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Windpower Technology 22nd July 2014

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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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Cable cartel fine is not the end of the story
WORLDWIDE: The offshore wind sector's drive to cut costs has been undermined by a cartel among high-voltage cable suppliers, now punished by the European Commission with fines exceeding EUR 300 million. But are the fines sufficient to clean up competition in the industry?
  Cable cartel fine is not the end of the story
 
Shining a light on how to improve subsea cables
WORLDWIDE: Cabling failures have cost millions of euros in delays and resulted in numerous contractual disputes, leading to damage to power cables being identified as a major insurance risk in the offshore wind sector.
  Shining a light on how to improve subsea cables
 
Windtech: Inside Enercon's high-tech test site
GERMANY: Having made it into the top-three of the world's largest wind-turbine suppliers in 2013 with total installations amounting to 3.7GW, compared with 3.5GW in 2012, Enercon is aiming for the 4GW mark this year, according to managing director Nicole Fritsch-Nehring.
  Windtech: Inside Enercon's high-tech test site
 
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