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Developers looking to sell French sites

Developers looking to sell French sites

FRANCE: Engie and EDPR are reportedly seeking to reduce their holdings in the Dieppe Le-Treport and Les Iles d'Yeu et Noirmoutier projects, each 496MW.

UK completes sale of Green Investment Bank

UK completes sale of Green Investment Bank

UK: The sale of the government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) to a consortium led by Australian investment firm Macquarie for £2.3 billion (€2.75 billion) was finalised today (18 August).

Boskalis acquires surveyor Gardline

Boskalis acquires surveyor Gardline

NETHERLANDS: Marine contractors Royal Boskalis Westminster has bought a survey group that recently won contracts for more than £6 million (€6.6 million) worth of pre-construction work at the East Anglia offshore wind project cluster.

Greencoat acquires 90MW portfolio

Greencoat acquires 90MW portfolio

UK: Greencoat has bought the North Hoyle and Slieve Divena wind farms from JP Morgan asset management for approximately £105 million (€115.5 million).

Offshore boosts Senvion revenues amid onshore fall

Offshore boosts Senvion revenues amid onshore fall

GERMANY: Senvion said its revenue of €829.6 million, a fall of 4.6% year-on-year, was in line with expectations.

Forewind splits Dogger Bank zone

Forewind splits Dogger Bank zone

UK: The Forewind consortium has decided to go its separate ways, splitting the four projects between the three members.

In depth

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.

'Still some milestones ahead'

UK: Bigger turbines and the creation of a local supply chain are raising expectations for the future of offshore wind in the UK. The next step could be looking at export potential.

EXPERT: How Dong achieved a landmark strike price

NETHERLANDS: The announcement of the Borselle auction results was greeted by the offshore wind industry with a mixture of astonishment, delight, and (from competitors) a little concern. Dong Energy had beaten the €100/MWh levelised cost of energy (LCOE) barrier well ahead of schedule.

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.

Analysis: Trillium alleges Ontario destroyed documents in lawsuit

CANADA: Offshore wind developer Trillium Wind Power is claiming the Ontario government knowingly destroyed documents related to a C$500 million lawsuit against the province. The suit stems from Ontario's 2011 moratorium on offshore wind development in the Great Lakes.

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