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WORLDWIDE: The latest fossil-fuel player to move into renewables is the owner of one of the world's largest crane vessels, capable of lifting 14,000 tonnes. As offshore wind turbines grow bigger and move into deeper water, could Saipem's oil and gas background give it an advantage over established players?
NETHERLANDS: Airborne wind energy systems (AWES) are seeing growing wind industry interest, but it remains an emerging technology set against conventional wind power's track record, production volumes and readiness for market.
FRANCE: Encouraged by the success of Hywind Scotland, the floating offshore wind sector is aiming to make policymakers take note and move on to build utility-scale projects. But supply-chain challenges need addressing for serial production to become viable
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Latest Windfarms Updated On WPO Intelligence
Last updated 23 December 2015
|Project Name||Country||Capacity||Developer/Owner||Announcement||Date reported|
|Hornsea Project Two||UK||1.8GW||Dong Energy||Planning inspection completed||16-Dec-15|
|European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre||UK||100MW||Vattenfall, Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG)||Supreme Court appeal rejected||16-Dec-15|
|Walney Extension West||UK||330MW||Dong Energy||Confirmed turbine order||16-Dec-15|
|Nordsee One||Germany||332MW||Northland Power, RWE Innogy||Foundation installation begins||16-Dec-15|
|East Anglia Three||UK||1.2GW||ScottishPower Renewables||Planning application accepted||15-Dec-15|
|Hornsea Project One||UK||1.2GW||Dong Energy||Onshore substation contractor appointed||15-Dec-15|
|Hywind Scotland||UK||30MW||Statoil||Anchor supplier selected||25-Nov-15|
|Anholt||Denmark||400MW||Dong Energy||Cable repair complete||24-Nov-15|
|Kriegers Flak||Denmark||600MW||-||Preliminary tender conditions published||23-Nov-15|
|Dudgeon||UK||400MW||Statkraft, Statoil, Masdar||Electrical infrastructure contractor selected||23-Nov-15|
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