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SOUTH KOREA: Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) will provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the country's largest offshore wind farm.
JAPAN: A floating demonstration project using an Ideol platform and an Aerodyn turbine has completed construction in the port at Kitakyushu in the south-west of the country.
UK: Utilities J-Power and Kansai Electric Power (Kepco) have bought a 41% stake in Innogy's subsidy-backed 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind project for an undisclosed fee.
FRANCE: The French government has passed a law designed to speed up the deployment of offshore wind power projects and issued guidelines to bring clarity for repowering onshore facilities.
UNITED STATES: Siemens Gamesa will supply two 6MW turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project.
TAIWAN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced ten new memorandums of understanding with companies involved in the Taiwanese supply chain, as the manufacturer prepares for rapid build out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UNITED STATES: Cape Wind was the big, ambitious project that aimed to kickstart offshore wind development in the US, but which foundered in the face of powerful opposition groups. Where did it all go wrong and what others can learn from the developer's experience?