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Warning over heavy lift vessel 'bottleneck' for offshore wind

Warning over heavy lift vessel 'bottleneck' for offshore wind

Analysis from Rystad Energy indicates demand from offshore wind's development pipeline is outpacing the number vessels capable of installing large components

Exclusive: Vestas deploys remotely operated blade-correcting installation tool

Exclusive: Vestas deploys remotely operated blade-correcting installation tool

Vestas has started using a new remotely operated blade installation tool that removes the need for handheld taglines

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Europe’s ‘hidden demand’ for green hydrogen could hit 1,400TWh

Demand could see the technology become mainstream in three years according to a report from a new coalition backed by WindEurope, Nordex and RWE Renewables

News and analysis

Vestas launches probe as newly installed V150 collapses in Sweden

Vestas and developer Wpd have launched investigation after a newly installed Vestas V150 turbine collapsed at a Swedish wind farm over the weekend

GE 'in talks' to set up UK offshore wind turbine factory

GE Renewable Energy is understood to be negotiating with UK government officials over a wind turbine factory in north-east England or eastern Scotland

ORE Catapult plans 3D wind turbine blade printing

The UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult will invest in prototype blade manufacturing facility that uses additive manufacturing

‘Wind turbines don’t turn forever’: Industry issues new end-of-life guidance

WindEurope has issued new guidance on dismantling onshore turbines, many thousands of which are due to be decommissioned over the next three years

‘Melting’ blades offer glimpse of recyclable future

A thermoplastic composite turbine blade could “transform” the wind industry following validation at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

In depth

Goldwind prioritises larger rotors over higher ratings to reduce LCoE

Goldwind chief engineer Endi Zhai talks to Eize de Vries about the firm’s new models and technology development advances, and how it plans to adapt to looming cuts to state support in its home market

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

Insight report: The 40 most promising wind turbine designs that fell short of expectations – 6-10

Part four in our countdown of 40 key innovative wind turbines developed during the past 30 years that ultimately failed to become a success as a commercial serial product

Insight report: The 40 most promising wind turbine designs that fell short of expectations – 1-5

The final part in our countdown of 40 key innovative wind turbines developed during the past 30 years that ultimately failed to become a success as a commercial serial product

Insight report: The 40 most promising wind turbine designs that fell short of expectations – 21-30

Part two in our countdown of 40 key innovative wind turbines developed during the past 30 years that ultimately failed to become a success as a commercial serial product