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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.

Poland starts talks on 10GW-plus offshore plans

Poland starts talks on 10GW-plus offshore plans

The government has unveiled a first draft of a long-awaited offshore wind act, which outlines more than 10GW of capacity to be awarded by 2028.

New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round

New York's Cuomo sets sights on new 1GW round

New York will issue a second solicitation for offshore wind projects this year, governor Andrew Cuomo said in a recent "state of the state" speech.

US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal

US zones carved up in fishing industry proposal

A major fishing group has asked the US government to designate six transit lanes off New England in areas slated for wind development.

Offshore News & Analysis

Ørsted and Equinor head up new offshore action group

Ørsted and Equinor will lead a new group aiming to represent the opportunities offered by offshore wind and other ocean-based renewable energy sources in climate change discussions.

SGRE in line for 2.64GW US deal

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been named preferred turbine supplier by Dominion Energy for its 2.64GW site off Virginia.

Ming Yang and CTG form global partnership

Chinese turbine manufacturer Ming Yang and developer China Three Gorges (CTG) have signed a framework agreement to work together on global onshore and offshore wind development.

Taiwan cuts offshore wind tariffs

Taiwan’s ministry of economic affairs has cut the flat and tiered feed-in tariffs for offshore wind developers that sign power purchase agreements (PPAs) in 2020.

Hornsea One owners agree payment after UK power cut

Hornsea One owners Ørsted and Global Infrastructure Partners have agreed to pay £4.5 million (€5.3 million) into UK energy regulator Ofgem’s voluntary redress fund for their role in an August power cut that hit more than one million customers.

Offshore In depth

Turbines of the year 2019: Offshore turbines

The sector moves into the double-digit MW zone for the first time.

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.