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Poland increases ambition in new offshore wind act draft

Poland increases ambition in new offshore wind act draft

The Polish government has updated its long-awaited Offshore Wind Act, which outlines plans for more than 10GW of capacity to be awarded by 2028. It has increased the capacity it intends to select in the first phase of awarding projects from an earlier draft.

Ming Yang unveils 11MW turbine

Ming Yang unveils 11MW turbine

Ming Yang has launched a new 11MW hybrid-drive offshore wind turbine, which is due to be the largest model offered by a Chinese manufacturer.

Irish developer wants to turn gas field into floating wind farm off Cork

Irish developer wants to turn gas field into floating wind farm off Cork

‘Investigation works’ for a 100MW floater — to be phased up to 1GW — in an old gas field off south-west Ireland are being carried out by developer Simply Blue Energy to assess the project’s feasibility.

Offshore News & Analysis

Equinor tests South Korea for floaters

The Norway-based oil major is probing South Korean waters to find out whether building an 800MW floating offshore project off the country's south-east coast is feasible.

Green light for Norfolk Vanguard as UK government stalls on Hornsea Three

The UK government has awarded construction permission for Vattenfall's 1.8GW Norfolk Vanguard offshore wind farm, but a decision on Ørsted's 2.4GW Hornsea Project Three has been delayed again.

Poland plans offshore pact mirroring UK sector deal

Polish government and offshore wind representatives have agreed to work together to develop, sign and ultimately implement an offshore wind ‘sector deal’ for the country, similar to the agreement in place in the UK.

Watchdog to look into reasons for rise in offshore injuries

The G+ Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation is ‘disappointed’ by the rise in injuries tied to lost workdays and promised to look into reasons behind the rise. However, the number of incidents requiring medical treatment was the lowest recorded so far.

Dongfang due to install China's first 10MW turbine

Chinese OEM Dongfang is set to claim victory in the race to install the country’s first operational 10MW offshore turbine.

Offshore In depth

WindTech: Digital 15MW turbine offers help in scaling up

The National Research Energy Laboratory's 15MW reference wind turbine aims to become an open-access benchmark for (academic) researchers and industry collaborators. Eize de Vries takes a closer look and talks to those involved.

Testing sea bed conditions in the Taiwan Strait

After years of talk and planning, work begins in earnest at one of the world's highest-potential offshore wind markets

Earth Day 2020: How fast the industry has grown

The current century has seen the wind industry move into the mainstream, becoming a legitimate source of electricity across the world. To celebrate Earth Day 2020, we want to show you how far the industry has come.

Seawind steps up development of radical two-blade offshore turbine

Netherlands-based Seawind Ocean Technologies has ambitious targets to install a 6.2MW floating two-bladed demonstrator in Scottish waters next year, followed by an enhanced 12.2MW prototype in 2022.

Offshore wind makes waves by splitting water

Pilot projects across Europe are looking at using renewable energy to push beyond generating electricity. Powering electrolysis to produce "green" hydrogen could help decarbonise transport and heating while using existing offshore infrastructure.