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NECIT Services says government changes to offshore wind energy subsidies will bring extra jobs and investment to UK supply chain

NECIT Services has welcomed the government’s decision to tighten up subsidy rules surrounding offshore wind projects – saying it will generate huge economic benefits to the country and the supply chain. The Department of Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has warned offshore wind farm developers that they will lose subsidy contracts unless they fulfil … Continue reading NECIT Services says government changes to offshore wind energy subsidies will bring extra jobs and investment to UK supply chain

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Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in its existing Ireland and UK onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of BRI of EUR 571 million as of 31 December … Continue reading Ørsted acquires Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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Building the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK

If you’ve heard of Dogger Bank, a large sandbank around 130 km off the North East coast of England, it’s quite likely to have been as part of the shipping forecast on the radio. But soon, it will be home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm, capable of producing a whopping 3.6GW of electricity, … Continue reading Building the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK

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RWE marks financial investment decision for its UK flagship Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

The 1.4 gigawatts offshore wind power project will require an investment of approximately £3bn Onshore enabling works start Spring 2021 and offshore construction in 2023 Final completion of the project expected by Q4 2026 RWE, one of the world’s leading players in offshore wind, has taken the Financial Investment Decision on its 1.4 gigawatt (GW) … Continue reading RWE marks financial investment decision for its UK flagship Sofia Offshore Wind Farm

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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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Offshore wind farm Rampion: Acquisition of 20% E.ON stake makes RWE majority shareholder

RWE’s share in the 400 megawatts wind farm off the coast of Sussex increases to 50.1%Acquisition takes place as part of the full implementation of the transaction between RWE and E.ON RWE has taken over a further 20% stake from E.ON in the British offshore wind farm Rampion. Consequently, RWE now holds a majority stake … Continue reading Offshore wind farm Rampion: Acquisition of 20% E.ON stake makes RWE majority shareholder

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GE Renewable Energy plans to open new offshore wind blade manufacturing plant in Teesside, United Kingdom

LM Wind Power plans to open and operate a brand-new manufacturing plant for the production of offshore wind turbine blades, due to open and start production in 2023 The manufacturing facility could create 750 direct renewable energy jobs and close to 1,500 indirect jobs in the area The facility would address the needs of the … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy plans to open new offshore wind blade manufacturing plant in Teesside, United Kingdom

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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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ACS is awarded 480 MW of offshore wind energy in the United Kingdom

ACS, through its subsidiary Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios, and in a joint venture with the Scottish Flotation Energy, has been awarded a capacity of 480 megawatts (MW) in the United Kingdom for the development and installation of a wind turbine park at sea. For its part, Iberdrola has not been able to win any lot … Continue reading ACS is awarded 480 MW of offshore wind energy in the United Kingdom

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RWE successful in the UK Offshore Wind Power Leasing Round 4 by The Crown Estate

RWE, one of the globally leading companies in offshore wind, has been confirmed as Preferred Bidder for two adjacent offshore wind sites with a total potential capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW), as part of the UK Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 by The Crown Estate. The average price the company was awarded to lease seabed … Continue reading RWE successful in the UK Offshore Wind Power Leasing Round 4 by The Crown Estate

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BP could build huge wind farm off coast of North Wales

SIX proposed new offshore wind projects are earmarked for waters around England and Wales. One of the proposed could be off the Northern Welsh Coast, North East of Anglesey. The bidder is a consortium of EnBW and BP. Areas pinpointed are between Holyhead and Rhyl. Another two projects also focus on North Wales, the Irish Sea … Continue reading BP could build huge wind farm off coast of North Wales

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Latest UK seabed leasing risks raising costs of offshore wind energy

Today the Crown Estate announced the results of its Round 4 seabed leasing for offshore wind in the UK. The Offshore Wind Lease Round 4 allocated areas for developing nearly 8 GW of capacity. This is too little new capacity considering the huge ambitions the UK Government has to quadruple its offshore wind to 40 … Continue reading Latest UK seabed leasing risks raising costs of offshore wind energy

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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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Iberdrola selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as preferred bidder for East Anglia Hub wind turbines

Iberdrola selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as preferred bidder to supply and install some of the world’s most powerful and productive offshore wind turbines for East Anglia Hub. East Anglia Hub – comprising three separate wind farms – will build on the success of the flagship East Anglia ONE wind power project, which supported almost … Continue reading Iberdrola selects Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as preferred bidder for East Anglia Hub wind turbines

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UK gives go-ahead to 2.4GW Hornsea-III offshore wind farm

The wind farm would have a capacity of 2.4 Gigawatts, generating energy for two million homes. The application was originally lodged in May 2018 and was subject to a six-month examination. On Thursday, December 31, Alok Sharma, secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy, announced he was granting development consent.One of the world’s … Continue reading UK gives go-ahead to 2.4GW Hornsea-III offshore wind farm

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Wind energy generates more than half of UK electricity for first time

The news is encouraging for the British government, which wants wind to consistently provide a third of the country’s electricity by 2030. Drax added: “Britain has experienced a revolution in renewables over the last decade with the growth of biomass, wind and solar power.” The National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO) continued the positive news … Continue reading Wind energy generates more than half of UK electricity for first time

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