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Vestas confirms cyber security attack was ransomware

Vestas confirms cyber security attack was ransomware

Operations now close to normal after investigations find breach mostly hit turbine manufacturer’s internal data

All ears for turbine blades 24/7

All ears for turbine blades 24/7

How a continuous monitoring solution from Ping is helping turbine owners and providers of predictive analytics minimise blade O&M costs

Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted probe Borssele I & II fire

Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted probe Borssele I & II fire

SG 8.0-167 DD turbine malfunctions and catches fire at offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands

News and Analysis

Rotor and blades fall into sea at UK offshore wind farm

Vattenfall launches clean-up operation after rotor and blades fall into sea during maintenance work

Aker, DeepOcean and Solstad form offshore services alliance

Nordic trio pool resources to jointly offer product supply, fabrication and engineering services for offshore renewables

Nordex halts 19 wind turbines after N149 collapses

Investigators are assessing what caused 4.5MW turbine installed on 164-metre tower at forest site to crumble

Collaboration 'key to reducing wind impact on radar systems'

Industry, government and the military working together to ensure offshore wind farms and air defence systems can co-exist

Vestas to launch digital platform for parts and services

Manufacturer's website set to launch in Europe this year will feature rival OEMs' components as well as Vestas' own

In depth

Analysis: Turbine replacements to cost Europe €3.9bn by 2030

Expert analysis of offshore wind’s major component replacement market and the uncertainties related to jack-up vessels

Baltic Insight report: Overcoming ice challenges

Installing and maintaining offshore turbines to cope with icy conditions poses additional difficulties for wind technicians

How Siemens Gamesa’s offshore turbines hit 97% availability

SGRE’s technology chief on enhancing reliability, reducing downtime and the possibility of working with other OEMs

Windtech: Click-on and go device promises fast turbine evacuation

Quick access to a safe way to escape from a turbine fire is key to saving lives. Eize de Vries finds out why a new evacuation system claims to have the edge over traditional rope-based rescue solutions

Big turbines push down O&M costs

Advances in turbine technology have improved reliability, reducing unscheduled downtime and cutting service costs. While offshore projects remain more expensive to operate, economies of scale will play an increasing role as arrays featuring hundreds of units become the norm.