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BOEM 'blown away' by offshore lease bidding frenzy

BOEM 'blown away' by offshore lease bidding frenzy

Records were shattered as operators bid a combined total of $405 million to secure three lease areas for offshore wind development off Massachusetts. Equinor, Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind Energy were the last names standing.

Taiwan's first major offshore power deal signed

Taiwan's first major offshore power deal signed

Macquare Capital and Swancor have signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Taiwanese state utility Taipower for the output of the joint venture's (JV's) 376MW Formosa 2 project.

SGRE and Aalborg Uni partner on new costs research

SGRE and Aalborg Uni partner on new costs research

Suction bucket foundations, steel jackets, concrete transition pieces and cable connections are among the innovations to be put through their paces in a new EU-funded research programme to make offshore wind possible without subsidies.

Taiwanese offshore policy criticised

Taiwanese offshore policy criticised

Contracts were not awarded properly in Taiwan's offshore wind auctions earlier this year, according to a government watchdog.

How Europe's wind drought and heat wave hit owners and operators

How Europe's wind drought and heat wave hit owners and operators

The summer heat wave that swept across Europe caused record-breaking temperatures, wildfires and, according to some analyses, an increased death toll.

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WindTech: Self-aligning floater with tower included

WindTech: Self-aligning floater with tower included

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.

Analysis: UK keeps a tight rein on offshore expansion

Analysis: UK keeps a tight rein on offshore expansion

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.

OPINION: Ørsted US shopping spree not just about capacity

OPINION: Ørsted US shopping spree not just about capacity

Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.

Move over, London

Move over, London

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.

Floating design brings the x-factor to 10MW-plus market

Floating design brings the x-factor to 10MW-plus market

FRANCE: French engineering firm Ceteal claims its x-shaped concrete floating foundation offers significant manufacturing and operational advantages over other designs currently under development for the floating offshore wind sector.

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