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North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Programme on offshore wind energy deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK – agreed at their … Continue reading North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

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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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Siemens Gamesa achieves an order for offshore wind power of 448 MW in Scotland

The company will install 54 wind turbines of the SG 8.0-167 DD model at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, which means The Wind Force in Scottish Gaelic. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to consolidate its leadership in the British wind energy market, with the announcement of a firm order to supply the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa achieves an order for offshore wind power of 448 MW in Scotland

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Iberdrola completes 50% of the offshore wind power plant that it promotes in the United Kingdom

Iberdrola has already completed 50% of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, which it builds in waters of the North Sea, about 50 kilometers off the coast of the English county of Suffolk, and which will be one of the largest in the world when it enters operation, in the first half of 2020. … Continue reading Iberdrola completes 50% of the offshore wind power plant that it promotes in the United Kingdom

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NKT confirms order for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B

NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B site. Now, with an agreement of a EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract with project owners Equinor … Continue reading NKT confirms order for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B

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GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing

The nacelle of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW will undergo an advanced testing program at ORE Catapult in Blyth. As part of the Haliade-X global testing program, Blyth has already taken delivery of one of the turbine’s 107-metre long blades for testing. Haliade-X has been announced as the preferred turbine for 4.8 GW at offshore wind … Continue reading GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing

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New Extension Plans for Limekiln Wind Farm in Scotland

Green energy firms Infinergy and Boralex have announced plans to extend the 21-turbine wind farm at Limekiln (close to 90 MW), south of Reay in Caithness. The extension proposals are to the east of the current wind farm project within Broubster Achaveilan North forest and will increase the installed capacity by about 20 MW. Nick Sage, … Continue reading New Extension Plans for Limekiln Wind Farm in Scotland

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Offshore wind energy: Seagreen Announces MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for Wind Turbines

MHI Vestas has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Limited to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm. SSE Renewables is building Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, off the coast of Fife, which will be one of the most significant construction projects undertaken … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Seagreen Announces MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for Wind Turbines

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Agreement for the sale of Race Bank transmission assets

Race Bank Wind Farm Limited, a joint venture owned by Ørsted (50%), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25%), a fund established by Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Development Bank of Japan (12.5%) and Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management (12.5%), announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its … Continue reading Agreement for the sale of Race Bank transmission assets

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Final wind turbine installed on world’s largest offshore wind farm

Ørsted has today announced that the final of 174 wind turbines has been installed at the world’s largest offshore wind farm Hornsea 1. The component loadout took place at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s factory in Hull, where the majority of blades were constructed, and the components were then transported 120km out to sea.  The wind … Continue reading Final wind turbine installed on world’s largest offshore wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Energy

World’s largest offshore wind farm to use world’s most powerful wind turbines. Dogger Bank Wind Farms, which is developing what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when built, has unveiled GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier. Under the new deal, GE Renewable Energy will supply Dogger Bank with its next generation … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Energy

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Offshore wind energy: Equinor will develop the world’s largest offshore wind farm

Equinor reported that it will intervene in the development of three large-scale offshore wind power projects in the Dogger Bank region in the North Sea, United Kingdom.This will be the largest enclave of offshore wind farms in the world, with a total installed capacity of 3.6 gigawatts, and the wind energy projects are expected to … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Equinor will develop the world’s largest offshore wind farm

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The East Anglia One offshore wind farm has started producing clean electricity

The first of its 102 wind turbines has already supplied electricity to a land substation in the English county of Suffolk. Iberdrola has hooked up the East Anglia One offshore wind farm to the British electricity grid. It is building the facilities in the North Sea, around 50 kilometres from the coast of the county … Continue reading The East Anglia One offshore wind farm has started producing clean electricity

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Nordex scores with N133 wind turbines order for subsidy free wind energy project in Scotland

Nordex Group has won an order for the installation of ten N133/4.8 wind turbines at the “Crossdykes” wind power project in Scotland, which is located 13 kilometres to the north east of Lockerbie, for its new customer, Muirhall Energy. This is the first wind farm order for Nordex for the strong wind turbine variant in … Continue reading Nordex scores with N133 wind turbines order for subsidy free wind energy project in Scotland

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Iberdrola sells 40% of its East Anglia One offshore wind farm

Iberdrola has closed the sale of a 40% stake in its large offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom, East Anglia One (EAO), for 1,630 million pounds (about 1.8 billion euros) to the Australian Macquarie group. The sale, which has been made through its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has been completed once the mandatory authorization … Continue reading Iberdrola sells 40% of its East Anglia One offshore wind farm

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Response to power outage in the UK

A preliminary investigation by UK Transmission System Operator National Grid to UK energy regulator Ofgem into the recent UK power outage has suggested that it resulted from a lightning strike. The frequency – which is supposed to remain at 50Hz – fell to below 49Hz in a matter of seconds after the “near simultaneous” shutdown … Continue reading Response to power outage in the UK

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Iberdrola sells 40% of East Anglia One to GIG, the entire wind farm is valued at £4.1 billion

The group will continue to be the majority shareholder, with 60% of this offshore wind farm, which will be one of the largest in the world when it enters into operation. The company is reaffirming its ambition to lead the offshore wind energy market with a pipeline set to deliver over 10,000 MW in the … Continue reading Iberdrola sells 40% of East Anglia One to GIG, the entire wind farm is valued at £4.1 billion

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Iberdrola sells a Macquarie 40% of its largest offshore wind farm

Iberdrola has sold to the Macquarie group, a 40% stake in its East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom for 1,630 million pounds (about 1,756 million euros), and thus maintains its 60% majority stake in its Offshore wind energy megaproject in British territory. The wind farm, located in waters of the North … Continue reading Iberdrola sells a Macquarie 40% of its largest offshore wind farm

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Wind power: Navantia begins construction of 20 jackets for a offshore wind farm in Scotland

The Navantia factory in Puerto Real (Cádiz) has begun construction work on the 20 upper jackets for the Moray Firth Offshore East wind farm in the North Sea this week, awarded by Belgian contractor Smulders. The construction of the upper jackets, structures that act as a mast in a wind generator, of approximately 460 tons … Continue reading Wind power: Navantia begins construction of 20 jackets for a offshore wind farm in Scotland

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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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