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.
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.
Ørsted has spent more than $1 billion in the past two months, buying up more than just US wind capacity.
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.
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.
DENMARK: When Philippe Kavafyan took over from Jens Tommerup as MHI Vestas CEO earlier this year, his predecessor told him to 'learn to say no'. Windpower Monthly spoke to the former Adwen chairman about how he is picking his battles and where he plans to take the firm over the next four years.