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.
China might struggle to meet growing offshore demand, while construction and connection bottlenecks could lead to project cancellations in the US.
As the UK becomes the first country in the world to reach 10GW of offshore wind, Windpower Monthly looks back at the most significant steps over the past 20 years.
Connecting the world's largest offshore wind project to the grid required a new approach and a delicate touch, writes Mike Morrison, global head of Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS).
In early July, Belgian developer and owner-operator Parkwind launched an initiative to raise up to €20 million from private individuals to support its offshore projects.
Poland has huge potential for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea, with 10GW of capacity envisaged by 2040. During an economic congress in mid-May, officials from the country's energy ministry presented ways to develop its renewable-energy sources, with offshore wind highlighted as a key component.
"Many companies are using conventional wind turbines and innovating on the floating platform," explains Makani CEO Fort Felker. "We are doing the opposite."
The 800MW Vineyard Wind has been delayed as a result of a federal review into offshore wind's impact on the US. Will offshore wind ever truly take off in the country?
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