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Triton Knoll selects VBMS for cable supply

Triton Knoll selects VBMS for cable supply

UK: A subsidiary of marine contractors Royal Boskalis Westminster has been selected to supply and install inter-array cables at the 860MW Triton Knoll wind farm.

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First turbine installed at Blyth test site

First turbine installed at Blyth test site

UK: The first turbine has been installed at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator site 6.5 kilometres off the coast of northeast England.

Last turbine installed at Rampion

Last turbine installed at Rampion

UK: The last of 116 turbines has been installed at E.on's 400MW Rampion wind farm located 13 kilometres off the coast of southern England.

Triton Knoll selects MHI Vestas 9.5MW

Triton Knoll selects MHI Vestas 9.5MW

UK: German developer Innogy has chosen to use MHI Vestas' V164-9.5MW turbine for its CfD-support-winning Triton Knoll offshore project.

REACTION: UK offshore CfD 'breakthrough moment' for industry

REACTION: UK offshore CfD 'breakthrough moment' for industry

UK: Industry leaders have declared the price of new offshore wind in the UK being halved since 2015 "astounding" and a "breakthrough moment".

UK offshore falls to £57.50 in latest CfD round

UK offshore falls to £57.50 in latest CfD round

UK: Dong Energy and EDPR with Engie have secured Contract for Difference (CfD) deals at £57.50/MWh (€64.10/MWh) in the second auction round, as Innogy's Triton Knoll site also wins support.

Contracts for projects increasingly UK-based

Contracts for projects increasingly UK-based

UK: Nearly half of the total expenditure on the country's offshore wind projects goes to UK companies, a new report reveals.


Analysis

Policies and rise of storage stopping co-location

EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.

Analysis: Major deals set challenge for top offshore supplier status

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.

UK post-election onshore fears

UK: Amber Rudd has been named the new secretary of state for energy and climate change following the election victory for the Conservative Party. However, the result could set back to development of onshore wind in England.

Analysis: UK government memos reveal tense Siemens talks over Hull

UK: A Freedom of Information request to the UK government by Windpower Monthly over Green Port Hull negotiations has lifted the lid on difficult talks with Siemens.

Analysis: Enercon pressures Siemens over wind tech IP case

UK: In 18 months, August 2016 to be exact, Enercon's European "storm control" patent will expire. But that has not stopped the company from heading for a UK court hearing in June to press a charge of alleged infringement by Siemens and its customers.

Analysis: Price-coupling fails to pass wind benefits to UK

EUROPE: Strong winds in Germany on 16 February 2014 led to plummeting wholesale electricity spot market prices on the German/French spot electricity exchange, giving just EUR 14.5-17.9/MWh for the German region and EUR 20.0-20.7/MWh for France.