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Germany facing offshore wind lull unless changes made

Germany facing offshore wind lull unless changes made

Offshore wind in Germany showed stronger growth than onshore during 2019, with 1,1111MW added last year, bringing the total operating offshore fleet to 7,516MW from 1,469 turbines.

EDPR generation rises despite lower capacity

EDPR generation rises despite lower capacity

EDPR benefitted from a better wind resource in 2019 to boost its generation by 6% year-on-year to just over 30TWh despite its sell-down of 997MW of European wind capacity in July of last year and a further 199MW of US capacity.

How permitting delays are hitting US offshore's ‘pathfinder’ project

How permitting delays are hitting US offshore's ‘pathfinder’ project

The US’s nascent offshore wind sector is struggling to stick to its timetable as it faces new permitting obstacles and opposition from the fishing industry. Ros Davidson explores the ramifications for the 800MW Vineyard project

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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 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

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

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.

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.