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Gallery: Popcorn 'acts as oil' in emergency exercise

GERMANY: Dong Energy carried out an emergency exercise at its recently completed 312MW Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore project, where popcorn was used to simulate an oil spill

Offshore wind vital to help UK reach carbon target

UK: Considerable volumes of offshore wind will be needed to reach UK's carbon target, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in its fifth carbon budget for 2028-2032.

Lack of ambition threatens French offshore sector

FRANCE: The industry is concerned by the unambitious government targets for offshore wind's part in sourcing 40% of electricity from renewables by 2030.

Statoil selects anchor contract for Hywind Scotland

UK: Scottish engineering firm Isleburn has won the contract to provide suction anchors to Statoil's 30MW Hywind Scotland project.

Anholt restarts power production

DENMARK: Dong Energy's 400MW Anholt offshore project is producing power again following the repair to sections of the export cable, transmission operator confirmed.

Offshore Project Progress - 20 November

WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from the German Veja Mate site, the US' first offshore wind project and four sites surrounding the UK, including ScottishPower Renewables' East Anglia zone.

UK to hold three CfD auctions by 2020

UK: The UK will hold three more contracts for difference (CfD) auctions to support offshore wind projects by 2020, as long as the industry can meet cost reduction targets, the government has announced.

EWEA 2015: Siemens to use roll-on, roll-off process for components

FRANCE: Siemens has unveiled a logistics solution to link its European factories, including a long-term contract with Deugro Danmark and a "roll-on roll-off" process.

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Last updated 27 November 2015

Project NameCountryCapacityDeveloper/OwnerAnnouncementDate reported
Hywind Scotland UK 30MW Statoil Anchor supplier selected 25-Nov-15
Anholt Denmark 400MW Dong Energy Cable repair complete 24-Nov-15
Kriegers Flak Denmark 600MW - Preliminary tender conditions published 23-Nov-15
Dudgeon UK 400MW Statkraft, Statoil, Masdar Electrical infrastructure contractor selected 23-Nov-15
East Anglia One UK 714MW ScottishPower Renewables Base port selected 19-Nov-15
Galloper UK 336MW RWE Innogy Base port selected 19-Nov-15
East Anglia Three UK 1.2GW ScottishPower Renewables Planning application submitted 18-Nov-15
Veja Mate Germany 402MW Highland Group Holdings Foundation installation vessel charter 17-Nov-15
Galloper UK 336MW RWE Innogy Turbine installation vessel charter 16-Nov-15
Bay State Wind USA 1GW Dong Energy Project name change 11-Nov-15
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