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TUV SUD to provide training to Taiwan offshore industry

TAIWAN: TUV SUD will support Taiwan's Metal Industries Research and Development Centre (MIRDC) by running an offshore wind training programme.

Siemens starts search for engineers to work at Hull factory

UK: Siemens has issued job advertisements for technical roles at its new Green Port Hull facility.

Gwynt y Mor moves towards completion

UK: RWE has commissioned 138 turbines at the 576MW Gwynt y Mor project off the coast of Wales, in the Irish Sea.

MPs call for CfD review

UK: A group of members of parliament (MPs) in the UK has called on the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) to conduct a review into the contracts for difference (CfD) process before the next auction.

Areva update on Gamesa JV

FRANCE: Areva will continue its offshore wind operations via the planned joint-venture with Gamesa, the group confirmed today as it announced a record loss of €4.834 billion in 2014.

Dong awards Burbo Bank Extension substation contract to Balfour Beatty

UK: Dong Energy has contracted UK infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty to develop the site for the onshore substation connected to its 256MW Burbo Bank Extension.

Cape Wind suffers further setback

UNITED STATES: Cape Wind Associates has ended its two-year $4.5 million lease for port facilities in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Block Island reaches financial close

UNITED STATES: Deepwater Wind's 30MW Block Island project has reached financial close, the first offshore project in the US to do so.

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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence

Last updated 26 January 2015

Project NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
East Anglia One UK 714MW Scottish Renewables, Dong Energy Government subsidy award 26-Feb-15
Neart Na Gaoithe UK 448MW Mainstream Renewable Power Government subsidy award 26-Feb-15
Gemini Netherlands 600MW Northland Power Crane supplier 25-Feb-15
Burbo Bank Extension UK 256MW Dong Energy Onshore cable contract 25-Feb-15
Humber Gateway UK 219MW E.On First power transmitted, cabling completed 24-Feb-15
Anholt Denmark 400MW Dong Energy Cable failure 23-Feb-15
Nordergrunde Germany 111MW wpd Turbine purchase deal, supplier contracts 23-Feb-15
Hornsea 2 UK 1.8GW Smart Wind Application accepted for consideration 20-Feb-15
Eneco Luchterduinen Netherlands 129MW Eneco Substation installed 20-Feb-15
Westermost Rough UK 210MW Dong Energy Wind measuring radar system to be installed 20-Feb-15
West of Duddon Sands UK 389MW Scottish Renewables, Dong Energy Met mast O&M deal 20-Feb-15
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