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    MHI Vestas launches 9 MW wind turbine

    Today, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind unveiled its uprated 8 MW wind turbine, enabling its 8 MW platform to reach 9 MW at specific site conditions. The company’s prototype at Østerild broke the energy... read more
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    DNV GL certifies prototype of Siemens’ 8 MW offshore wind turbine

    DNV GL has assessed Siemens’ new 8 MW offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154 in development and awarded Siemens Wind Power with the Prototype Certificate. read more
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    New floating wind farm to be installed off Scotland’s north coast

    Dounreay Trì Limited has awarded the construction contract for a novel floating wind farm off the north Caithness coast to Scottish energy sector service company, Global Energy Group. read more

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    New inspection system for rotor blades

    Reetec will present two new products, its Multi Connection Cabinet RE-MCC for offshore wind turbines and RE-VIS, its vertical rotor blade inspection system at WindEnergy Hamburg. read more
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    The world’s biggest wind turbine gearbox

    In close cooperation Adwen and Winergy developed the gearbox for Adwen's AD 8-180 offshore wind turbine. With an input torque of close to 10,000 kilonewton-meters (kNm) and a weight of 86 tonnes it is... read more
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    Offshore wind research programme launched

    To study the environmental impact of offshore wind energy, Swedish energy company Vattenfall has launched a scientific research programme. Aberdeen Offshore Wind Limited, a 100% subsidiary of... read more
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    Senvion is nominated for first floating wind farm in France

    Senvion will be providing the turbines for the first floating wind farm in the French Mediterranean. The Senvion 6.2M152 turbines have been specially adapted for use on floating offshore foundations... read more
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    DNV GL launches project for floating wind turbines

    DNV GL has launched a new joint industry project with fourteen global partners to develop a Recommended Practice for the coupled analysis of floating offshore wind turbines. The project is the first... read more
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    Siemens offers 8 MW turbine

    The German company Siemens expands its portfolio of direct drive offshore wind turbines. The new SWT-8.0-154 has a capacity of 8 MW. read more
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    Accelerating grid expansion and reducing costs

    A recent study carried out by the German Offshore Wind Energy Foundation shows that significant acceleration and cost reduction can be achieved in the area of offshore grid connections. It also... read more