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Offshore Policy & Markets In Depth

Polish developers head out to sea

Polish developers head out to sea

POLAND: With prospects for developing onshore wind projects in Poland looking slim following the introduction of onerous distance requirements earlier this year, some companies are looking off the Polish coast for growth.

Analysis: France looks at night rescues to lift fishing restrictions

Analysis: France looks at night rescues to lift fishing restrictions

FRANCE: Fishermen vehemently oppose an offshore wind farm being developed off Le Treport, which will limit commercial fishing in the waters.

Analysis: China to reevaluate offshore in new five-year plan

Analysis: China to reevaluate offshore in new five-year plan

CHINA: The Chinese government is expected to lower the 30GW target for offshore wind development in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) to 12GW, according to sources.


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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