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    Statoil to build floating wind farm

    Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm. The Hywind pilot wind farm will see five 6-MW turbines to be erected off the coast of Peterhead in... read more
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    Leaner offshore transformer platforms

    Siemens is working on making high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission from offshore wind farms more efficient. Starting in 2016, 200-MW modules will become available to make HVDC... read more
  • science & technology, logistics & operations

    Cooperative design yields new Damen vessel

    The close working relationship between Delta Marine and the Damen Shipyards Group has produced a new vessel design – called a Damen Renewables Service Vessel 3315. The Scotland-based offshore wind... read more

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    ZephIR launches new offshore wind lidar

    Wind lidar technology innovation company ZephIR Lidar announced the release of a fully-marinised wind lidar – the ZephIR 300M. The new device is based on the company's established remote wind... read more
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    Jettisoning ballast

    There is still plenty of potential for cost reduction in the offshore wind industry, and this is a good thing. But where exactly does that potential lie, and how much is there? OWI set out to find the... read more
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    IWES tests Adwen’s 8 MW drive train

    Adwen and Fraunhofer IWES have signed an agreement to test the drive train for Adwen’s 8 MW turbine at IWES´s DyNaLab test stand in Bremerhaven. read more
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    ABB orders new cable-laying vessel

    ABB has ordered a new cable-laying vessel to boost the capacity of its submarine cable operations. The new ship will be custom-built to ABB specifications and measure approximately 140 by 30 m and it... read more
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    SgurrEnergy carries out offshore wind study for Chinese energy supplier

    The Scottish consultancy company SgurrEnergy will be carrying out a technical offshore wind energy study for the Chinese energy supplier Huang Renewables to investigate the basic conditions for... read more
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    Largest ever testing of wind turbine piles completed

    To find new design methods for offshore wind farms, Dong Energy and ESG have tested 28 wind turbine piles at two different offshore locations with typical North Sea conditions. First results indicate... read more
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    Doubling down

    Lower costs and less impact on the environment is the reputation that precedes the 66 kV cable. Technical problems remain to be solved, and some scepticism persists in the industry. Still, the trend... read more

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