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Borssele consortium seeks more investors

NETHERLANDS: The consortium behind the Borssele III / IV offshore wind project, comprising Eneco, Shell, Mitsubishi-subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe, and Van Oord, is seeking further investment for the 700MW offshore project.

ORE Catapult partnership to investigate longer blades

UK: The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has signed a £2.3 billion research partnership with the University of Bristol to look at building blades for the 13-15MW turbine generation.

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STX offers modular offshore substations

FRANCE: Maritime construction group STX France has launched a new modular design for offshore substations it said could cut energy costs by reducing delivery times, capital expenditure and operational costs.

Senvion launches Italian offshore wind

ITALY: Senvion will supply the Mediterranean's first offshore wind project, a 30MW development located in front of Taranto harbour in the Apulia region in southern Italy.

DCNS floater approved by Bureau Veritas

FRANCE: Certification agency Bureau Veritas has granted design approval to DCNS Energies for its semi-submersible floating foundation.

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Atkins wins Chinese design contract

CHINA: UK-based engineering consultancy Atkins has won a contract to design a substation platform for SPIC's 300MW Binhai South offshore wind project.

MHI Vestas charters specialist transport vessel

DENMARK: Manufacturer MHI Vestas has chartered a large vessel from United Wind Logistics (UWL) and has commenced shipping components for the Walney Extension West project in the UK.

Adwen restructures for uncertain future

FRANCE: A restructuring programme has started at offshore manufacturer Adwen, with CEO Luis Alvarez set to leave, and questions remaining unanswered over its future operations.

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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

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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