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Offshore Policy & Markets In Depth

UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

UK: Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension is the first project to be commissioned after winning support in the UK's initial contracts for difference tender in 2014. David Milborrow looks at the balance sheet for this new round of offshore wind farms.

'Still some milestones ahead'

'Still some milestones ahead'

UK: Bigger turbines and the creation of a local supply chain are raising expectations for the future of offshore wind in the UK. The next step could be looking at export potential.

Fighting for wind

Fighting for wind

WORLDWIDE: Following his tenth anniversary as secretary-general of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Steve Sawyer reflects on the progress wind power has made and its hopes and expectations for the future in conversation with David Weston.


Latest Special Reports

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

European Offshore 2015 - Special Report

EUROPE: Windpower Offshore looks at the major players in Europe that are leading the way in the offshore market.

Ambitious plans but limited activity in 2015

Ambitious plans but limited activity in 2015

EUROPE: Our offshore installed capacity map below shows the UK is still the European leader, although activity slowed significantly in 2014.

Netherlands rethinks tendering system

Netherlands rethinks tendering system

THE NETHERLANDS: The Dutch government has restructured the tender process to achieve quicker results and cut costs.

Europe's offshore leader faces slower year

Europe's offshore leader faces slower year

UK: New build cemented the UK's position as offshore market leader, and two major turbine manufacturers are setting up production facilities in the country. But a new support system is creating uncertainty, particularly for the biggest developments.


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