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World leading UK offshore wind zone to double capacity to 6GW

The grid connection agreements will further boost offshore wind in the UK

The consortium for the world’s largest offshore wind development zone has signed deals to double its grid-connected wind capacity to 6GW in the UK.

USD 180m government plan to expand US offshore wind

The USD 180m six year initiative aims to expand offshore wind in the US

The Department of Energy has announced a USD 180m initiative to expand offshore wind power in the US. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, of the US government department, has announced the start of an ambitious initiative to capture the potential of wind energy off American coasts. 

Gearbox firm wins bid to accelerate UK offshore wind

The grant is for a UK government scheme aiming to accelerate development in offs

A world-leading gear engineering and manufacturing company has been confirmed as the first successful bidder to a major UK Government scheme to support developments of next generation offshore wind energy turbines. 

Energy group CEO to speak at RET global offshore wind event

E.ON’s Rösand II offshore wind farm, which opened in 2010

The CEO of energy group E.ON will speak at an RET-sponsored global event set to develop the offshore wind industry.

E.ON chief executive Mike Winkel has been confirmed as a speaker for the BigSwitch Offshore Wind event, which Renewable Energy Technology (RET) is sponsoring.

IPC accepts development for UK 1200MW wind farm

Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm will further boost offshore wind power in the UK

The application for a 1200MW UK offshore wind farm has been accepted further boosting offshore wind power in the UK.

Green light for GBP 89m Glasgow TIC as countdown to global wind event begins

The TIC will be build in Glasgow, which will host BigSwitch Offshore Wind

Plans to develop a world-class research and technology centre in Scotland, which is set to be a focus of a major global offshore wind energy event, have been given the go-ahead.

UK offshore wind farm ready for full power

The Ormonde Offshore wind farm has been two years in the making

UK wind firm Vattenfall has completed work on its Ormonde Offshore wind farm. The wind farm, which has been built off the Cumbria coast, England, is ready for full power.

Scotland “catapult” to focus on cutting UK offshore wind costs

UK offshore wind currently costs GBP 191/MWh

A UK government GBP 50m fund set up to push forward advances in offshore wind and marine power is to focus its efforts on cutting the cost of offshore wind to GBP 100/MWh by 2020. This is down from the current figure of GBP 191/MWh.

Danish wind giant plans mass turbine procurement

DONG Energy aims to “industrialise” the offshore wind supply chain

Denmark’s DONG Energy is aiming to bring down the cost of offshore wind projects by harnessing the economies of scale and helping manufacturers “industrialise” component production, the company’s chief executive has said.

World’s largest offshore wind farm breaks industry records in the UK

DONG Energy’s Burbo Bank wind farm

The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm has opened in the UK. The GBP 1bn Walney wind farm has been built off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

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