Asia to give Vestas and others stiff competiton

Within a decade, and perhaps sooner, Chinese and Indian wind turbine-makers could begin gobbling up significant chunks of the European offshore market, says Andrew Mill, chief executive of the UK's New and Renewable Energy Centre (Narec).

Liverpool: Mill, who through his work at Narec sees firsthand the huge room for improvement in today's offshore turbines, says Chinese and Indian turbine-makers are several critical steps behind their European competitors from a technological standpoint. However, not being in the driver's seat today allows them to tinker with potentially game-changing new ideas for tomorrow, while the European turbine industry grows increasingly consolidated and focused on "incremental" improvements.

"China and India are developing their own turbine technologies, and we should not dismiss their ability to bring new types of offshore Log in to read complete article.

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