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US offshore wind site leasing to move full steam ahead

Secretary of the interior Ken Salazar at AWEA’s offshore conference last year

Offshore wind development in the US has taken a major step forward after the federal government confirmed the sale of site leases for project development off Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware can proceed.

Samsung chooses Scotland for EU offshore wind base

Samsung has chosen Scotland to develop next generation wind technology

Korean giant Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is to base its first European offshore wind project in Scotland. The inward venture is worth up to GBP 100m and expected to create more than 500 new jobs.

Environmental assessment: the greatest risk to offshore wind farm development

Sensitive bird species provide major challenges for windfarm developers

When it comes to offshore wind, the planning issues – both in terms of deciding whether a project can be viable in the first place and whether it can get through the consent process – are vast. Being granted a site lease for development is just the beginning of the story.

Floating foundations for offshore wind

Floating technology will see turbines installed without needing monopiles

Future wind projects are leading to the development of bigger, weightier turbines, with installations happening further out to sea where there are greater wind speeds.

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