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SGRE drops Adwen 8MW turbine

SGRE drops Adwen 8MW turbine

FRANCE: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is discontinuing manufacturing of the offshore Adwen AD8 turbine to focus on just one 8MW model.

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First V164 installed at Blyth test site

First V164 installed at Blyth test site

UK: The first 8.3MW turbine has been installed at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator site 6.5 kilometres off the coast of northeast England.

Final turbine installed at Rampion

Final turbine installed at Rampion

UK: The last of 116 turbines has been installed at E.on's 400MW Rampion wind farm located 13 kilometres off the coast of southern England.

Triton Knoll selects MHI Vestas 9.5MW

Triton Knoll selects MHI Vestas 9.5MW

UK: German developer Innogy has chosen to use MHI Vestas' V164-9.5MW turbine for its CfD-support-winning Triton Knoll offshore project.

UMaine floating platform design passes review

UMaine floating platform design passes review

UNITED STATES: Regulators have approved the design for the University of Maine's (UMaine) floating offshore wind platform demonstration.

Sif signs Taiwan cooperation agreement

Sif signs Taiwan cooperation agreement

TAIWAN: Monopiles specialist Sif Group has signed a letter of intent with Taiwanese firm Century Wind Power to examine opportunities to supply foundations to the country's burgeoning offshore wind market.

Auction transition 'generally beneficial', but consultants lower capacity outlook

Auction transition 'generally beneficial', but consultants lower capacity outlook

WORLDWIDE: The proliferation of auction mechanisms in the global wind industry has caused consultants to downgrade their outlook for the sector to 2026.

Dong forms Canadian offshore partnership

Dong forms Canadian offshore partnership

CANADA: Dong Energy has signed a letter of intent with the NaiKun Wind Energy Group to develop the Haida Energy Field offshore wind project off British Columbia.

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Buckling up for the ladder climb

Buckling up for the ladder climb

UK: Technicians for offshore services supplier CWind, now part of Global Marine Systems, prepare to service one of the MHI Vestas 3.0MW turbines at E.on's Humber Gateway project off eastern England

WindEconomics: Longer contracts bring lower prices

WindEconomics: Longer contracts bring lower prices

EUROPE: The zero-subsidy German offshore wind farms discussed in the July issue will be commissioned in 2024, by which time offshore-wind prices are likely to have come down and wholesale electricity prices are likely to have gone up.

Filling foundations with rocks to cope with floating ice

Filling foundations with rocks to cope with floating ice

FINLAND: Offshore on ice Turbine installation has been completed at the 40MW Tahkoluoto project off Pori, south-west Finland.

Shipping out to Scotland

Shipping out to Scotland

NORWAY/UK:The first commercial floating wind project is close to reality with the turbines mounted on their foundations in Norway and the tugboats ready for the voyage to Scotland.

Attacks on offshore continue

Attacks on offshore continue

FRANCE: France's fledgling offshore industry is facing yet more delays as opponents continue to challenge projects. So far, six projects are in the permitting process and a further three are planned in French waters.

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.


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