilities

UNITED STATES: LM Wind Power has unveiled its expanded US blade research centre at the NASA Michoud Campus near New Orleans, Louisiana.

TPI Composites net income halved

TPI Composites net income halved

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.

News and analysis

Joint industry project tackles leading edge erosion

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.

Update: Van Oord launches marine conservation pilot

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.

Massive energy storage growth expected in UK

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.

GE acquisitions bear fruit as it pushes past 5MW

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.

Turbine trio to collaborate on standardisation

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.

In depth

Reflections from WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

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.

Windtech: Wind-power generation with CO2 harvesting

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.

Big Pic: Suzlon installs 140-metre hybrid tower

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.

Windtech: Moventas evolves Exceed for 5MW class

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.

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top

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.

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