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Windpower Offshore Weekly
15th August 2016

Windpower Offshore's weekly roundup of the top news from the offshore industry, companies, policy, wind projects, operations & maintenance and technology.

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Vattenfall acquires                                                Global Tech II

Vattenfall acquires Global Tech II

GERMANY: Vattenfall has acquired the Global Tech II project, having bought Northern Energy Global Tech II.

Dong scraps Humber                                                plans

Dong scraps Humber plans

UK: Dong Energy has cancelled its plans to build a base port at the Able Marine Energy Park (Amep) on the River Humber, northeast UK, as it could not "justify the investment".

Financial close and                                                go-ahead for Merkur

Financial close and go-ahead for Merkur

GERMANY: The 396MW Merkur offshore project in Germany's North Sea has reached financial close. The project has secured a grid connection, and construction will start immediately.

PNE Wind considers                                                challenge to offshore law

PNE Wind considers challenge to offshore law

GERMANY: PNE Wind is gearing up for a legal battle over potentially unconstitutional aspects of Germany's new Offshore Wind Energy Act.

UK bird charity calls                                                on renewables priority

UK bird charity calls on renewables priority

UK: The UK government should focus on the development of renewables beyond 2020, particularly deep-water technologies, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has said.


Are you an giving your blades the attention they really deserve?           

Eduardo García Pérez, Head of Central Maintenance Europe at EDP Renewables said "to inspect and to repair small deteriorations of blades regularly is one of the most effective strategies to avoid major increments in future OPEX" . Like Eduardo, we recognise the attention your blades deserve. So, in  response to the wind industry's huge appetite for more technical knowledge on the topic, the Windpower Monthly Events team researched and produced the award-winning Blade Inspection, Damage & Repair Forum,  taking place in Amsterdam from 10-13 October. More info

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ORE Catapult to create 'digital clone' of 7MW turbine

France awards maiden floating tender

Developers pledge £6.4m in new OWA phase

Siemens confirms 8MW platform

Righted 5MW floater on course to Fukushima

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