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Wind energy articles from the Power and Energy Solutions, renewable energy magazine and website.

Wind’s world record holder takes a bow

Denmark has been long been a pioneer in wind power, having installed its first turbines in the mid-1970s when oil shocks sent the import-dependent nation on a quest for energy security. 37 years later, the country has set a new world record for wind production by getting 39.1 percent of its overall electricity from wind in 2014. We take a look at Denmark's achievements...

The news of Denmark's feat adds to the national records the U.K. and Germany set for 2014 and further establishes Europe as a leader in the wind power industry. This is especially true when it comes to offshore resources, as countries like Scotland, England, and Denmark build their offshore wind farms. Wind generated enough electricity to power just over 25 percent

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Game-changer: the Integrated Services Provider

What's best? To outsource wind farm construction, O&M and decommissioning capabilities or to bring them in-house? And what might the model for client-supplier relationships look like for the next decade of wind energy? We examined the options, courtesy of 
one rapidly-expanding operator...

If you haven't already heard of CWind, the Colchester, UK-based offshore wind services provider, you may want to pay close attention to this fast-growing company as it expands its already impressive capabilities in a textbook example of the next major step for service outsourcing.
A multi-tasking challenge
Wind farm planning, construction, operations and decommissioning process isn't the easiest of engineering feats. A large number of t

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Beauty in the extreme

Specialists in building high performance, fuel efficient, lightweight advanced composite vessels, Danish Yachts A/S are perhaps best known for crafting bespoke or production vessels for the superyacht sector. However, they're also innovators in the wind arena, with Crew Transfer Vessels that deliver performance, efficiency and perhaps unbeatable stability. We caught up with the company's CEO, Patrik von Sydow.

PES: Welcome to PES magazine. Would you like to take this opportunity to introduce the company and explain how you serve the wind industry?
Patrik von Sydow:
Danish Yachts was founded close to twenty years ago and has become highly specialised in advanced composites, especially in the world of superyachts - the leis

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Fanatical about O&M

We've welcomed DBB Jack-Up Services A/S to the magazine before and now is the perfect time to catch-up with them once again, given that they've just taken delivery 
of a wind-dedicated newbuild and have enjoyed a very fruitful 12-month period. We spoke to Ole Jacob Nielsen, Head of Sales & Marketing.

PES: Welcome back to PES. For the benefit of new readers, would you like to reacquaint us with your business and how it's particularly suited to the wind sector?
Ole Jacob Nielsen:
DBB Jack-Up is proud of its ‘Can do. Will do.' attitude and has a passion for offshore wind. The company has 25 years of experience and focuses on Operations & Maintenance, decommissi

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Early marine access to the new Hamad Port in Qatar

Doha, Qatar - On 26 February 2015, the Deputy Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani officially started the controlled flooding operations for the new Hamad Port Project in the presence of His Highness Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and His Excellency Jassim Saif Al Sulaiti, the Minister of Transport.

The New Port Project Steering Committee awarded MEDCO (Middle East Dredging Company Q.S.C.) the QAR 4.5 billion (approx. 1 billion Euro) contract for the dredging and construction of the approach channel part for the ‘New Port Project' in March 2012. MEDCO is a Qatari company jointly owned by United Development Company (UDC), DEME and Qatar Holding. The contract includes the dredging and excavation of

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