NETHERLANDS: Fabrication specialist Sif Group has been awarded the contract to supply monopile foundations to the 731.5MW Borssele III & IV offshore wind project, being developed by the Blauwwind consortium.
DENMARK: Engineering firm Semco Maritime claimed it is "well-positioned" to progress despite making a DKK 8 million (€1.07 million) loss last year.
UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.
UK: Seabirds are less likely to collide with offshore wind turbines than previously thought, according to a new study.
IRELAND: Element Power has entered the offshore wind market by acquiring the up-to 750MW North Irish Sea Array (NISA) from previous developer Gaelectric.
DENMARK: MHI Vestas' outgoing chief executive Jens Tommerup believes there is no business case yet for developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines, even though the technology is available.
WORLDWIDE: Remote-sensing devices are cheaper to install and maintain and often gather better data than traditional met masts, but while their use is becoming more widespread offshore, bankability remains an issue, especially in complex terrain.
WORLDWIDE: Only a few years ago, wind's success was spreading into new regions across the world.
INDIA/BELGIUM: Eize de Vries visits the gearbox manufacturer's facilities in India and Belgium to talk about market challenges and discover how the company's flexible platform can help drive down costs while scaling up for ever bigger turbines.
DENMARK: The generation-cost projections reported in this column rely on estimates of the energy production of the wind turbines over the life of the plant by the developer.