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4 April 2012

French wind tender expected this weekp

The €10bn offshore wind energy tender launched by the French government is expected to result in the chosen companies being announced this week, and is likely to prompt a series of follow-on deals as supply chains get shored up for the various projects.

3 April 2012

Obama signs MOU to utilise Great Lakes offshore wind resource

US President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Governors of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania to streamline the development of offshore wind in the Great Lakes.

27 March 2012

REpower to supply 6MW turbines to PNE

REpower_Off_170SQ German wind energy company REpower Systems has been contracted to supply 54, 6.15MW offshore turbines by PNE Wind.

22 March 2012

Dong, Centrica form JV for offshore wind in Irish Sea

UK energy company Centrica and Denmark’s Dong have formed a joint venture to develop offshore wind farms in the Round 3 Irish Sea Zone, which have a potential capacity of 4.2GW.

21 March 2012

REpower installs 6MW turbine at Thornton Bank offshore site

REpower6MW_170SQ German wind energy company REpower Systems and Belgian offshore project developer C-Power has installed the first 6MW turbine at the Belgium Thornton Bank site.

1 March 2012

Dong names operations director to oversee UK wind portfolio

Danish energy company Dong has named Benj Sykes as its new operations director and deputy country manager in its London offices.

1 March 2012

Offshore wind co-ordination could save up to £3.5bn

The Department of Energy and Climate Change and energy regulator Ofgem have announced they could save up to £3.5bn through better co-ordination in the offshore wind sector.

28 February 2012

UK’s David Brown Gear Systems awarded grant for 7MW turbine gearbox

UK engineering company David Brown Gear Systems has been awarded a £1.2m grant through the Offshore Wind Component Technologies Innovation programme to help develop a 7MW turbine gearbox.

27 February 2012

Public-private partnership aims to lower cost of low carbon technologiesp

A UK public-private partnership is helping to bring down the cost of new energy technologies through targeted investments.

23 February 2012

Project Overview: Dong ready to start build at Borkum Riffgrundp

The announcement that Dong Energy will divest 50 per cent of the German North Sea Borkum Riffgrund offshore wind farm should be the last major deal for the 277MW facility.

23 February 2012

Dong sells 50% of offshore wind farm for $840m

Danish power company Dong Energy has agreed to sell 50 per cent of the 277MW Borkum Riffgrund offshore wind project to KIRKBI and the Oticon Foundation for DKK4.7bn ($841m).

22 February 2012

Poland readies to award offshore wind leasesp

Poland is on the brink of launching its first offshore wind lease as the sector proves popular in attracting investor interest.

22 February 2012

EU fund secures jobs in offshore windp

Finance provided to the offshore wind sector from the European Energy Programme for Recovery has aided European competitiveness in the technology, but may have not stimulated planned short-term economic benefits, according to a study by global advisory firm Deloitte.

21 February 2012

Better software to lengthen lifespan of offshore wind turbinesp

A UK-based renewables consultancy and Scottish university are looking to develop a system that will reduce the cost and expand the lifetime of offshore wind farms.

21 February 2012

Lack of track record puts insurability of renewables projects in doubtp

Building a track record long enough to get insurers to cover renewable energy projects is proving difficult in newer technology areas, a group of experts told NewNet.

21 February 2012

European PE firm partners with wind farm maker for buy-and-sell JVp

offshorewind170SQ A European private equity firm has partnered with a German wind farm maker to develop and then sell on offshore wind farms.

20 February 2012

TenneT unveils vision for German offshore wind energy

Dutch transmission company TenneT has unveiled a structure to steer Germany’s transition to a low carbon economy with 35 per cent of energy coming from renewables by 2020.

20 February 2012

Bank of London and Middle East supports offshore cable business with £14m loan

The Bank of London and the Middle East has signed a £14m leasing deal with submarine cable installer Global Marine Systems.

20 February 2012

BMT wins design contract for offshore wind support vessels

UK-based marine design consultancy BMT Nigel Gee has been contracted to supply the plan for construction of eight, 20 metre offshore wind farm support vessels for Njord Offshore.

16 February 2012

Cable issues prove costly for offshore wind insurersp

The most costly construction risk in offshore wind development over the past few years has proven to be issues surrounding the deployment of cables, a leading insurance broker told NewNet.

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