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Veja Mate completes financing

GERMANY: Highland Group Holdings, a subsidiary of the Laidlaw Capital Group, has made a final investment decision (FID) on the 402MW Veja Mate offshore project in the North Sea.

MHI-Vestas favoured for Horns Rev 3

DENMARK: MHI-Vestas has been named as the preferred turbine supplier for Vattenfall's 400MW Horns Rev 3 project in the North Sea.

Offshore Project Progress - 29 June

EUROPE: Recent updates from the Arkona Becken Sudost project in the German Baltic Sea, and the Greater Gabbard, Burbo Bank Extension and Kentish Flats Extension sites in the UK.

Gallery: Siemens' service vessels unveiled

GERMANY: The Esvagt Froude and Esvagt Faraday purpose-built offshore service operations vessels are the first dedicated offshore wind service operations vessels of their kind.

Floating wind energy is achievable at £85/MWh

UK: A report by the UK Carbon Trust finds that floating wind projects could deliver energy for as low as £85/MWh (€119/MWh) by 2050, if the market reaches commercial scale and technology advances are consolidated.

Blade breaks at Nordsee Ost

GERMANY: A blade on a Senvion 6.15MW turbine has broken off at RWE's 295MW Nordsee Ost project.

UK to sell off GIB stake

UK: The UK government is planning to sell off part of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) in a bid to attract more private funding.

Dong gives Race Bank go-ahead and signs cable deal

UK: The future of the 580MW Race Bank is confirmed as Dong Energy agrees final investment decision (FID). JDR Cables is awarded an inter-array cable deal for this and two other projects.

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Last updated 26 June 2015

Project NameCountryMWDeveloperAnnouncementDate reported
Race Bank UK 580MW Dong Energy Inter-array cabling contract 24-Jun-15
Race Bank UK 580MW Dong Energy Preferred turbine supplier announced 24-Jun-15
Race Bank UK 580MW Dong Energy Final Investment Decision 24-Jun-15
Burbo Bank Extension UK 256MW Dong Energy Foundation installation contract 24-Jun-15
Greater Gabbard UK 504MW RWE Innogy, SSE Crew transfer vessel charter 24-Jun-15
Nordsee Ost Germany 295MW RWE Innogy Blade loss 22-Jun-15
Arkona Becken Sudost Germany 385MW E.on Host port announced 22-Jun-15
Nobelwind Belgium 165MW Nobelwind BV Substation contract order 19-Jun-15
Kentish Flats Extension UK 49.5MW Vattenfall Turbine installation begins 19-Jun-15
Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Site UK 99.9MW EDF Renewables Geotechnical surveys to commence 18-Jun-15
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