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Hebei Construction selects foundation installer

Hebei Construction selects foundation installer

CHINA: Local engineering firm Huadian Heavy Industries (HHI) has won the contract to install foundations at a 300MW offshore wind project in Bohai Bay, north-east China.

Offshore wind is a California policy 'Rubik's Cube'

Offshore wind is a California policy 'Rubik's Cube'

UNITED STATES: A new report into deploying large-scale offshore wind off the Californian coast will pose a number of major planning hurdles.

Supreme Court rejects wildlife charity's 2.3GW appeal

Supreme Court rejects wildlife charity's 2.3GW appeal

UNITED KINGDOM: The Supreme Court has given the go-ahead to nearly 2.3GW of projects off the east coast of Scotland after rejecting a bird conservation group's appeal.

Galloper first power as UK prepares more zones

Galloper first power as UK prepares more zones

UK: German developer Innogy has produced the first power from its 352.8MW Galloper site in the UK's North Sea, as the seabed landlord, the Crown Estate, launches a consultation to determine new areas for project development.

Offshore wind financing ready to take off

Offshore wind financing ready to take off

JAPAN: Construction company Toda has announced the issue of a JPY 10 billion, five-year green bond, with 100 % of the funds raised used to finance development of a floating offshore windfarm near the Goto Islands off southern Japan.

Bird charities reject Icebreaker assessment

Bird charities reject Icebreaker assessment

UNITED STATES: Two bird charities have criticised the environmental impact assessment submitted for LeedCo's 20.7MW Icebreaker offshore project in Lake Erie, Ohio.

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Industry optimistic over offshore's future

UK: Confidence was high in London for Europe's biggest offshore event the year. Political opposition is fading as fast as costs are falling, and the industry is looking forward to sustained growth.

UK offshore wind enters the next chapter

UK: Dong Energy's Burbo Bank Extension is the first project to be commissioned after winning support in the UK's initial contracts for difference tender in 2014. David Milborrow looks at the balance sheet for this new round of offshore wind farms.

'Still some milestones ahead'

UK: Bigger turbines and the creation of a local supply chain are raising expectations for the future of offshore wind in the UK. The next step could be looking at export potential.

Foundations for life

WORLDWIDE: Are the negative effects of offshore wind farm construction on the marine environment balanced by the positive effects of boosting marine biodiversity once the foundations are in place? It is all a question of scale.

Jack-up load-up at Danish offshore hub

DENMARK: A busy day for Europe's offshore wind industry at Esbjerg Port in Denmark, with no fewer than seven jack-up vessels in harbour, loading up with turbine towers, nacelles, blades and rotor hubs.


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