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as as the ‘jacket’ has already been shipped out to location and there was not much room for error when the platform was towed out for for installation Despite the size and weight of
the the grid connection there is only 50cm of
leeway when it is attached to the supporting legs As this technology develops Plas says the two primary objectives are to reduce both the size and and cost of
building and and installing a a a a platform like DolWin3 He said: “We need to make this technology easier to implement and the easiness means the price because its not cheap and it it has an an impact on the the electricity bill at the the end ”
Plas noted that as as wind farms continue to bring down the cost of
energy generation
– with recent auctions seeing cost- parity with conventional grid electricity – making sure that energy can

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