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FRANCE: Fishermen in France are vehemently opposed to an offshore wind project under development off Le Treport. Commercial fishing within offshore wind installations is banned in most of Europe, with the notable exceptions of Denmark and the UK.
FRANCE: Although France is yet to install its first offshore turbine, the government has identified four zones for floating wind energy pilot projects and is hoping these will help turn the country into a leader of this nascent technology.
EUROPE: The battle between Siemens and MHI-Vestas (MV) for supremacy in the offshore market is intensifying as both firms took preferred supplier status with major orders.
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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 14 August 2015
|Project Name||Country||MW||Developer||Announcement||Date reported|
|Humber Gateway||UK||219MW||E.on||O&M software supply deal||13-Aug-15|
|Barrow||UK||90MW||Dong Energy||Substation refurbishment contract||12-Aug-15|
|Courseulles-sur-Mer||France||450MW||Eolien Maritime France||Public consultation begins||11-Aug-15|
|Saint-Nazaire||France||480MW||Eolien Maritime France||Public consultation begins||11-Aug-15|
|London Array||UK||630MW||London Array Ltd||O&M vessel charter||11-Aug-15|
|Kentish Flats Extension||UK||49.5MW||Vattenfall||Turbine installation completed||10-Aug-15|
|Gode Wind||Germany||582MW||Dong Energy||Turbine installation begins||10-Aug-15|
|Teesside C&D||UK||2.4GW||Forewind||Project abandoned||07-Aug-15|
|Humber Gateway||UK||219MW||E.on||Fully operational||05-Aug-15|
|Teeside A&B||UK||2.4GW||Forewind||Government approval||05-Aug-15|
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