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Taiwan already has 128MW of operational capacity across two demonstration projects (pic credit: Swancor)

BlueFloat Energy eyes 1GW-plus off Taiwan

Spanish developer looks to enter Taiwanese offshore wind market with bid in forthcoming third tender round

The UK has nearly 10.5GW of operational offshore wind capacity, according to Windpower Intelligence (pic credit: Ørsted)

Offshore wind sector ‘boosts UK investment case’

Favourable offshore wind regimes make US, China and UK top spots for renewables investment, says EY

OX2 plans to build the wind farms either side of the Åland Islands off the south-west coast of the Finnish mainland (pic credit: Nik Wheeler/Getty Images)

OX2 plans gigawatt-scale offshore wind off Finland

Developer adds to pipeline of large offshore wind farms in Nordic waters with latest agreement with Finnish investor

Offshore News & Analysis

Underwater drone inspects wind turbine foundations

Wind farm owner EDF believes this is the first time offshore turbine foundations have been inspected autonomously

BlueFloat and Falck’s Italian pipeline grows to 5.5GW

BlueFloat and Falck’s latest joint development is a 975MW floating wind farm off the north-east coast of Sardinia

CIP eyes ‘hydrogen island’ fed by 10GW offshore wind

Danish investor believes island could deliver 900,000 tonnes of green hydrogen to neighbouring countries per year

Vattenfall to pilot hydrogen-producing offshore turbine

Swedish developer Vattenfall wins funding from UK government to demonstrate full-scale offshore hydrogen production

Petrobras and Equinor plan 4GW offshore wind off Brazil

Oil majors eye potential for 4GW wind cluster off Brazil’s south-east coast as interest grows in nascent sector

Offshore In depth

Interview: TetraSpar pioneer Henrik Stiesdal

The wind industry veteran behind the TetraSpar floater on the need to overcome our fear of mistakes and why competition is healthy

Opinion: Floating wind needs fresh data to harness potential

The advent of floating offshore wind technology requires that we take a fresh look at the data, argues Bronwyn Sutton

Superclass offshore turbines pose installation challenges

Offshore wind turbines are reaching dizzying new heights and capacities. Will the rest of the industry be able to keep up?

Exclusive: How SGRE made its blades fully recyclable

Eize de Vries gets an exclusive insight into Siemens Gamesa’s recyclable blade technology

Offshore wind sector targets rapid growth beyond Europe

With offshore wind now set to account for a fifth of all global wind energy by 2025, more countries are setting out bold new visions