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France aims to be expert in floating technolgy

France aims to be expert in floating technolgy

FRANCE: Although France is yet to install its first offshore turbine, the government has identified four zones for floating wind energy pilot projects and is hoping these will help turn the country into a leader of this nascent technology.

WindTech: Wooden tower design challenges convention

WindTech: Wooden tower design challenges convention

GERMANY: Prototype octagonal-shaped 100-metre tower offers benefits over steel and concrete, finds Eize de Vries on a visit to German tower developer TimberTower.

Senvion to focus on new products and markets, says CFO

Senvion to focus on new products and markets, says CFO

GERMANY: New CFO, Manav Sharma, says manufacturer will invest in greater product development, as he aims to bring stability to the German firm now under US ownership.

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Exclusive: Many small pieces, one very large blade

Exclusive: Many small pieces, one very large blade

UNITED STATES: Blade Dynamics is reaching the final stages of preparing the first prototype of its modular-design 78-metre rotor blade for testing in the UK.

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Windtech: Testing beyond commercial risk

Windtech: Testing beyond commercial risk

WORLDWIDE: Despite over a decade of research, the achievements of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) are not well known in the industry.

Wind Tech: Articulated cover for hanging cables

Wind Tech: Articulated cover for hanging cables

NERHERLANDS: An articulated pipe cable-protection system has been developed by Dutch family-owned CP/NL Engineering to protect the free-hanging section of inter-array cables between turbines.

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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