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Northwester 2 reaches financial close

Northwester 2 reaches financial close

BELGIUM: Parkwind and Sumitomo Corporation have raised around €700 million and reached financial close on their 219MW Northwester 2 offshore project.

UK to tender 2.5GW of transmission links

UK to tender 2.5GW of transmission links

UK: Energy regulator Ofgem will tender the ownership of the electricity transmission links for three wind farms in development off the coast of the UK.

Stiesdal's TetraSpar set for demonstration

Stiesdal's TetraSpar set for demonstration

NORWAY: Innogy and Shell will collaborate with Stiesdal Offshore Technologies (SOT) to build a demonstration project using the TetraSpar floating foundation concept.

Cabling starts at Taiwan's first utility-scale project

Cabling starts at Taiwan's first utility-scale project

TAIWAN: Onshore cable installation works have begun for state utility Taiwan Power's 109.2MW Changhua offshore wind farm.

Eight UK sites up for extension

Eight UK sites up for extension

UK: The UK's Crown Estate has accepted eight offshore wind projects for investigation to potentially double their capacity.

New Jersey seeks help starting offshore wind sector

New Jersey seeks help starting offshore wind sector

UNITED STATES: New Jersey's Economic Development Authority (EDA) is seeking help to prepare the state's port infrastructure and supply chain programs to support its nascent offshore wind sector.

in depth

Move over, London

UK: London Array has more than twice the number of turbines, but Ørsted'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.

The new benchmark

UK: A new offshore wind project and a new benchmark set. MHI Vestas has installed the first turbine at Vattenfall's European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), with a capacity of 8.8MW -- the highest-rated turbine installed in the water to date.

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