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FRANCE: Chinese turbine manufacturer Envision can bring a "unique angle" to Europe, according to the company's managing director, Lei Zhang, at the EWEA 2015 conference in Paris, France.
FRANCE: The trend for larger offshore turbines is very strong and very fast, said Adwen chairman Philippe Kavafyan, who will use the JV's experience of its 5MW operating fleet to benefit its 8MW model.
FRANCE: Understanding the nuances of wind turbine behaviour in less than ideal conditions is imperative to gaining investor confidence and cutting project capital costs, said Peter Stuart, head of technical innovation at RES.
FRANCE: The argument the industry should make to politicians is that wind makes economic sense, said the new CEO of trade body EWEA, Giles Dickson.
FRANCE: Vestas CEO Anders Runevad tells Windpower Monthly that its market reach across 74 countries is helping it to create a stable company, following strong financial results.
DENMARK: If you were unable to attend last week's EWEA Offshore 2015 conference, Windpower Monthly can show you around.
DENMARK: Windpower Monthly TV travelled to Copenhagen this week to the EWEA Offshore 2015 conference.
DENMARK: Aerodyn president Sonke Siegfriedsen has told Windpower TV its 6MW two-blade offshore turbine is now connected to the grid in China.
DENMARK: Offshore wind turbines are powerful machines able to regulate reactive power, removing the need for expensive onshore compensation equipment to perform that function, according to transformer manufacturer CG.
DENMARK/INDIA: The Indian government is accelerating efforts to introduce offshore wind to the country, according to Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) general secretary Steve Sawyer.1 comment
DENMARK: Significant blade erosion could cause up to a 5% power loss each year, according to Blade Dynamics sales and marketing manager Theo Botha.
DENMARK: EWEA will team up with UK wind trade association Renewable UK to jointly hold the next European offshore conference.
DENMARK: Health and safety in the offshore wind industry can be better than in the oil and gas industry, A2Sea has argued.
DENMARK: Overcommitment to bringing down costs in the offshore wind industry could potentially threaten the health and safety of those tasked with installing and operating wind farms, Lloyds Register business development manager Arve Sandve has warned.
DENMARK: Windpower Monthly and three leading wind technology figures discussed the challenge of pushing technological advancement in turbines even further.
DENMARK: Environmental assessments are failing to take into account the positive effects of offshore wind developments, according to Rufus Howard, director of energy and infrastructure consenting at Dutch engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV.
DENMARK: Concrete hulls can bring down the costs of floating platforms by around 50%, according to researchers at the University of Maine.
DENMARK: Researcher at the Netherlands Energy Research Institute Ozlem Ceyhan Yilmaz spoke to Windpower TV's technical expert Eize de Vries about the main challenges of manufacturing blades of up to 100 metres for future 10MW turbines.
DENMARK: MHI Vestas expects to receive the final type certification for its V164 8MW turbine in the next few weeks, chief project manager Henrik Jorgensen said.
DENMARK: At the EWEA Offshore event in Copenhagen, Windpower Monthly discussed the recent pronouncement of a "united industry" commitment between MHI Vestas, Siemens and Dong Energy.