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Eno Energy launches new 4.8MW turbine

Eno Energy launches new 4.8MW turbine

GERMANY: Not to be out-done by the industry's heavy-hitters, manufacturer Eno Energy has unveiled a new 4.8MW turbine at Husum Wind 2017.

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.

Two new Senvion 3MW+ turbines debuted

Two new Senvion 3MW+ turbines debuted

GERMANY: Senvion has launched two new turbines for both low- and high-wind sites at the Husum Wind 2017 event.

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GE unveils 4.8MW turbine

UNITED STATES: GE Renewable Energy has burst onto the 4MW onshore turbine market unveiling a 4.8MW machine, with a 158-metre rotor, one of the largest offered by any manufacturer.

Senvion installs 3.6MW prototype

GERMANY: Senvion has installed the first prototype of its 3.6M140 turbine, using Eco Blade Control (EBC), at a test field near Husum, northern Germany.

Vestas confirms Tesla joint project

DENMARK: Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has confirmed it is working with electric vehicle specialist Tesla on energy storage solutions.

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Lagerwey tests world-first 'climbing crane'

NETHERLANDS: Lagerwey has begun testing a world-first 'climbing crane' which builds wind turbines while scaling the tower.


Ideol launches first floating foundation

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

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Nordex takes Delta series over 4MW

GERMANY: Nordex is joining Enercon and Vestas in the 4MW club, developing its 3MW Delta series into a 4.0-4.5MW turbine with a 149-metre rotor. Eize de Vries was given an exclusive preview.

Exclusive: Enercon transforms with modular approach

GERMANY: The move towards competitive auctions for wind-power development is driving rapid progress in turbine design. Germany's leading onshore supplier Enercon is responding to the changing market conditions with a radical new design.


Viewpoint: Floating technology is key to making offshore global

Offshore wind farms using floating foundations are a hot topic in the industry at the moment, dominating several show agendas and taking up many column inches in the press. Why is a technology that is still in the demonstration stage generating so much excitement?

WindTech: 'Made in India, made for India'

INDIA: India has become a significant manufacturing base for turbines and their components. Eize de Vries visited Siemens Gamesa's nacelle assembly facility and Winergy's gearbox manufacturing plant in the expanding wind hub of Chennai.

Vestas joins the 4MW class

DENMARK: A new generation of 4MW-plus onshore wind turbines is emerging, with Vestas the latest manufacturer to stretch rated capacity and rotor blade lengths to new standards.

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