United Kingdom A rendering showing how the project will look from Swanage Bay, Dorset

Surfing campaigners to scrutinise 1.1GW project plans

UK: Campaigning group Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) are to hold meetings with developers of the 1.1GW Navitus Bay offshore wind farm to discuss the possible impact on waves and surfing beaches on nearby coasts.

United States The two parcels won by Deepwater

Analysis - post-auction uncertainty for US offshore

UNITED STATES: After eight years in the making, the recent first-ever competitive auction for offshore wind leases in US federal waters was a welcome step forward for the nascent industry.

United Kingdom Met mast at Dogger Bank

RES to operate Dogger Bank met masts

UK: RES offshore has won the contract to operate and maintain the two meteorological masts that are currently furthest offshore of any in the UK.

United Kingdom An offshore monopile foundation being shipped

Oxford Uni ties up with wind industry for monopile research

UK: Major players in the offshore sector including Dong and Vattenfall have combined to commission a major academic study that could lead to a cut in the cost of offshore wind power by up to 40% in less than 10 years.

France An E126 under construction

Enercon looks new E126 7.5MW prototype

FRANCE: Enercon is considering adapting its E-126 7.5MW turbine for offshore use, Windpower Monthly has learned.

Germany The Areva 5MW turbine

First turbine for Global Tech 1 due

GERMANY: The 400MW Global Tech 1 offshore wind farm is to have the first of its 80 5MW turbines installed 'within a few weeks', project developer Windreich has said.

United Kingdom Turbine being installed at Greater Gabbard

Greater Gabbard wind farm formally launched

UK: The 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm is to be officially opened by energy minister Michael Fallon today.

United States Block Wind will use Siemens 6MW turbine

Setback for Deepwater Wind's Block Island project

UNITED STATES: Opposition from local residents has forced Deepwater Wind to withdraw its proposal to run an electric transmission cable through the town of Narragansett in Rhode Island from its planned Block Island offshore demonstration wind project.


RWE begins cable laying for Nordsee Ost

GERMANY: RWE has begun installing the inter-array cables to connect the 48 turbines planned for the 295MW Nordsee Ost wind farm in the German North Sea.

Germany Repower's 6M turbine

Repower appoints CTO

GERMANY: Repower has made a number of changes to its management team including the appointment of a new CTO to replace Matthias Schubert.

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