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Deepwater and Vineyard win capacity in first RfPs

Deepwater and Vineyard win capacity in first RfPs

UNITED STATES: Projects developed by Vineyard Wind and Deepwater Wind have been selected to provide up to 1.2GW of offshore wind capacity in Massachusetts and Rhode Island respectively.

SSE announces €6.84bn investment

SSE announces €6.84bn investment

UK: SSE expects to invest around £6 billion (€6.84 billion) in the five years to March 2023, with the majority of this being in networks and renewables.

Polish utility PGE bids for Polenergia

Polish utility PGE bids for Polenergia

POLAND: State-controlled energy group PGE has announced a takeover offer for independent firm Polenergia, a deal that would bolster its offshore wind pipeline in the country and add to its portfolio of onshore wind assets.

Virginia seeks help developing supply chain

Virginia seeks help developing supply chain

UNITED STATES: Virginia has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for experienced contractors to help position the state as a supply chain hub for the offshore wind industry.

Northland Power CEO to retire

Northland Power CEO to retire

CANADA: Northland Power CEO John Brace will retire in August to be replaced by current vice president for development Mike Crawley.


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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.

Cape Wind: Requiem for a dream

Cape Wind: Requiem for a dream

UNITED STATES: Cape Wind was the big, ambitious project that aimed to kickstart offshore wind development in the US, but which foundered in the face of powerful opposition groups. Where did it all go wrong and what others can learn from the developer's experience?

Industrialising production and shipping

Industrialising production and shipping

GERMANY: As Siemens Gamesa ships the first 7MW SWT-7.0-154 D7 nacelles from its new Cuxhaven assembly plant, Eize de Vries goes on an exclusive tour of the facilities on the North Sea coast currently in ramp-up phase.

Pioneer tackles next wave of wind challenges

Pioneer tackles next wave of wind challenges

DENMARK: Since retiring as Siemens' chief technology officer in 2014, Henrik Stiesdal has devoted much of his time to working on floating offshore wind and energy storage. He talks about his new ideas and the challenges of scaling turbines towards 12-15MW and beyond by 2023-24.

Concentrated Power: A look at the latest trends

Concentrated Power: A look at the latest trends

WORLDWIDE: Windpower Monthly takes an in-depth look at the winners, losers and emerging trends from FTI Intelligence's 2017 supply side analysis report.