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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 23rd May 2017

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Burbo Bank Extension opens for business  
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.
 
Scottish court overturns Neart Na Gaoithe decision  
Scottish court overturns Neart Na Gaoithe decision
SCOTLAND: A court has backed the Scottish government's decision to back the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.
 
Industry slams study that says strike prices are too high  
Industry slams study that says strike prices are too high
BELGIUM: Belgian consumers could pay up to twice as much as they should for power generated from the forthcoming Norther and Rentel offshore facilities, the industry begs to differ.
 
Galloper welcomes first turbine  
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.
 
MHI Vestas expands Esbjerg facility  
MHI Vestas expands Esbjerg facility
DENMARK: Manufacturer MHI Vestas has started construction of an assembly facility at the Port of Esbjerg, west Denmark, adding 65 jobs to the site.
 
Guernsey study backs 30MW site  
Guernsey study backs 30MW site
GUERNSEY: An early study of the potential of offshore wind around the small channel island has backed plans for a "modest" 30MW project.
 
New underwater drone for cable inspection launched  
New underwater drone for cable inspection launched
NORWAY: Technology firm Blueye Robotics has revealed a new underwater drone, which could be used for cable surveys and inspections.
 
Ten candidates prequalified for Dunkirk offshore project  
Ten candidates prequalified for Dunkirk offshore project
FRANCE: Regulator CRE has prequalified ten candidates for the 250-750MW fixed-foundation project off Dunkirk, according to news agency Agence France Presse (AFP).
 
DNV GL looks to improve site assessments  
DNV GL looks to improve site assessments
EUROPE: Advisory firm DNV GL is launching a joint industry project (JIP) to improve offshore wind site condition assessments, inviting industry partners to contribute.
 
Technology
Trianel Borkum II gets go-ahead
 
 
VIDEO: Hywind Scotland turbines take shape
 
 
Adwen completes prototype installation
 
 
Principle Power and Mitsui form partnership
 
 
JDR wins East Anglia 1 cable supply contract
 
 
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