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Tools to Support the Development of Offshore Wind

The importance of offshore wind is going to increase dramatically in the near future, with projects located in ever more challenging environments and in higher numbers. These ambitious projects offer great benefits, and, if the risks can be foreseen and managed, they will provide us with a safe, clean and viable source of energy in the future. In this issue we publish two articles addressing this topic.
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{access view=!registered}Only logged in users can view the full text of the article.{/access}{access view=registered}Until now only a handful of real offshore projects have been completed, but experience gained during their construction has already indicated that offshore building activities will have their own specific challenges. The Trident Offshore Wind Farm Construction Manager from Ecofys is a comprehensive information system that tries to capture all these features. The tool maps and tracks the progress being made during construction and makes it easier for the project manager to coordinate all the activities. You will find an article about this tool on page 7.

The second article, which is published on page 24, is about the development of a Geographic Information System (GIS)-based multi-criteria risk model by 4C Offshore. This model can be used by planners as an early stage assessment tool for wind turbines, in-field and export cables. The article also explores real-world examples of problems that wind farms have encountered where multi-criteria modelling could have assisted.

With over 100GW of offshore wind projects currently being planned in Europe such tools will be very helpful in making the offshore wind industry a more mature industry.

Windtech International releases Media Planner 2010
Looking ahead is important. Why not include Windtech International in your promotional activities to ensure you reach a truly international readership? Windtech International goes straight to key decision-makers in the international area of the wind energy industry. Around 46% of our readershipare decision makers and hold senior management positions. Currently 83% of the magazine's distribution is to individual qualified subscribers and it is our goal to increase this to at least 90% in 2010. All other recipients are members of their national wind energy associations and are therefore very dedicated to the wind energy business.

Windtech International reaches a worldwide readership of professionals active in the wind energy industry through a targeted global distribution. Around 4,000 copies are distributed worldwide (in 105 countries) with a frequency of eight issues a year.?On average the magazine is read by 3.2 persons within each organisation. This means that Windtech International reaches more than 12,000 people in the industry. With its technology focus, Windtech International is clearly filling an information gap in the industry, and this is very much appreciated by the continuously growing readership. For 2010 we have prepared a Media Planner containing dates of magazine issues, and copy guidelines/deadlines for contributors, potential advertisers, and those wishing to reach our extensive readership etc. Please feel free to contact me to receive the 2010 Media Planner.

The November/December issue will be the last issue of this year. Looking back at the first 5 years of publishing Windtech International we are very pleased with all the responses we have received. I would like to thank all who have participated and supported us. Without your help Windtech International would not have been as successful as it is.

For now I wish you all a happy Holiday Season and look forward to meeting you in 2010.

Enjoy reading!

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