26 Oct '11, 11pm

Siemens reveals plan to mass produce offshore wind farms

Plans to dramatically cut the cost of offshore wind energy and ensure that the UK retains its market leading position could be given a major boost if manufacturers mass produce components such as substations and cables. That is the message from offshore wind energy guru Matthew Knight, who is head of business development at Siemens' Transmission and Distribution division. FURTHER READING Crown Estate downplays prospects for offshore wind Round 4 QuietRevolution ready to make a noise about its new turbine Speaking to BusinessGreen , Knight said that the engineering company is seeking to "standardise" offshore wind farm components as part of efforts to boost competition and drive down costs across the fast-expanding offshore wind industry. Specifically, Siemens wants to mass produce substations at a set size, which Knight argued could cut the cost of transmission by a third....

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