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Sector deal 'the most important agreement' in UK energy this century

The offshore wind sector deal will help the industry to reduce costs of UK projects by boosting local content and increasing scale, according to MHI Vestas CEO Philippe Kavafyan, while other industry stakeholders welcomed the deal.

Haliade-X uncovered: GE aims for 14MW

The first prototype of GE's Haliade-X offshore turbine, due to be installed at an onshore test site in the Netherlands this summer, will have "rated power of 12-14MW", and a 218.2-metre rotor diameter.

Trump ordered to pay legal fees over EOWDC dispute

Donald Trump's golf resort company must pay the Scottish government's legal fees after a failed court battle against an offshore wind demonstration project.

'World's largest floating site' foundation contract awarded

A Spanish joint venture of shipbuilding company Navantia with tower and foundations specialist Windar will deliver the floating foundations for what could be the world's largest floating array when completed next year.

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.