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Windpower Offshore Weekly 22nd March 2019

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PNE downgrades guidance due to slow offshore progress  
PNE downgrades guidance due to slow offshore progress
PNE has downgraded its expected earnings for the 2018 financial year due to an expected loss of more than €10 million invested in three stranded offshore wind farms of the coast of Germany.
 
Denmark adds grid link to Thor tender scope  
Denmark adds grid link to Thor tender scope
The successful developer of the Denmark's Thor offshore wind project in the upcoming tender will also be responsible for the project's substation and transmission link, the Danish Energy Agency announced.
 
RWE targets 2-3GW of new renewables per year  
RWE targets 2-3GW of new renewables per year
RWE plans to add between 2GW and 3GW of new clean energy capacity a year as it launches its new renewables division.
 
E.on and Innogy hit by low winds in 2018  
E.on and Innogy hit by low winds in 2018
Low wind yields affected E.on and Innogy in 2018, both companies revealed, amid the ongoing takeover.
 
Supply chain needs reassurance local content requirement 'is more than a PR exercise'  
Supply chain needs reassurance local content requirement 'is more than a PR exercise'
The UK offshore wind sector deal was widely welcomed by the global offshore wind industry, but the country's supply chain needs to see money follow the talk, writes Ian Baylis, managing director at vessels supplier Seacat Services.
 
UK offshore wind 'on the right course'  
UK offshore wind 'on the right course'
Today, more than ever, the UK needs to develop modern industries which can create thousands of skilled jobs and attract billions of pounds worth of infrastructure investment in the decades ahead, writes Benj Sykes, co-chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC).
 

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In Depth
Haliade-X uncovered: GE aims for 14MW  
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.
 
Snapshot: Shipping blades from China  
Snapshot: Shipping blades from China
This may look like an offshore sector picture, but it illustrates the global nature of the onshore suply chain: a German firm shipping Chinese made components to Spain on behalf of a Danish OEM.
 
US offshore is making up for its slow start  
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.
 
WindTech: Self-aligning floater with tower included  
WindTech: Self-aligning floater with tower included
GERMANY: A German consortium has developed, tested and validated a self-aligning, lightweight, four-legged semi-submersible floating-platform concept that integrates the turbine tower. Eize de Vries highlights the technological innovations.
 


TENDER WATCH
The shift to auctions is having a profound effect on the industry across the entire supply chain and servicing. This interactive table monitors where auctions are taking place, the prices seen in those markets and who the winners are. 

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