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Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm starts commercial operations

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Beatrice, off the Caithness coast, has started commercial production, operator SSE said on Monday. The 588 megawatt wind farm cost 2.5 billion pounds ($3 billion) and is the fourth largest wind farm in the world, the company said. Beatrice is now producing enough energy to power 450,000 homes a year, … Continue reading Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm starts commercial operations

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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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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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Coillte and SSE Plc secure €176m for Phase 2 stage of 169 MW Galway wind farm

Coillte and SSE Plc have jointly completed financing for €176m for the construction of the second and final stage of Galway Wind Park. The financing deal is the largest-ever for a single wind energy asset in Ireland. The total 169MW project, located south-west of Oughterard, is set to be Ireland’s largest wind farm. Phase 1 … Continue reading Coillte and SSE Plc secure €176m for Phase 2 stage of 169 MW Galway wind farm

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Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project with 400 wind turbines secures Government backing

The Dogger Bank Teesside A and B project would see as many as 400 wind  turbines built around 100 miles off England’s North East coast, if it is completed after it gained planning consent.   In February a similar sized scheme, also at Dogger Bank, was granted planning consent. Put together, the two adjacent projects … Continue reading Dogger Bank offshore wind farm project with 400 wind turbines secures Government backing

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SSE expects solid demand for wind power assets

Britain’s second-biggest energy supplier SSE said on Monday that it expects solid demand for its planned sale of about 500 million pounds’ ($759 million) worth of onshore wind power assets. “Initial soundings are that there’s quite a lot of interest,” CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies told on the sidelines of the annual Eurelectric conference.   Eurelectric is … Continue reading SSE expects solid demand for wind power assets

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SSE offloads stake in Beatrice offshore wind farm

Plans to build a £3bn wind farm in Scotland’s outer Moray Firth took a step forward yesterday, after its main developer, SSE, agreed to sell a stake in the project to fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). SSE announced it would reduce its ownership stake of Beatrice offshore wind farm from 75 per cent … Continue reading SSE offloads stake in Beatrice offshore wind farm

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Siemens wind turbine installed at SSE in the UK

6MW turbine SWT-6.0-154 installed on the SSE test site in Hunterston, Scotland. Siemens boosts its commitment in the United Kingdon. Siemens has now installed a market-ready version of its new 6 megawatt (MW) gearless wind turbine on the test site of the power utility SSE, the UK's largest generator of renewable energy. Together with its … Continue reading Siemens wind turbine installed at SSE in the UK

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World’s second largest offshore wind farm opens

The UK has today further cemented its position as the world’s leading offshore wind energy market with the official opening of the £1.3bn Greater Gabbard project off the coast of Suffolk. 140 wind turbines in water depths between 24 and 34 metres and with an installed capacity of 500 megawatts (MW): Greater Gabbard is one … Continue reading World’s second largest offshore wind farm opens

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SSE announces Galloper offshore wind farm receives development consent

Galloper offshore wind farm, a 50:50 joint venture between SSE and RWE npower renewables, has received development consent from the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. The Galloper site is located 27km off the Suffolk coast, adjacent to the fully operational Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, and has a potential capacity of up … Continue reading SSE announces Galloper offshore wind farm receives development consent

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SSE plc announces acquisition of Dunmaglass wind farm project

SSE plc has reached agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Group (RES) to acquire the Dunmaglass wind farm project, located near Loch Mhor, 25km south of Inverness. The 33 turbine Dunmaglass project received planning consent in December 2010 and off-site pre-construction works have already begun. SSE expects to begin full construction of the wind farm in … Continue reading SSE plc announces acquisition of Dunmaglass wind farm project

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Norway’s Crown Prince opens Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm

The Crown Prince will open the wind farm at an official ceremony at historic Holkham Hall in North Norfolk with support from UK secretary of state for energy and climate change Edward Davey, Norwegian petroleum and energy minister Ola Borten Moe, Norwegian trade and industry minister Trond Giske, and the owners’ presidents and CEO’s Helge Lund … Continue reading Norway’s Crown Prince opens Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm

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