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Offshore Project Progress - 29 April

EUROPE: Recent project updates from ScottishPower Renewables' UK project and details of Statoil's involvement at an E.on site in Germany.

Vattenfall earnings increase in 'stable' Q1

SWEDEN: Vattenfall has reported a 7% year-on-year increase in pre-tax earnings in its first quarter of 2016, with its wind business increasing by 12.7%.

Analysis: Industry questions German sustainability

GERMANY: The German government's draft renewables act revealed a reduced offshore growth plan that raises questions over the industry's viability.

MHI decides against taking JV ownership

DENMARK/JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will not take up the option of acquiring a majority stake in their offshore joint venture with Vestas.

Dong to explore APAC opportunities

DENMARK: Dong Energy is opening an office in Taiwan to "explore offshore wind opportunities" in the Asia-Pacific region as its wind operations helped the company's pre-tax earnings increase 35% year on year in the first quarter.

Statoil enters Germany with E.on partnership

GERMANY: Developers Statoil and E.on will jointly build the 385MW Arkona project in the Baltic Sea, marking the Norwegian company's first foray into German waters.

Offshore Project Progress - 22 April

EUROPE: Recent updates from three projects in Germany and confirmation Siemens will supply the 309MW Rentel project in Belgium.

Analysis: France reviews varied floating tender bids

FRANCE: Five developers have submitted eight projects in response to the French government's request for proposals to build pilot floating projects.

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Last updated 22 April 2016

Project NameCountryCapacityDeveloper/OwnerAnnouncementDate reported
Rentel Belgium 309MW Rentel NV Turbine Purchase Agreement 21-Apr-16
Sandbank Germany 288MW Vattenfall, Stadtwerke Munchen Substation load-out 20-Apr-16
Nordsee One Germany 332MW Northland Power, RWE International Monopiles completed 18-Apr-16
Galloper UK 336MW RWE International Turbine assembly port selected 15-Apr-16
Sejero Bugt Denmark 200MW - Dropped from nearshore tender 13-Apr-16
Dudgeon UK 402MW Statkraft, Statoil, Masdar Crew transfer vessel charter 07-Apr-16
Hornsea Project One UK 1.2GW Dong Energy Cable system contract 05-Apr-16
Rentel Belgium 309MW Rentel NV Cable system contract 05-Apr-16
Dudgeon UK 402MW Statkraft, Statoil, Masdar Foundation installation begins 05-Apr-16
Gemini Netherlands 600MW Northland Power, HVC, Siemens Financial Services, Van Oord O&M port selected 04-Apr-16
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