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    The Challenges Offshore Wind Faces on the way to Renewable and Clean Energy

    Nowadays, the world has taken an active stance on shift to renewable and clean energy sources. The EU 2030 forthcoming strategic framework, Energy Union Package and the EU capacity targets set for... read more
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    ORE Catapult and Tecnalia to collaborate on offshore wind energy research

    With Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, UK, and Tecnalia from Spain two of Europe’s leading research centres have committed to work together to take forward offshore renewable energy research... read more
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    Sensitive sediment

    Laying cables across tidal flats is always an act of aggression against the sensitive ecosystem. The offshore wind power industry is working on modern installation methods to minimize the negative... read more

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    New EU project to boost HVDC offshore grids

    The project “PROgress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks” (PROMOTioN) aims to investigate benefits a meshed offshore transmission grid could create. Currently it is the biggest energy... read more
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    EEW has produced the world's heaviest Monopile

    The heaviest monopile for the offshore wind branch ever produced has left the production site of EEW Special Pipe Constructions GmbH in Rostock. It is designed to be the foundation for a 6 MW turbine... read more
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    Inauguration of the Levenmouth 7 MW demonstration turbine

    Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing joined industry leaders and many of the most senior and influential academics from some of Europe’s top research institutes at the official inauguration of ORE... read more
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    ORE Catapult pushes 66 kV cables

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has upgraded its high voltage (HV) electrical laboratory, providing enhanced testing capability unique in the UK and paving the way for an industry shift... read more
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    7-MW turbine from Siemens gets type certificate

    Siemens has received the type certificate for its SWT-7.0-154 and has installed a second prototype at the test field in Østerild, Denmark. Serial production of the direct drive turbine is scheduled to... read more
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    Adwen’s AD 5-135 gets type certificate

    Adwen’s AD 5-135 turbine has obtained the first Type Certificate based on the Guideline for the Certification of Offshore Wind Turbines, Edition 2012 issued by DNV GL. This new guideline updates the... read more
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    Carbon Trust launches LiDAR trial

    The Carbon Trust announced the start of the world’s largest trial of LiDAR technology which is taking place in Dublin Bay, Ireland. This is the latest Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) project designed... read more