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Scotland’s energy boon continues with £165m investment in offshore wind energy sector

New figures published by industry body, Scottish Renewables, has revealed for the first time that Scotland’s offshore wind farm developers have invested around £165m in the Scottish economy so far. Scottish Renewables asked its members developing offshore wind projects in Scottish waters how much they had invested in the sector to date. The results showed … Continue reading Scotland’s energy boon continues with £165m investment in offshore wind energy sector

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Siemens wins new wind energy order in Scotland

Siemens has signed a contract for the supply of 25 wind turbines for Mid Hill Wind Farm in Scotland. Siemens will also provide a five-year Service and Availability agreement. The wind farm is located at Fetteresso near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire and will consist of 25 x SWT-2.3-93 turbines, of which 20 will have a 125m tip … Continue reading Siemens wins new wind energy order in Scotland

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Statkraft starts work at Scottish wind farm using Enercon wind turbines

Statkraft has started construction work on a 66.7MW onshore wind farm in the Scottish Highlands, further strengthening the Norwegian company’s position in the UK’s renewables market. The company confirmed the Berry Burn Wind Farm, 30 kilometres east of Inverness, will use 29 wind turbines provided by Enercon. The project is expected to be completed in early 2014, creating … Continue reading Statkraft starts work at Scottish wind farm using Enercon wind turbines

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GE empowers Kennedy Renewables to develop company’s first wind farm

Next month, Kennedy Renewables’ Little Raith Wind Farm will be fully operational in Fife, Scotland. Little Raith, powered by GE (NYSE: GE) wind turbines, marks the culmination of a new relationship between GE and Kennedy Renewables resulting in an important milestone for Kennedy: the company’s first wind project. “Brian is an entrepreneur with a dream … Continue reading GE empowers Kennedy Renewables to develop company’s first wind farm

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Seagreen Wind Energy has submitted applications to build two 525 MW offshore wind farms

Scotland-based utility SSE and U.S. engineering company Fluor said on Tuesday they sought consent for two wind farm areas, with a capacity of 525 megawatts. Seagreen has submitted applications to the Scottish Government for consent to build and operate two 525 Megawatt (MW) offshore wind farms in Phase 1 of the Firth of Forth Offshore … Continue reading Seagreen Wind Energy has submitted applications to build two 525 MW offshore wind farms

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Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

Moray Offshore Renewables Ltd (MORL) announced that it had submitted an application to the Scottish Government for consent to develop offshore wind power at three sites within Zone 1 of The Crown Estate’s Third Round of offshore wind licensing. The application for the outer Moray Firth, 22km (13.5 miles) from the Caithness coast has been … Continue reading Offshore Wind Power in the Outer Moray Firth

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UK: Stornoway onshore wind farm given green light

Lewis Wind Power – a joint venture involving Amec, EDF Energy and the Stornoway Trust – had originally wanted to install 42 turbines. Planning consent was granted for a 36-turbine wind farm 1.5km west of Stornoway, Lewis, which will generate 129.6 megawatts electricity (enough to power 60,000 homes). Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said it will … Continue reading UK: Stornoway onshore wind farm given green light

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Iberdrola expand the largest central European onshore wind farm

EVWIND Iberdrola has already requested permission to work in the expansion, which would be the third wind farm and would achieve the 551 MW, enough to supply 308,000 homes. The Whitelee wind farm, located on the outskirts of Glasgow, was launched in 2009 with 140 wind turbines, which have been subsequently added another 75 wond … Continue reading Iberdrola expand the largest central European onshore wind farm

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New wind farm for Galawhistle with 22 wind turbines

Energy Minister Fergus Ewing gave the go-ahead for the scheme, which lies 7km east of Muirkirk, East Ayrshire, and 4km west of Douglas, South Lanarkshire. Planning consent has been granted for a wind farm which will generate 55 megawatts electricity or enough to power 31,311 homes. Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has approved the Galawhistle wind … Continue reading New wind farm for Galawhistle with 22 wind turbines

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Mainstream Renewable applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

A wind power company has submitted a £1.4 billion application to build up to 125 wind turbines off the east coast of Scotland. Mainstream Renewable Power is seeking consent from Marine Scotland to erect up to 125 wind turbines about nine miles off the Fife coast.      It said the windpower facility would be ready by 2016 … Continue reading Mainstream Renewable applies for 450 MW offshore wind farm in UK

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Mainstream submits £1.4bn plan for Fife wind farm with 125 wind turbines

Mainstream Renewable Power is seeking consent from Marine Scotland to erect up to 125 wind turbines about nine miles off the Fife coast.      It said the windpower facility would be ready by 2016 and could generate 450MW of electricity, enough to power 325,000 homes. The application is now open to consultation until 10 September. The company said … Continue reading Mainstream submits £1.4bn plan for Fife wind farm with 125 wind turbines

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