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Stiesdal's TetraSpar demo gets go-ahead

The floating offshore wind turbine platform concept, designed by industry veteran Henrik Stiesdal, will be installed at a demonstration site in Norway, following a final investment decision by backers Shell and Innogy.

India encourages private involvement in offshore wind

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released draft lease rules aimed at supporting private sector participation in offshore wind mapping and project development.

GE plans offshore wind job cuts

GE Renewable Energy is looking to cut jobs in its offshore wind unit based in France, because of delays in getting final approval for the country's offshore projects.

Europe adds 2.65GW offshore in 2018

Europe surpassed 100 operating offshore wind projects in 2018, with 18 new sites being added, totaling 2,649MW, and bringing the region's installed base to 18.5GW.

US offshore is making up for its slow start

The surprise bidding war seen in December's Massachusetts auction marked the first stage of a noticeable acceleration in the US offshore industry, which had been gathering pace since the country's maiden project -- the 30MW Block Island off Rhode Island -- was completed in 2016.

Taiwan compromises over tariff cut

Taiwan's ministry of economic affairs (MOEA) has revised the feed-in tariff for offshore wind power deals signed this year, but developers are still concerned about their projects' economic viability.

GWEC warns Taiwan on tariff changes

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 signs Japanese offshore wind MoU

├śrsted 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.

Windpower Monthly's highlights of 2018 -- part 2

Auctions were the dominant theme in the second half of the year. Wind took a beating from solar PV in technology-neutral tenders, while low prices and permitting delays led to several onshore rounds in Germany and France being undersubscribed. Manufacturers were feeling the pressure too, with big names reporting falling revenues despite growing order books.

Windpower Monthly's highlights of 2018 -- part 1

From auctions and acquisitions to boardroom upheavals and political wrangling, plus a few turbine launches on the way, we pick out some of the key stories from Windpower Monthly's 2018 coverage.