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Finnish offshore developer planning 720MW extension

Finnish offshore developer planning 720MW extension

The developer of Finland’s first 40MW offshore wind farm is considering adding up to 720MW of new capacity to the site.

How SGRE upped the offshore stakes with 14MW+ turbine and 222m rotor

How SGRE upped the offshore stakes with 14MW+ turbine and 222m rotor

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled details of the world’s largest and most powerful single-rotor turbine and aims for commercial availability by 2024. Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to the senior figures behind this ambitious product.

New offshore wind partnership targets South Africa

New offshore wind partnership targets South Africa

Swedish developer Hexicon has formed a joint venture with South African counterpart Genesis Eco-Energy Developments to build what would be the continent’s first offshore wind project.

News and analysis

Ideol exploring wind-powered North Sea oil and gas

Floating foundation specialist Ideol has agreed to collaborate with a private equity fund manager to assess the benefits of using offshore wind to power oil and gas platforms.

Vestas appoints new CTO as Vedel moves to advisory role

Leading wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has hired Anders Nielsen to take over as chief technology officer, effective immediately.

Siemens to list merged wind component units

Siemens has revealed plans to merge its wind generator business with its mechanical drive manufacturing unit and spin off the new entity.

Subsurface slip-joint puts foundations on course to support next-gen turbines

Van Oord has installed the world’s first submerged slip-joint foundation at the Borssele V innovation site off the coast of the Netherlands.

PHOTOS: Wooden turbine tower takes shape in Sweden

A prototype wind turbine tower made from wood has been installed at a test site in southern Sweden.

In depth

WindTech: Digital 15MW turbine offers help in scaling up

The National Research Energy Laboratory's 15MW reference wind turbine aims to become an open-access benchmark for (academic) researchers and industry collaborators. Eize de Vries takes a closer look and talks to those involved.

Testing sea bed conditions in the Taiwan Strait

After years of talk and planning, work begins in earnest at one of the world's highest-potential offshore wind markets

Seawind steps up development of radical two-blade offshore turbine

Netherlands-based Seawind Ocean Technologies has ambitious targets to install a 6.2MW floating two-bladed demonstrator in Scottish waters next year, followed by an enhanced 12.2MW prototype in 2022.

Vestas holds firm as leading OEM as China challenges for top spots

Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.

Material considerations: covering up the cracks on turbine failure

The Material Failure Investigation Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has been listening to, and acting on, presentations on the subject of wind turbine failures for the past two years.