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Government offers 700MW subsidy-free

NETHERLANDS: The Dutch government is again offering the rights to build and operate 700MW in the North Sea without subsidy.

Illness and supply delays hit Sif's profits

NETHERLANDS: Sif Group made an operating loss in the third quarter due to a delayed start to the production of foundations for Borssele III and IV and a "relatively high absence rate due to illness", it stated.

Update: Van Oord launches marine conservation pilot

NETHERLANDS: Offshore contractor Van Oord has launched a pilot project in the Dutch North Sea investigating how natural conservation and renewable energy generation can be mutually reinforcing.

Offshore wind-related injuries decline in 2017

HAMBURG 2018: Fewer injuries are being reported during wind farm construction and operations and maintenance (O&M), despite more hours being worked, according to a new report published at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg.

Construction starts at Deutsche Bucht

GERMANY: The first of 33 foundations has been installed at Northland Power's 268.8MW Deutsche Bucht project in the German North Sea.

Carbon Trust tests 'noise-reducing' hammer

NETHERLANDS: Members of the Carbon Trust's Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme and piling technology firm Fistuca have successfully tested an installation hammer designed to reduce underwater noise and reduce fatigue damage.

Construction under way at Norther

BELGIUM: The first of 45 foundations has been installed at the 370MW Norther project in the Belgian North Sea.

Dutch lake project takes shape

NETHERLANDS: Siemens Gamesa and Van Oord are set to build an 89-turbine near-shore wind farm in the northerly Ijsselmeer Lake.