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Windpower Technology 27th May 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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Charting the course for offshore access systems
WORLDWIDE: Large and far-from-shore wind projects in rough environments create challenges for operations and maintenance, starting with access, which is why one area of the Carbon Trust's research is focusing on crew transfer vessels.
  Charting the course for offshore access systems
 
WindTech: Speed equaliser improves tensioning
WORLDWIDE: Nexus, the Latin word for connection, is the name of a new cable-laying vessel from Dutch offshore contractor, Van Oord.
  WindTech: Speed equaliser improves tensioning
 
Developing lean and agile rotor blades
WORLDWIDE: The wind turbine rotors of the future will take advantage of new modelling tools that will allow individual blades independence of movement, greatly improving their performance and extending their working lives.
  Developing lean and agile rotor blades
 
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