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German adds 818MW offshore in 2016

German adds 818MW offshore in 2016

GERMANY: With 156 new turbines totalling 818MW feeding into the network in 2016, Germany's offshore wind fleet grew to 947 turbines with, in all, 4,108MW at the end of the year.

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Wobben patent appeal rejected

Wobben patent appeal rejected

UK: The UK Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim by Wobben Properties in a patent infringement dispute over storm control technology.

Russia's first offshore site planned for White Sea

Russia's first offshore site planned for White Sea

RUSSIA: The country's first offshore wind power plant is set to be built in the White Sea, near the town of Kem, northwest Russia, according to a recent agreement.

Masdar takes Hywind Scotland stake

Masdar takes Hywind Scotland stake

UK: United Arab Emirates-based renewable energy firm Masdar has acquired a 25% stake in the UK's first floating offshore wind project.

North Carolina auction date set

North Carolina auction date set

UNITED STATES: The US Department of Interior (DOI) has announced the next federal offshore wind lease auction will take place on 16 March, with nine companies qualified to bid.

Absorbing consenting costs a 'gamechanger' in UK offshore

Absorbing consenting costs a 'gamechanger' in UK offshore

UK: Government adviser the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) believes the UK can reduce offshore wind costs further by absorbing consenting costs and a greater focus should be placed on floating foundations.

SB Energy sells stake in offshore joint venture

SB Energy sells stake in offshore joint venture

JAPAN: SB Energy has sold its share in an offshore wind power project located in Ibaraki prefecture, due to differences of opinion between the three partners.


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Jack-up load-up at Danish offshore hub

Jack-up load-up at Danish offshore hub

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.

Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

Exclusive: Offshore wind's new colossus

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.

Ten of the biggest turbines

Ten of the biggest turbines

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.

America's offshore champion

America's offshore champion

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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