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Tower factory deal for Scotland's Port of Nigg

Tower factory deal for Scotland's Port of Nigg

Global Energy Group and Haizea Wind Group will build £110-120m facility in Scotland to produce 135 towers a year

Offshore wind surge helps China reach 300GW milestone

Offshore wind surge helps China reach 300GW milestone

As industry rushes to get projects online before support finishes at year end, IEA says China will meet 2030 targets four years early

Developers reach financial close for 1.2GW Dogger Bank C

Developers reach financial close for 1.2GW Dogger Bank C

SSE and Equinor's £3 billion project finance package confirms first commercial order for GE's 14MW Haliade-X turbine

Offshore News & Analysis

EU approves state aid for French offshore wind farm

Decision clears path for winner to be picked next year from six-strong shortlist for up to 1.5GW project off Normandy coast

RWE wins coveted 1GW Thor offshore wind lottery

Denmark's largest offshore wind farm awarded in lottery draw after initial tender failed to return clear winner

TetraSpar demonstrator starts test phase off Norwegian coast

Commissioning of the world’s first fully industrialised floating offshore foundation paves way for commercial-scale floating wind

Consultation opens on 300MW Danish offshore wind farm

Public review of environmental impact underway as Hofor project inches closer to final approval, with Ørsted lined up as offtaker

EDF to buy entire output of RWE’s 1.4GW Sofia wind farm

French utility to take all the energy generated by RWE’s Sofia offshore wind farm in the UK, due for full commissioning in 2026

Offshore In depth

Superclass offshore turbines pose installation challenges

Offshore wind turbines are reaching dizzying new heights and capacities. Will the rest of the industry be able to keep up?

Exclusive: How SGRE made its blades fully recyclable

Eize de Vries gets an exclusive insight into Siemens Gamesa’s recyclable blade technology. It’s all about the ‘secret resin-hardener recipe’

Offshore wind sector targets rapid growth beyond Europe

With offshore wind now set to account for a fifth of all global wind energy by 2025, more countries are setting out bold new visions

Exclusive: SGRE pushes offshore turbine to 236 metres

Siemens Gamesa upgrades its SG 14-222 DD turbine to align rotor size with the latest 12-16MW competitor offerings

Exclusive: Inside SGRE’s 14MW prototype nacelle

Eize de Vries climbs into the giant nacelle of Siemens Gamesa’s latest offshore platform to see the result of a decade of rapid upscaling