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World’s first 6-MW offshore wind turbine installed in Belgium

The world’s first 6-megawatt offshore wind turbine, the most powerful of its kind at present, has been installed in the Belgian offshore wind farm Thornton Bank. The system of manufacturer Repower Systems has a rated capacity of 6.15 MW. Thirty of these turbines will be installed by September, with the installation of the last 18 turbines set for 2013.

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Dominion keen on Virginia’s wind power riches

Dominion Virginia Power, a subsidiary of Virginia’s largest utility, expressed interest in the entire 113,000 acres of Virginian coast that the United States government has made available for renewable energy development. The solicitation was issued on February 2, when the Bureau of Ocean Management issued a Call for Information and Nominations to identify industry interest in locations within Virginia for commercial wind energy leases.

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Scotland on the verge of exploiting offshore wind fortune

Scotland’s seascape could be home to an offshore wind industry that can channel £7.1 billion ($11.03 billion) worth of investments to its economy and create up to 28,000 fulltime jobs over the next decade, according to a new report.

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C-Power closes world’s largest funding for offshore wind

C-Power nails $1.22 billion for second phase of 300-MW Thornton Bank Wind Farm in Belgium

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Maldives to ride the wind to escape rising waters

Maldives made a bold plan to source 40 percent of energy demand from wind

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Centrica invests £725 million in offshore project

British Gas’s parent company will build the 270-megawatt Lincs offshore wind farm

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Taiwan goes for wind on water

SeaEnergy and Taiwan Generations combine expertise and experience to build offshore wind farms

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Offshore project looks at North Carolina’s potential

Duke Energy has partnered with the University of North Carolina to develop a coastal wind pilot project along the state’s coast that explores potential for utility-scale projects

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Canada eyes world’s largest offshore wind project

Canada’s largest renewable energy generation company is building what could become the world’s largest offshore wind power plant with the potential to power over 2 million homes

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Vestas launches third offshore turbine model

Vestas launched its new offshore wind turbine model, the V112-3.0 MW, at the European Offshore Wind Conference in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. The 3-megawatt (MW) offshore model reportedly can generate more power than any other turbine in the 3 MW class, offers

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