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Offshore wind 'no longer expensive' says WindEurope

Offshore wind 'no longer expensive' says WindEurope

EUROPE: The rapid fall in offshore prices has left European politicians behind the curve, the head of trade body WindEurope has said.

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Environmental approval for Baltyk Srodkowy 2

Environmental approval for Baltyk Srodkowy 2

POLAND: Developer Polenergia has obtained environmental approval for its 600MW Baltyk Srodkowy 2 offshore project.

Dong confident German projects can 'create value'

Dong confident German projects can 'create value'

DENMARK: Speaking after Dong Energy reported a 53% fall in earnings, CFO Marianne Wiinholt is confident the developer's zero-subsidy German offshore projects will "create value".

Ontario pays delayed Windstream damages

Ontario pays delayed Windstream damages

CANADA: The Ontario government has finally paid more than C$28 million (US$21 million) owed to US firm Windstream Energy in a dispute over an offshore wind project.

Macquarie acquires GIB for £2.3bn

Macquarie acquires GIB for £2.3bn

UK: A consortium led by Australian investment firm Macquarie has agreed to buy the UK government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) for £2.3 billion (€2.75 billion).

Belgian modular offshore grid gets go-ahead

Belgian modular offshore grid gets go-ahead

BELGIUM: Transmission operator Elia will build the planned modular offshore grid (MOG) to deliver offshore wind power to the onshore grid from four projects.

UK court blocks judicial review of GIB sell-off

UK court blocks judicial review of GIB sell-off

UK: A last-ditch attempt to derail the sell-off of the state-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB), reportedly to Australian banking investor Macquarie Group, has been thrown out in the High Court.


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Jack-up load-up at Danish offshore hub

Jack-up load-up at Danish offshore hub

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.

Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

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.

Ten of the biggest turbines

Ten of the biggest turbines

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.

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.


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