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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 05th May 2016

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Dong to explore APAC opportunities  
Dong to explore APAC opportunities
DENMARK: Dong Energy is opening an office in Taiwan to "explore offshore wind opportunities" in the Asia-Pacific region as its wind operations helped the company's pre-tax earnings increase 35% year on year in the first quarter.
 
Analysis: Industry questions German sustainability  
Analysis: Industry questions German sustainability
GERMANY: The German government's draft renewables act revealed a reduced offshore growth plan that raises questions over the industry's viability.
 
MHI decides against taking JV ownership  
MHI decides against taking JV ownership
DENMARK/JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will not take up the option of acquiring a majority stake in their offshore joint venture with Vestas.
 
Vattenfall earnings increase in 'stable' Q1  
Vattenfall earnings increase in 'stable' Q1
SWEDEN: Vattenfall has reported a 7% year-on-year increase in pre-tax earnings in its first quarter of 2016, with its wind business increasing by 12.7%.
 
Statoil enters Germany with E.on partnership  
Statoil enters Germany with E.on partnership
GERMANY: Developers Statoil and E.on will jointly build the 385MW Arkona project in the Baltic Sea, marking the Norwegian company's first foray into German waters.
 
Offshore Project Progress - 29 April  
Offshore Project Progress - 29 April
EUROPE: Recent project updates from ScottishPower Renewables' UK project and details of Statoil's involvement at an E.on site in Germany.
 
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Technology
Analysis: France reviews varied floating tender bids
 
 
WindFloat foundation certified
 
 
Lidar installed on Goldwind 6MW prototype
 
 
Netherlands clears path for offshore grid
 
 
Prysmian 66kV cable gains certification
 
 
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