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DTU and Vattenfall partner on shadow-effect project

DTU and Vattenfall partner on shadow-effect project

DENMARK: The Danish Technical University (DTU) and developer Vattenfall have announced a joint project to investigate the shadow effect offshore wind projects have on other nearby sites.

Vattenfall picks HVDC for 1.8GW Norfolk projects

Vattenfall picks HVDC for 1.8GW Norfolk projects

UK: Swedish developer Vattenfall will deploy high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables at its Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects, the company has announced.

Fugro revenue grows outside of oil and gas

Fugro revenue grows outside of oil and gas

NETHERLANDS: Ocean surveyors Fugro recorded a 15.7% decline in its revenue for 2017 -- a year it described as "the fourth of an exceptionally deep downturn in oil and gas services".

Production increases boost Iberdrola renewables profit

Production increases boost Iberdrola renewables profit

SPAIN: Iberdrola recorded a 3.7% rise in net profit for 2017, which it said was mostly driven by its renewables and networks businesses.

Spanish tower manufacturer enters offshore

Spanish tower manufacturer enters offshore

SPAIN: Tower manufacturer GRI Renewable Industries has opened a new €40 million factory in the port of Seville, as it moves into production of offshore towers.


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WindEconomics: Assessing long-term energy yields

WindEconomics: Assessing long-term energy yields

DENMARK: The generation-cost projections reported in this column rely on estimates of the energy production of the wind turbines over the life of the plant by the developer.

Leaving town

Leaving town

BELGIUM: Kriegers Flak illustrates the international nature of the offshore wind sector. Foundations made in Belgium are towed by a Cyprus-registered vessel to Denmark, where they will be part of a wind farm using German-Spanish turbines and an interconnector with Germany.

Windtech: Aerodyn prepares SCDnezzy for Japan tests

Windtech: Aerodyn prepares SCDnezzy for Japan tests

GERMANY: In December, aerodyn engineering unveiled a fully instrumented 1:10 scale model of its two-blade downwind SCDnezzy 6.0 floating design at the Nobiskrug shipyard in Germany. Eize de Vries had exclusive access to the preliminary tests.

Compressed air energy storage for offshore wind turbines

Compressed air energy storage for offshore wind turbines

WORLDWIDE: Compressed air energy storage (CAES) for grid-scale electrical energy has a long but somewhat spasmodic history.

Products of the year: Rotor blades

Products of the year: Rotor blades

WORLDWIDE: Ease of manufacture plays a growing role in development as blades continue to grow in size.

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