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Blades delivered for Burbo Bank Extension

UK: UK-produced blades have been delivered to a UK offshore project for the first time as construction activities for Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension gather pace.

Vattenfall gives EOWDC go-ahead

UK: Vattenfall has made a final investment decision to build the £300 million (€357 million) European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the coast of Scotland, after years of legal delays.

Scottish court puts 2.3GW of wind in doubt

UK: A judicial review in to the construction consent for four Scottish offshore projects has repealed the government's approvals following a complaint by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).

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German offshore wind tops 3.5GW

GERMANY: Offshore wind capacity grew modestly with just 43 turbines, totalling 258MW, being newly commissioned in German waters in the first half of 2016.

Danish shipowners call for offshore wind tax break

DENMARK: The Danish Shipowners Association has called on the government to extend a tax break to cover offshore wind ships and their workers.

New York set to approve 90MW project

UNITED STATES: The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is expected to approve Deepwater Wind's 90MW offshore wind project off New York state this month.

MHI Vestas preferred for EOWDC

UK: MHI Vestas has been named as the preferred supplier for Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) to provide its V164 8MW turbine to the site.

Developers pledge £6.4m in new OWA phase

EUROPE: The Carbon Trust has launched a new phase of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, with nine developers investing £6.4 million (€7.5 million).


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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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