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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
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    OWA publishes new Cable Burial Application Guide

    The Offshore Wind Accelerator has published a new report to inform industry on how to apply the Cable Burial Risk Assessment Guidance (CBRA) following its launch earlier this year. The report explains... read more
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    Winners of the Renewable Energy Health and Safety Awards announced

    On the eve of the annual Health and Safety Conference in Birmingham, RenewableUK announced the Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award for 2016. The first place went to Windcat for their... read more
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    New pull test stand with a capacity of 1,500 tons

    East Metal and Certex form an alliance around load tests of large items. A 1,500 ton test stand is located in Nakskov, Denmark. read more
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    Positive impact of offshore wind farms

    The offshore wind industry has a broadly positive impact on human well-being, conclude two new reports. “Understanding the impacts of offshore wind on well-being” and “Public perceptions of offshore... read more
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    EDP works in gravity based foundation

    DEMOGRAVI3 is a project that aims to develop an innovative gravity based foundation for offshore wind turbines. EDP has just been granted European funding for the project. read more

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