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The Vestas offshore wind turbine

The Vestas offshore wind turbine Vestas currently supply the world’s highest capacity offshore wind turbine. This model has recently been used in the Irish Sea at an extension of the Burbo Bank project, offshore Liverpool and the coming years will see further use of...

The Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm

The Vindeby Offshore Wind Farm Vindeby was the worlds’s first offshore wind farm and was installed in 1991 approximately 2km off the south Danish coast. The turbines from manufacturer Bonus (now part of Siemens) have now reached the end of their operational life and...

Offshore wind turbines are now 9 MW

Offshore wind turbines are now 9 MW Offshore wind turbines are now much larger than their onshore equivalents having undergone rapid technological development in the last few years. Their generating capacity is now at 9 MW for the largest models, three times that of...

Cost of offshore wind energy continues to fall

Cost of offshore wind energy continues to fall Recent auction results in the North Sea have continued the current cost reduction trend in offshore wind energy. The headline cost of electricity (in some cases ex-grid and some preparatory costs) has now fallen to below...