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Nordex scores with N133 wind turbines order for subsidy free wind energy project in Scotland

Nordex Group has won an order for the installation of ten N133/4.8 wind turbines at the “Crossdykes” wind power project in Scotland, which is located 13 kilometres to the north east of Lockerbie, for its new customer, Muirhall Energy. This is the first wind farm order for Nordex for the strong wind turbine variant in … Continue reading Nordex scores with N133 wind turbines order for subsidy free wind energy project in Scotland

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SENER will be involved in the Kincardine offshore floating wind farm that COBRA is currently constructing in Scotland

SENER will be involved in a large floating offshore wind power plant that COBRA is building 15 km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen. SENER’s work will range from supervising the manufacture of the floating platforms to analyzing the technical feasibility of assembling the wind turbines, as well as providing technical assistance in monitoring … Continue reading SENER will be involved in the Kincardine offshore floating wind farm that COBRA is currently constructing in Scotland

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Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream sells Scottish wind farm project to France’s EDF

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has sold a wind farm project off the coast of Scotland to a unit of French utilities giant Electricite de France (EDF). While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Mainstream’s chief executive, Andy Kinsella, told The Irish Times in an … Continue reading Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream sells Scottish wind farm project to France’s EDF

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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today, 18th October 2017, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland … Continue reading World’s first floating wind farm starts production

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The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the Hywind project about 15 miles (25km) off the shore of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, which could provide power for 20,000 homes.   The project has been developed by Norwegian state energy company Statoil – although Ms Sturgeon stressed Scottish firms had been involved in the work. Floating turbines have … Continue reading The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

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Iberdrola crosses 2,000 MW threshold for wind energy in the United Kingdom

Following the completion of a £650 million investment programme to build eight new onshore wind farms, Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has now passed the 2,000 megawatt (MW) milestone for UK wind power capacity. In just over 18 months we put over 470 MW of wind power online, enough to supply more than 280,000 … Continue reading Iberdrola crosses 2,000 MW threshold for wind energy in the United Kingdom

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Donald Trump renewed a British wind farm fight

When President-elect Donald Trump met with British politician Nigel Farage in recent days, he encouraged Farage and his entourage to oppose the kind of offshore wind farms that Trump believes will mar the pristine view from one of his two Scottish golf courses, according to one person present.   The meeting, held shortly after the … Continue reading Donald Trump renewed a British wind farm fight

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Statoil to decide on Scottish floating wind farm in September

Statoil plans to take the final investment decision in September on building a floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland, set to be the first of its kind in the world, a spokesman for the company said on Tuesday.   Statoil, which has run a single floating offshore wind  turbine for several years in … Continue reading Statoil to decide on Scottish floating wind farm in September

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Wind power in Scotland: new wind farm will consist of up to 75 wind turbines

Mainstream Renewable Power – which is behind the 75-turbine The Neart na Gaoithe wind farm off Fife Ness – has secured a 15-year ‘Contract for Difference’ (CfD) to sell the power it generates to the National Grid.   Councillor David Alexander sees this as a huge opportunity for the Kingdom and, in particular, Energy Park … Continue reading Wind power in Scotland: new wind farm will consist of up to 75 wind turbines

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Wind energy is Scotland’s leading source of power

Wind energy has overtaken nuclear for the first time to become Scotland’s number one source of power, according to new UK government figures.     Climate campaigners yesterday welcomed the figures, saying they mark a “crucial tipping point” and signal the “beginning of the end” for fossil fuels and nuclear power. The latest energy trends … Continue reading Wind energy is Scotland’s leading source of power

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Mainstream granted consent to build 450 MW offshore wind farm

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has received consent from the Scottish Ministers to build and operate its 450 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe (“NnG”) offshore wind farm in the Outer Forth Estuary in the North Sea. This will be the first large-scale offshore wind farm constructed and operated in Scottish waters to be … Continue reading Mainstream granted consent to build 450 MW offshore wind farm

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Scotland’s renewable energy electricity rises 50 pct in first quarter

The overall increase is primarily due to a record quarter of hydro output, 9.2 percent higher than the previous record quarter at the end of 2011, while wind power is also at record levels, 4 percent higher than the previous record quarter. Scotland’s renewable electricity output rose by 50 percent year-on-year in the first quarter … Continue reading Scotland’s renewable energy electricity rises 50 pct in first quarter

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Scottish offshore wind farms to be world’s third largest

Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, has announced the formal consent of two adjacent offshore wind farm applications in the outer Moray Firth. Moray Offshore Renewables Limited (MORL) and the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL), together will be the world’s third largest offshore wind farm, with up to 326 wind turbines. The developments, sited off the Caithness … Continue reading Scottish offshore wind farms to be world’s third largest

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