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WindTech: Offshore wind looks to island hubs

WindTech: Offshore wind looks to island hubs

WORLDWIDE: Natural and artificial islands are attracting interest from offshore developers as O&M hubs.

Big Picture: Raising expectations

Big Picture: Raising expectations

GERMANY: Mounted on a 164-metre concrete-steel hybrid tower for a tip height of nearly 230 metres, this 3.3MW Nordex N131 in south-west Germany is now the world's tallest wind turbine.

Windmax: Monthly digest of wind turbine operating data

Windmax: Monthly digest of wind turbine operating data

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Intelligence, the data and research division of Windpower Monthly, has teamed up with the Imperial College Business School of London to analyse and publish the output and capacity factors of operating wind turbines in Germany and Denmark.

Ten of the biggest turbines

Ten of the biggest turbines

WORLDWIDE: We have omitted some of the large turbines where progress has stalled, such as the 7MW Samsung and MHI Sea Angel machines, but the ten turbines described here are either in production or scheduled to start soon.

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ORE Catapult to create 'digital clone' of 7MW turbine

UK: The UK's offshore wind innovation centre has been awarded £215,000 from the Scottish government to create a "digital clone" of its 7MW turbine in order to further understand its behaviours.

Senvion wins offgrid deal

AUSTRALIA: Senvion has been awarded a deal from local power generation firm EDL to provide two 2MW turbines to an offgrid project in South Australia.

France awards maiden floating tender

FRANCE: France's first two pilot floating wind power projects have been awarded to Quadran and the Eolfi-CGN joint venture.

LM Wind Power starts work on Turkish facility

TURKEY: LM Wind Power has broken ground on a new wind turbine blade plant in Turkey, its 14th manufacturing facility worldwide.

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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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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.

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