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Reduced tax and strong winds attract Equinor to the Canary Islands

Reduced tax and strong winds attract Equinor to the Canary Islands

Equinor has secured a permit to build a 200MW floating wind project off the Canary Islands. The site would be Spain's first large-scale offshore wind farm.

Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy unveil floating substation

Ideol and Atlantique Offshore Energy unveil floating substation

Floating foundation specialist Ideol and fellow French company Atlantique Offshore Energy (AOE) have unveiled a floating electrical offshore substation. The partners claim it is the world's first commercially available floating substation.

The innovations that are changing the face of the O&M market

The innovations that are changing the face of the O&M market

As turbines grow taller and blades get longer, keeping them in working order throws up new challenges. We look at the trends in the service sector and pick out some innovative new solutions.

Research project deploys robots, drones and autonomous vessels for offshore O&M

Research project deploys robots, drones and autonomous vessels for offshore O&M

A new research project has been launched in the UK to develop the world's first fully autonomous robotic inspection and repair solution for offshore wind farms.

Vattenfall takes close look at 12MW Haliade

Vattenfall takes close look at 12MW Haliade

Offshore wind developer Vattenfall is partnering with manufacturer GE Renewable Energy on developing its 12MW Haliade-X turbine platform to aid bids at future offshore wind capacity auctions.

DNV GL urges floating wind-oil extraction prototype development

DNV GL urges floating wind-oil extraction prototype development

Technical advisory body DNV GL has called for development of a prototype system in which floating wind turbines are used to pump water into oil reserves and maximise extraction.

in depth

Race to market guides SGRE 10MW technology picks

EXCLUSIVE: In order to offer its new 10MW offshore turbine commercially by 2022, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) must install the prototype this autumn. Eize de Vries speaks exclusively to the company's technical experts about the development process.

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.

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