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Seastar and Mermaid merge to form 487MW site

BELGIUM: Two of Belgium's remaining offshore projects, Mermaid and Seastar, have been merged into a 487.2MW project known as Seamade.

First turbine installed and first power at Beatrice

UK: The first Siemens Gamesa turbine has been installed at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in Scotland, and the project has delivered first power to the grid.

UK offshore could reach 40GW with centralised focus

UK: More than 40GW of offshore wind farms could be installed in UK waters by 2050, according to the country's grid operator, National Grid.

Kriegers Flak interconnection cables installed

DENMARK/GERMANY: The two cables comprising the 400MW Kriegers Flak link between Germany and Denmark have been installed.

Bladt to provide Northwester 2 foundations

BELGIUM: Danish company Bladt Industries will build and install 24 foundations for the substation and 23 turbines at the 224MW Northwester 2 wind farm.

New agreement keeps France's offshore wind hopes alive

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.

Equinor installs Batwind battery

UK: Equinor has connected its "battery with a brain" to the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind project in Scotland.

Ideol turbine still waiting for grid connection - updated

FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine is still waiting to export power to the grid after a fault in the transmission connection.