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Funds for Ireland's first floating demonstrator

Funds for Ireland's first floating demonstrator

An oil and gas contractor has designed a submersible platform to form the basis of Ireland's first floating wind demonstration project.

UK oil and gas body eyeing renewables links

UK oil and gas body eyeing renewables links

The UK's Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is exploring the potential for forging closer links with offshore renewable developers.

Commission to scrutinise Butendiek over bird protection claims

Commission to scrutinise Butendiek over bird protection claims

NABU, a German environment association, said "massive environmental damage" is being done by the Butendiek project, located within the national Östliche Deutsche Bucht bird protection area and the Sylter Aussenriff Flora-Fauna Habitat protection area in the North Sea.

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UK offshore wind 'on the right course'

UK offshore wind 'on the right course'

Today, more than ever, the UK needs to develop modern industries which can create thousands of skilled jobs and attract billions of pounds worth of infrastructure investment in the decades ahead, writes Benj Sykes, co-chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC).

US offshore is making up for its slow start

US offshore is making up for its slow start

The surprise bidding war seen in December's Massachusetts auction marked the first stage of a noticeable acceleration in the US offshore industry, which had been gathering pace since the country's maiden project -- the 30MW Block Island off Rhode Island -- was completed in 2016.

Shell's entrance could transform the US offshore industry

Shell's entrance could transform the US offshore industry

Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.

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