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Japan High tech…Interest in Japan's wind and other renewables was evident, with live updates on 2015 bookings

Land of the rising sun sees glimpse of dawn for wind

JAPAN: No longer judged ineffective, policy support for offshore projects in Japan will see the country slowly embrace renewables.

Jonathan Cole: ““We knew the technology wasn’t ready… but we anticipated a much faster rate of development”

Iberdrola set to be serious about offshore

As Iberdrola's first offshore wind project nears completion, the developer's offshore chief, Jonathan Cole, talks about joint ventures, technological progress, renewables targets and the overwhelming need for the sector to cut its costs.

Bankability… Areva will have installed 130 M500-116s offshore by year-end (pic: Areva Wind/Jan Oelker)

Windtech: Gamesa and Areva team up for 8MW

EUROPE: The ongoing negotiations between Spanish Gamesa and French Areva to create a 50/50 joint venture between their offshore wind activities will, if successful, be concluded this summer.

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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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Offshore Special Reports

Global Offshore - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has produced a special report covering the examining the future of the global offshore sector. It covers Europe's ambitious plans versus the financial realities, and progress in other markets such as China and the US.

Vessels and Access - Special Report

Windpower Monthly examines the challenges and issues surrounding access for deep-water and far-shore wind projects.

Offshore Technology - Special Report

Offshore Technology - Special Report

Windpower Monthly has created a special report examining technlogical inovation in the offshore sector, looking at areas including cabling, turbine foundations and vessels.

Europe 2020 - Special Report

Windpower Monthly looks at the European wind market and how it is managing the downturn and EU target deadlines.

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