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ORE Catapult partnership to investigate longer blades

ORE Catapult partnership to investigate longer blades

UK: The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has signed a £2.3 billion research partnership with the University of Bristol to look at building blades for the 13-15MW turbine generation.

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STX offers modular offshore substations

STX offers modular offshore substations

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.

Senvion launches Italian offshore wind

Senvion launches Italian offshore wind

ITALY: Senvion will supply the Mediterranean's first offshore wind project, a 30MW development located in front of Taranto harbour in the Apulia region in southern Italy.

DCNS floater approved by Bureau Veritas

DCNS floater approved by Bureau Veritas

FRANCE: Certification agency Bureau Veritas has granted design approval to DCNS Energies for its semi-submersible floating foundation.

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Atkins wins Chinese design contract

Atkins wins Chinese design contract

CHINA: UK-based engineering consultancy Atkins has won a contract to design a substation platform for SPIC's 300MW Binhai South offshore wind project.

MHI Vestas charters specialist transport vessel

MHI Vestas charters specialist transport vessel

DENMARK: Manufacturer MHI Vestas has chartered a large vessel from United Wind Logistics (UWL) and has commenced shipping components for the Walney Extension West project in the UK.

Adwen restructures for uncertain future

Adwen restructures for uncertain future

FRANCE: A restructuring programme has started at offshore manufacturer Adwen, with CEO Luis Alvarez set to leave, and questions remaining unanswered over its future operations.

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Enbridge acquires Albatros stake

Enbridge acquires Albatros stake

GERMANY: Canadian energy firm Enbridge has expanded its European offshore wind portfolio by acquiring a 49.89% stake in EnBW's Albatros project in the North Sea.

LM completes Hitachi 5.2MW blade tests

LM completes Hitachi 5.2MW blade tests

JAPAN: Danish blade manufacturer LM Wind Power has installed and tested the blades on Hitachi's 5.2MW prototype offshore wind turbine at an onshore site in Japan.

OWE 2017: Senvion keeps tight-lipped on 10MW turbine

OWE 2017: Senvion keeps tight-lipped on 10MW turbine

UK: Having let slip that it was working on a 10MW-plus offshore turbine at the AWEA conference in May, Senvion has declined to provide any further details at the London offshore event.

OWE 2017: US ready for rapid offshore deployment

OWE 2017: US ready for rapid offshore deployment

UK: The US offshore wind market has been slow to get started, but the right conditions are now in place for rapid progress, according to Jose Zayas, director of the wind energy technologies office at the US Department of Energy.


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UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

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.

'Still some milestones ahead'

'Still some milestones ahead'

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.

It's hammer time

It's hammer time

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.

Fighting for wind

Fighting for wind

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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