09 Apr '11, 12am

Vestas to Build World's Largest Offshore Turbine

“We actually kept all options open from the start, running two separate parallel R&D development tracks: one focusing on direct drive and one on a geared solution,” says Finn Strøm Madsen, President of Vestas Technology R&D, “It soon became clear that if we wanted to meet the customers’ expectations about lowest possible cost of energy and high business case certainty we needed a perfect combination of innovation and proven technology and so the choice could only be to go for a medium-speed drive-train solution.”

Full article: http://greenbuildingelements.com/2011/04/08/vestas-to-bui...

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