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Path cleared for Scottish offshore projects

Path cleared for Scottish offshore projects

UK: A court in Scotland has refused the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds' request to challenge a decision backing 2.3GW of offshore wind capacity.

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Calls for offshore cap increase

Calls for offshore cap increase

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.

JDR Cables acquired by Polish wire producer

JDR Cables acquired by Polish wire producer

UK: Polish firm Tele-Fonika Kable (TFKable) has acquired British subsea cable manufacturer JDR Cables.

Siemens to build DolWin6

Siemens to build DolWin6

GERMANY: Transmission specialist Siemens will provide the platform and technology for the 900MW DolWin6 offshore wind link in the North Sea.

Government support for offshore research

Government support for offshore research

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.

Blyth foundations begin float-out

Blyth foundations begin float-out

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.

Dong and Dominion to partner at Virginia project

Dong and Dominion to partner at Virginia project

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.

Engie to buy 1.1GW Moray stake

Engie to buy 1.1GW Moray stake

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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From powering homes to shielding them from noise

From powering homes to shielding them from noise

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.

Windtech: Senvion stretches up and down offshore

Windtech: Senvion stretches up and down offshore

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.

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

Industry optimistic over offshore's future

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.

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.

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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