One of the world’s largest wind developers and the largest U.S. shipbuilder will work together to engineer and build wind turbines specifically designed to withstand harsh marine environments. The Oct. 6 announcement from Madrid, Spain-based Gamesa and Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman Corp. was one of many significant announcements made earlier this month at the American Wind Energy Association’s first-ever offshore wind conference. Photo: Courtesy Gamesa Gamesa’s venture with Northrup will push the Spanish firm to develop new turbine blades suitable for marine use. Gamesa and Northrop say they will develop and test two 5-MW wind turbines by the end of
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