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Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland. The offshore energy company says the ScotWind Leasing round is a good strategic fit with its ambitions to continue to develop its North Sea offshore wind cluster and further … Continue reading Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

RWE has confirmed its participation in the ScotWind seabed leasing round process, as it looks to expand its global offshore wind portfolio. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round, managed by Crown Estate Scotland, which aims to enable up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind farms to be constructed in the country’s coastal waters. … Continue reading RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

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Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind power, today announces a partnership with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round. The consortium is set to apply for seabed leases in sites which lend themselves to the deployment of large-scale floating wind … Continue reading Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

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First Wind Power Generation Celebration at Moray East “Only the Start”

Moray East – Scotland’s biggest wind farm has exported first power to Scotland’s national grid via its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire on June 4 2021. Future development of offshore wind energy in Scottish waters, will be enabled by Moray West, under development, and the upcoming ScotWind leasing process.Ocean Winds (OW), the … Continue reading First Wind Power Generation Celebration at Moray East “Only the Start”

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Hywind Scotland remains the UK’s best performing offshore wind farm

For its third consecutive year, Hywind Scotland – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm – reaches the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK. With an average capacity factor of 57.1% in the twelve months to March 2021, the floating offshore wind farm set a new record in the UK. … Continue reading Hywind Scotland remains the UK’s best performing offshore wind farm

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RWE Partners with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to Advance Floating Wind Power

RWE  is partnering with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult – the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy, to study the potential for Scottish businesses to produce commercial scale concrete foundations for floating wind projects. The possible development of floating wind projects in Scotland puts a focus on the amount of … Continue reading RWE Partners with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to Advance Floating Wind Power

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Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

Iberdrola, though its subsidiary ScottishPower, has teamed up with some of the UK’s main distilleries and spirits companies and the Port of Cromarty Firth to launch a green hydrogen project in the Highlands. The result will allow the whisky and spirit production industry in Scotland to develop this technology and fight climate change. The North … Continue reading Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

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Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind energy to new heights with deal to install its market-leading SG 5.8-155 wind turbines in Scotland

Deal signed with Energiekontor will see the installation of 8 SG 5.8-155 wind turbines at Longhill Burn wind farm in West Lothian, near Edinburgh. The wind turbines will be among the largest ever installed in the UK, with a rotor diameter of 155 meters to optimize power capacity. Contract underpins renewed growth of onshore wind … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind energy to new heights with deal to install its market-leading SG 5.8-155 wind turbines in Scotland

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Vestas wins 36 MW order to extend wind farm in Scotland

Vestas has secured a 36 MW order for the second phase of the Sandy Knowe wind project in Scotland from ERG, one of the leading wind energy operators in the European market. The project will consist of ten V112-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode. In November 2020, Vestas was awarded the contract … Continue reading Vestas wins 36 MW order to extend wind farm in Scotland

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Scotland launches nation’s first offshore wind energy leasing round

Crown Estate Scotland has launched the nation’s first offshore wind power leasing round in a decade. The organisation, which manages Scotland’s seabed, predicts total investment in ScotWind Leasing projects could surpass £8 billion and suggests the investment opportunity will form a vital part of Scotland’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the … Continue reading Scotland launches nation’s first offshore wind energy leasing round

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Total Enters into a Giant Offshore Wind Farm Project in Scottish North Sea

Total has entered into an agreement with SSE Renewables, to acquire a 51% stake in the Seagreen 1 offshore wind farm project for an upfront payment at closing of 70m£ and earn-outs up to 60m£ in aggregate subject to performance conditions. The 1,140 megawatts (MW) project has reached simultaneously a final investment decision and financial … Continue reading Total Enters into a Giant Offshore Wind Farm Project in Scottish North Sea

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Nordex wind turbines to equip Vattenfall’s 240 MW South Kyle wind farm in Scotland

Nordex (Acciona) will be the supplier for Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm in the UK. The 240 MW South Kyle wind farm in Scotland will consist of 50 N133/4.8 strong-wind turbines, and the Group will maintain the machines on the basis of a Premium Service Contract with a term of 10 years. The Nordex Group … Continue reading Nordex wind turbines to equip Vattenfall’s 240 MW South Kyle wind farm in Scotland

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Iberdrola buys two onshore wind energy projects in Scotland

The company continues to agitate the energy sector, with a third operation in Europe that succeeds in taking over 100% of the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm and acquiring the French company Aalto Power. Located in Brittany, some 16 kilometers from the coast, the Saint-Brieuc park will have 62 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines, with 8 … Continue reading Iberdrola buys two onshore wind energy projects in Scotland

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Vattenfall partners up to deliver Scottish onshore wind farm

Vattenfall enters a partnership with Greencoat UK Wind and gives the green light to the construction of South Kyle, its largest onshore wind farm in the United Kingdom. Vattenfall has taken the final investment decision to construct South Kyle Wind Farm, which will be able to power approximately 170,000 UK homes, saving close to 300,000 … Continue reading Vattenfall partners up to deliver Scottish onshore wind farm

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE awarded a multi-million dollar project with EDF Renewables and ESB’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to design, supply, construct, and commission substations. The deal brings together collaborative expertise to flexibly deliver significant efficiencies to EDF Renewables and ESB. The wind power project will help deliver low-carbon energy to 375,000 Scottish homes. GE … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a multi-million dollar project for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland. The offshore wind farm project is jointly owned by EDF … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Petrofac has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project. The wind farm will be located 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus and once constructed will be the largest in Scotland. Petrofac has already started early … Continue reading Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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EDF launches Neart na Gaoithe 450 MW offshore wind farm with Irish partner ESB

EDF is announcing the construction of the Scottish Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project and the new partnership with the Irish electricity company ESB which is taking a 50% stake in the project. The 450 MW NnG project confirms a wider commitment to renewables in the United Kingdom where EDF already has a … Continue reading EDF launches Neart na Gaoithe 450 MW offshore wind farm with Irish partner ESB

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