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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 26th September 2016

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Dong sheds light on weather monitoring with radar station  
Dong sheds light on weather monitoring with radar station
UK: Dong Energy has installed two radar weather stations on England's east coast to map atmospheric data in three dimensions, in a programme the developer claimed is the first of its kind.
 
ABB sells cable business to NKT for €836m  
ABB sells cable business to NKT for €836m
SWITZERLAND/DENMARK: NKT will split its businesses and enter the DC high-voltage market following the acquisition of ABB's high-voltage cable business.
 
New Siemens foundations confirmed for Danish pilot  
New Siemens foundations confirmed for Danish pilot
DENMARK: Siemens has confirmed it will supply its new gravity-base foundation and 66kV solution to a 28MW pilot project in Denmark.
 
VOWTAP shelved 'indefintiely'  
VOWTAP shelved 'indefintiely'
UNITED STATES: Dominion Virginia Power has shelved its 12MW offshore VOWTAP demonstration project, as well as longer term plans to develop as much as 2GW off the Virginia coast.
 
EVENT PROMOTION
Are you an giving your blades the attention they really deserve?           

Eduardo García Pérez, Head of Central Maintenance Europe at EDP Renewables said "to inspect and to repair small deteriorations of blades regularly is one of the most effective strategies to avoid major increments in future OPEX" . Like Eduardo, we recognise the attention your blades deserve. So, in  response to the wind industry's huge appetite for more technical knowledge on the topic, the Windpower Monthly Events team researched and produced the award-winning Blade Inspection, Damage & Repair Forum,  taking place in Amsterdam from 10-13 October. More info


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Technology
First 8MW turbine installed offshore
 
 
Hitachi adds to 5MW platform
 
 
Foundation ageing to be analysed a Thornton Bank
 
 
ORE carries out onsite erosion research
 
 
UK bird charity calls on renewables priority
 
 
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