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Scarecrow system provides 'astonishing' results offshore

UK: A scarecrow model installed on an offshore wind turbine designed to stop bird droppings has had "astonishing" results.

Galloper welcomes first turbine

UK: The first of 56 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 turbines has been installed at the 332MW Galloper project off England's south-east coast.

Burbo Bank Extension opens for business

UK: Dong Energy's 258MW Burbo Bank Extension, the first offshore project to deploy the MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW turbine, was officially inaugurated on 17 May, at a ceremony in Liverpool.

Macquarie acquires GIB for £2.3bn

UK: A consortium led by Australian investment firm Macquarie has agreed to buy the UK government's Green Investment Bank (GIB) for £2.3 billion (€2.75 billion).

UK court blocks judicial review of GIB sell-off

UK: A last-ditch attempt to derail the sell-off of the state-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB), reportedly to Australian banking investor Macquarie Group, has been thrown out in the High Court.

Adwen prototype nears completion

GERMANY: The first prototype of Adwen's 8MW turbine with the record rotor blade is nearing completion at its test site in northern Germany.

Statkraft divests Dogger Bank stake

UK: Norwegian developer Statkraft has exited the Forewind consortium developing the four 1.2GW projects in the Dogger Bank zone.

Avangrid wins North Carolina auction

UNITED STATES: Iberdrola's US subsidiary has placed a winning bid of $9 million to obtain the development licence for the Kitty Hawk area off North Carolina.

Gaelectric and Ideol to partner on Irish floating projects

IRELAND: Irish developer Gaelectric and French platform specialist Ideol have signed a cooperation deal to develop a 30MW-plus project, with a view to expand into a "multi-gigawatt" portfolio

European TSOs to partner on island hub

EUROPE: Transmission system operators (TSOs) in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark are to work together on developing power link on an artificial island in the North Sea.


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