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Offshore wind market delivers success for Montrose Port Authority

Montrose Port Authority, a leading support and service hub for the energy industry, has heralded a new era of capabilities, supporting its first project within the offshore renewable sector. In association with NorSea Group (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading Norwegian logistics company NorSea Group AS, the Port is participating in the pioneering Hywind … Continue reading Offshore wind market delivers success for Montrose Port Authority

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First commercial floating offshore wind farm nears completion

The fifth and final wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm, a joint project between Masdar and Statoil, has arrived at its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Earlier this summer, all five turbines were successfully assembled outside Stord, Norway and they have now completed their journey … Continue reading First commercial floating offshore wind farm nears completion

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CWind contract for Merkur Offshore Wind Farm

CWind, a provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced that it has been successfully awarded a contract to deliver all cable pull-in services for 66 offshore wind turbines and one offshore substation at Merkur Offshore Wind Farm. The 396-MW Merkur project is currently being constructed 45 km from the island of Borkum in … Continue reading CWind contract for Merkur Offshore Wind Farm

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Gardline secure contracts for ScottishPower Renewables’ global offshore wind energy projects

Gardline has been awarded contracts worth over £6 million by ScottishPower Renewables to carry out a range of pre-construction surveys across the East Anglia ONE, ONE North and TWO offshore windfarm sites. The work is underway, and is due to run until September, with support from various vessels from Gardline’s fleet. Seajacks has also secured … Continue reading Gardline secure contracts for ScottishPower Renewables’ global offshore wind energy projects

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Iberdrola gets nod for 1.2-GW EA3 offshore wind farm

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark has granted planning consent to ScottishPower Renewables’ 1.2GW East Anglia 3 wind farm off the UK’s Suffolk coast. ScottishPower Renewables, part of Spanish utility Iberdrola, has received planning approval from the British government for a 1.2-gigawatt offshore wind farm off the coast of Norfolk, … Continue reading Iberdrola gets nod for 1.2-GW EA3 offshore wind farm

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Scotland is blowing the rest of the world away

When it comes to renewable energy, Scotland is blowing the rest of the world away. The country smashed a record this year by generating enough energy to power the equivalent of 124 percent of its households between January and June — solely through wind power. According to an analysis by WWF Scotland, wind turbines provided … Continue reading Scotland is blowing the rest of the world away

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Natural Power advises Octopus on 149 MW wind energy deal

Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has advised funds managed by Octopus Investments (“Octopus”) on the acquisition of a 149MW portfolio of four UK-based onshore wind projects. Giles Dearden, Natural Power’s Director of Due Diligence, said: “We’re delighted to have acted as technical advisors for Octopus in the acquisition of this wind farm … Continue reading Natural Power advises Octopus on 149 MW wind energy deal

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DONG Energy publishes draft environmental assessment for Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has today published a Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) containing new information about its latest offshore wind farm development, Hornsea Project Three. The report is part of a wider formal public consultation that will run from today (27 July) to 20 September 2017. Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm will be located over … Continue reading DONG Energy publishes draft environmental assessment for Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm

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World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

The first of five turbines for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm has now sailed away from Stord in Norway to its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, announced that it had acquired a 25% stake in the Hywind Scotland project during … Continue reading World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

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ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies … Continue reading ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

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Mammoet finishes transport for Clyde Wind Farm extension in Scotland

Mammoet delivered the last wind turbine components for the extension of the Clyde Wind Farm situated near Abbington, Scotland. Energy supplier SSE is currently extending the existing 152 turbine wind farm with an additional 54 turbines. Mammoet was responsible for the transportation of all the turbine components during the construction of the extension that will … Continue reading Mammoet finishes transport for Clyde Wind Farm extension in Scotland

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Wind power pipeline of +600 MW acquired in the United Kingdom

EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER), the UK subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles and EDF Energy, has bought 11 wind farm projects under development from Partnerships for Renewables, a development and asset management company. The sites in Scotland have a potential capacity of 600 MW. The acquisition underlines EDF Group’s ambition to double its renewable energy … Continue reading Wind power pipeline of +600 MW acquired in the United Kingdom

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RES plans new onshore wind power without subsidies

Project developer RES has said that new planned onshore wind farms in the UK will be viable without subsidies, in another demonstration of the competitiveness of UK renewables. The company, which has projects across Europe as well as in Australia, the US, Canada, and Turkey has a portfolio of UK onshore wind farms that have … Continue reading RES plans new onshore wind power without subsidies

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Grimsby students become big fans of wind energy

Twenty-five pupils from the John Whitgift Academy in Grimsby visited the construction site for Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm [on 5 July 2017 to learn more about offshore wind and the variety of jobs available in the industry. The visit was organised as part of DONG Energy’s three-year partnership with charity Teach First, which  aims … Continue reading Grimsby students become big fans of wind energy

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Wärtsilä to enhance the reliability of world’s largest offshore wind farm

The technology group Wärtsilä signed in January a contract with Babcock International Group plc to design and build a number of switchboards and distribution boards for the world’s first offshore reactive compensation station, a vital part of transmitting to shore the electricity produced sustainably by the offshore wind farm. The Hornsea Project One offshore wind … Continue reading Wärtsilä to enhance the reliability of world’s largest offshore wind farm

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Vattenfall’s South Kyle Wind Farm in East Ayrshire and Galloway consented by Scottish Government

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, has welcomed a decision by the Scottish Government to consent the 50-turbine South Kyle Wind Farm, saying that it can now accelerate discussions with local communities about buying a share of the wind farm. As well as offering the East Ayrshire and north Galloway communities a right to acquire an … Continue reading Vattenfall’s South Kyle Wind Farm in East Ayrshire and Galloway consented by Scottish Government

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DONG Energy announces further consultation dates for offshore wind farm Hornsea Project Three

DONG Energy will return to Norfolk in September to exhibit new information and once again seek the community’s views on its proposed offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Three. This will be the third round of community consultation events held by DONG Energy to ensure the project develops in a way that is appropriate to the … Continue reading DONG Energy announces further consultation dates for offshore wind farm Hornsea Project Three

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Walney Extension offshore wind farm on schedule as offshore structures take shape

DONG Energy is making excellent progress with offshore construction work for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm with both offshore substations and 40 per cent of the turbine foundations now in place. Taking shape 19 kilometres off the Cumbrian coast, the 659 megawatt Walney Extension offshore wind farm will, on completion in 2019, be able … Continue reading Walney Extension offshore wind farm on schedule as offshore structures take shape

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North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind energy scientific research

Fascinating insights to the lives of bottlenose dolphins, salmon, sea trout and sea birds are set to be discovered after Vattenfall today announced the first successful projects for its ground-breaking offshore wind research programme. The socio-economic impact of offshore wind farms is also to be examined as part of the €3million scientific research and monitoring … Continue reading North-east Scotland poised to become centre of offshore wind energy scientific research

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Northumberland wind farm fully operational

The 16 wind turbines will produce on average every year enough fossil-fuel free power to meet the equivalent annual demand of over 30,000 UK households. Ray Wind Farm, a Vattenfall investment of around £90million, is located on the Ray Estate, near Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland. It is the second Vattenfall UK wind farm to be finished … Continue reading Northumberland wind farm fully operational

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