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Japanese utilities buy into Triton Knoll

Japanese utilities buy into Triton Knoll

UK: Utilities J-Power and Kansai Electric Power (Kepco) have bought a 41% stake in Innogy's subsidy-backed 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind project for an undisclosed fee.

Doosan to service South Korea's largest offshore site

Doosan to service South Korea's largest offshore site

SOUTH KOREA: Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the country's largest offshore wind farm.

Japanese floater ready for installation

Japanese floater ready for installation

JAPAN: A floating demonstration project using an Ideol platform and an Aerodyn turbine has completed construction in the port at Kitakyushu in the south-west of the country.

Innogy's revenue level despite lower wind resources

Innogy's revenue level despite lower wind resources

GERMANY: Newly commissioned assets compensated for lower wind levels in the first half of the year, Innogy stated, as it reported results similar to those from one year earlier.

France repowering clarified, offshore simplified

France repowering clarified, offshore simplified

FRANCE: The French government has passed a law designed to speed up the deployment of offshore wind power projects and issued guidelines to bring clarity for repowering onshore facilities.

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Back to the future

Back to the future

UK: In bringing the UK's generation fleet into the 21st century with its latest offshore wind farm, sometimes you have to go back 4,000 years. This is what ScottishPower Renewables has done at the East Anglia One project, uncovering a rare neolithic trackway and animal skulls in the process.

Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.

New agreement keeps France's offshore wind hopes alive

New agreement keeps France's offshore wind hopes alive

FRANCE: The offshore wind sector breathed a sigh of relief when president Emmanuel Macron announced late last month the government has reached agreement on new, lower tariffs for the six offshore projects awarded in 2012 and 2014, thus saving them from cancellation.

OPINION: Making the most of the offshore wind boom

OPINION: Making the most of the offshore wind boom

With the pace of offshore deployment increasing, the supply chain needs to keep pace. Here, vessel supplier Seajack's crewing manager, Ian Robertson, sets out the three major challenges facing the sector.

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.