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Combining compact design and high lifting capacities
Liebherr-MCCtec Rostock GmbH signed a contract to deliver an RL 2650, the second biggest crane of the ram luffing series, to Navtech Marine Services based in the UAE
Olympus 38-Link Adaptor – Your Data, Connected
Creating an interconnected tool for thickness measurement in manufacturing and maintenance, the Olympus 38-Link adaptor for 38DL PLUS thickness gages enables efficient,...
New software for airborne wind energy systems
Academics at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid have created novel software which analyses the activity AWES – tethered kites or drones which offer a new source of wind energy
Wind set to lead renewables in US
Wind power is on course to become the largest provider of renewable electricity in the US in 2019
FOWIND commissions India's first offshore LiDAR
The FOWIND Consortium has commissioned India's first offshore LiDAR off the coast of Gujarat in the Gulf of Khambhat.
Viking gets the go-ahead, again
The Viking wind farm will proceed on the Shetland islands after the Supreme Court dismissed a legal objection from a local campaign group.A panel of justices on 9 February...
Wind now China’s third largest power source
China’s wind energy capacity has increased by 30% since 2014, which means that it now generates more of the country’s electricity than nuclear. The increase to 18.81GW means that it...
Scrap UK wind power subsidies, says Tory MP
An end to subsidies for offshore wind projects is being debated in the UK Parliament. A private members' bill submitted by the Conservative MP for Christchurch in Dorset,...
Decc looks to extend CfD subsidy to foreign projects by 2018
The British Government has outlined plans to allow foreign developers to compete for subsidies for non-UK wind energy projects.A policy paper published in August highlighted the parts...
Shetland turbines get go-ahead
Scottish judges have removed the last legal obstacles to the 370MW Viking project on the Shetland Islands. A judgment from October 2013 that the Scottish government should not consent...
Europe to be 15% wind-powered by 2020
Nearly 15% of Europe’s electricity will be generated by wind by 2020, according to a report published in July by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
Wind projects announced as Ukraine prioritises energy security
VALOREM and WKN Windkraft Nord are to build new projects in the Odessa region of Ukraine.Expected to be commissioned in 2019-2020, Valorem’s project is estimated at EUR...
Brazil’s BNDES approves $252 million of wind farm loans
Brazil’s development bank BNDES has approved R$557 million ($252 million) in loans for wind projects in two states.
Senvion signs contracts for 27 turbines in France
Senvion SE has concluded four contracts with ENERTRAG, one of the major renewable energy suppliers in Europe, for the supply and installation of 27 wind turbines with a total rated...
Statement by AWEA interim CEO Rob Gramlich on President Obama’s State of the Union speech
“Wind power became the number one source of new US electric generating capacity in 2012. Tonight, President Obama called on Congress to strengthen the stewardship we all share for...