27 Jun '11, 10am

First foundation installed at Thornton Bank 2 offshore wind farm

Wind turbine producers step into ten league boots Wind turbines are getting bigger, driven by economies of scale and the need to increase ‘power per tower’ at wind farms, especially offshore. George Marsh explores the megaturbine seascape. Wave and tidal – From spin-out to grid? Despite the detractors, the enthusiasm for wave and tidal power development continues unabated. Watts 2010 (Wind and Tidal Technology Symposium) took place in 2010 and showed that a number of wave and tidal turbine developers are moving further from the conceptual to the demonstration scale. However, speakers were clear that significant marine resources – from specialist installation vessels to fast crew boats – are needed if this renewable sector is to have any hope of taking off in the way offshore wind is now doing. GE returns offshore with new turbine GE has returned to offshore wind for full w...

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