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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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    BZEE and OffTEC are joining forces

    The OffTEC training and development cluster, which is based in Enge-Sande, and the Bildungszentrum für Erneuerbare Energien (BZEE) in Husum are teaming up to offer a jointly co-ordinated range of... read more
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    More than 1 GW of offshore wind energy in Germany in 2014

    In December 2014, German offshore wind turbines fed more than 1 GW power into the grid for the first time. This is the conclusion reached by the study "Status of Offshore Wind Energy Development in... read more
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    X-BOW cracks the 100 vessels mark

    With the latest contract for two offshore wind service vessels for Bernhard Schulte/Windea Offshore, shipbuilder Ulstein has achieved 100 sales of the X-BOW hull line design. The milestone was... read more
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    Iberdrola awards Areva € 620 million for Wikinger offshore park

    Iberdrola and Areva signed their largest renewables contract so far with a volume of € 620 million for the supply of wind turbines to the 350 MW offshore wind park Wikinger. In cooperation with its... read more