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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 28th July 2016

Windpower Offshore's weekly roundup of the top news from the offshore industry, companies, policy, wind projects, operations & maintenance and technology.

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Top Stories
Vattenfall gives EOWDC go-ahead  
Vattenfall gives EOWDC go-ahead
UK: Vattenfall has made a final investment decision to build the £300 million (€357 million) European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) off the coast of Scotland, after years of legal delays.
Scottish court puts 2.3GW of wind in doubt  
Scottish court puts 2.3GW of wind in doubt
UK: A judicial review in to the construction consent for four Scottish offshore projects has repealed the government's approvals following a complaint by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
Blades delivered for Burbo Bank Extension  
Blades delivered for Burbo Bank Extension
UK: UK-produced blades have been delivered to a UK offshore project for the first time as construction activities for Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension gather pace.
German offshore wind tops 3.5GW  
German offshore wind tops 3.5GW
GERMANY: Offshore wind capacity grew modestly with just 43 turbines, totalling 258MW, being newly commissioned in German waters in the first half of 2016.
Danish shipowners call for offshore wind tax break  
Danish shipowners call for offshore wind tax break
DENMARK: The Danish Shipowners Association has called on the government to extend a tax break to cover offshore wind ships and their workers.
Are you an giving your blades the attention they really deserve?           

Eduardo García Pérez, Head of Central Maintenance Europe at EDP Renewables said "to inspect and to repair small deteriorations of blades regularly is one of the most effective strategies to avoid major increments in future OPEX" . Like Eduardo, we recognise the attention your blades deserve. So, in  response to the wind industry's huge appetite for more technical knowledge on the topic, the Windpower Monthly Events team researched and produced the award-winning Blade Inspection, Damage & Repair Forum,  taking place in Amsterdam from 10-13 October. More info

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