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BELGIUM: Parkwind and Sumitomo Corporation have raised around €700 million and reached financial close on their 219MW Northwester 2 offshore project.
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.
NORWAY: Innogy and Shell will collaborate with Stiesdal Offshore Technologies (SOT) to build a demonstration project using the TetraSpar floating foundation concept.
TAIWAN: Onshore cable installation works have begun for state utility Taiwan Power's 109.2MW Changhua offshore wind farm.
UK: The UK's Crown Estate has accepted eight offshore wind projects for investigation to potentially double their capacity.
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.
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.
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.
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