UK: Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon has called on the UK government to increase its support in offshore wind and pledge long-term commitment.
United Kingdom ESS wins Cainthess transmission deal
United Kingdom Offshore cost of energy drops 11%
Belgium Nemo interconnector to go ahead
Denmark Vattenfall wins Horns Rev 3
United Kingdom Two UK offshore projects win CfD support
Netherlands Palfinger wins Gemini crane order
United Kingdom VolkaInfra wins Burbo Bank Extension contract
United Kingdom First power from Humber Gateway
EUROPE: Europe's offshore wind developers now have a increasingly wide range of supersize turbines to choose from as projects become larger and further from shore. Eize de Vries compares and contrasts the turbines of 5MW and over that are suitable for this market.
GERMANY: Europe's second-biggest offshore market expects to add 2GW more this year, mainly in the North Sea.
FRANCE: The French government is reviewing the latest tender and updating legal procedures to encourage competition, speed up deployment and cut costs
BELGIUM: A long-awaited grid upgrade will enable 1.4GW of stalled projects to proceed and start construction from next year.
Windpower Offshore Events
Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 26 February 2015
|Project Name||Country||MW||Developer||Announcement||Date reported|
|East Anglia One||UK||714MW||Scottish Renewables, Dong Energy||Government subsidy award||26-Feb-15|
|Neart Na Gaoithe||UK||448MW||Mainstream Renewable Power||Government subsidy award||26-Feb-15|
|Gemini||Netherlands||600MW||Northland Power||Crane supplier||25-Feb-15|
|Burbo Bank Extension||UK||256MW||Dong Energy||Onshore cable contract||25-Feb-15|
|Humber Gateway||UK||219MW||E.On||First power transmitted, cabling completed||24-Feb-15|
|Anholt||Denmark||400MW||Dong Energy||Cable failure||23-Feb-15|
|Nordergrunde||Germany||111MW||wpd||Turbine purchase deal, supplier contracts||23-Feb-15|
|Hornsea 2||UK||1.8GW||Smart Wind||Application accepted for consideration||20-Feb-15|
|Eneco Luchterduinen||Netherlands||129MW||Eneco||Substation installed||20-Feb-15|
|Westermost Rough||UK||210MW||Dong Energy||Wind measuring radar system to be installed||20-Feb-15|
|West of Duddon Sands||UK||389MW||Scottish Renewables, Dong Energy||Met mast O&M deal||20-Feb-15|
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