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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.

US 16GW offshore super-grid plans submitted

US 16GW offshore super-grid plans submitted

Grid developer Anbaric has filed an application with US regulators for a 16GW grid off the north-eastern coast to connect the region's planned offshore wind projects.

Equinor and ESB target Irish offshore

Equinor and ESB target Irish offshore

Irish utility ESB and Norwegian firm Equinor plan to jointly develop offshore wind sites and enter them into the country's renewable energy auctions from the mid-2020s.

US projects concede spacing to fisheries demands -- updated

US projects concede spacing to fisheries demands -- updated

Developers of offshore wind projects off the northeast US coast have agreed to space their turbines in line with some of the demands of the local fishing industry. It should not affect the timeline of the 800MW Vineyard 1 site in Massachusetts.

Offshore News & Analysis

New Jersey doubles offshore goal

New Jersey is doubling its goal for offshore wind power to 7.5GW by 2035, up from 3.5GW by 2030.

Northland targets 600MW off Japan

Canadian renewable energy developer Northland Power has entered into a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Japanese counterpart Shizen Energy to target 600MW of offshore wind capacity in Japan.

MHI Vestas due to supply first floating 10MW turbines

MHI Vestas is in line to supply its 10MW turbine for a floating offshore wind project for the first time, having been named as preferred supplier for the Eoliennes Flottantes du Golfe du Lion (EFGL) wind farm off the south coast of France.

Denmark unveils offshore support scheme for Thor

The operator of the Thor offshore project will receive state support through a similar support mechanism to the UK's contract for difference model, the Danish government has announced.

Oil and gas sector's lessons for floating offshore wind

Learning from the oil and gas industry can help accelerate floating offshore wind development and cut costs, according to attendees at a RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables conference.

Offshore In depth

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.

Soaring high with kite-wind test flight

Makani has declared the offshore test flights of its 600kW kite-wind demonstrator a success, even though one of the two flights ended in a rather wet crash landing.

Snapshot: 100 down, 74 to go at Hornsea

├śrsted's has passed the halfway mark as it installs the 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines off the UK's east coast at what will be the world's biggest offshore wind farm.