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China A Goldwind nacelle being installed at Rudong nearshore wind farm

Analysis: Is China's FIT scheme designed to fail?

CHINA: In June China's National Energy Administration (NEA) published its long-awaited offshore wind power feed-in tariff (FIT) -- CNY 850/MWh ($130) for offshore wind and CNY 750/MWh for intertidal installations.

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United States Long distance… Deepwater Wind has commissioned jack-up vessel BoldTern from Europe for installation work on Block Island because no US vessels are suitable

US moves closer to building first offshore projects

UNITED STATES: Offshore wind is, at last, firmly on the US renewable-energy agenda, with a number of projects finally looking likely to shift from the drawing board and into the waters. But, America's offshore pioneers are not ready to pop the champagne corks just yet.

Japan Pilot… Fukushima floating turbine has started operating

Japanese government boosts confidence in offshore wind

JAPAN: The rate of progress in Japan's offshore wind sector has been distinctly sluggish so far, but potential developers have been encouraged by recent government pronouncements.

India Challenge… Port handlingcapacity could pose a problem for offshore development in India

Dipping a toe in the Indian Ocean

INDIA India is getting serious about exploiting the offshore wind resources on its southern and western coasts, importing European know-how and technological resources to kickstart its nascent sector.

China First wave… The inter-tidal Jiangsu Rudon demonstration project came online in 2012 (pic: Siemens)

China aims for the global top spot

CHINA: After several years of uncertainty and stagnation, China's offshore wind sector looks set to take off. An immensely ambitious target of installing 30GW of offshore wind by the end of the decade is probably beyond reach, but there seems little doubt that China is gearing up for serious commitment to the sector.

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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated  25 July 2014

NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Gwynt y Mor UK 576MW Dong Vessel update 23-Jul-14
DolWin Beta Germany 924MW Aibel Platform transport 22-Jul-14
Butendiek Germany 288MW WPD Foundation installation 22-Jul-14
Dogger Bank UK 1.2GW Forewind Consent meetings 21-Jul-14
Nordsee Ost Germany 295MW RWE Substation installed 21-Jul-14
Baltic 2 Germany 288MW EnBW Onshore contruction 21-Jul-14
Gode Wind 2 Germany 252MW Dong Project sale 18-Jul-14
Gwynt y Mor UK 576MW Dong Completion delay 18-Jul-14
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Global Offshore - Special Report 2014

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Offshore looks at the countries outside Europe that are progressing towards installing turbines off their coasts; plus we examine ways to reduce the cost of offshore wind.

Vessels & Access - Special Report 2014

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Offshore looks at the latest developments in purpose-built vessels and transfer technology for crew and parts as well as the challenges faced by the supply chain as projects increase in size and move further from shore.

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Brazil Wind Power 2014

  • Tue 26 Aug 2014 - Thu 28 Aug 2014
  • Sulamérica Convention Center, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Blade Inspection, Damage And Repair 2014

  • Wed 10 Sep 2014 - Thu 11 Sep 2014

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  • Tue 23 Sep 2014 - Fri 26 Sep 2014
  • Hamburg, Germany.

Wind Contract Risk Management In Offshore Wind Construction: Europe

  • Tue 30 Sep 2014 - Wed 1 Oct 2014
  • Hamburg, Germany