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Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland. The offshore energy company says the ScotWind Leasing round is a good strategic fit with its ambitions to continue to develop its North Sea offshore wind cluster and further … Continue reading Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

RWE has confirmed its participation in the ScotWind seabed leasing round process, as it looks to expand its global offshore wind portfolio. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round, managed by Crown Estate Scotland, which aims to enable up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind farms to be constructed in the country’s coastal waters. … Continue reading RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

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Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plant

Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plantJan De Nul also won the third and final contract to install wind turbines on Britain’s Dogger Bank wind farm. With 277 wind turbines, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The wind farm will be located in the North Sea, off … Continue reading Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plant

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Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

Solar cells and wind turbines provide clean and renewable energy, but create new challenges in the power grid. Statkraft is delivering technology to help prevent blackouts in the UK and Ireland. In traditional power plants based on coal, gas or hydropower, kinetic energy from turbines is converted into electric power using generators. The large turbines … Continue reading Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

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Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind power, today announces a partnership with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round. The consortium is set to apply for seabed leases in sites which lend themselves to the deployment of large-scale floating wind … Continue reading Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

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RWE begins construction of its offshore wind farm Sofia on Dogger Bank

RWE, one of the world’s leading players in offshore wind, has begun construction of its flagship 1.4 gigawatts Sofia Offshore Wind Farm project, the largest project currently in construction across its entire renewables fleet. Achievement of the construction milestone is a pivotal moment for the project, after The Crown Estate in 2010 awarded the rights … Continue reading RWE begins construction of its offshore wind farm Sofia on Dogger Bank

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Ørsted completes acquisition of Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has completed the acquisition of a 100 % equity interest in Brookfield Renewable’s onshore wind business in Ireland and the UK, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). BRI is a developer, owner, and operator of onshore wind farms headquartered in Cork, Ireland. BRI has a portfolio of 389 MW in operation and under construction, 149 MW … Continue reading Ørsted completes acquisition of Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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First Wind Power Generation Celebration at Moray East “Only the Start”

Moray East – Scotland’s biggest wind farm has exported first power to Scotland’s national grid via its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire on June 4 2021. Future development of offshore wind energy in Scottish waters, will be enabled by Moray West, under development, and the upcoming ScotWind leasing process.Ocean Winds (OW), the … Continue reading First Wind Power Generation Celebration at Moray East “Only the Start”

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Opportunities in the UK Offshore Wind Energy Industry

The UK is world leader in offshore wind with 10.5GW installed and operational and a target of 40GW by 2030, including 1GW of floating wind. Government support has unleashed the potential of this industry, which has seen the cost of offshore wind fall by two thirds in the last five years. This, together with the UK’s clean growth … Continue reading Opportunities in the UK Offshore Wind Energy Industry

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Dogger Bank, world’s largest offshore wind farm

Dogger Bank breaks the bounds of what size an offshore wind farm can be. Soon, this giant sandbank off the coast of the UK will be the site of the world’s largest offshore wind farm, capable of providing energy equivalent to powering five million British homes. If you’ve heard of Dogger Bank, a large sandbank … Continue reading Dogger Bank, world’s largest offshore wind farm

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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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