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It’s getting faster and cheaper to embed a wind tower the size of the Washington Monument into the sea floor.

South Korea is cutting the time it takes to construct and install an offshore turbine, from as long as three months to just a matter of days, thanks to a large flat-bottomed ship for hauling the structure and a “bucket suction” method for affixing it. The innovations could chop an estimated $3 million from the process.

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