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Exclusive: Enercon raises the bar

Exclusive: Enercon raises the bar

GERMANY: As Enercon ramps up series production of its new 4MW-plus EP4 platform, Eize de Vries watches blade installation work and tours two of the firm's blade factories and R&D centre

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.

Additive manufacturing will be a 'gamechanger'

Additive manufacturing will be a 'gamechanger'

WORLDWIDE: 3D printing is being hailed as the way to eliminate labour-intensive manufacturing and assembly processes while avoiding structural weaknesses. Little wonder that the wind industry is looking into the best ways to use the technology to reduce the cost of energy.

Turbines of the year: Rotor blades

Turbines of the year: Rotor blades

WORLDWIDE: Blade development reached new lengths in 2016 in both the onshore and offshore sectors

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Vestas takes 2MW platform to next level

DENMARK: Three years after launching the V110-2.0MW turbine, Vestas has further extended its 2MW platform with new models aimed at low wind markets. Windpower Monthly was given exclusive access to the new models.

Nordex and Senvion present new Indian models

INDIA: German manufacturers Nordex and Senvion have launched new turbines into the Indian market, thanks to recent acquisitions.

JDR wins East Anglia 1 cable supply contract

UK: JDR will supply the 66kV intra-array cables for ScottishPower Renewables' 714MW East Anglia One offshore wind project.

Nordex extends range for low and medium wind sites

GERMANY: Nordex is adding two new models to its 3MW-plus Generation Delta platform aimed at low- and medium wind locations.

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WindTech: Cheaper, faster, safer component shipping

WindTech: Cheaper, faster, safer component shipping

DENMARK: Siemens' new roll-on/roll-off vessel -- and there is another to come -- promises to cut the cost and ease the complexity of transporting large offshore wind-turbine components. Eize de Vries reports from aboard the Rotra Vente.

Influential ... and interesting

Influential ... and interesting

WORLDWIDE: It has been another tumultuous year for the wind industry, one marked by massive mergers and acquisitions, rapid technological progress and steeply falling costs. Windpower Monthly's staff and contributors pick out some of the people behind the headlines

EXCLUSIVE: Vestas tests four-rotor concept turbine

EXCLUSIVE: Vestas tests four-rotor concept turbine

DENMARK: Future technologies will be given a jolt of fresh thinking as Vestas prepares for a year of testing and validating a 900kW multi-rotor concept turbine, which is being installed near Roskilde, Denmark, this week.

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