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  • Can Europe’s grid take on its offshore power?

    Apr 24, 2014

    Europe’s electricity networks remain fragmented, defined by national borders. To fully tap into the continent’s massive offshore wind resource, existing infrastructure needs be upgraded, as grid operators have acknowledged. We assess the benefits and delays of interconnected grids.

  • Canadian market widens up for US supply chain

    Apr 14, 2014

    Ontario’s termination of domestic content requirements was a welcome change for the US wind power supply chain. But how ready is the market for new entrants?

  • End of warranty handover: how to ease impacts on profitability

    Apr 7, 2014

    End-of-warranty handover strategy planning calls for a close scrutiny since it can improve the profitability of any wind farm project. Wind Energy Update’s Ritesh Gupta takes a detailed look.

RSS Operations & Maintenance

  • End of warranty handover: how to ease impacts on profitability

    Apr 7, 2014

    End-of-warranty handover strategy planning calls for a close scrutiny since it can improve the profitability of any wind farm project. Wind Energy Update’s Ritesh Gupta takes a detailed look.

  • Alan Chivers of PMSS on O&M evolution

    Mar 31, 2014

    Wind Energy Update caught up with Alan Chivers, chairman of renewable energy consultancy, TÜV SÜD PMSS, at the European Wind Energy Association 2014 conference in Barcelona. Chivers offers his views on current and future operations and maintenance (O&M) trends, both on and offshore.

  • Thibault Desclee de Maredsous of Alstom: Brazil now seeing importance of O&M

    Mar 24, 2014

    Alstom’s experience in Brazil is instructive for any original equipment manufacturer (OEM) looking to break into an emerging market. Product management director, Thibault Desclee de Maredsous, talks of operations and maintenance (O&M) and more.

RSS Health & Safety

  • 6 Alpha’s Simon Cooke on the UXO threat

    Feb 28, 2014

    An unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the wrong place could literally dynamite your project. To find out how to deal with this danger, Wind Energy Update spoke to Simon Cooke, a former army officer who heads up the UXO consultancy 6 Alpha Associates.

  • Handling transportation and logistics tasks with aplomb

    Aug 5, 2013

    The comfort and safety of offshore wind farm construction personnel is moving further offshore. We assesses the situation, learning from practical challenges including ones faced at London Array Offshore Wind Farm.

  • Vessels selection – lack of health and safety being scrutinised

    Jul 29, 2013

    It is being highlighted that there is a lack of health and safety competency among the vessel operators and their crews. Wind Energy Update’s Ritesh Gupta explores what needs to be improved upon to ensure a better environment for all those concerned.

RSS Offshore Wind

  • Can Europe’s grid take on its offshore power?

    Apr 24, 2014

    Europe’s electricity networks remain fragmented, defined by national borders. To fully tap into the continent’s massive offshore wind resource, existing infrastructure needs be upgraded, as grid operators have acknowledged. We assess the benefits and delays of interconnected grids.

  • O&M considerations for floating turbines

    Feb 3, 2014

    France is pushing full steam ahead with plans for a range of floating turbine designs. And some of them are even intended to make operations and maintenance easier. We also look at US progress in the floating turbine arena.

  • Mainstream Renewable Power to launch new venture

    Dec 17, 2013

    Mainstream Renewable Power is set to launch a new business venture called Mainstream Capital. The company believes that with its expertise in this arena it can set up its own platform to attract investment.

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