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to be accompanied by Crazy Horse during this trip.

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Jun 9th, 2013 at 06:28:22 AM EST
you post a picture of yourself with something growing out of your head. Nice little tradition there. :)

That map at the start of the diary is fascinating.

As you perhaps may well know, in The Hague the Powers That Be are busy hashing out a national energy plan for 2020 - and it's no secret that offshore wind is in the picture. If the meetings don't end in gridlock, the plans should be finalized by July. I'll try to keep track, let me know if it interests you.

by Bjinse on Sun Jun 9th, 2013 at 12:43:41 PM EST
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Thanks - as half my team is in the Netherlands we do follow these things closely enough...

Wind power
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sun Jun 9th, 2013 at 03:45:06 PM EST
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...to be accompanied by the Chief Green Giraffe.

One amazing part of this, since there was extra room on the Hollunder Jet catamaran, was the ability of some of the offshore guys who work 12 hours x 6.5 days a week, to show their kids just why they're so busy.

I noticed one of the chief substation designers staking out a top spot with his kid right over the twin waterfall exhausts, where the wind was strongest, and he and family stayed there the entire 10 hours... well armored against wind and spray.

We we also privileged to witness the performance of the newest crew supply boats, and wow. Also, we were visited by the Nordic, the German gov's 24/7 emergency tug, which can pull a distressed  container ship back to shore in storm conditions.

If i can figure out how to get videos off my handy, well...

Someone should also post some converter and sub-station photos (better than this).

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Sun Jun 9th, 2013 at 05:12:59 PM EST
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Someone needs to go out with a long lens - perhaps on a steady-cam.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jun 9th, 2013 at 05:40:06 PM EST
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