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Equinor to explore floating wind in South Korea

Equinor to explore floating wind in South Korea

Equinor has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) to investigate the potential for floating offshore wind development in South Korea.

India encourages private involvement in offshore wind

India encourages private involvement in offshore wind

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has released draft lease rules aimed at supporting private sector participation in offshore wind mapping and project development.

MHI Vestas in line to supply first V174 turbines

MHI Vestas in line to supply first V174 turbines

MHI Vestas has launched its new V174-9.5MW turbine by being named the preferred supplier of 52 units for Iberdrola's 476MW Baltic Eagle project off the German coast.

Europe's offshore wind costs falling steeply

Europe's offshore wind costs falling steeply

The latest report into the offshore wind sector by WindEurope shows the cost of investment required for the region's new wind capacity has been falling sharply since 2015.

Europe adds 2.65GW offshore in 2018

Europe adds 2.65GW offshore in 2018

Europe surpassed 100 operating offshore wind projects in 2018, with 18 new sites being added, totaling 2,649MW, and bringing the region's installed base to 18.5GW.

French energy plan maps out wind development

French energy plan maps out wind development

The French government's newly published energy plan (PPE) confirms a strong trajectory for onshore wind, but brings little comfort to the offshore sector.

in depth

US offshore is making up for its slow start

The surprise bidding war seen in December's Massachusetts auction marked the first stage of a noticeable acceleration in the US offshore industry, which had been gathering pace since the country's maiden project -- the 30MW Block Island off Rhode Island -- was completed in 2016.

Move over, London

UK: London Array has more than twice the number of turbines, but ├śrsted's Walney Extension project in the Irish Sea is now, officially, offshore wind's largest operating project at 659MW.

Back to the future

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.

Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges

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.

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.