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Technology In Depth

Windtech: Increased torque-to-mass density for Moventas gearbox

Windtech: Increased torque-to-mass density for Moventas gearbox

FINLAND: Finnish gearbox manufacturer Moventas earlier this year announced a new medium and high-speed gearbox platform for 2MW and 3MW class turbines.

New and improved products and systems

New and improved products and systems

GERMANY: The technology supporting and servicing the wind power industry continues to grow in its scope and sophistication as new challenges are faced and met. We highlight some of the innovative products featured at the Hamburg Windenergy fair.

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Towers reach for the sky

Towers reach for the sky

WORLDWIDE: The development of tall, cost-effective towers is widely recognised as the next revolution in the wind industry because of their potential in boosting yields and cutting energy costs. Eize de Vries reviews the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in tall tower design.

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Windtech: Inside Enercon's high-tech test site

Windtech: Inside Enercon's high-tech test site

GERMANY: Having made it into the top-three of the world's largest wind-turbine suppliers in 2013 with total installations amounting to 3.7GW, compared with 3.5GW in 2012, Enercon is aiming for the 4GW mark this year, according to managing director Nicole Fritsch-Nehring.

Enercon's state-of-the-art blade plant

Enercon's state-of-the-art blade plant

GERMANY: The 3MW turbine class is a main pillar of Enercon's growth strategy with an ultra-modern facility developed for the E-101 blades and the inner sections of E-115 segmented blades playing a major role.

Special reports

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.

Offshore Technology - Special Report

Offshore Technology - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has created a special report examining technlogical inovation in the offshore sector, looking at areas including cabling, turbine foundations and vessels.

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