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WindTech: Thinking big in turbine bearings

WindTech: Thinking big in turbine bearings

GERMANY: Thyssenkrupp Rothe Erde is a world-leading supplier of high-grade steel rings, and manufacturer of very large bearings and ring gears. Eize de Vries reports from the company's design, production and testing facilities in Germany.

Europe's repowering drive stuck in bottom gear

Europe's repowering drive stuck in bottom gear

EUROPE: Once seen as a substantial sector for growth, the increasing shift towards competitive tendering and a lack of political goodwill is forcing repowering projects to compete against new build for fewer available contracts across Europe.

Industrial artwork

Industrial artwork

UK: Declared the UK city of culture for 2017, Hull in eastern England kicked-off celebrations with the installation of a 75-metre, locally built Siemens rotor blade in the city centre.

Don't look down

Don't look down

SWEDEN: A head for heights, nerves of steel, together with heavy-duty clothes and equipment are the minimum requirements for the highly trained technicians that operate at extreme heights and in freezing weather on wind turbine inspection and repair during the winter months.


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