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Enbridge takes share in 1.4GW, Dong plans summer IPO





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Windpower Offshore Weekly


Windpower Offshore Weekly
16th May 2016



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Enbridge acquires                                                  50% stake in French                                                  consortium


Enbridge acquires 50% stake in French consortium



FRANCE: Canadian energy firm Enbridge has acquired a 50% stake in the Eolien Maritime France (EMF) consortium developing three offshore projects totalling more than 1.4GW.




Mainstream in                                                  dispute over CfD                                                  removal


Mainstream in dispute over CfD removal



UK: Mainstream Renewable Power has entered into arbitration with the Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC) in a dispute over its contract for difference (CfD) agreement for the 448MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore project.




Floating 5MW                                                  platform keels over in                                                  Japan


Floating 5MW platform keels over in Japan



JAPAN: A planned 5MW floating platform set for a site near Fukushima has keeled to a 45 degree angle in the seas of Osaka bay in southern Japan, according to local media reports.




Dong sets summer                                                  IPO date


Dong sets summer IPO date



DENMARK: Dong Energy will issue an initial public offering (IPO) this summer, the company has announced, with the Danish government reducing its share.




Financing complete                                                  for 402MW Dudgeon


Financing complete for 402MW Dudgeon



UK: Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar have completed the financing for the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind project due to be installed in the North Sea by 2017.




Massachusetts                                                  considers 2GW offshore                                                  law


Massachusetts considers 2GW offshore law



UNITED STATES: Massachusetts lawmakers are mulling legislation that could require utilities to buy 2GW of offshore wind.




Offshore Project                                                  Progress - 13 May


Offshore Project Progress - 13 May



WORLDWIDE: Recent project updates from several UK projects, the Nordergrunde and Arkona sites in Germany and the troubled Cape Wind development in the US.







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Technology


Report points to wind's smart future




Analysis: France reviews varied floating tender bids




WindFloat foundation certified




Lidar installed on Goldwind 6MW prototype




Netherlands clears path for offshore grid




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