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16 Jan | GE's Haliade-X 12 MW prototype to be installed in Rotterdam

  • Agreement signed with Future Wind includes five years of testing and 15 years of service
  • Installation of Haliade-X 12 MW will take place during summer 2019

15 Jan | Ingeteam is participating in the project for the first offshore wind turbine in Spain

Ingeteam is participating in the first bottom-fixed foundation offshore wind turbine prototype to be installed in Spain and the first of its kind in southern Europe.

08 Jan | The world’s first floating wind turbine gets extended life

UNITECH Offshore and Equinor have entered into an agreement that UNITECH will take over the Hywind Demo floating wind turbine outside Karmøy. The turbine will be renamed and used as an infrastructure for research projects, development of new technology, and within teaching and training.

07 Jan | Better Protection for Power Converters

Power converters are among the most frequently failing components of wind turbines and are thus associated with high costs and long downtimes.

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03 Jan | Global Wind Service as part of EUDP supported project to reduce risk and O&M costs of wind turbine blades

EUDP – The Danish Government Scheme for Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program – has awarded financial support to the CORTIR project proposed by a partnership of 21 industry companies and 2 universities headed up by Bladena ApS.

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14 Dec | Siemens Gamesa and Aalborg University to lead EU-funded R&D project to make offshore wind one of the most affordable energy sources

  • i4Offshore project to receive almost 20 million euro in support over five-year duration
  • Goal is to deliver offshore wind solutions making consumers' electricity bills both lower and greener compared to fossil fuel or other renewable energy sources
  • Technologies tested to include 1,000-ton bucket foundation, steel jacket, a concrete transition piece, new cable connection
  • 15 project partners companies include experts from all fields within the offshore wind industry; one of the largest offshore wind energy R&D projects ever
  • Official title: "Integrated Implementation of Industrial Innovations for Offshore Wind Cost Reduction"

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13 Dec | CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for Offshore Wind Turbines

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci and E.ON have joined forces to launch a new and innovative project named CleanWinTur. The project which has been funded by Innovate UK, aims to research practical solutions to minimise the impacts of biofouling on Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT).

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20 Nov | GE Renewable Energy strengthens offshore wind partnership with ORE Catapult

  • A $11 million R&D program to be implemented over the next four years to improve reliability, drive down operating costs and improve safety of offshore wind operations 
  • The agreement will provide new digital and service solutions for operating and maintaining wind turbines remotely
  • Collaboration will increase innovation and growth opportunities for the UK supply chain