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Windpower Offshore Weekly 24th September 2019

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UK offshore down to £39.65/MWh, with 5.4GW awarded  
UK offshore down to £39.65/MWh, with 5.4GW awarded
Offshore wind strike prices fell by almost a third, with nearly 5.5GW awarded across six offshore wind farms in the UK's latest contracts for difference (CfD) tender.
 
GE's Haliade-X in line for US debut with Ørsted  
GE's Haliade-X in line for US debut with Ørsted
Ørsted has named GE Renewable Energy as its preferred supplier for two offshore wind farms in the US, where the manufacturer's 12MW Haliade-X turbine could be deployed in a commercial setting for the first time.
 
'Price cannibalisation' warning after UK tender  
'Price cannibalisation' warning after UK tender
Offshore wind prices were reduced by nearly a third in the UK's third contract for differences (CfD) tender, but falling market prices could dampen the effect of these cost reductions by the time the successful projects come online, an analyst has warned.
 
Virginia utility plans 2.6GW-plus offshore wind farm  
Virginia utility plans 2.6GW-plus offshore wind farm
Virginian utility Dominion Energy has announced plans for a 2.6GW-plus offshore wind project that it hopes to fully commission by 2026.
 
UK 7GW leasing round to open next month  
UK 7GW leasing round to open next month
UK seabed landlord the Crown Estate will open its fourth leasing round in October for sites capable of supporting at least 7GW of offshore wind capacity.
 
Taiwanese nacelle assembly lease signed by SGRE  
Taiwanese nacelle assembly lease signed by SGRE
Siemens Gamesa signed a contract with state-owned shipping company and port operator Taiwan International Ports for an offshore nacelle assembly facility in the south-east Asian country -- its first outside of Europe.
 

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In Depth
Community investor schemes gaining ground  
Community investor schemes gaining ground
In early July, Belgian developer and owner-operator Parkwind launched an initiative to raise up to €20 million from private individuals to support its offshore projects.
 
Unlocking the potential for offshore wind in Poland's Baltic Sea zone  
Unlocking the potential for offshore wind in Poland's Baltic Sea zone
Poland has huge potential for offshore wind in the Baltic Sea, with 10GW of capacity envisaged by 2040. During an economic congress in mid-May, officials from the country's energy ministry presented ways to develop its renewable-energy sources, with offshore wind highlighted as a key component.
 
Makani prepares for launch with offshore tests  
Makani prepares for launch with offshore tests
"Many companies are using conventional wind turbines and innovating on the floating platform," explains Makani CEO Fort Felker. "We are doing the opposite."
 


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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