US/GERMANY: Manufacturer Senvion has said it will give details on a new 10MW+ offshore wind turbine at the WindEurope Offshore Wind event in London next month.
UK: A scarecrow model installed on an offshore wind turbine designed to stop bird droppings has had "astonishing" results.
FRANCE: Regulator CRE has prequalified ten candidates for the 250-750MW fixed-foundation project off Dunkirk, according to news agency Agence France Presse (AFP).
NORWAY: Technology firm Blueye Robotics has revealed a new underwater drone, which could be used for cable surveys and inspections.
GUERNSEY: An early study of the potential of offshore wind around the small channel island has backed plans for a "modest" 30MW project.
UK: The first of 56 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 turbines has been installed at the 332MW Galloper project off England's south-east coast.
UK: Dong Energy's 258MW Burbo Bank Extension, the first offshore project to deploy the MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW turbine, was officially inaugurated on 17 May, at a ceremony in Liverpool.
SCOTLAND: A court has backed the Scottish government's decision to back the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.
EUROPE: Advisory firm DNV GL is launching a joint industry project (JIP) to improve offshore wind site condition assessments, inviting industry partners to contribute.
- Tue 23 May 2017 - Wed 24 May 2017
- Victoria - 1 Drummond Gate, Pimlico, London, SW1V 2QQ
- Tue 13 Jun 2017 - Wed 14 Jun 2017
- etc.venues, Prospero House, London, UK
- Tue 19 Sep 2017 - Thu 21 Sep 2017
- DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Market Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
- Tue 10 Oct 2017 - Thu 12 Oct 2017
- Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
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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