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Case Study: When offshore installation schedules go awry

Case Study: When offshore installation schedules go awry

UK: RES has created a new offshore cable-pull installation method. Project manager Kevin Todd tells David Weston how it works.

Wind Econonics: Changing returns on small-scale wind

Wind Econonics: Changing returns on small-scale wind

UK: The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) is proposing to reduce the feed-in tariffs for small-scale renewable-energy sources. Decc commissioned a report from consultants Parsons Brinckerhoff that analysed the costs and performance of small-scale systems.

Analysis: Major deals set challenge for top offshore supplier status

Analysis: Major deals set challenge for top offshore supplier status

EUROPE: The battle between Siemens and MHI-Vestas (MV) for supremacy in the offshore market is intensifying as both firms took preferred supplier status with major orders.

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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United Kingdom - Gearing up for a busy year amid regulatory change

UNITED KINGDOM: This year will be a busy one for the UK wind industry, with onshore developers striving to ensure that projects are operational ahead of changes to the renewables' incentive scheme next year. Offshore, manufacturers will be pinning down locations for factories and distribution centres ahead of the massive demand expected from developers involved in the UK's next wave of offshore projects - Round 3.