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Windpower Offshore Weekly
15th August 2016



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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.







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Technology


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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