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WORLDWIDE: Large and far-from-shore wind projects in rough environments create challenges for operations and maintenance, starting with access, which is why one area of the Carbon Trust's research is focusing on crew transfer vessels.
WORLDWIDE: Nexus, the Latin word for connection, is the name of a new cable-laying vessel from Dutch offshore contractor, Van Oord.
EUROPE: After a period of some uncertainty, offshore wind costs are now moving downwards. The EU/FOWIND's Offshore Wind Policy and Market Assessment suggests that installed costs of offshore wind peaked at just under €4,000/kW in 2014 and are now falling.
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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 22 May 2015
|Project Name||Country||MW||Developer||Announcement||Date reported|
|Block Island||USA||30MW||Deepwater Wind||Blade supply contract||18-May-15|
|Block Island||USA||30MW||Deepwater Wind||Crew transfer contract||18-May-15|
|Westermost Rough||UK||210MW||Dong Energy||OFTO preferred bidder status||18-May-15|
|Gwynt y Mor||UK||576MW||RWE Innogy||Crew transfer vessel chartered||14-May-15|
|Deutsche Bucht||Germany||210MW||-||Construction deadline extended||12-May-15|
|Nordsee Ost||Germany||295MW||RWE Innogy||Officially opened||11-May-15|
|Saint Brieuc||France||496MW||Eole-RES||New investor||08-May-15|
|Borssele III&IV||Netherlands||700MW||-||EIA studies contractor selected||07-May-15|
|Kriegers Flak||Denmark||600MW||Energinet.dk||Tender launched||06-May-15|
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