• UK: red tape increases price per MW

    A new report produced for RenewableUK reveals that consenting costs have increased significantly in recent years for offshore wind developers, resulting in higher average costs per installed megawatt.

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  • MHI Vestas to build blades on the Isle of Wight

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will serial manufacture the 80 m blade for the V164-8.0 MW on the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of the UK. The announcement is the first part of a wider industrialisation strategy in the UK which is expected to result in up to £ 200 million worth of economic... read more

  • WindMW inaugurates Meerwind Süd|Ost

    On 10 November, WindMW GmbH officially inaugurated the offshore wind farm Meerwind Süd|Ost. According to the company, the 288-MW project is the first privately-financed offshore wind farm in Germany.

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  • European Energy to develop 550 MW near-shore capacity in Denmark

    European Energy A/S announces the creation of two joint ventures, one with the Canadian renewable energy producer, Boralex Inc., and one with the Dutch bank NIBC. The ventures concern the development and construction of two near shore wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 550 MW.... read more

  • CTruk plans advanced composite technology centre

    CTruk recently signed the lease on a 6,400m² site on the Colne Estuary, a few miles upriver from its current Brightlingsea base. The company plans to use the site at East Colchester to build larger vessels for offshore wind farm projects.

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  • Wind turbine ROV climbs new heights at Blyth

    An innovative Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) for use on wind turbine towers has been successfully trialled at ORE Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre using their 27 m high wind turbine training tower.

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  • Official opening of West of Duddon Sands

    Full power output has been achieved more than two months ahead of schedule from West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm. The news came on the day that the 389 MW wind farm was officially opened by Energy Secretary Ed Davey.

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  • Offshore wind that you can touch

    Bremerhaven wants to become the top location for the German offshore wind industry and is underscoring this with a permanent exhibition at the Klimahaus.

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  • Allocation of offshore connection capacity is in full swing

    For the first time, the German Federal Network Agency has made decisions on applications for admission to the capacity allocation process, as well as on connection capacity for German offshore wind farms. Eight of the eleven applications were approved.

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  • Borkum Riffgrund 1: first turbine installed

    The first of a total of 78 turbines has been installed successfully at the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 1 in the German North Sea.

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