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NETHERLANDS: In July turbine manufacturer Siemens was awarded the turnkey contract to engineer, procure and construct the largest Dutch near-shore, shallow-water wind project, Westermeerwind.
JAPAN: Japan looks set to increase pressure on electric power companies to put more sustainable energy on the grid, at the same time as expanding its offshore energy capabilities into ever more ambitious hybrid technologies, following the government's selection of four test sites for wind and ocean-based power.
UNITED STATES: A new study for the US government Department of Energy took a snapshot of current component supply in Europe, China and the US, to find potential for the US to develop its own supply chain for its nascent offshore wind sector.
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Last updated 1 July 2013
|Project Name||Country||MW||Developer(s)||Turbines||Online year||Date reported|
|Belwind phase II (Bligh Bank)||Belgium||165||Belwind||1 x Alstom Haliade 150 6MW||2015||June 28, 2013|
|Fukushima Floating Demonstration (aka Forward)||Japan||16||Marubeni;Mitsubishi Corporation;IHI Marine United;The University of Tokyo;Mitsui Engineering&Shipbuilding;Nippon Steel Corporation;Hitachi;Furukawa Electric;Shimizu Corporation;Japan Marine United Corporation;Mizuho Information&Research Institute||2 x Mitsubishi Sea Angel 7MW||2015||June 28, 2013|
|Gunfleet Sands 3 Demo||UK||12||DONG Energy||2 x Siemens SWT-6.0-120 6MW||2013||June 27, 2013|
|EnBW Baltic 2||Germany||288||EnBW (Energie Baden-Wurttemberg)||80 x Siemens SWT-3.6-120 3.6MW||2014||June 27, 2013|
|Bard Offshore 1||Germany||400||BARD Engineering||80 x BARD 5.0 5MW||2014||June 27, 2013|
|DanTysk||Germany||288||Vattenfall;Stadtwerke Munchen||80 x Siemens SWT-3.6-120 3.6MW||2014||June 26, 2013|
|Walney 1||UK||183.6||SSE;DONG Energy||51 x Siemens SWT-3.6-107 3.6MW||2012||June 25, 2013|
|Humber Gateway||UK||219||E.ON||73 x Vestas V112-3.0 MW||2015||June 24, 2013|
|Thanet||UK||300||Vattenfall||100 x Vestas V90 3MW||2010||June 24, 2013|
|Riffgat (aka Borkum Riffgat)||Germany||108||EWE;ENOVA||30 x Siemens SWT-3.6-120 3.6MW||2013||21 June 2013|
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