Offshore turbine developer Multibrid has started series production of its 5 MW machine. Two machines were installed onshore near Bremerhaven, Germany, in June, while six more are being installed at the Alpha Ventus test offshore station in the German North Sea later this year, followed by 25 for the first French offshore station Cote d'Albatre (Windpower Monthly, March 2008). Annual output will amount to 100 machines by 2011, says the company, which has been operating a test unit since the end of 2004 and another since 2006.
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Senior Renewable Energy Analyst (WindGEMINI Product Lead) DNV GL Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol