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Windpower Offshore Weekly 26th September 2018

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MHI Vestas trademarks V174  
MHI Vestas trademarks V174
DENMARK/JAPAN: MHI Vestas has had trademarks approved for the words 'V174-9.0MW' and 'V174-9.1MW' in the European Union.
 
Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One  
Ørsted sells 50% of Hornsea One
UK: Ørsted has agreed to divest half of its 1.2GW Hornsea Project One to investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in an initial deal worth more than £3.5 billion (€3.9 billion).
 
SGRE adapts 8MW for Asia-Pacific  
SGRE adapts 8MW for Asia-Pacific
ASIA-PACIFIC: Siemens Gamesa has adapted its SG 8.0-167 DD turbine to address conditions in Asia-Pacific markets.
 
Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'  
Virginia could be offshore investment 'tipping point'
UNITED STATES: If Virginia was to back development of offshore wind, it could become the tipping point in investment by developers, a new report by BVG Associates has concluded.
 
US firms unveil new jacket design  
US firms unveil new jacket design
UNITED STATES: US construction firms Chet Morrison and iSIMS have unveiled a new jacket foundation design that uses less steel than the traditional substructure.
 
France's first offshore turbine finally online  
France's first offshore turbine finally online
FRANCE: The country's first offshore wind turbine has exported electricity to the grid for the first time.
 
DNV GL launches floating wind guidelines  
DNV GL launches floating wind guidelines
GERMANY: Certification body DNV GL has published revised standards for the design of floating wind turbines and their structures.
 
New Jersey sets course for 3.5GW target  
New Jersey sets course for 3.5GW target
UNITED STATES: New Jersey will solicit applications from 20 September for 1.1GW of offshore wind projects, following governor Phil Murphy's speech at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco.
 
K2 Management enters floating offshore wind  
K2 Management enters floating offshore wind
PORTUGAL: K2 Management has acquired Cruz Atcheson, a Lisbon-based engineering consultancy that specialises in floating offshore wind, wave and tidal power.
 
LM's first 66.6-metre blades installed in China  
LM's first 66.6-metre blades installed in China
CHINA: LM Wind Power's first two sets of 66.6-metre blades have been successfully installed on Shanghai Electric Wind Power's (Sewind's) 4MW turbine.
 
MHI Vestas prepares for Isle of Wight expansion  
MHI Vestas prepares for Isle of Wight expansion
UK: Vestas is relocating its testing related activities on the Isle of Wight to make room for potential future expansion being considered by its offshore wind joint venture (JV) with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
 
Baltic Eagle survey begins  
Baltic Eagle survey begins
GERMANY: Fugro has started investigating the site of Iberdrola's 476MW Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm off the island of Rügen.
 
Updated: Seagreen partners seek approval for fewer, bigger turbines  
Updated: Seagreen partners seek approval for fewer, bigger turbines
UK: Partners SSE and Fluor have requested permission to use 120 turbines at their Seagreen Alpha and Bravo sites in the Outer Firth of Forth, having originally planned to use 150.
 

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In Depth
Ten of the biggest offshore turbines  
Ten of the biggest offshore turbines
WORLDWIDE: We have focused on turbines in production or for which orders are being taken, omitting the discontinued, the test-bed prototypes for those that never made it, and the designs still on the drawing boards to examine the credentials of ten of the highest-rated capacity turbines on the market today.
 
Innovative solution for offshore mooring  
Innovative solution for offshore mooring
WORLDWIDE: Offshore windpower is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy sectors, attracting substantial interest and investment in Europe, the US and China. Developers are exploiting the strong and consistent wind resources at sea to drive down the costs of wind-generated electricity.
 
Back to the future  
Back to the future
UK: In bringing the UK's generation fleet into the 21st century with its latest offshore wind farm, sometimes you have to go back 4,000 years. This is what ScottishPower Renewables has done at the East Anglia One project, uncovering a rare neolithic trackway and animal skulls in the process.
 
Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges  
Floating pioneers undaunted by challenges
UK: Realism over the challenges that floating offshore faces was balanced by optimism that they will be overcome as experts gathered at the Windpower Monthly forum.
 


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