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Aerodyn-engineering has joined forces with utility EnBW to accelerate the commercial development of the radical 15MW Nezzy2 twin-rotor offshore floater. Eize de Vries met company representatives at the test site.
Japanese natural gas company Tokyo Gas has invested $22 million in floating foundation firm Principle Power.
Wind turbine blade-recycling technologies exist, but are not yet all available at an industrial-scale and are not yet economically competitive.
Major offshore wind developer Ørsted is leading a group of Danish businesses from the demand and supply side to develop a hydrogen production facility, while WindEurope launches an initiative to back the role of the technology in decarbonising Europe.
The developer of Finland’s first 40MW offshore wind farm is considering adding up to 720MW of new capacity to the site.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled details of the world’s largest and most powerful single-rotor turbine and aims for commercial availability by 2024. Eize de Vries spoke exclusively to the senior figures behind this ambitious product.
Swedish developer Hexicon has formed a joint venture with South African counterpart Genesis Eco-Energy Developments to build what would be the continent’s first offshore wind project.
Floating foundation specialist Ideol has agreed to collaborate with a private equity fund manager to assess the benefits of using offshore wind to power oil and gas platforms.
The National Research Energy Laboratory's 15MW reference wind turbine aims to become an open-access benchmark for (academic) researchers and industry collaborators. Eize de Vries takes a closer look and talks to those involved.
After years of talk and planning, work begins in earnest at one of the world's highest-potential offshore wind markets
Netherlands-based Seawind Ocean Technologies has ambitious targets to install a 6.2MW floating two-bladed demonstrator in Scottish waters next year, followed by an enhanced 12.2MW prototype in 2022.
Five OEMs cornered two thirds of new global installations last year. Windpower Monthly casts an eye over the wind industry's leading contenders.
The Material Failure Investigation Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) has been listening to, and acting on, presentations on the subject of wind turbine failures for the past two years.