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Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

The UK-based energy company Good Energy and DONG Energy announced a partnership which will see a renewable energy company source offshore wind power for its customers for the first time. The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210MW Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm operated by DONG Energy in the North Sea, enough renewable … Continue reading Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

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Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase

The construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase. At the weekend the first of 116 wind turbines was installed for the project based in the English Channel off the coast of Sussex. For the installation each tower with a length of 80 metres, weighing approximately 200 tonnes, is positioned and bolted … Continue reading Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase

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UK offshore wind energy subsidies set to drop below nuclear

Subsidy costs for British offshore wind farms are likely to fall below that of new nuclear plants in next month’s government auction, German firm Siemens’ head of its British offshore wind turbines business told Reuters. Britain’s government is under pressure to bring down users’ electricity costs at the same time as subsidising low-carbon generation to … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy subsidies set to drop below nuclear

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Certex opens new UK facility to support offshore wind energy

Supplier to the international wind energy market, Certex UK, is to expand its renewables and lifting operations in the Humber region with the opening of a new office and workshop in Hull, and plans for long-term investment in the local community. The new facility is fundamental to the company’s support plans for the burgeoning offshore … Continue reading Certex opens new UK facility to support offshore wind energy

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Energy firm refines plans for wind farm cable route

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company behind the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has revealed a narrower search area for cables needed to carry clean power underground from the wind farms to the British consumer. Earlier this year Vattenfall revealed a 700 metre search area for a 60km underground cable corridor north of … Continue reading Energy firm refines plans for wind farm cable route

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Gloucestershire wind farm to be built in 2017

Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, is set to complete construction of a new wind park at Alveston in Gloucestershire by the end of the year. The three windmill site, which is near the junction of the M4 and M5, will become Ecotricity’s second wind project in its home county of Gloucestershire, and follows twenty … Continue reading Gloucestershire wind farm to be built in 2017

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One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

Businesses working in the Scottish renewable energy sector are anticipating a sixth of their workforce will be lost within the next 12 months, a new industry survey has shown. Scottish Renewables polled its members on employment levels and confidence over the next year, with respondents predicting an average decrease in full-time equivalent posts in Scotland … Continue reading One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

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Senvion wins major contract in the UK with Banks Renewables

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded contracts with Banks Renewables for the supply and installation of 47 turbines for three wind farm projects totalling 151 megawatts (MW). Senvion has also signed 20 year operations and maintenance contracts for all three projects.   Senvion will supply 26 of its 3.4M104 turbines for … Continue reading Senvion wins major contract in the UK with Banks Renewables

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Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Expanding company 3sun Group has secured the contract for pre-assembly of the 56 turbine towers for the £1.5billion Galloper Offshore Wind Farm in its home town. The specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry won the contract with turbine manufacturer Siemens against strong international competition. Forty of the Great Yarmouth-based company’s … Continue reading Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

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Wind farm ownership plans backed by community leaders

An East Ayrshire wind farm project has been praised by a prominent local community figure, citing its potential to substantially boost the regional economy. Lethans Wind Farm, which is being proposed by Hamilton based employer, Banks Renewables, is offering the community the chance to maximise the local benefit from the development with a community share … Continue reading Wind farm ownership plans backed by community leaders

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Offshore Wind Consultants selected to support Iberdrola UK wind farms

UK-based Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has secured a new framework agreement from Spanish electric utility Iberdrola to deliver engineering and project management services for several windfarm projects in East Anglia, UK. A part of Oslo-listed marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis, OWC will be responsible for providing engineering consultancy services for Iberdrola for projects including the East Anglia … Continue reading Offshore Wind Consultants selected to support Iberdrola UK wind farms

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Offshore wind farm construction thriving after a bumper year in 2016

Activity in the offshore wind farm sector reached a record high in 2016, as the total construction value for projects reached £4.1 billion, increasing from £2.45 billion in 2015. According to the latest data from construction industry analysts Barbour ABI, offshore windfarms alone accounted for 42 per cent of UK construction contract value in the … Continue reading Offshore wind farm construction thriving after a bumper year in 2016

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Vattenfall’s Ray Wind Farm produces power for the first time

Vattenfall, the Hexham based energy company, announced that the 16 turbine Ray Wind Farm has started to generate green electricity for the first time, helping to reduce emissions and combat climate change. Construction of Ray Wind Farm on the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington, started summer 2015, and just over 18 months later turbine A01 was … Continue reading Vattenfall’s Ray Wind Farm produces power for the first time

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More Hywind to Aibel

Aibel has been awarded the task of assisting Statoil with commissioning of five floating wind turbines for the Hywind Scotland project. The assembly work will take place at Stord prior to towing the wind turbines to Scottish sector. In total, the work is estimated to approx. 13,000 hours. Aibel will work integrated with Statoil and … Continue reading More Hywind to Aibel

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First electricity delivered from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

Up to 6,000 homes in UK are now receiving electricity from the first producing wind turbine on Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm. When fully operational later in 2017 the offshore wind farm will provide electricity to over 400,000 homes. After a successful installation of the first wind turbine in early January, operator Statoil and partners Masdar … Continue reading First electricity delivered from Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm

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Sparrows Group to supply 103 cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

Aberdeen-based Sparrows Group has signed a contract to supply 103 cranes for installation at ScottishPower Renewables’ 714 megawatt East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Located off the coast of Suffolk, the wind farm will be capable of producing enough electricity to power around 500,000 homes and is anticipated to generate first power in 2019 and … Continue reading Sparrows Group to supply 103 cranes for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm

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Sale of 26,500,000 existing shares in DONG Energy by New Energy Investment

DONG Energy A/S (‘DONG Energy’) (NASDAQ OMX: DENERG), has received the following information from New Energy Investment S.à.r.l. (‘NEI’): NEI has agreed to sell 26,500,000 existing shares in DONG Energy, equivalent to 6.3% of the outstanding shares and voting rights in DONG Energy to institutional investors at a price of DKK 245 per share, pursuant … Continue reading Sale of 26,500,000 existing shares in DONG Energy by New Energy Investment

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Senvion marks 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in the UK

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has reached two gigawatts (GW) installed capacity in the UK. Senvion crosses this milestone with the installation of the first turbine at the Dunsland Cross wind farm, owned by an investment fund advised by Temporis Capital LLP, located in Devon. Senvion UK Ltd celebrated the one gigawatt … Continue reading Senvion marks 2 gigawatts cumulative installations in the UK

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Newcastle yard awarded key contract for offshore wind farm

A contract for assembling pioneering suction bucket foundations for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has helped safeguard around 35 jobs and create up to another 105 positions in Newcastle-upon-Tyne after being awarded to Smulders Projects. The company will carry out the work on the 11 foundations at its Wallsend-based manufacturing facility which Smulders … Continue reading Newcastle yard awarded key contract for offshore wind farm

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CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it provided one of its Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) to international energy and services company, Centrica. The vessel MPC 19 CWind Alliance supported the Lynn and Inner Dowsing (LID) offshore wind farms operated by Centrica  that will provide 194.4MW of installed offshore … Continue reading CWind supports Centrica jack up operations from Grimsby Hub

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