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The use of sensors and condition monitoring (CM) technologies to collect continuous real time measurements on wind turbine foundations as a means of detecting the existence of damage, identifying the location of damage, assessing the type and severity of damage, and estimating the remaining useful life (RUL) has been significantly growing in recent years. Quite often, considerable errors are reported between the measured structural modal properties through inspection and the simulated results based on CM-base dataset due to various “uncertainties”. 

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AVS288/engd-reliability-of-condition-monitoring-technologies-for-offshore-wind-foundations-under-uncertainty/

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War remnants cleared for German wind farm

Posted by Web Master 6 on December 9, 2016 10:55 AM EST
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The installation of the foundations for a wind farm in the Baltic Sea can begin now that the area is clear of the remnants of war, a German company said.

German energy company E.ON and Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil are planning the construction of the Arkona wind farm in the German waters of the Baltic Sea. After four months, the companies said the area was cleared of explosive ordnance left over from the major wars of the 20th century.

http://www.upi.com/War-remnants-cleared-for-German-wind-farm/5251481105856/

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The multi-million pound contract is part of an agreement with Lamprell, an international provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services, which will fabricate 60 jackets. The Harland and Wolff contract will support up to 200 jobs in Belfast, where the company is based.

http://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/wind/harland-and-wolff-awarded-a-foundations-contract-20161206

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