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Saitec plans pilot with three 15MW floating wind turbines

Saitec plans pilot with three 15MW floating wind turbines

Spanish engineering firm aims to install three 15MW turbines on its Sath (swinging around twin hull) concrete floating platforms

GE aims to use recycled turbine blades for new wind farms

GE aims to use recycled turbine blades for new wind farms

Deals with LafargeHolcim and Neowa will explore options to use recycled wind turbine blades for construction materials

Siemens Gamesa adds electrolysers to wind turbines

Siemens Gamesa adds electrolysers to wind turbines

SGRE and Siemens Energy are testing how to produce hydrogen directly from wind turbines, with plans for large-scale offshore trials

News and analysis

US firm promises faster build with spiral-welded wind towers

Keystone Tower Systems claims its spiral-welded towers can be cheaper and easier to transport than traditional units

Floating multi-rotor wind prices 'to compete with fixed-bottom'

New technology could cut acreage and reduce capital costs compared to conventional floating offshore wind turbines, developers claim

Saipem eyes French floating tender with Naval Energies deal

Italian firm Saipem signs a deal to acquire Naval Energies, which is targeting floating offshore wind projects off France and Japan

Iberdrola kick-starts 980MW floating offshore wind off Spain

Capacity would be split between two sites off Galicia in northern Spain, with the power giant investing around €3 billion

Vestas to sell last wind tower factory to South Korean firm

The Danish manufacturer aims to focus on its areas of expertise and grow suppliers like CS Wind, the buyer of its factory in Colorado, US

In depth

Brazilian OEM installs 4.2MW prototype wind turbine

WEG Energy exclusively tells Windpower Monthly about the company’s new 4.2MW onshore wind turbine and plans for 6MW-plus

Are vertical-axis wind turbines really the future?

New research suggests VAWTs could surpass current offshore giants. Eize de Vries talks to an aerodynamics expert who disagrees

Wind and storage hybrids — a marriage made in heaven?

Adding storage to renewables is on the rise, as the US leads the way in solar-battery hybrids and wind-battery projects take off in the UK

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: Who said that size doesn’t matter?

Wind turbine trends for 2020 all point in one direction: bigger is better. Eize de Vries reviews the year’s best-selling models