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Sif wins Borssele III & IV order

Sif wins Borssele III & IV order

NETHERLANDS: Fabrication specialist Sif Group has been awarded the contract to supply monopile foundations to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project, being developed by the Blauwwind consortium.

Semco ups wind focus after 'unsatisfactory' 2017

Semco ups wind focus after 'unsatisfactory' 2017

DENMARK: Engineering firm Semco Maritime claimed it is "well-positioned" to progress despite making a DKK 8 million (€1.07 million) loss last year.

UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

UK content should be increased, ex-minister claims

UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.

Seabirds avoid offshore turbines more than expected

Seabirds avoid offshore turbines more than expected

UK: Seabirds are less likely to collide with offshore wind turbines than previously thought, according to a new study.

Element Power to revive North Irish Sea Array

Element Power to revive North Irish Sea Array

IRELAND: Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by acquiring the up-to 750MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA) from previous developer Gaelectric.


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Tommerup backs new CEOs to go beyond Europe

Tommerup backs new CEOs to go beyond Europe

DENMARK: MHI Vestas' outgoing chief executive Jens Tommerup believes there is no business case yet for developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines, even though the technology is available.

Do we still need met masts?

Do we still need met masts?

WORLDWIDE: Remote-sensing devices are cheaper to install and maintain and often gather better data than traditional met masts, but while their use is becoming more widespread offshore, bankability remains an issue, especially in complex terrain.

A handful of major markets drive growth

A handful of major markets drive growth

WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.

WindTech: ZF modular concept scalable for 15MW turbine

WindTech: ZF modular concept scalable for 15MW turbine

INDIA/BELGIUM: Eize de Vries visits the gearbox manufacturer's facilities in India and Belgium to talk about market challenges and discover how the company's flexible platform can help drive down costs while scaling up for ever bigger turbines.

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.

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