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Biting wind A windfarm comes on stream this month off the Swedish coast, bringing advantages over land-based wind turbines reports Rodney Byles.

Offshore wind turbines have several advantages over their dry footed counterparts, not least their better power output. But construction is much more difficult. Marine contractor Seacore has been working from its Deep Diver jack-up pontoon, battling against appalling weather to erect five wind turbines onto rock socketed monopile foundations it had drilled into the seabed, 4km off the south western coast of Gotland, Sweden.

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