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America's offshore champion

America's offshore champion

UNITED STATES: It has been a long time coming, but the US's first offshore wind project is now under construction. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski talks about the development of the 30MW Block Island and the company's plans for further growth in the sector.

Analysis: France aims to be expert in floating technolgy

Analysis: France aims to be expert in floating technolgy

FRANCE: Although France is yet to install its first offshore turbine, the government has identified four zones for floating wind energy pilot projects and is hoping these will help turn the country into a leader of this nascent technology.

Wind Economics: Making sense of European offshore tariffs

Wind Economics: Making sense of European offshore tariffs

EUROPE: For technologies such as offshore wind, which cannot yet compete in wholesale electricity markets, setting a suitable tariff is not easy. The problem is compounded as costs change with time.

Wind Economics: Installed costs to fall from last year's peak

Wind Economics: Installed costs to fall from last year's peak

EUROPE: After a period of some uncertainty, offshore wind costs are now moving downwards. The EU/FOWIND's Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment suggests that installed costs of offshore wind peaked at just under €4,000/kW in 2014 and are now falling.


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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated 5 February 2016

Project NameCountryCapacityDeveloper/OwnerAnnouncementDate reported
Wikinger Germany 350MW Iberdrola Foundation installation scheduled 05-Feb-16
Wikinger Germany 350MW Iberdrola Project support contract awarded 05-Feb-16
Amrumbank West Germany 302MW E.on Project inauguration 05-Feb-16
Lynn&Inner Dowsing UK 194MW GIB, Blackrock Project acquisition 05-Feb-16
Walney 2 UK 183.6MW Dong Energy Cable fault 04-Feb-16
Westermost Rough UK 210MW Dong Energy, GIB, Marubeni Corporation Offshore transmission assets sale 04-Feb-16
Hornsea 1 UK 1.2GW Dong Energy Foundation type declared 04-Feb-16
Hywind Scotland UK 30MW Statoil Cable supplier contract 03-Feb-16
Hornsea 1 UK 1.2GW Dong Energy Final investment decision 03-Feb-16
Sandbank Germany 288MW Vattenfall Foundation installation near completion, turbine installation scheduled 01-Feb-16
Galloper UK 336MW RWE Innogy Electrical system provider selected 28-Jan-16
Tahkoluoto demo Finland 40MW Suomen Hyštytuuli Oy Turbine supplier selected 27-Jan-16
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Latest special reports

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

EUROPE: Windpower Offshore looks at the major players in Europe that are leading the way in the offshore market.

Subsea O&M - Special Report 2014

Subsea O&M - Special Report 2014

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Offshore looks at maintenance work below the water required to keep offshore wind farms running efficiently, with a focus on skills and equipment.

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