Europe’s offshore wind industry brought online a record 4200MW of offshore wind capacity in 2023. The amount was up 40% on the 1.7GW installed in 2022, according to figures published by WindEurope. The Netherlands, France and the UK installed the most new capacity. Offshore wind investments in Europe also reached a new record. A total […]

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Vattenfall has signed an agreement with RWE to divest the Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone. The Norfolk Zone consists of three fully consented wind farms – Norfolk Boreas, Norfolk Vanguard West and Norfolk Vanguard East – and is located off the east coast of England. It is one of the largest offshore wind developments in the world, […]

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Plymouth Marine Laboratory have launched a survey to capture responses from those in industry. Scientists currently have a poor understanding of the full socio-economic implications and conflicting pressures on marine space of the rapid expansion of offshore wind capacity. Project Lead Dr Claire Szostek said: “The survey will be open throughout December and the first week of […]

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With offshore wind scaling up rapidly in the UK ocean, demand for sea-space is increasing. At the same time, there is more evidence than ever before that the ocean is near an ecological tipping point, with marine species in sharp decline. Wildlife and Countryside Link’s Marine Strategy Group is working on policy proposals to reconcile […]

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