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Self-assembling crane promises to halve cost of offshore wind setup

Part of the exorbitant cost of offshore wind energy is the massive crane ships required to install the damn things – but Norwegian company Windspider has come up with a brilliantly lightweight crane system that promises to slash costs in half.

A new generation of offshore wind turbines is pushing scale to the absolute extremes; colossal towers, taller than some skyscrapers, with gargantuan generator nacelles on top supporting three blades long enough to sweep a diameter greater than 310 metres (1,017 ft)... We're talking about some of the biggest machines humans have ever built.

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