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MHI Vestas due to supply first floating 10MW turbines

MHI Vestas due to supply first floating 10MW turbines

MHI Vestas is in line to supply its 10MW turbine for a floating offshore wind project for the first time, having been named as preferred supplier for the Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) wind farm off the south coast of France.

Oil and gas sector's lessons for floating offshore wind

Oil and gas sector's lessons for floating offshore wind

Learning from the oil and gas industry can help accelerate floating offshore wind development and cut costs, according to attendees at a RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables conference.

Siemens Gamesa unveils first 10MW nacelle

Siemens Gamesa unveils first 10MW nacelle

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled the first prototype nacelle for its SG 10.0-193 DD turbine at its factory in Brande, central Denmark.

GE's 12MW Haliade-X produces first power

GE's 12MW Haliade-X produces first power

GE Renewable Energy has generated first power from its 12MW Haliade-X prototype - the world's largest and most powerful wind turbine.

GE's 107m blade arrives in the US for tests

GE's 107m blade arrives in the US for tests

PHOTOS: GE Renewable Energy has shipped its first 107-metre blade for its 12MW turbine to the US for testing.

Shell to acquire floating developer Eolfi

Shell to acquire floating developer Eolfi

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to acquire French floating offshore wind developer Eolfi, as the oil giant expands further into the sector.

in depth

WindTech: NGC gears up for the turbine drivetrain future

As the Nanjing High Speed Gear Manufacturing Company celebrated its 50th anniversary, Eize de Vries represented Windpower Monthly at its wind-power supply-chain forum, and exclusively visited its production facilities in Nanjing.

How can innovation in submarine cabling reduce costs for offshore wind?

Submarine cables are vulnerable and, whether static or dynamic, protecting and stabilising them is critical. Any damage can lead to massive cost and also disrupt the functioning of the entire turbine.

Easy does it: the art of a gentle cable pull

Connecting the world's largest offshore wind project to the grid required a new approach and a delicate touch, writes Mike Morrison, global head of Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS).

Makani prepares for launch with offshore tests

"Many companies are using conventional wind turbines and innovating on the floating platform," explains Makani CEO Fort Felker. "We are doing the opposite."

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.

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