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MHI Vestas in line to supply first V174 turbines

MHI Vestas has launched its new V174-9.5MW turbine by being named the preferred supplier of 52 units for Iberdrola's 476MW Baltic Eagle project off the German coast.

Fraunhofer plans 115-metre blade tests

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) has received €11.6 million in funding for a new hall and test bench capable of evaluating blades of up to 115 metres.

Europe adds 2.65GW offshore in 2018

Europe surpassed 100 operating offshore wind projects in 2018, with 18 new sites being added, totaling 2,649MW, and bringing the region's installed base to 18.5GW.

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.

Latest 10MW turbine launched by SGRE

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has unveiled its 10MW offshore wind turbine, following similar product launches by sector rivals.

New Jersey rejects 25MW site, but approves offshore funding

EDF Renewable Energy's 25MW Nautilus pilot project has been rejected by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on the grounds it failed to demonstrate the necessary benefits to the local area.

How MHI Vestas closed the gap on SGRE

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is not going to lose its grip as offshore market leader any time soon, but MHI Vestas is beginning to loosen the chokehold.

GALLERY: 'First' offshore repowering completed

Other developers have opted simply to decommission aged offshore wind farms as they reach the end of their life-cycle. Danish company Momentum, however, has finished a project in Swedish waters that it claims is the first partial repowering of an offshore wind farm.