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: 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.
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.
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: Enercon is considering adapting its E-126 7.5MW turbine for offshore use, Windpower Monthly has learned.
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.
UK: The 500MW Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm is to be officially opened by energy minister Michael Fallon today.
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.
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 has made a number of changes to its management team including the appointment of a new CTO to replace Matthias Schubert.