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Offshore Project Progress - 27 June

EUROPE: Recent project updates from Vattenfall's 400MW Horns Rev 3 site in Denmark, SSE's 558MW Beatrice development and Dong Energy's final investment decision at Borkum Riffgrund 2 project.

UK wind faces up to future outside EU

UK: The future of wind power in the UK was thrown into further doubt after the country voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June.

Subsea specialists sign strategic alliance

UK: Cable supplier JDR has signed a framework agreement with Bibby Offshore, specialists in subsea construction, inspection and maintenance services.

RES looks to South Korea for offshore growth

SOUTH KOREA: RES and Dohwa Engineering have signed a memorandum of onderstanding (MoU) to cooperate on offshore wind development in the Korean peninsula.

Adwen and LM unveil world's longest blade

DENMARK: Offshore joint venture Adwen and Danish blade producer LM Windpower have partnered to produce an 88.4-metre rotor blade for the manufacturer's 8MW turbine.

Scotland injects £1.5m into OWA

UK: The Carbon Trust has been awarded £1.5 million (€1.9 million) by the Scottish government to aid companies through the offshore wind accelerator (OWA) programme.

Siemens and Gamesa agree merger to form €9.3bn company

GERMANY/SPAIN: Siemens has signed a binding agreement with Gamesa to merge the two companies' wind businesses, creating possibly the world's largest OEM.

Cable fault claims up 25% in 2015

WORLDWIDE: Insurance claims exceeding €60 million were made in 2015 in relation to incidents surrounding the installation and operation of high-voltage subsea cables, according to underwriter GCube.


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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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