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Windpower Monthly's round-up of 2011 | Windpower Monthly

Windpower Monthly's round-up of 2011 | Windpower Monthly

Although health and safety in the wind sector has been improved in recent years, 2011 sees a number of fatalities, the first of which was in China. Three workers die in a Sinovel turbine — sadly not the last such accident for the company in 2011. Lastly, proving that technology is always a popular topic, one of the best-read stories was about French designer Technip’s plan to trial a floating vertical axis turbine. February In terms of wind tech, 2011 dominated with the launch of next-generation offshore wind turbines. As part of this, Alstom and LM Windpower announce their collaboration to build what will become the largest blade in the world, to be used on Alstom’s 6MW Haliade turbine . Falling sales for Gamesa in its Spanish home market lead the company to threaten factory closures. Both Repower and Enercon fight legal battles in India, but with different results. As a ...

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