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Naikun in talks with 'major offshore developer'

Naikun in talks with 'major offshore developer'

Canadian developer Naikun Wind Energy Group has signed an "indicative offer" with an unnamed "major offshore wind development company" to pursue its planned project off the coast of British Columbia.

Californian communities in line for 1GW floater's power

Californian communities in line for 1GW floater's power

Local communities are expected to buy electricity from the 1GW Castle Wind offshore project, in development off Morro Bay in central California.

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction

UK developer Banks Group has launched a legal challenge against the UK government, claiming its contract for differences (CfD) support scheme discriminates in favour of offshore wind at the expense of onshore wind.

GIG acquires East Anglia One share

GIG acquires East Anglia One share

The Green Investment Group (GIG) has bought a 40% stake in ScottishPower Renewable's 714MW East Anglia One offshore wind project under construction off the UK's North Sea coast.

35 years of offshore wind in 35 seconds

35 years of offshore wind in 35 seconds

See how the global offshore wind market has grown, and where it is set to go in the next few years.

France takes first steps to 1GW offshore tender

France takes first steps to 1GW offshore tender

France has set in motion a national public debate to help identify an approximately 300km2 area off the coast of Normandy suitable for up to 1GW of offshore wind to be tendered in 2020 with the new permitting process designed to speed up project execution.

in depth

Further US setback as Vineyard delayed -- updated

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?

The hot and cold markets of 2019 so far

As we reach the mid-point of the year, Windpower Monthly takes a look at which markets are on a hot streak, and which are suffering from a freeze in installations.

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.