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Windpower Technology 06th March 2015

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Gallery: Gwynt y Môr turbine installation
UK: The 160 Siemens 3.6MW turbines being used at the 576MW Gwynt y Môr have been installed by RWE over the last year.
  Gallery: Gwynt y Môr turbine installation
 
Windtech in-depth: GE takes gearbox support to 2.2MW
WORLDWIDE: GE announced a new 2.2MW IEC class II turbine model with a 107-metre rotor diameter in May, with an unexpected drivetrain choice.
  Windtech in-depth: GE takes gearbox support to 2.2MW
 
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The big issues for maintenance
WORLDWIDE: Which turbine components put the greatest demands on a maintenance regime?
  The big issues for maintenance
 
WindTech: Full wind field data from blade sensors
GERMANY: German pitch-systems manufacturer SSB Wind Systems has developed a turbine-performance optimising tool that is integrated into the rotor blade. BladeVision monitors blade deflections and reproduces blade loads and the full wind field over the complete rotor-swept area in real time.
  WindTech: Full wind field data from blade sensors
 
Wind Tech: Monitoring system for Gamesa and more
SPAIN: Gamesa and Iberdrola have created a remote management system allowing them to potentially control any turbine around the world.
  Wind Tech: Monitoring system for Gamesa and more
 
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