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Maredsous. The company aims to explore foating offshore
work in Europe and Japan and expand partnerships for larg-
er projects, such as it’s done with Renova in Brazil and with
EDF in France.
New Ofshore Wind Markets Accelerate
After the two major existing markets for offshore wind (Germa-
ny and the U.K.), China is quickly ramping up to complete “hun-
dreds of MW” of offshore wind farms in the coming year, even
though the fxed tariff for offshore is not yet established, said Yu.
GWEC’s Sawyer echoed that eventually China’s offshore market
will accelerate with rapid growth, once it sorts out regulatory
issues and overlapping jurisdictions.
Meanwhile the U.S. offshore wind market is still proverbial-
ly testing the offshore waters. Cape Wind in Massachusetts and
Deepwater Block Island off Rhode Island reportedly qualifed for
the PTC before it expired; for both projects “this will be the year”
to begin the transformation from planning to reality, according
Fara Courtney, executive
director of the U.S. Offshore
Wind Collaborative. Both Sie-
mens’ Albenze and Accio-
na’s Readling echoed that
these projects need to prove
the technology and econom-
ics of scale do indeed work
as hoped. Later this spring
the DoE will cull its hand-
ful of small-scale pilot proj-
ects down to three, each of
which will receive up to $47
million in funding to push
through design, manufactur-
ing, and installations, and
some of those developers are
eyeing expansion to hundreds