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Spain Spain's early adoption of wind power means a number of projects are nearing the end of their lifespan

Analysis: Spanish wind industry looks beyond cuts

SPAIN: As Spain's wind sector struggles to deal with the government's decision to slash support for wind power, many companies are shifting focus towards repowering and servicing.

Bankability… Areva will have installed 130 M500-116s offshore by year-end (pic: Areva Wind/Jan Oelker)

Windtech: Gamesa and Areva team up for 8MW

EUROPE: The ongoing negotiations between Spanish Gamesa and French Areva to create a 50/50 joint venture between their offshore wind activities will, if successful, be concluded this summer.

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Acciona's AW3000 turbine

Close-up: Acciona's AW3000 platform

WORLDWIDE: Acciona Windpower global product line director Scott Baron talks about the company's 3MW platform and its potential markets around the world.

Germany The Vensys-designed 2.5MW turbine (pic: U Mertens)

Close up - Vensys looks beyond the 1.5MW

GERMANY: Goldwind-owned direct-drive specialist Vensys has seen over 11,000 units produced of its 1.5MW turbine platform since it was first manufactured in 2003. Vensys CEO Jürgen Rinck speaks about the company's latest 2.5MW model and the 3MW turbine currently in development.

Denmark

Close-up: Envision's EN128/3.6MW direct drive turbine

DENMARK: Since commissioning in October 2012 Envision's two-bladed EN128/3.6MW direct drive turbine has completed over a year of operation with further validation ongoing. Envision Energy (Denmark) director Anders Rebsdorf spoke about some main challenges faced developing the two-bladed machine.

Special reports

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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