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Thanks, nice piece of information.

What engaged my attention was the Rambiz , a Multipurpose sea-going Heavy Lift Vessel very well known here in Belgium for the sea-salvage work.(f.i. M/S Herald of Free Enterprise and The Tricolor).

So I clicked a bit around  and found that the owner of  the Rambiz, Scaldis Salvage and Marine Contractors N.V. (Belgium) have been proposed to the European Commission for acceptance as a Consortium Member with responsibility for offshore installation.

The consortium here is: DOWNVInD (Distant  Offshore Windfarms with No Visual Impact in Deepwater)(Who invent this names?).

Well, what I see is :

  • A tempory consortium is activated for a 5-year project.

  • The EU pays part of it, several universities are involved and also UK an Scottisch government-programs.

  • welcome to Beatrice Downvind

    The purpose of the Beatrice demonstrator project is to:

    • Better understand the environmental impact of deepwater wind farms
    • Prove the concept of a deepwater wind farm
    • Explore the cost-effectiveness of deepwater sites
    • Share knowledge and experience across Europe
    • Pioneer the development of deepwater wind farms
    • Improve and commercialise the technology

Euh, is this an exercise for both tecnological and financial institutions to organise large-scale off-shore power generation?


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by Elco B (elcob at scarlet dot be) on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 03:03:50 PM EST

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