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Ørsted and Northland win further Taiwan capacity

Ørsted and Northland win further Taiwan capacity

TAIWAN: Danish developer Ørsted and Canadian firm Northland Power have both secured further Taiwanese offshore wind capacity totalling 1.6GW for an average bid price of TWD 2,456/MWh ($80.94/MWh).

OPINION: Offshore plan falling on deaf ears

OPINION: Offshore plan falling on deaf ears

The optics, as they say in political circles, were not good. The UK's offshore wind industry leaders gathered at Manchester for the sector's annual conference, confident that its ambitious growth plans would be supported by an address from the government's energy and clean growth minister.

Turkey calls 1.2GW offshore tender

Turkey calls 1.2GW offshore tender

TURKEY: The energy minister has opened a tender for 1.2GW of offshore wind capacity, setting a ceiling bidding price of $80/MWh.

Shell joins offshore accelerator

Shell joins offshore accelerator

EUROPE: Oil and gas giant Shell has joined the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator programme as the Dutch firm takes greater interest in the industry.

Triton Knoll onshore cabling work imminent

Triton Knoll onshore cabling work imminent

UK: Construction work is about to start on the cable route for the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm.

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Floating offshore takes to the skies

Floating offshore takes to the skies

NETHERLANDS: Airborne wind energy systems (AWES) are seeing growing wind industry interest, but it remains an emerging technology set against conventional wind power's track record, production volumes and readiness for market.

Vessels go supersize

Vessels go supersize

WORLDWIDE: The latest fossil-fuel player to move into renewables is the owner of one of the world's largest crane vessels, capable of lifting 14,000 tonnes. As offshore wind turbines grow bigger and move into deeper water, could Saipem's oil and gas background give it an advantage over established players?

Floating wind eager for commercial projects

Floating wind eager for commercial projects

FRANCE: Encouraged by the success of Hywind Scotland, the floating offshore wind sector is aiming to make policymakers take note and move on to build utility-scale projects. But supply-chain challenges need addressing for serial production to become viable

Poland outlines offshore ambitions

Poland outlines offshore ambitions

POLAND: With costs coming down, a pre-existing supply chain and other sites being developed nearby, Poland is well placed to develop and build a large-scale offshore market.

The new benchmark

The new benchmark

UK: A new offshore wind project and a new benchmark set. MHI Vestas has installed the first turbine at Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), with a capacity of 8.8MW -- the highest-rated turbine installed in the water to date.