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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

PNE receives Gode Wind 3 planning permit

GERMANY: Developer PNE Wind has been awarded planning permission for its Gode Wind 3 offshore wind project, meaning its sale to Dong Energy can be completed.


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Last updated 10 June 2016

Project NameCountryCapacityDeveloper/OwnerAnnouncementDate 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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