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.
WORLDWIDE: We have focused on turbines in production or for which orders are being taken, omitting the discontinued, the test-bed prototypes for those that never made it, and the designs still on the drawing boards to examine the credentials of ten of the highest-rated capacity turbines on the market today.
WORLDWIDE: Offshore windpower is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy sectors, attracting substantial interest and investment in Europe, the US and China. Developers are exploiting the strong and consistent wind resources at sea to drive down the costs of wind-generated electricity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
United States US firms unveil new jacket design
United Kingdom Vattenfall's EOWDC officially online
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