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EUROPE: Questions remain over who pays for the additional inspections required following the failure of a Bonus turbine at the Danish Paludan Flaks offshore project in November.
BELGIUM: The Belgian government is revising its offshore support mechanism in the face of consumer concerns over increasing electricity bills. The industry is cautiously accepting of the changes, but waiting for further details.
WORLDWIDE: Growing choice for offshore developers as new products are launched in the 6-8MW range.
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Last updated 23 December 2015
|Project Name||Country||Capacity||Developer/Owner||Announcement||Date reported|
|Hornsea Project Two||UK||1.8GW||Dong Energy||Planning inspection completed||16-Dec-15|
|European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre||UK||100MW||Vattenfall, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)||Supreme Court appeal rejected||16-Dec-15|
|Walney Extension West||UK||330MW||Dong Energy||Confirmed turbine order||16-Dec-15|
|Nordsee One||Germany||332MW||Northland Power, RWE Innogy||Foundation installation begins||16-Dec-15|
|East Anglia Three||UK||1.2GW||ScottishPower Renewables||Planning application accepted||15-Dec-15|
|Hornsea Project One||UK||1.2GW||Dong Energy||Onshore substation contractor appointed||15-Dec-15|
|Hywind Scotland||UK||30MW||Statoil||Anchor supplier selected||25-Nov-15|
|Anholt||Denmark||400MW||Dong Energy||Cable repair complete||24-Nov-15|
|Kriegers Flak||Denmark||600MW||-||Preliminary tender conditions published||23-Nov-15|
|Dudgeon||UK||400MW||Statkraft, Statoil, Masdar||Electrical infrastructure contractor selected||23-Nov-15|
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