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Is insurance killing innovation?

Is insurance killing innovation?

WORLDWIDE: As developers look beyond their own balance sheets to fund larger wind projects, especially offshore, the role of the insurance underwriters grows in importance. But is satisfying the risk aversion of outside investors stifling innovation in the wind industry?

Minimising fire risk in wind turbines

Minimising fire risk in wind turbines

WORLDWIDE: Turbine fires are expensive and attract negative publicity. Although relative rare, they do happen, but project owners and developers can put measures in place to ensure compliance with the latest standards and reduce risk to staff.

Deme and EWE win Gemini maintenance contract

Deme and EWE win Gemini maintenance contract

NETHERLANDS: Deme Group's Offshore Wind Assistance (OWA) and the EWE Offshore Service Solutions have been contracted to provide operations and maintenance services for the 600MW Gemini offshore project.

Wind gears up for climate change impact

Wind gears up for climate change impact

UNITED STATES: Research into the affects of climate change on global wind resources and wind turbine operating conditions is still at a very early stage. But developers are now looking at the long-term projections for future developments.


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