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Offshore wind encourages Americans to build their own installation vessels

More new offshore wind farms may be on the way in the US, but that does not necessarily mean that the Jones Act, which hinders European players from carrying out installations on non-US vessels, will be done away with. Instead, there are indicators that US yards will build the necessary vessels themselves, says a US offshore wind researcher.

USA's eneste havvindmøllepark Block Island Wind Farm i staten Rhode Island.

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Vestas wins largest order to date in India

With a 250 MW order for the Indian market, Vestas has beaten its previous records in the country. This order boosts the Danish turbine manufacturer's Indian order count up to 480 MW for 2017.

Crack and explosion show risks of Europe's aging energy networks

A crack was discovered on the Forties Pipeline System in Scotland, while an explosion cost one fatality and injured at least 18 people at a gas plant in Austria. Repairs and concerns about dangerous incidents will only become more common in Europe's oil and gas infrastructure.

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