Germany John Laing enters offshore wind
United States BOEM seeks interest for California site
United Kingdom UK gives 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two green light
United Kingdom ORE carries out onsite erosion research
United States US to auction North Carolina site
United Kingdom Dong scraps Humber plans
United Kingdom UK bird charity calls on renewables priority
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.
FRANCE: Although France is yet to install its first offshore turbine, the government has identified four zones for floating wind energy pilot projects and is hoping these will help turn the country into a leader of this nascent technology.
EUROPE: For technologies such as offshore wind, which cannot yet compete in wholesale electricity markets, setting a suitable tariff is not easy. The problem is compounded as costs change with time.
Windpower Offshore Events
Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 10 June 2016
|Project Name||Country||Capacity||Developer/Owner||Announcement||Date reported|
|Horns Rev 3||Denmark||400MW||Vattenfall||A2Sea vessel charter||09-Jun-16|
|Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Site||UK||99.9MW||EDF Energy Renewables||VBMS cable contract||08-Jun-16|
|Deutsche Bucht||Germany||252MW||Highland Group Holdings||Development agreement with Van Oord||07-Jun-16|
|Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Site||UK||99.9MW||EDF Energy Renewables||Turbine contracted awarded to MHI Vestas||07-Jun-16|
|Kentish Flats Extension||UK||49.5MW||Vattenfall||Project inauguration||06-Jun-16|
|Dudgeon||UK||402MW||Statoil, Statkraft, Masdar||One-third of foundations installed||03-Jun-16|
|Horns Rev 3||Denmark||400MW||Vattenfall||Conditional agreement with MHI Vestas||02-Jun-16|
|Horns Rev 3||Denmark||400MW||Vattenfall||Final investment decision||02-Jun-16|
|Burbo Bank Extension||UK||258MW||Dong Energy||Substation topside loadout||31-May-16|
|Saint George's Bay||Canada||180MW||Beothuk Energy||Site assessment contracts||31-May-16|
|Tahkuluoto||Finland||40MW||Suomen Hyotytuuli||Dredging work commences||31-May-16|
|Kriegers Flak||Denmark||400MW||Energinet.dk||Substation EPC contract with Hollandia Offshore||31-May-16|
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