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GE said it disagreed with the findings of the September ruling (pic credits: Getty and GE)

GE confirms appeal of US injunction in SGRE Haliade-X patent dispute

General Electric (GE) has confirmed to Windpower Monthly that it will appeal the injunction imposed by a Boston judge last month on selling, importing and installing the company’s flagship Haliade-X offshore wind turbine in the US.

Enercon installed the first EP3 turbines to feature E-nacelles at a site in the Netherlands (pic credit: Klaas Eissens/Enercon)

Enercon installs first EP3 turbine with E-nacelle technology

Enercon has installed its first EP3 type turbine to feature its E-nacelle at a wind farm in the Netherlands. In total, three E-138 EP3 E3 turbines, with a rotor diameter of 138 metres and a nominal power capacity of 4.26MW, will be installed at the Staphorst wind farm, North of Zwolle.

Industry leaders discussed the offshore wind industry in the Asia Pacific region at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2022 conference (pic credit: Craig Richard)

Asia Pacific offshore ‘needs regional manufacturing – not national targets’

Asia Pacific should adopt a regional approach to local manufacturing as it builds out its offshore wind sector, according to a panel of experts at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2022 conference.

News and analysis

New technologies for offshore wind installation and floating maintenance

GustoMSC says its "Seahorse" wind blade installation tool can complete a full blade set in a day using a jack up vessel, while Fred Olsen 1848 is working on a maintenance solution for floating wind that exchanges components on site

Vestas targets German wind market with 'world's tallest onshore tower'

Vestas and tower specialist Max Bögl have launched a hybrid tower with a hub height of 199 metres – which they say is currently the world's tallest onshore tower for wind turbines.

ZF building powertrain test rig for 30MW wind turbines

ZF Wind Power has started building a new test and prototype centre featuring a test rig to validate powertrains of wind turbines with power ratings up to 30MW.

Exclusive: Enercon unveils 6MW turbine with 175m rotor

Enercon has achieved a new milestone with its enhanced 6.0MW EP5 model, featuring 86m in-house blades, uprated PMG and optimised E-nacelle. Eize de Vries finds out more.

Siemens Gamesa launches recyclable blades for onshore turbines

Siemens Gamesa has launched recyclable blades for its onshore wind turbines and hopes to deliver the first units next year.

In depth

Winergy insights: ‘Giants of the sea, the next ten years’

Winergy shares its experience and insights on the future of geared and direct drive wind turbine drive system pathways exclusively with Windpower Monthly’s Eize de Vries.

Exclusive: Radical 16.6MW Nezzy² twin floater takes shape in China

Work is progressing on a full-scale 16.6MW Nezzy² prototype with two 180-metre downwind rotors, to be installed in southern China in the coming months

Exclusive: Dongfang’s 16MW new offshore wind turbine sets new rotor size record

Dongfang Electric Wind Power is developing a 16MW direct-drive offshore giant with 128-metre blades, which is poised for future boosts to 18MW. Eize de Vries finds out more

Exclusive: WEG launches 7MW turbine platform for global onshore wind markets

Brazilian OEM tells Eize de Vries why it switched from direct drive to medium-speed geared technology for its its new 7.XMW onshore wind turbine design

Distribution of value in the wind industry is broken – it’s time for a new settlement

Former Siemens Gamesa insider says turbine manufacturers are in dire need of the bright future they were promised