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US plans 7GW offshore wind lease sale in New York Bight

US plans 7GW offshore wind lease sale in New York Bight

US government considers sale of eight sites in shallow waters between Long Island, New York and New Jersey

Oil major BP targets Norwegian offshore wind

Oil major BP targets Norwegian offshore wind

Trio of BP, Statkraft and Aker Offshore Wind sets sights on bottom-fixed offshore wind in Sørlige Nordsjø II region

Japan picks winner for first floating offshore wind tender

Japan picks winner for first floating offshore wind tender

A consortium of six companies led by Toda Corporation was the only bidder for the 16.8MW project off Goto City, Nagasaki

Offshore News & Analysis

RWE launches construction for 1.4GW Sofia offshore wind farm

Enabling works have started at the site of the 100-turbine wind farm’s converter system in Teesside, north-east England

New UK database aims to speed up offshore wind site surveys

Database hopes to avoid duplication work on environmental permits while protecting flora and fauna in marine environment

US offshore wind’s first movers’ lessons for future development

Developers of early US offshore wind farms hope their experiences can help others as the sector prepares to grow

North Carolina eyes offshore wind opportunity

State governor’s executive order asks for 2.8GW by 2030 and 8GW by 2040 as momentum builds in the US's nascent offshore sector

BOEM kickstarts Gulf of Mexico offshore wind drive

Task force meeting will explore opportunities for offshore wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf

Offshore In depth

Are vertical-axis wind turbines really the future?

New research suggests VAWTs could surpass current offshore giants. Eize de Vries talks to an aerodynamics expert who disagrees

Opinion: Hurdles ahead, but US will get there on offshore wind

With a president prepared to put resources and talent into offshore wind, the US is ready to get serious about creating its own industry

Baltic Insight report: Overcoming ice challenges

Installing and maintaining offshore turbines to cope with icy conditions poses additional difficulties for wind technicians

Baltic Insight report: Reaching out across the sea

With nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea, some cross-border projects are in the works, from transmission links to co-developing sites

Poland in pole position as Baltic Sea offshore wind gathers pace

Now that Poland has awarded power deals to its first offshore wind projects, read our insight report on the Baltic Sea