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Wind's retiring champion

Wind's retiring champion

UK: From designing vertical-axis-turbines to developing wind farms and shaping policy, industry veteran and outgoing RES chief Ian Mays has seen many changes in the wind industry.

WindEconomics: By 2026 offshore will undercut nuclear

WindEconomics: By 2026 offshore will undercut nuclear

UK: Buried within the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer's budget speech on 16 March was good news for offshore wind.

Case Study: Low temperature alert

Case Study: Low temperature alert

UK: Diligent technical monitoring prevented a gearbox failure, saving a UK wind-farm operator nearly £600,000.

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.


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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.