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Windpower Offshore Weekly 08th February 2016

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First 1GW offshore project to be built in the UK  
First 1GW offshore project to be built in the UK
UK: Dong Energy has made its largest ever investment in the 1.2GW Hornsea One project off the UK's east coast, which will become the first ever over-1GW offshore project in the world.
 
Gallery: A2Sea vessel capsizes following grounding  
Gallery: A2Sea vessel capsizes following grounding
DENMARK: A2Sea's jack-up crane vessel Sea Worker, which services the wind industry, has capsized off the coast of Denmark after it ran aground last week.
 
Wind delivers growth for Dong as group posts losses  
Wind delivers growth for Dong as group posts losses
DENMARK: The largest offshore wind developer Dong Energy has reported "strong underlying growth" in its wind business, despite impairments to its oil and gas interests that forced the group into a net loss of DKK 12.1 billion (€1.6 billion).
 
Vattenfall's strong wind year marred by losses elsewhere  
Vattenfall's strong wind year marred by losses elsewhere
SWEDEN: Utility Vattenfall's wind division EBITDA increased 22.5% in 2015, while the group recorded a SEK 23 billion (€2.5 billion) operating loss in its financial year due to impairment losses in its lignite, nuclear and coal businesses.
 
Centrica sells UK assets as wind pull-out nears completion  
Centrica sells UK assets as wind pull-out nears completion
UK: Utility Centrica and its partner has sold its 194MW Lynn & Inner Dowsing offshore wind project and the 26MW Glens of Foudland onshore site to a consortium lead by the Green Investment Bank.
 
Offshore investment doubles to €13.3bn in Europe  
Offshore investment doubles to €13.3bn in Europe
EUROPE: Offshore wind capacity in Europe grew 3GW in 2015 helped by a record €13.3 billion of investments, according to the latest EWEA figures.
 
Siemens and Prysmian win Dutch-Danish link deals  
Siemens and Prysmian win Dutch-Danish link deals
NETHERLANDS/DENMARK: Siemens will provide substations and Prysmian the cables and offshore installation works on the 700MW 'green' COBRA cable link between Denmark and the Netherlands.
 
Offshore Project Progress - 5 February  
Offshore Project Progress - 5 February
EUROPE: Recent project updates, including Iberdrola's Wikinger project in the German Baltic Sea and Statoil's floating project planned for off the Scottish coast.
 
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