Global regions

News and in-depth analysis of wind power, wind farms and wind industry companies and policy around the world.

North America

GE secures supercomputer access for offshore wind research

GE Research will use a US government supercomputer to conduct otherwise unfeasible research to lead to improved efficiencies in offshore wind production

Oil engineer Aker Solutions unveils offshore wind blueprint

Aker Solutions sets out offshore wind business plan ahead of proposed spin-off

RWE and Mitsubishi join Maine floating pilot

Offshore heavyweights enter US market for flagship floating demonstration project

Own goal? GE's lawsuit could backfire, IP expert warns

Vestas and Nordex may be the main beneficiaries of GE's legal action against SGRE

South America

Nordex secures largest order yet in Colombia

Nordex has secured an order to supply 41 of its N149/4.0-4.5 turbines for a wind farm understood to be successful in Colombia’s clean energy tender in 2019.

SGRE wins 170MW in Chile

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won two contracts to supply and maintain 34 of its SG 5.0-145 wind turbines across two sites in Chile making up 170MW in capacity.

Mining giant signs 'record deal' for Brazilian wind power

Mining group Anglo American has agreed to buy some of the output from a 195MW section of a 504MW wind cluster owned by Brazilian developer Casa dos Ventos.

Enel prepares to produce green hydrogen

Italy’s Enel expects to be producing green hydrogen within a year, with likely sites for its first wind and solar farms with electrolysers seen in the US, Chile and Spain, said Antonio Cammisecra, the company’s head of global power generation.

Middle East & Africa

Uzbekistan seals deal for 500MW wind farm

Uzbekistan has given the green light for a 500MW project to shore up its wind power ambitions. The wind farm in the central Navoi region will be designed, financed, built and operated by United Arab Emirates-based Masdar.

Namibian wind farm to use 'self-erecting' tower developer

Nabrawind will supply four of wind towers to a Namibian wind farm being built by Franco-Namibian developer Innovent.

African chemicals giant launches renewables hunt

South African chemicals and mining giant Sasol has launched a search for 600MW of wind and solar power in the same week it was excluded from the world’s largest investment fund.

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.

Europe

First power at Borssele III & IV

The 731.5MW Borssele III & IV wind farm has supplied its first power, and is due to be fully online by October 2020

Nordex secures €350 million Covid-19 aid loan

Nordex's CFO said the loan would protect the company from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic

Vestas hits 100GW of wind turbines under service

Vestas described its service division as a "highly profitable business with an even more promising outlook"

'Vestas climate targets consistent with 1.5C Paris pledge' - independent scientists

Vestas has become the first renewable energy manufacturer to have its climate targets independently verified as aligning with the most ambitious target of the Paris Climate Agreement

Asia Pacific

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

Iberdrola takes control of Australian renewables player - updated

Iberdrola has claimed victory in a bidding war against a Filipino-Hong Kong joint venture to take over Australian clean energy developer Infigen

MHI and CIP first to target offshore wind off Hokkaido

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop offshore wind projects off the coast of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido.

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.