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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.

Senvion troubles delay Trianel completion

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

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

Ørsted secures partial off-take deal for BR3

Ørsted 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 News & Analysis

Nexans in US tie-up with Ørsted

French cable supplier Nexans will build a cable facility in the US, after signing a framework agreement with offshore wind developers Ørsted and Eversource Energy.

Shift to auctions leaves Irish wind vulnerable to mid-term slump

The Irish government has approved a new renewables auction scheme but the wind industry trade body has warned of a gap in installations.

ESB joins Neart Na Gaoithe

EDF Renewables has firmed up the supplier list for its 448MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project in Scotland and announced a new financial partner, as the project moves towards construction.

Equinor makes Hywind performance data available

Project partners Equinor and Masdar have shared performance data from a single turbine at the 30MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm on a free-to-use basis for supply chain businesses and academia.

SGRE upgrades Hollandse Kust Zuid turbines to 11MW

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will deliver its newly unveiled 11MW offshore wind turbine model to Vattenfall's zero-subsidy Hollandse Kust Zuid projects in the Netherlands.

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.