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    Dong Energy chooses Vestas’ turbine for Walney Extension

    Just one month after Dong Energy had decided to install offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension with Vestas turbines the next contract is already waiting. For Walney Extension Dong is banking on MHI... read more
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    Larger turbines make offshore wind cheaper

    The cost of energy from offshore wind has come down from 136 £/MWh in 2011 to 121 £/MWh for projects delivered or moving to construction between 2012 and 2014. The biggest single contribution to cost... read more
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    East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm secures 714 MW contract

    ScottishPower Renewables (SPR) has hailed a major breakthrough in efforts to reduce the costs of offshore wind after the East Anglia ONE project successfully secured a Contract for Difference (CfD) in... read more

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    Siemens wants to lower offshore wind costs

    With new advancements in wind turbine technology, reduced grid access costs and innovative offshore logistics concepts for turbine maintenance, Siemens wants to lower offshore wind costs to below 10... read more
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    Denmark starts tender for 350 MW near-shore wind

    The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has started its tender for the construction and operation of a total capacity of up to 350 MW wind energy off the Danish coast. read more
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    New crane ship for Scaldis

    The shareholders of the Antwerp-based specialist in marine heavy lift operations, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV, have ordered an extremely powerful, self-propelled DP2 crane ship from... read more
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    MHI Vestas will hire 200 employees for blade manufacture

    MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has started recruiting skilled workers for over 200 full time jobs at the blade production facility on the Isle of Wight, UK. The new positions are at the serial production... read more
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    Catapult appoints new Finance Director

    Andrew Walls joins the technology innovation and research centre ORE Catapult. He will be responsible for Finance, HR and Procurement and Legal. read more
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    Offshore wind installations stabilise in 2014

    In 2014, 408 new offshore turbines were fully grid connected, adding 1,483 MW to the European system – 84 MW less than in 2013. The total installed capacity for Europe now stands at 8,045 MW in 74... read more
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    Oldenburg gets its own training institute for offshore wind energy

    Oldenburg has a new training institute for offshore wind energy: the Convent College. Depending on a person's previous qualifications, four training paths are possible: installation technician,... read more

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