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Funding for auto-inspection solutions

Funding for auto-inspection solutions

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.

Global Wind Service opens Serbian unit

Global Wind Service opens Serbian unit

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.

Spain to pay compensation to renewables investors

Spain to pay compensation to renewables investors

SPAIN: In a second international ruling against retroactive cuts in renewables support introduced by the Spanish government in 2013, a Swedish arbitration panel has awarded a Luxembourg-based investment firm €53 million compensation.

Agency backs Le Treport 'with reservations'

Agency backs Le Treport 'with reservations'

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".

Vattenfall picks HVDC for 1.8GW Norfolk projects

Vattenfall picks HVDC for 1.8GW Norfolk projects

UK: Swedish developer Vattenfall will deploy high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cables at its Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas projects, the company has announced.

VIDEO: Helicopter installs composite pylons

VIDEO: Helicopter installs composite pylons

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.

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