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Siemens Gamesa replaces GE at two French sites

Siemens Gamesa replaces GE at two French sites

GE has pulled out of two of three French offshore wind farms being developed by a joint venture of EDF and Enbridge with rival manufacturer Siemens Gamesa stepping in.

SGRE's 10MW in line for zero-subsidy Vattenfall project

SGRE's 10MW in line for zero-subsidy Vattenfall project

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is in "final negotiations" to provide its recently unveiled 10MW turbine for the world's first zero-subsidy offshore wind farm.

Estonian government blocks permitting for 600MW site

Estonian government blocks permitting for 600MW site

The Estonian government has refused to start the permitting process for a 600MW wind farm in the Baltic Sea due to national security concerns.

Japanese investors buy into Wpd's Taiwanese project

Japanese investors buy into Wpd's Taiwanese project

A Japanese consortium led by general trading company Sojitz Corporation will acquire a 27% stake in Wpd's 640MW Yunlin wind farm off the coast of Taiwan.

Vattenfall suspends Danish near-shore construction

Vattenfall suspends Danish near-shore construction

Vattenfall has requested a three-year extension to the commissioning deadline for two near-shore Danish wind farms due to protests and permitting issues.

Developers to explore site for Australia's first offshore wind farm

Developers to explore site for Australia's first offshore wind farm

The Australian government has granted an exploration licence for what could be the country's first offshore wind farm.

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.