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How MHI Vestas closed the gap on SGRE

How MHI Vestas closed the gap on SGRE

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is not going to lose its grip as offshore market leader any time soon, but MHI Vestas is beginning to loosen the chokehold.

Floating leaders call for regular tenders

Floating leaders call for regular tenders

FRANCE: Six floating wind firms have combined to call on the government to support the technology and make France the world leader.

Cable deals signed for two UK projects

Cable deals signed for two UK projects

UK: Agreements have been signed for export cable systems at two offshore wind farms off the UK with a combined capacity of more than 2GW.

Goldwind gives details on 8MW turbine

Goldwind gives details on 8MW turbine

CHINA: An 8MW turbine plus a model with a 184-metre rotor diameter are among four new designs from leading Chinese manufacturer Goldwind.

Update: Van Oord launches marine conservation pilot

Update: Van Oord launches marine conservation pilot

NETHERLANDS: Offshore contractor Van Oord has launched a pilot project in the Dutch North Sea investigating how natural conservation and renewable energy generation can be mutually reinforcing.

Turbine trio to collaborate on standardisation

Turbine trio to collaborate on standardisation

DENMARK: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), Vestas and its offshore joint venture MHI Vestas have joined a research project to examine the potential to standardise components and areas of the manufacturing process.

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WindTech: Self-aligning floater with tower included

GERMANY: A German consortium has developed, tested and validated a self-aligning, lightweight, four-legged semi-submersible floating-platform concept that integrates the turbine tower. Eize de Vries highlights the technological innovations.

Floating design brings the x-factor to 10MW-plus market

FRANCE: French engineering firm Ceteal claims its x-shaped concrete floating foundation offers significant manufacturing and operational advantages over other designs currently under development for the floating offshore wind sector.

MHI Vestas' Kavafyan on staying on top

DENMARK: When Philippe Kavafyan took over from Jens Tommerup as MHI Vestas CEO earlier this year, his predecessor told him to 'learn to say no'. Windpower Monthly spoke to the former Adwen chairman about how he is picking his battles and where he plans to take the firm over the next four years.

Ten of the biggest offshore turbines

WORLDWIDE: We have focused on turbines in production or for which orders are being taken, omitting the discontinued, the test-bed prototypes for those that never made it, and the designs still on the drawing boards to examine the credentials of ten of the highest-rated capacity turbines on the market today.

Innovative solution for offshore mooring

WORLDWIDE: Offshore windpower is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy sectors, attracting substantial interest and investment in Europe, the US and China. Developers are exploiting the strong and consistent wind resources at sea to drive down the costs of wind-generated electricity.

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