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Windpower Offshore Weekly
Windpower Offshore Weekly 29th July 2015

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EDPR and Repsol swap UK project rights  
EDPR and Repsol swap UK project rights
UK: EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) and Repsol will fully own one project each after agreeing to swap interests in Moray Firth and Inch Cape offshore projects in Scotland.
 
Rudd evasive on next CfD auction  
Rudd evasive on next CfD auction
UK: Energy minister Amber Rudd has refused to be drawn on questions over whether there will be a second contracts for difference (CfD) auction. But if one does go ahead, onshore wind is unlikely to be eligible.
 
Repowering to help make offshore wind cheaper than gas  
Repowering to help make offshore wind cheaper than gas
UK: Offshore projects that begin construction in five years time will be cost competitive with gas-generated energy, according to a report from Statkraft.
 
West of Duddon Sands' 47.7% load factor lifts Iberdrola earnings  
West of Duddon Sands' 47.7% load factor lifts Iberdrola earnings
SPAIN: Developer Iberdrola's group earnings of €3.8 billion in the first half of 2015 show a growth of 5.7% from the same period last year, boosted by increased production at its West of Duddon Sands offshore project in the Irish Sea.
 
Navitus Bay director leaves for tidal project  
Navitus Bay director leaves for tidal project
UK: The project director of the 970MW Navitus Bay offshore project has stepped down from the role weeks before the final planning decision is announced.
 
Offshore Project Progress - 24 July  
Offshore Project Progress - 24 July
EUROPE: Recent project updates from the Borkum West 2 in Germany, the Netherlands' Westermeerwind site, Nobelwind in Belgium and Dong's Burbo Bank Extension project in the UK.
 
Vattenfall wind profits increase despite group loss  
Vattenfall wind profits increase despite group loss
SWEDEN: Swedish utility Vattenfall's wind unit has posted an increased earnings in the first half of 2015, despite the group recording a SEK 29.7 billion (€3.2 billion) loss.
 
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Technology
Tennet starts up DolWin1 grid connection
 
 
Court clears Siemens in Enercon dispute
 
 
Gallery: Gemini's jackets start journey to site
 
 
ORE Catapult launches 10MW floating turbine research project
 
 
Gallery: Blade Dynamics prototype modular blade
 
 
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