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Turning point for Ideol and floating wind

Turning point for Ideol and floating wind

FRANCE: The inauguration today of Floatgen -- a Vestas 2MW turbine on Ideol's ring-shaped concrete platform -- in the port of St-Nazaire marks a "turning point" for floating wind as the sector prepares to enter commercial deployment, according to Ideol CEO Paul de la Guérivière.

Offshore O&M centre of excellence to open

Offshore O&M centre of excellence to open

UK: The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) and the University of Hull will launch a centre of excellence for offshore wind operations and maintenance (O&M).

Winergy shows 25-year-old 'fault-free' gearbox

Winergy shows 25-year-old 'fault-free' gearbox

GERMANY: Gearbox manufacturer Winergy is displaying a gearbox from the decomissioned turbines at the Vindeby offshore project on its stand at Husum Wind 2017.

TFKable's JDR takeover approved

TFKable's JDR takeover approved

UK: Polish firm Tele-Fonika Kable has been granted regulatory approval for its takeover of UK-based cabling specialist JDR Cables and named a new CEO for JDR.

Ideol launches first floating foundation

Ideol launches first floating foundation

FRANCE: Ideol has launched the floating foundation of its demonstration project from Saint-Nazaire harbour.

Dredging International to install modular grid cables

Dredging International to install modular grid cables

BELGIUM: Dredging International has won a contract to install submarine power cables for the four-project modular offshore grid (MOG) in the North Sea.

in depth

Filling foundations with rocks to cope with floating ice

FINLAND: Offshore on ice Turbine installation has been completed at the 40MW Tahkoluoto project off Pori, south-west Finland.

Shipping out to Scotland

NORWAY/UK:The first commercial floating wind project is close to reality with the turbines mounted on their foundations in Norway and the tugboats ready for the voyage to Scotland.

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.

Windtech: Senvion stretches up and down offshore

GERMANY: Senvion is adapting its 3MW platform for offshore deployment in the Mediterranean, and is likely to develop an 11-12MW range turbine with a rotor diameter close to 200 metres.

STX offers modular offshore substations

FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.


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