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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.
GERMANY: Gearbox manufacturer Winergy is displaying a gearbox from the decomissioned turbines at the Vindeby offshore project on its stand at Husum Wind 2017.
GERMANY: Senvion has launched two new turbines for both low- and high-wind sites at the Husum Wind 2017 event.
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.
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.
FRANCE: Ideol has launched the floating foundation of its demonstration project from Saint-Nazaire harbour.
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.
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.2 comments
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?
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.
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.