Global Offshore Wind 2018
All the coverage from RenewableUK's Global Offshore Wind conference and exhibition in Manchester, 19-20 June 2018.
UK: Greater clarity is needed on pipeline volumes if further cost reductions of offshore wind are to be achieved, industry representatives have said.
UK: Trade association RenewableUK is leading the campaign to persuade the government to target 30GW of offshore wind by 2030.
UK: The rapidly expanding offshore wind market in Taiwan has attracted a lot of attention in the last 12 months, with new MHI Vestas CEO Phillipe Kavafyan describing the island state as "the Denmark of Southeast Asia".
INDIA: DNV GL is exhibiting the results of a four-year study into the potential for offshore wind in India at the Global Offshore Wind 2018 conference in Manchester, England today.
UK: The government should increase the UK's local content target from 50% by 2020 to 60%, a former energy minister has recommended.
GE Renewable Energy will focus on the industrial strategy for its Haliade-X 12-14MW offshore wind turbine, after dropping the two French offshore projects earmarked for the firm's increasingly outdated 6MW model.
EXCLUSIVE: In order to offer its new 10MW offshore turbine commercially by 2022, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) must install the prototype this autumn. Eize de Vries speaks exclusively to the company's technical experts about the development process.
Today, more than ever, the UK needs to develop modern industries which can create thousands of skilled jobs and attract billions of pounds worth of infrastructure investment in the decades ahead, writes Benj Sykes, co-chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC).
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.
Last month's blockbuster Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) triple auction in Massachusetts had significant implications for the wider US offshore wind industry, Liz Burdock of the Business Network for Offshore Wind writes.
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.
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.