UK: The government's InnovateUK fund will invest £19 million in projects offering solutions to improve autonomous subsea or subsurface inspections and monitoring systems for offshore projects.
SERBIA: Installation and service company Global Wind Service (GWS) is setting up a new business unit in Serbia due to "expected potential" in the market.
FRANCE: Following a long wait, the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB) has backed Engie's 496MW Dieppe-Le Tréport project, off the Normandy coast, but "with reservations".
UNITED STATES: Developer Pattern Energy will pilot predictive analytics software at its 200MW Logan's Gap project in Comanche County in central Texas.
UK: Swedish developer Vattenfall will deploy high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables at its Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects, the company has announced.
UK: A specialist helicopter has been used in Scotland to install lightweight composite poles that will support transmission lines connecting a wind project to the national grid.
NETHERLANDS: Ocean surveyors Fugro recorded a 15.7% decline in its revenue for 2017 -- a year it described as "the fourth of an exceptionally deep downturn in oil and gas services".
CANADA: Newly commissioned and acquired wind farms drove up Canadian developer Innergex's revenue last year.
UNITED STATES: Engie's North American subsidiary has acquired wind and solar developer Infinity Renewables and its 8GW-plus pipeline for an undisclosed sum.
DENMARK: The Danish Technical University (DTU) and developer Vattenfall have announced a joint project to investigate the effect offshore wind projects have on nearby sites.
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