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Onshore developers warn against offshore support plans

SWEDEN: A group of Swedish onshore wind companies and landowners have warned against offshore wind being offered special treatment when the country's support system is reformed.

Dong completes monopile testing programme

UK: Dong Energy, in partnership with Oxford University and the Carbon Trust's offshore wind accelerator programme, has completed testing of monopile designs with a view to reduce costs.

Anholt cable replacement delayed

DENMARK: The replacement of two parts of the Anholt export cable has been delayed following an error in production, operator Energinet.dk said.

Offshore Project Progress - 28 August

EUROPE: Recent updates from sites around the UK, France's planned 498MW Fecamp development, and the 14 year old Yttre Stengrund project in Sweden.

Gallery: Installing and removing Universal Foundation's mono-buckets

DENMARK: Universal Foundation's (UF) mono-bucket foundation is set to be installed at the 18MW Icebreaker project in the US, but the design itself has been used in the offshore industry for some years.

Geotechnical surveys begin at Lake Erie

UNITED STATES: Soil analysis testing has started at the 18MW Icebreaker offshore project in Lake Erie, Ohio.

Nordex 6MW offshore design available for sale

GERMANY: Nordex will consider offers for the designs of its shelved 6MW turbine designs, which were stopped when the company pulled out of offshore in 2012.

MHI Vestas contract for Borkum Riffgrund 2 finalised

GERMANY: Dong Energy has signed the deal to purchase MHI Vestas V164-8MW turbines for the 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm.

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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated 14 August 2015

Project NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Humber Gateway UK 219MW E.on O&M software supply deal 13-Aug-15
Barrow UK 90MW Dong Energy Substation refurbishment contract 12-Aug-15
Courseulles-sur-Mer France 450MW Eolien Maritime France Public consultation begins 11-Aug-15
Saint-Nazaire France 480MW Eolien Maritime France Public consultation begins 11-Aug-15
London Array UK 630MW London Array Ltd O&M vessel charter 11-Aug-15
Kentish Flats Extension UK 49.5MW Vattenfall Turbine installation completed 10-Aug-15
Gode Wind Germany 582MW Dong Energy Turbine installation begins 10-Aug-15
Teesside C&D UK 2.4GW Forewind Project abandoned 07-Aug-15
Humber Gateway UK 219MW E.on Fully operational 05-Aug-15
Teeside A&B UK 2.4GW Forewind Government approval 05-Aug-15
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