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Windstream takes legal action over unpaid damages

CANADA: Windstream Energy LLC is going to court to try to collect the C$28 million ($21.3 million) it was awarded after an Ontario offshore wind moratorium put its C$5.2 billion ($4 billion) feed-in tariff (FiT) contract for the 300MW Wolfe Island Shoals in Lake Ontario project on hold.

LM to open new French blade site

FRANCE: GE's newly acquired blade manufacturer LM Wind Power will open a new factory in northwest France to serve the offshore wind market.

France launches 750MW Dunkirk tender

FRANCE: The French government has launched the tender for a 250-750MW offshore wind project off Dunkirk, northern France.

EnBW completes financing for 497MW Hohe See

GERMANY: Developer EnBW has given its final investment decision on the 497MW Hohe See offshore wind project in the North Sea, as Canadian energy firm Enbridge acquires a 49.9% stake.

JDR Cables named preferred supplier in Maryland

UNITED STATES: UK firm JDR Cables has been appointed preferred supplier by developer US Wind for its 750MW Maryland offshore wind project, if the site is permitted.

Offshore provides 21% of UK infrastructure value

UK: More than 20% of the entire UK's infrastructure construction contract value in 2016 came from the offshore wind industry, new research from market analyst Barbour API has found.

Phased-project cap set for second UK auction

UK: Framework rules for the UK's second contracts for difference (CfD) auction, set to open in April, states projects to be completed in phased developments must not exceed 1.5GW.

Block Island turbine repaired

UNITED STATES: All of Deepwater Wind's five-turbine 30MW Block Island project is now operating fully off Rhode Island.


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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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