Canada's Northland Power keen on more European offshore wind

With extensive purchases in Germany and the Netherlands, Canadian energy company Northland Power has become one of the major wind players in Europe over the past year.

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Just a few years ago, a handful of northern European utilities, including Dong Energy, Vattenfall, and Centrica, held an almost exclusive position on the offshore wind market in Europe, with just a few pension funds on the sidelines. But the market is now influenced by a long line of different players, and over an incredibly short period of time a Canadian energy company has claimed a solid portion of the offshore wind expansion in Germany and the Netherlands.

Northland Power, native of Toronto, Canada, has just announced the acquisition of German wind farm Deutsche Bucht, as EnergyWatch reported Monday. Deutsche Bucht, with its 252 MW, will launch Northland Power beyond 1 GW of offshore wind power in Europe.

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