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

Reef Subsea Concludes Year with Completion of £80m Gwynt y Môr Installation Project

Reef Subsea has successfully completed its campaign of installing and burying inter-array power cables on the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm is owned by RWE Innogy and partners and is one of the largest in the world, located 13 kilometres off the North Wales coast in Liverpool Bay.

The work scope included project management, engineering and installation of 124 inter array cables over the course of 20 months. Gwynt y Môr is not only a landmark achievement for the UK renewables industry, but it is also the largest project Reef Subsea has completed to date and will be used as a benchmark against forthcoming offshore wind farms projects.

For Reef Subsea, the project has been a fundamental part of the last two

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CTRUK UNVEILS COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE PLANS

Bigger boats for offshore wind and much more as company looks to sustainable growth

Brightlingsea/Essex, 12 December 2014 - CTruk held an informal launch event at its new Colne Estuary site on The Hythe, East Colchester yesterday, sharing its plans for expansion to esteemed guests and staff over mulled wine, local ales and a hog roast.

The company will use the old Fieldgates site on Haven Road to build the larger vessels required for offshore wind farm projects further out to sea and will move some production activity over in January 2015. CTruk's current facility in Brightlingsea lacks the space and waterside access needed to build and launch larger craft.

Company chairman Pete McIntosh also

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Senvion completes first phase of 350 MW wind farm in Canada

Hamburg/Montreal: Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world's fifth- largest* manufacturer of wind turbines, has just completed commissioning of phase one of the wind project Rivière-du-Moulin. So far, 75 of 175 Senvion MM82 and MM92 type turbines in a special cold climate version (CCV) have been installed and commissioned. Completion of phase two, consisting of 100 additional turbines, is set for end of 2015. By now, Senvion has a footprint of almost 800 megawatts (MW) in Quebec that the company's local team installed and commissioned since 2010.

The wind project, located in the Regional County Municipalities (RCM) of Charlevoix and Fjord du Saguenay, will be the largest wind energy facility in Canada signed under a single

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VDMA: Wind industry rolls out its safety culture initiative in 2015

Wind turbine manufacturers and subcontractors stand shoulder to shoulder to establish their own safety culture. Leading enterprises will be using video und printed information material to reinforce and disseminate their common position on safety issues across the industry in 2015.

Frankfurt Main, 17 December 2015: Wind Industry Safety Culture is an initiative of the wind turbine manufacturers GE, Siemens, Nordex, Senvion, Vestas, AREVA and their subcontractors. Under the auspices of VDMA Power Systems the initiative aims to implement an industry-wide safety culture in 2015. "We have to concentrate more on the safety of the employees - and that refers to the many people employed by our subcontractors as well as our own people&q

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DBB Jack-Up takes delivery of purpose-built O&M vessel for offshore wind

Today, DBB Jack-Up Services A/S officially took delivery of its new offshore service vessel from Nordic Yards in Germany. During the handover ceremony, the ship was named ‘WIND SERVER'.

"We are very pleased to add this highly specialised jack-up vessel to our jack-up fleet, and we look forward to offering the vessel's advanced services and capabilities to our customers," says Thorsten Jalk, CEO of DBB Jack-Up Services A/S and adds: "The new jack-up vessel will be in operation from as early as January, maintaining offshore wind farms in Northern Europe."

The facilities with which the WIND SERVER is equipped have been optimised to meet the current requirements of the offshore wind market. For example, the

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