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CIP acquires US offshore project

UNITED STATES: Infrastructure fund management firm Copenhagen Infrastrcutre Partners (CIP) has acquired 100% of OffshoreMW from US private equity firm Blackstone.

Competitive dialogue takes shape

FRANCE: The government has issued a decree allowing the use of "competitive dialogue" when tendering offshore wind power projects.

Crisis management

WORLDWIDE: Knowing what to do in an emergency - and working to prevent it from happening in the first place - is a legal requirement for offshore wind staff and could save lives.

Offshore Project Progress - 19 August

WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from two developments in Germany, plus news of the installation of the first offshore project in the US.

John Laing enters offshore wind

GERMANY: UK infrastructure group John Laing has acquired a 30% stake in Wpd's 111MW Nordergr√ľnde offshore wind project in Germany's North Sea.

BOEM seeks interest for California site

UNITED STATES: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in the US has issued a call for interest for the proposed Morro Bay project off California.

UK gives 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two green light

UK: The UK government has given its approval to Dong Energy's 1.8GW Hornsea Project Two site -- set to become the world's largest offshore project.

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ORE carries out onsite erosion research

UK: ORE Catapult, RES and Centrica have completed a leading-edge erosion research programme, which found predictive maintenance could increase annual production by up to 2%.


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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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