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Danish Maritime Authority fears poor safety in offshore wind

Price pressure on expenses for the servicing of offshore wind turbines is so intense that the Danish Maritime Authority fears service companies will start to slack off on safety standards. One service company from Germany recognizes the trend.

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Offshore wind turbines constitutes an area of business in major growth, but the pressure is intense for the sector to reduce costs. This could lead to service companies slacking on safety on board the vessels which sail to and from the wind turbines, says Troels Blicher Danielsen, Deputy Director General at the Danish Maritime Authority.

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