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A2Sea to install Burbo Bank Extension

UK: Vessels provider A2Sea has been awarded the turbine installation contract by Dong Energy for the 258MW Burbo Bank Extension in the Irish Sea.

Dominion's Virginia pilot delayed

UNITED STATES: Dominion Virginia Power said it "remains committed" to developing an offshore project in Virginia, despite having to postpone its 12MW pilot project.

Offshore project progress - 24 April

EUROPE: Recent updates from Principle Power's WindFloat project, Nordergrunde, Borkum West 2, and three UK projects.

Gallery: Inside Alstom's Saint Nazaire facility

FRANCE: Alstom opened its new factory in France in December, where it will make its 6MW Haliade offshore turbine.

Administrators to sell Reef Subsea plough

UK: A subsea plough owned by Reef Subsea UK is to be auctioned off after the firm entered administration last month.

WindFloat passes state aid test

PORTUGAL: The European Commission has approved government support for the WindFloat project, as part of an ocean energy scheme in Portugal.

Hornsea 1 seabed survey completed

UK: One of the industry's largest seabed surveys has been completed at Dong Energy's 1.2GW Hornsea 1 project in the North Sea

Offshore project progress - Wednesday 22 April 2015

WORLDWIDE: Recent updates from two of Dong Energy's UK projects, the US, Azerbaijan, Italy, and the Westermeerwind project in the Netherlands.

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Last updated 23 April 2015

Project NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Borkum West 2 Germany 200MW Trianel Half of turbines grid connected 23-Apr-15
Nordergrunde Germany 111MW wpd Ordnance clearance contract 23-Apr-15
Hornsea Project One UK 1.2GW Dong Energy Geotechnical survey complete 23-Apr-15
Hornsea Project Two UK 1.8GW Smart Wind Interested parties registration close 23-Apr-15
Gargano Sud Italy 340MW wpd Project placed on hold 22-Apr-15
Westermeerwind Netherlands 144MW Westermeerwind BV Half of foundations installed 22-Apr-15
Race Bank UK 580MW Dong Energy Cable installation vessel selected 21-Apr-15
Burbo Bank Extension UK 256MW Dong Energy Cable installation contractor selected 21-Apr-15
Thornton Bank Belgium 295MW C-Power Consortium Maintenance vessel deployment 17-Apr-15
Mermaid Belgium 266MW THV Mermaid Environmental permit approved 17-Apr-15
EnBW Baltic 2 Germany 288MW EnBW Turbine installation two-thirds complete 17-Apr-15
Gwynt y Mor UK 576MW RWE Innogy Crew transfer vessel charter 16-Apr-15
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