Floating wind power is fighting its way forward into industrial-scale existence with international developers taking courage from the major array projects now moving ahead around the globe to extend the reach of the fast-emerging technology into the richer, steadier streams that fly over the world’s deeper waters.
The AD8-180 will be the mightiest ever built. The 8MW turbine’s record-setting 88.4-metre blades will sweep a circle wider than the Colosseum in Rome, its giant drivetrain will be able to handle steel-splitting torque better than any industrial machine on earth — and then transform it into enough power for 10,000 homes.
06 September 2016 10:37 GMT
Many in the industry got it wrong. In the late 2000s, when the European offshore wind sector was gathering momentum, construction companies spent billions building massive jack-up units for the anticipated build-out in Europe’s northern seas.
03 June 2016 09:13 GMT
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