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Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

GERMANY: Winergy's gearbox for the 8MW Adwen offshore turbine is the largest and, in terms of input torque, the most highly rated yet seen. Eize de Vries was granted exclusive access to the unit and its production facilities ahead of its unveiling at WindEnergy Hamburg on 27 September.

Windtech: Rollers offer extended lifespan over balls

Windtech: Rollers offer extended lifespan over balls

GERMANY: IMO has focused on extending operational lifetime with its new three-roller pitch bearing, aimed at low-wind onshore and large offshore turbines.

Hamburg prepares to exceed Husum legacy

Hamburg prepares to exceed Husum legacy

GERMANY: Germany has a proud tradition of wind technology fairs. As Hamburg prepares to hold its biggest event yet, here is a look at what's on offer for visitors, plus the history of wind-energy fairs in northern Germany, from competing events to partnerships.

Big Picture: Raising expectations

Big Picture: Raising expectations

GERMANY: Mounted on a 164-metre concrete-steel hybrid tower for a tip height of nearly 230 metres, this 3.3MW Nordex N131 in south-west Germany is now the world's tallest wind turbine.


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Germany - Market reform and end of nuclear aid steady growth

GERMANY: Stable growth in both onshore and offshore wind is expected in 2012 due to the support set out in Germany's renewable-energy law last year. The country could add another 2GW in 2012, of which 200MW is likely to be offshore, according to a cautious forecast by the German wind energy association, Bundesverband Windenergie.

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Husum 2012 - Special Report

Husum 2012 - Special Report

As the Husum trade fair gets underway, Windpower Monthly has produced a special report looking at the latest technological innovations in the wind industry.

Global Offshore - Special Report

Global Offshore - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has produced a special report covering the examining the future of the global offshore sector. It covers Europe's ambitious plans versus the financial realities, and progress in other markets such as China and the US.

European Wind Integration - Special Report

European Wind Integration - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines the challenges of wind integration across Europe. The special report includes a focus on operating systems in Denmark, Spain, Ireland, and a wind penetration of map of the whole region.

German Wind Engineering - Special Report

German Wind Engineering - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has created a digital magazine and a downloadable PDF for subscribers, examining Germany's wind manufacturing sector.