Politics & business news

  • politics & business

    Andreas Wellbrock will be the new managing director of WAB

    On 1 June 2016, Andreas Wellbrock will be joining WAB e.V. as its new managing director. He will be taking over from Urs Wahl, who was appointed as interim manager of the industry network in the... read more
  • politics & business

    ORE Catapult acquires Samsung’s 7 MW demonstration wind turbine

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has acquired the Levenmouth 7 MW demonstration offshore wind turbine, located off the East Fife coast, from Samsung Heavy Industries. SgurrEnergy has been... read more
  • politics & business

    Statkraft withdraws from offshore wind

    Statkraft AS has adjusted its investment plan to the new financial terms. The most material change is that Statkraft no longer will invest in new offshore wind projects. Some international hydropower... read more

  • logistics & operations, politics & business

    Turbine owners establish global peer-to-peer platform

    With a new global peer-to-peer platform turbine owners want to solve O&M issues collaboratively. With current members of “o2o Wind” owning more than 60 % of all offshore turbines in the world, the... read more
  • politics & business

    It pays to be fast

    Chinese companies are pushing onto the offshore wind power market. Sany, a Chinese mechanical engineering company and wind turbine manufacturer, has handed over a Green Energy Commitment to the Indian... read more
  • project update, politics & business

    Isleburn to build suction anchors for floating wind farm

    Statoil have awarded Isleburn with a contract for the provision of the suction anchors to the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. Isleburn Ltd... read more
  • politics & business

    “Money does not flow into the company’s coffers”

    Dong Energy intends to go public in one and a half years, at the latest. It will be the largest IPO in Danish history. OWI spoke with Samuel Leupold, CEO at Dong Energy Wind Power, about the company’s... read more
  • politics & business

    Rudd announces three offshore auctions

    UK’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has set out her vision for an energy system that puts consumers first, delivers more competition, reduces the burden on bill-payers and ensures... read more
  • politics & business

    GE expands wind portfolio with new renewable business unit

    GE introduced its new renewable energy business unit at the EWEA annual event in Paris. The new unit expands GE’s wind portfolio in the wake of its recent acquisition of Alstom’s power and grid... read more
  • project update, politics & business

    25 MW floating project planned in Portugal

    EDP Renewables, Mitsubishi Corp., Chiyoda Corp., ENGIE and Repsol create a consortium to implement a floating offshore wind farm in Portugal using Principle Power’s WindFloat Technology. The project... read more