GERMANY: A group of wind organisations has called for the cap on offshore installations to be increased as the total fleet grew by 626MW in H1 2017.
UK: Polish firm Tele-Fonika Kable (TFKable) has acquired British subsea cable manufacturer JDR Cables.
GERMANY: Transmission specialist Siemens will provide the platform and technology for the 900MW DolWin6 offshore wind link in the North Sea.
UK: Dong Energy and Siemens-Gamesa Renewable Energy are linking up with British academic research centres to advance technological progress and cut the costs of offshore wind-generated electricity.
UK: EDF Energy Renewables has started floating the five gravity-base foundations out to its 41.5MW Blyth demonstration project site off north-east England.
UNITED STATES: Dominion Energy Virginia is continuing the development of its Virgina offshore wind project, but with Dong Energy now acting as a strategic partner and contractor.
UK: French firm Engie has agreed to buy a 23% stake in the 1.1GW Moray Firth offshore wind project, planned for a site off north-east Scotland, for £21 million (€18.5 million).
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DENMARK: The world's leading offshore developer and a Danish recycling company have found a novel way to divert decommissioned turbine blades from landfill and reduce CO2 emissions in the process.
GERMANY: Senvion is adapting its 3MW platform for offshore deployment in the Mediterranean, and is likely to develop an 11-12MW range turbine with a rotor diameter close to 200 metres.
UK: Confidence was high in London for Europe's biggest offshore event the year. Political opposition is fading as fast as costs are falling, and the industry is looking forward to sustained growth.
FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.
UK: Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension is the first project to be commissioned after winning support in the UK's initial contracts for difference tender in 2014. David Milborrow looks at the balance sheet for this new round of offshore wind farms.
UK: Bigger turbines and the creation of a local supply chain are raising expectations for the future of offshore wind in the UK. The next step could be looking at export potential.
NETHERLANDS: Dutch company Fistuca is about to begin testing a radical new piledriver for offshore monopile foundations that aims to cut noise and installation costs.
WORLDWIDE: Following his tenth anniversary as secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer reflects on the progress wind power has made and its hopes and expectations for the future in conversation with David Weston.
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