CANADA: Windstream Energy LLC is going to court to try to collect the C$28 million ($21.3 million) it was awarded after an Ontario offshore wind moratorium put its C$5.2 billion ($4 billion) feed-in tariff (FiT) contract for the 300MW Wolfe Island Shoals in Lake Ontario project on hold.
FRANCE: GE's newly acquired blade manufacturer LM Wind Power will open a new factory in northwest France to serve the offshore wind market.
FRANCE: The French government has launched the tender for a 250-750MW offshore wind project off Dunkirk, northern France.
GERMANY: Developer EnBW has given its final investment decision on the 497MW Hohe See offshore wind project in the North Sea, as Canadian energy firm Enbridge acquires a 49.9% stake.
UNITED STATES: UK firm JDR Cables has been appointed preferred supplier by developer US Wind for its 750MW Maryland offshore wind project, if the site is permitted.
UK: More than 20% of the entire UK's infrastructure construction contract value in 2016 came from the offshore wind industry, new research from market analyst Barbour API has found.
UK: Framework rules for the UK's second contracts for difference (CfD) auction, set to open in April, states projects to be completed in phased developments must not exceed 1.5GW.
DENMARK: A busy day for Europe's offshore wind industry at Esbjerg Port in Denmark, with no fewer than seven jack-up vessels in harbour, loading up with turbine towers, nacelles, blades and rotor hubs.
GERMANY: Winergy's gearbox for the 8MW Adwen offshore turbine is the largest and, in terms of input torque, the most highly rated yet seen. Eize de Vries was granted exclusive access to the unit and its production facilities ahead of its unveiling at WindEnergy Hamburg on 27 September.
WORLDWIDE: We have omitted some of the large turbines where progress has stalled, such as the 7MW Samsung and MHI Sea Angel machines, but the ten turbines described here are either in production or scheduled to start soon.
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.
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