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A technical concept that is being studied by more and more companies is floating wind turbines. In a recent announcement, AREVA Multibrid and SWAY (Norway) said that they have gone into partnership in order to develop deep-water floating wind turbine solutions. The difference from other concepts is that the turbine will be adapted to enable downwind turbine operation on SWAY’s tower solution. (image courtesy Sway)

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