UNITED STATES: The up-to 1.6GW Bay State Wind project has been fast-tracked by the federal government, becoming the first offshore wind project to do so.
NETHERLANDS: Dutch foundations specialist Sif Group has reported a 12.7% fall in Ebitda and an 18.3% fall in revenue for 2017, as the firm also makes plans in case of a quieter second half of 2018 and begins the search for a new CEO.
JAPAN: The government will decide on a basic plan to promote offshore wind, including the location of designated construction zones.
WORLDWIDE: A reliable operations and maintenance (O&M) programme is key to a successful offshore wind project. This means having the right tools for the job, says Innogy Renewables UK's Adrian Emanuel.
DENMARK: Wind developer European Energy has made its first move in to the offshore wind sector, acquiring the nine-year-old Sprogø project from owner Sund & Bælt.
DENMARK: Danish Energy Agency (DEA) data shows 537MW in capacity was added to the grid between 1 January 2017 and 21 February 2018, when the aid programme, popularly known as the '25th door', expired.
FRANCE: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won 104MW of turbine orders in France over the past six months.
EUROPE: The European Commission's (EC) vice president for energy has told industry leaders he will push for continued support for the sector in negotiations over the next EU budget.
NORWAY: Statoil will change its name to Equinor to reflect "ongoing changes" within the company, the oil and gas giant has announced.
RUSSIA: Energy company Rusnano has reached an agreement with Spanish firm Windar Renovables to produce turbine towers in Russia.