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16 May 2012

Big is beautiful in offshore wind, Dong tells NewNetp

A consistent pipeline of European offshore wind projects is helping large players to bring the cost down, Bent Christensen of Dong Energy told NewNet, but he warned the industry still faces major challenges.

14 May 2012

India to auction off offshore wind blocksp

The Indian government is set to embark on an auction process that would see it award offshore wind development rights in a similar way it has previously done for the oil and gas sector.

14 May 2012

Offshore wind energy services group on acquisition huntp

A Scottish offshore energy services group is on the acquisition trail as it looks to bolster its activity in the renewable energy sector.

10 May 2012

Transmission Capital Partners selected as preferred bidder for 250MW Lincs offshore wind link

Transmission Capital Partners has been selected by Ofgem as the preferred bidder to own and operate the transmission link to the 250MW Lincs offshore wind farm.

8 May 2012

Offshore wind cable interface design at heart of problems: Enventi

The majority of the problems in the cable installation at offshore wind farms lie in the design of the cable interfaces and the operating methodologies, according to a report by Enventi.

8 May 2012

Gamesa chooses Spain to site first offshore wind turbine

Gamesaplant_170_170 Spanish wind turbine company Gamesa said it will locate its first offshore wind prototype in its domestic market with installation expected to begin in the second quarter of 2013.

4 May 2012

Dong to focus on cost as offshore wind roll-out continuesp

Danish utility Dong is forging ahead with its offshore wind roll-out which will see it have 1.3GW installed across Europe over the next few years and Benj Sykes, UK operations director, said the focus going forward must be on reducing cost.

2 May 2012

Denmark’s VolkerWessels wins €115m Irish offshore wind contract

Dutch construction company VolkerWessels has been contracted to provide technical services for an Irish Sea-based offshore wind farm, in a deal worth €115m.

30 April 2012

E.ON selects base of operations for 288MW offshore wind farm

Energy giant E.ON has selected the German island of Helgoland as its base of operations for the 288MW Amrumbank West offshore wind farm.

26 April 2012

SSE, Repsol submit application for Scottish offshore wind farm

The renewable energy division of UK utility Scottish and Southern Energy and Repsol Nuevas UK have applied to the Scottish government for permission to build an offshore wind farm.

25 April 2012

Enventi hires director, launches new offshore development initiative

Enventi has announced that John Smith will be joining the company as shareholder and director as it launches a new initiative, which will aim to develop an offshore wind farm, deployable at £100/MWh.

23 April 2012

UK, US to collaborate on floating wind

floatingturbine_170 The UK and US governments have agreed to jointly research and develop floating wind turbine technology.

19 April 2012

Update: Nordex to sell offshore wind assetsp

European wind turbine manufacturer Nordex will look to sell the assets of its offshore wind business as it closes its operations in the sector.

18 April 2012

Nordex pulls out of offshore wind

Nordex_offshore_170_170 European wind turbine manufacturer Nordex will exit its offshore wind business after talks to find an industrial partner for this side of the business faile

17 April 2012

Denmark sets in motion 50% wind power targetsp

As Denmark sets an ambitious target to derive half of its total power supply from wind energy before 2020, a spokesperson for the government told NewNet that it will launch a tender to set two major projects in motion.

17 April 2012

Dong to test Siemens 6MW turbine offshore in UK

Danish energy company Dong has received consent to test two offshore wind turbines at its Gunfleet Sands site in South East England.

11 April 2012

Cape Wind selects construction team

offshorewind170SQ Project managers for Cape Wind, set to become the US’ first offshore wind farm, have selected construction contractors for the project.

10 April 2012

Nexans wins €50m offshore wind cabling deal

Cabling specialist Nexans has won a €50m deal to supply a high-voltage connection to the Northwind offshore wind farm off the Belgium coast.

10 April 2012

EDF, Alstom win 2GW of offshore contracts in French tender

French energy company EDF and Swiss technology giant Alstom have won bids to build 2GW of offshore wind plants in France.

10 April 2012

World’s biggest wind farm planned for UK’s south coast

offshorewind170SQ Dutch developer Eneco has plans to build the biggest offshore wind farm to date off the south coast of the UK.

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