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News & in-depth analysis and features of the offshore wind sector, including project updates, offshore wind technology, policy, vessels, undersea cabling and marine services.

First power at Borssele III & IV

First power at Borssele III & IV

The 731.5MW Borssele III & IV wind farm has supplied its first power, and is due to be fully online by October 2020

GE secures supercomputer access for offshore wind research

GE secures supercomputer access for offshore wind research

GE Research will use a US government supercomputer to conduct otherwise unfeasible research to lead to improved efficiencies in offshore wind production

Oil engineer Aker Solutions unveils offshore wind blueprint

Oil engineer Aker Solutions unveils offshore wind blueprint

Aker Solutions sets out offshore wind business plan ahead of proposed spin-off

Offshore News & Analysis

RWE and Mitsubishi join Maine floating pilot

Offshore heavyweights enter US market for flagship floating demonstration project

Global offshore wind fleet to reach 230GW by 2030 - GWEC

Industry body forecasts eight-fold increase in global offshore wind capacity by 2030

Germany funds offshore wind-green hydrogen pilot

Government-backed pilot will chart course of Germany's first offshore wind-powered electrolyser

Estonia and Latvia sign pact for 1GW offshore wind farm

The Estonian and Latvian governments have agreed to jointly develop a 1GW wind farm in the Gulf of Riga that they claim could meet 40% of Estonia’s annual electricity consumption.

MHI and CIP first to target offshore wind off Hokkaido

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have formed a joint venture (JV) to develop offshore wind projects off the coast of Japan’s northernmost island of Hokkaido.

Offshore In depth

Dongfang fast-tracks direct-drive designs for onshore and offshore

In-depth technology analysis of China's most powerful operating turbine by Eize de Vries

WindTech: Digital 15MW turbine offers help in scaling up

The National Research Energy Laboratory's 15MW reference wind turbine aims to become an open-access benchmark for (academic) researchers and industry collaborators. Eize de Vries takes a closer look and talks to those involved.

Testing sea bed conditions in the Taiwan Strait

After years of talk and planning, work begins in earnest at one of the world's highest-potential offshore wind markets

Earth Day 2020: How fast the industry has grown

The current century has seen the wind industry move into the mainstream, becoming a legitimate source of electricity across the world. To celebrate Earth Day 2020, we want to show you how far the industry has come.

Seawind steps up development of radical two-blade offshore turbine

Netherlands-based Seawind Ocean Technologies has ambitious targets to install a 6.2MW floating two-bladed demonstrator in Scottish waters next year, followed by an enhanced 12.2MW prototype in 2022.