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Senvion awarded major ISP wind energy contract with SSE to service four wind farms in Scotland

Senvion has been awarded a long term ISP contract by SSE to service four of the utility company’s wind farms in the north of Scotland. Senvion will be providing full service support for 107 of its MM82 turbines across the four wind farms. This is one of the largest single service contracts signed by Senvion, … Continue reading Senvion awarded major ISP wind energy contract with SSE to service four wind farms in Scotland

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Majority of Scots support onshore wind energy

The majority of Scots back the use of onshore wind energy, a new survey has indicated. Almost seven out of 10 support onshore wind farms, according to the Survation poll conducted on behalf of Scottish Renewables. The survey also found majority backing for the continued development of renewable energy sources by the next Scottish Government, … Continue reading Majority of Scots support onshore wind energy

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SSE installs final Vestas wind turbines at 228MW Scottish onshore wind farm

SSE has installed the last of its wind turbines at the Stronelairg onshore wind farm in Scotland as the project nears completion. The 228MW facility, situated in the Great Glen, is made up of Vestas wind turbines – 53 V117 and 12 V112 machines with a capacity of 3.45MW. It has been delivering power since … Continue reading SSE installs final Vestas wind turbines at 228MW Scottish onshore wind farm

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Wind power plant opposed by Donald Trump being officially opened off Aberdeen coast

The power company said the wind farm will help establish the north east of Scotland as an international centre for offshore wind power generation. The first of the wind turbine foundations was installed in the seabed in March, with the final turbine put in place at the end of May. It was connected to the … Continue reading Wind power plant opposed by Donald Trump being officially opened off Aberdeen coast

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Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm produces first power

Beatrice wind farm off the Caithness coast in Scotland has generated power for the first time, operator SSE said on Thursday. Following installation of the first 7-megawatt (MW) turbine, the wind farm exported power to the National Grid, the firm added. “The project has already brought several benefits to the local community, the UK supply … Continue reading Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm produces first power

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Natural Power wins servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm

Following a competitive tender process, Natural Power has been appointed by Ventient Energy to deliver an independent turbine servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm in Fife, Scotland. The four five-year old Nordex N90 wind turbines on site will be covered by the servicing contract that includes a carefully planned predictive maintenance schedule as well as … Continue reading Natural Power wins servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm

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Natural Power supports construction of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

Following the final turbine installation at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility, Natural Power is delighted to have been involved throughout the construction phase supporting the Environment and Consents Manager for the Vattenfall development. During construction of the EOWDC, also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, … Continue reading Natural Power supports construction of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

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Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar

Details of a novel three year project to enhance the energy assessment and revenue forecasting for the proposed Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm 15km off the Angus coast in the East of Scotland demonstrates significant benefits of adopting bespoke technology to gather data. A ZephIR wind Lidar system was installed on an existing lighthouse structure … Continue reading Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar

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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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Wood deploys the first scanning lidars on two of Hywind Scotland’s floating wind turbines

Wood has deployed the first scanning lidar (light detection and ranging) devices on two floating wind turbines at the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park located 25 km off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The 30MW project, which is the world’s first commercial floating wind farm, comprises five floating turbines and has the capacity to … Continue reading Wood deploys the first scanning lidars on two of Hywind Scotland’s floating wind turbines

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World’s most powerful wind turbine successfully installed in Scottish waters

First deployment of the 11 innovative turbines for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre marks treble project breakthrough for offshore wind industry A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on Monday, April 9 for Vattenfall’s ground-breaking … Continue reading World’s most powerful wind turbine successfully installed in Scottish waters

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Scotland hosts UK offshore wind energy premiere

North-east Scotland has marked a UK offshore wind first following the successful installation of the first pioneering suction bucket jacket foundation for Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in just 15 hours. The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of … Continue reading Scotland hosts UK offshore wind energy premiere

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Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first 3 full months in production. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and … Continue reading Hywind Scotland achieves world class performance

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Wind turbine tip extension offers energy output boost

Natural Power recently provided planning support and conducted structural assessments as part of a retro-fit blade tip extension pilot project for Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of 2.3MW onshore wind turbines at Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig II site in the Scottish Borders. It is expected that the tip extensions of 2.55m will achieve an annual energy production … Continue reading Wind turbine tip extension offers energy output boost

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High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

Two wind farms in Perth and Kinross, Scotland are closer to completion following the appointment of Yorkshire-based high voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers. Spread across two adjacent sites, eleven wind turbines will provide a combined output of 23.55MW to the SSE network once energised. 14.35MW of this will be delivered by seven turbines at … Continue reading High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

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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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Serbia’s biggest wind farm project attracts EBRD, IFC funding

Serbia’s largest wind farm project will receive 215 million euros ($253 million) in syndicated loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), the lenders said on Tuesday. The 300 million euro, 158 megawatt (MW) Cibuk windfarm is to be built 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Belgrade and … Continue reading Serbia’s biggest wind farm project attracts EBRD, IFC funding

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Wind energy produced double the amount of power required to meet Scotland’s electricity needs

Wind turbines produced double the amount of power required to meet Scotland’s electricity needs Monday, according to researchers. Environmental group WWF Scotland said Friday that analysis of data provided by WeatherEnergy showed the country’s wind turbines sent 86,467 megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid on Monday. That day, total electricity consumption in Scotland … Continue reading Wind energy produced double the amount of power required to meet Scotland’s electricity needs

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