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UK: The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) has signed a £2.3 billion (€2.6 billion) research partnership with the University of Bristol to look at building blades for the 13-15MW turbine generation.
UK: Having let slip that it was working on a 10MW-plus offshore turbine at the AWEA conference in May, Senvion has declined to provide any further details at the London offshore event.
UK: The US offshore wind market has been slow to get started, but the right conditions are now in place for rapid progress, according to Jose Zayas, director of the wind energy technologies office at the US Department of Energy.
UK: Dong Energy has announced plans to install a 2MW battery storage system in north-west England, to be connected to the 90MW Burbo Bank offshore wind project.
UK: Developer ScottishPower Renewables and advisory body ORE Catapult will work together on improving offshore technologies and utilising the supply chain.
UK: Alain Delsupehxe, CEO of French engineering firm Eolfi, said that "2017 has been the year of lift-off for floating" technology during a seminar at the Offshore Wind Energy 2017 event in London on 6 June.
SPONSORED CONTENT: Founder and president of aerodyn engineering, Sönke Siegfriedsen tells Windpower Monthly about the company's new approach to offshore wind turbines with its SCDnezzy2 twin-rotor concept.
EUROPE: Co-locating ground-mounted solar projects at wind farms looks like the perfect match.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.