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The Midwest project is planned for a site 10-70km off the Kalbarri coast (pic credit: Abstract Aerial Art/Getty Images)

Copenhagen Energy eyes 3GW off Western Australia

Renewables developer Copenhagen Energy has unveiled details of a second planned 3GW offshore wind farm off the coast of Western Australia.

The California Energy Commission has backed raising the state's offshore wind targets to 5GW by 2030 and 25GW by 2045

California backs plan to boost offshore targets

California officials have backed a proposal to significantly increase the state’s offshore wind goal to 5GW by 2030 and 25GW by 2045.

Offshore News & Analysis

Application published for Hexicon’s first Italian floating offshore project

The first of five applications for floating offshore wind farms to be developed off the coasts of Sardinia, Sicily, and Puglia by Swedish developer Hexicon’s joint venture with Italian firm Avapa Energy, AvenHexicon Srl, has been published.

Iberdrola plans large-scale UK green hydrogen plant

Iberdrola plans to build a large-scale green hydrogen plant in the south-east of England that could be powered by future onshore and offshore wind farms as well as solar PV projects and purchased power.

Colombia plans first offshore wind lease auction

Colombia’s outgoing government has issued an offshore wind resolution setting out the processes for the country’s first lease auction, with plans to award temporary occupation permits in the second half of 2023.

Virginia approves 2.6GW Dominion offshore wind farm

State regulators have approved Dominion Energy Virginia’s 2.64GW Coastal Virginia Offshore wind project.

Offshore In depth

Wind power buildout versus biodiversity – a question of priorities?

As the wind industry strives to deliver the rapid build-out demanded by policymakers, developers are working with conservation groups to ensure the fight against climate change does not come at the expense of biodiversity

Exclusive: Dongfang’s 16MW new offshore wind turbine sets new rotor size record

Dongfang Electric Wind Power is developing a 16MW direct-drive offshore giant with 128-metre blades, which is poised for future boosts to 18MW. Eize de Vries finds out more

UK’s latest auction begs the question – are CfDs a boon or a burden to offshore?

The biggest ever round of the UK government’s flagship renewables auction scheme was finalised last week with offshore wind emerging as one of the sector’s biggest winners.

The make or break point for offshore wind

Offshore grid investment and interconnection innovation are crucial for a successful global transition to net zero and energy security — so what needs to be done?

Interview: 15 Minutes with Corio Generation CEO Jonathan Cole

The developer on a fair price for offshore wind, where countries are getting it wrong on policy and the importance of price stabilisation