Massachusetts is considering doubling its solicitations of offshore wind to 3.2GW. The first round of solicitations for 1.6GW of offshore wind is already under way, meaning the new goal could add a further 1.6GW by 2035, Windpower Monthly confirmed.
A coalition of industry organisations has called for Germany to raise its offshore wind targets to 20GW by 2030 and then 30GW by 2035 after installations slowed last year.
Plans to cut the feed-in tariff (FIT) for offshore wind in Taiwan has caused an uproar in the industry, with many of the major developers now pausing activities in the country, until the issue is resolved.
Ørsted has entered the Japanese offshore wind sector by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to work jointly on offshore wind projects.
Offshore wind developer Ørsted has entered into a partnership agreement with a coalition of US fishing industry associations to improve communications between the two sectors.
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.
GERMANY: A German consortium has developed, tested and validated a self-aligning, lightweight, four-legged semi-submersible floating-platform concept that integrates the turbine tower. Eize de Vries highlights the technological innovations.
UK: Draft plans for the UK's next contracts for difference (CfD) budget for offshore wind point to the country staying on course for delivering 1-2GW of new capacity annually by 2030, but only just.
Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.
UK: London Array has more than twice the number of turbines, but Ørsted's Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea is now, officially, offshore wind's largest operating project at 659MW.