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Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

This new project marks the first ever offshore wind park in Southern Britain and despite a relatively short shore distance of 13km, providing offshore accommodation throughout the commissioning phase is the preferred solution of the wind park operator. Offshore logistic hub During this project, transfer of workers to the offshore wind turbines are done via … Continue reading Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

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UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National Grid control room said in a Twitter post confirming the achievement announced earlier. The country is getting half of its electricity from gas power plants, 30 percent from renewables and interconnectors and the … Continue reading UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

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Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms. The new product line will enable the linking and collecting of power … Continue reading Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

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Bladt takes Hornsea 1 delivery

Last week the substation Z13 arrived at our site in Aalborg – this is the second structure for the DONG Energy – Hornsea Project 01 offshore wind farm in the UK. We are in total delivering 3 substation topsides to DONG Energy in close cooperation with our long-term partner Semco Maritime. The Hornsea project will … Continue reading Bladt takes Hornsea 1 delivery

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JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One

JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by VBMS (UK) Ltd to supply intra-array cables for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia One (EA1) offshore wind farm. The contract – the industry’s first commercial 66kV array cable project to date – will see … Continue reading JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One

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DNV GL advises on £210m investment for three new UK wind farms

DNV GL advises respected lenders, including Santander, on their £210 million investment in a new 151 MW onshore wind portfolio. The three projects in the portfolio were among the first to secure debt financing, out of 15 onshore wind projects selected in the round one auctions of the UK government’s Contract for Difference (CfD). DNV … Continue reading DNV GL advises on £210m investment for three new UK wind farms

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Statkraft transfers Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm operatorship to Statoil

Statkraft continues to hold a 40% share in Sheringham Shoal, together with partners Statoil and Green Investment Bank, through the company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. In addition Statkraft holds the power purchase agreement for the project which extends until November 2029. The transfer of the operator role at Sheringham Shoal supports Statkraft’s strategy to evaluate … Continue reading Statkraft transfers Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm operatorship to Statoil

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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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