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Windpower Technology 03rd August 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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France aims to be expert in floating technolgy
FRANCE: Although France is yet to install its first offshore turbine, the government has identified four zones for floating wind energy pilot projects and is hoping these will help turn the country into a leader of this nascent technology.
  France aims to be expert in floating technolgy
 
WindTech: Wooden tower design challenges convention
GERMANY: Prototype octagonal-shaped 100-metre tower offers benefits over steel and concrete, finds Eize de Vries on a visit to German tower developer TimberTower.
  WindTech: Wooden tower design challenges convention
 
Ten of the biggest and the best manufacturers
WORLDWIDE: Together, these wind-turbine manufacturers account for nearly three-quarters of global installed capacity, and much of the industry's recent technological progress. Windpower Monthly looks at the balance sheets and product ranges to see what makes them stand out.
  Ten of the biggest and the best manufacturers
 
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