The Front Cover
A structural health monitoring system has been developed to detect damage in the mooring system of floating wind turbines by analysing the movement of the platform. A smart sensor that combines a global navigation satellite system and an inertial navigation unit is used. Results obtained with simulation data show promising results in the detection and even classification ability of some of the different types of damage in the mooring system. Read more about this system in the article on page 7.
Publisher's NoteThe wind energy sector requires a global cybersecurity initiative
Is Everything OK in the Mooring System?
By Jon Basurko, Researcher, IKERLAN BRTA, Spain
By Marcus Lugg, Senior Software Engineer, Octue, UK
By David Alegre Gimeno, Senior Engineer, CTE Wind Civil Engineering, France
By Justin Jones, Civil and Structural Group Manager, Petrofac, UK
Windtech FutureAre Turbine Blades With Variable Twist Angle Practical?
By Ahmad Hemami, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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Will European Intellectual Property Be Key for Overseas Countries in Meeting Their Net Zero Targets?
By Daniel Sizer, Partner at intellectual property firm, Marks & Clerk, UK