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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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Software modelling highlights gearbox cracks

Software modelling highlights gearbox cracks

UNITED STATES: Large-scale operators of GE turbines are benefiting from a digital service that shows what is most likely to go wrong with the turbine's gearbox and when, as well as the best ways to prevent it.

Designing to withstand Arctic conditions

Designing to withstand Arctic conditions

FINLAND: Much is at stake for Finland's first commercial offshore wind farm, the €120-million 40MW Tahkoluoto project in the Gulf of Bothnia, in the north of the Baltic Sea, west of Finland.

Windtech: Senvion model set for new German market

Windtech: Senvion model set for new German market

GERMANY: High performance and low noise are key features of Senvion's 3.4M140 onshore turbine.

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Moventas upgrades UK testing facility

UK: Finnish gearbox manufacturer Moventas is incorporating a 3.6MW test rig in its Huddersfield workshop.

Gallery: Vestas assembles four-rotor concept

DENMARK: Vestas this week unveiled its 900kW four-rotor wind turbine concept being assembled at a test site in Denmark.

Gamesa to boost Iberdrola-owned turbines

EUROPE: Gamesa will install new software on 1.6GW of its operating turbines at Iberdrola-developed projects across Europe to boost efficiency.

Analysis: France reviews varied floating tender bids

FRANCE: Five developers have submitted eight projects in response to the French government's request for proposals to build pilot floating projects.

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Turbines of the year: Rotor Blades

Turbines of the year: Rotor Blades

WORLDWIDE: Greater consistency in manufacturing quality and an emphasis on easier transport and installation mark this year's entries.

Turbines of the year: Innovations

Turbines of the year: Innovations

WORLDWIDE: Best of the year's brightest ideas at the cutting edge of the wind industry.

Windtech: Combined component testing in 8MW rig

Windtech: Combined component testing in 8MW rig

GERMANY: A full-scale test bench for drivetrain components and complete nacelles up to 8.xMW was inaugurated in October at the Fraunhofer IWES research institute.

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