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Scottish projects reprieved, offshore too expensive in Belgium




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Windpower Offshore Weekly


Windpower Offshore Weekly
22nd May 2017



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Top Stories


Burbo Bank Extension                                                opens for business


Burbo Bank Extension opens for business



UK: Dong Energy's 258MW Burbo Bank Extension, the first offshore project to deploy the MHI Vestas V164-8.0MW turbine, was officially inaugurated on 17 May, at a ceremony in Liverpool.




Scottish court                                                overturns Neart Na Gaoithe                                                decision


Scottish court overturns Neart Na Gaoithe decision



SCOTLAND: A court has backed the Scottish government's decision to back the 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project.




Industry slams study                                                that says strike prices                                                are too high


Industry slams study that says strike prices are too high



BELGIUM: Belgian consumers could pay up to twice as much as they should for power generated from the forthcoming Norther and Rentel offshore facilities, the industry begs to differ.




Galloper welcomes                                                first turbine


Galloper welcomes first turbine



UK: The first of 56 Siemens SWT-6.0-154 turbines has been installed at the 332MW Galloper project off England's south-east coast.




MHI Vestas expands                                                Esbjerg facility


MHI Vestas expands Esbjerg facility



DENMARK: Manufacturer MHI Vestas has started construction of an assembly facility at the Port of Esbjerg, west Denmark, adding 65 jobs to the site.




Guernsey study backs                                                30MW site


Guernsey study backs 30MW site



GUERNSEY: An early study of the potential of offshore wind around the small channel island has backed plans for a "modest" 30MW project.




New underwater drone                                                for cable inspection                                                launched


New underwater drone for cable inspection launched



NORWAY: Technology firm Blueye Robotics has revealed a new underwater drone, which could be used for cable surveys and inspections.




Ten candidates                                                prequalified for Dunkirk                                                offshore project


Ten candidates prequalified for Dunkirk offshore project



FRANCE: Regulator CRE has prequalified ten candidates for the 250-750MW fixed-foundation project off Dunkirk, according to news agency Agence France Presse (AFP).




DNV GL looks to                                                improve site assessments


DNV GL looks to improve site assessments



EUROPE: Advisory firm DNV GL is launching a joint industry project (JIP) to improve offshore wind site condition assessments, inviting industry partners to contribute.






Technology


Trianel Borkum II gets go-ahead




VIDEO: Hywind Scotland turbines take shape




Adwen completes prototype installation




Principle Power and Mitsui form partnership




JDR wins East Anglia 1 cable supply contract




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