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News & in-depth analysis and features of the offshore wind sector, including project updates, offshore wind technology, policy, vessels, undersea cabling and marine services.

Floating Wind - where will the spark come from?

Floating Wind - where will the spark come from?

The global deployment of offshore wind technology is bringing decarbonised energy and exciting opportunities to energy consumers, investors, the supply chain and local communities.

Offshore wind key to European Green Deal

Offshore wind key to European Green Deal

Increasing offshore wind production and regional cooperation between member states will be key to reducing European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% from 1990 levels by 2030, according to the European Commission (EC).

Trig and Dutch pension investor to buy Merkur

Trig and Dutch pension investor to buy Merkur

Dutch pension fund APG and investment firm The Renewables Infrastructure Group (Trig) have agreed to buy 100% of the 396MW Merkur offshore wind farm from a consortium of investors.

Offshore News & Analysis

Denmark exploring 10GW-plus offshore energy islands

The Danish government has allocated funding to begin research on whether it is possible to develop one or more energy islands supporting at least 10GW of offshore wind.

Vineyard success in Connecticut

Vineyard Wind's 804MW Park City Wind has been selected in an offshore solicitation in Connecticut.

Senvion troubles delay Trianel completion

The 203MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II project is facing reduced revenues as it misses out on a subsidy deadline caused, in part, by Senvion's insolvency procedures.

Macron vows to accelerate France's offshore ambitions

France has committed to tendering up to two offshore wind projects annually and to ease the permitting hurdles facing the industry, the president has said.

Ørsted secures partial off-take deal for BR3

├śrsted and German chemicals firm Covestro have signed a 100MW power purchase agreement to cover a portion of the output from the 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 site, under development in the North Sea.

Offshore In depth

WindTech: CSIC ready to muscle in on 10MW offshore market

CSIC Haizhuang Windpower has ambitious plans to install 8MW and 10MW offshore prototypes in 2020. During his recent China visit, Eize de Vries talked to the firm in Chengdu about their latest products and development history.

Horns Rev 1, 2, 3: three generations of turbine output analysed

The three projects that make up the Horns Rev offshore-wind hub off Denmark's west coast perfectly illustrate how the sector developed over the last two decades. Windpower Monthly dissects the performance data to see if bigger really is better.

How can innovation in submarine cabling reduce costs for offshore wind?

Submarine cables are vulnerable and, whether static or dynamic, protecting and stabilising them is critical. Any damage can lead to massive cost and also disrupt the functioning of the entire turbine.

Horns Rev 1, 2, 3: three generations of turbine output analysed

The three projects that make up the Horns Rev offshore-wind hub off Denmark's west coast perfectly illustrate how the sector developed over the last two decades. Windpower Monthly dissects the performance data to see if bigger really is better.

Milestones on the road to 10GW

As the UK becomes the first country in the world to reach 10GW of offshore wind, Windpower Monthly looks back at the most significant steps over the past 20 years.