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Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

Nordex has been awarded a contract for supply of wind turbines for the “Castlecraig” wind farm by a new customer NTR plc. The project comprises ten N100 turbines (six from the Gamma series and four from the Delta series) reaching a 125m tip height. These turbines are specially designed for strong wind conditions of the … Continue reading Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today, 18th October 2017, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland … Continue reading World’s first floating wind farm starts production

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The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the Hywind project about 15 miles (25km) off the shore of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, which could provide power for 20,000 homes.   The project has been developed by Norwegian state energy company Statoil – although Ms Sturgeon stressed Scottish firms had been involved in the work. Floating turbines have … Continue reading The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

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Boralex and Infinergy announce JV for 325 MW onshore wind energy in the UK

Renewable energy developers Boralex Inc. (TSX: BLX) from Canada and UK-based Infinergy are pleased to announce the execution of a 50-50 joint venture agreement, aimed at developing a pipeline of onshore wind projects essentially located in Scotland for a total estimated capacity of 325 MW. The joint venture comprises a pipeline of 10 wind projects … Continue reading Boralex and Infinergy announce JV for 325 MW onshore wind energy in the UK

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UK continues offshore wind energy ambition

The UK government announced this week a further subsidy auction for offshore wind and other renewable technologies in the spring of 2019.   Minister for Energy and Industry, Richard Harrington, announced that renewable energy projects will be able to compete for contracts worth up to £557m. The news was swiftly followed with the publishing of … Continue reading UK continues offshore wind energy ambition

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Innogy becomes sole owner of British Triton Knoll offshore wind energy project

Innogy, Germany’s largest energy group, became the sole owner of a 2 billion pound ($2.64 billion) British offshore wind farm project after buying out Norway’s Statkraft, it said, adding the final ownership structure could still change. The purchase of a 50-percent stake in Triton Knoll for an undisclosed sum follows state-owned Statkraft’s strategic move to … Continue reading Innogy becomes sole owner of British Triton Knoll offshore wind energy project

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Wind energy produced double the amount of power required to meet Scotland’s electricity needs

Wind turbines produced double the amount of power required to meet Scotland’s electricity needs Monday, according to researchers. Environmental group WWF Scotland said Friday that analysis of data provided by WeatherEnergy showed the country’s wind turbines sent 86,467 megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid on Monday. That day, total electricity consumption in Scotland … Continue reading Wind energy produced double the amount of power required to meet Scotland’s electricity needs

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Britain’s record on renewable energy supply

As one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels. Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, said that although plug-in cars could cut local air pollution, it would be a “pyrrhic victory” if they increased greenhouse gases from coal and … Continue reading Britain’s record on renewable energy supply

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Siemens Gamesa wins significant service extension contract for 504-MW Greater Gabbard wind farm in UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is announcing the renewal of its contract sup>1 to service the Greater Gabbard wind farm, located off the east coast of the UK. The five-year contract is for the provision of operation and maintenance for the 504-MW wind farm, until 2022. Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm Ltd (GGOWL), the owners of … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa wins significant service extension contract for 504-MW Greater Gabbard wind farm in UK

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UK beats wind energy record

Renewables made up close to a third of electricity in the UK during the second quarter of 2017, breaking the country’s previous record (Q1 2017) for the highest percentage of electricity generated from sustainable sources. This is according to a recent government report. Wind energy saw the most growth, with onshore wind rising by 50 percent (2.0 TWh) to … Continue reading UK beats wind energy record

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Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

Vattenfall revealed a major boost for the Welsh economy at the inauguration. The Swedish energy group said that 52% of its £400mn investment to build the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project has gone to businesses in Wales, securing work for more than 1,000 workers in Wales over the past three years. The First Minister … Continue reading Wales’ largest onshore wind farm was officially opened

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Wales’ biggest onshore wind farm to power 15% of Welsh households

Wales’ biggest onshore windfarm is set to provide enough electricity to power 15% of welsh households. There are 76 turbines at the £365 million site built between Neath and Aberdare. Vattenfall revealed a major boost for the Welsh economy at the inauguration. The Swedish energy group said that 52% of its £400mn investment to build … Continue reading Wales’ biggest onshore wind farm to power 15% of Welsh households

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NKT is preferred supplier for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project

NKT has signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) for delivery and installation of export and array cable systems to the prospective offshore wind farm project Triton Knoll. The project is being developed as a joint venture by innogy (50%) and Statkraft (50%), with innogy managing the project. The PSA is signed in a consortium with … Continue reading NKT is preferred supplier for Triton Knoll offshore wind farm project

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Iberdrola crosses 2,000 MW threshold for wind energy in the United Kingdom

Following the completion of a £650 million investment programme to build eight new onshore wind farms, Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has now passed the 2,000 megawatt (MW) milestone for UK wind power capacity. In just over 18 months we put over 470 MW of wind power online, enough to supply more than 280,000 … Continue reading Iberdrola crosses 2,000 MW threshold for wind energy in the United Kingdom

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Subsea UK highlights huge opportunities in offshore wind energy

Subsea UK has highlighted the huge opportunity for subsea companies to step-up and play their part in helping to meet the world’s renewable energy targets at an event in Aberdeen on September 21 2017. Chaired by Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, the event welcomed speakers from SIEM Offshore Contractors, Ecosse Subsea Systems, DeepOcean, … Continue reading Subsea UK highlights huge opportunities in offshore wind energy

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Triton Knoll offshore wind farm picks MHI Vestas wind turbines

The consortium planning to build Britain’s Triton Knoll offshore wind farm has chosen to buy 90 giant wind turbines from MHI Vestas. A final investment decision for the wind farm, in Britain’s North Sea, is likely in 2018 with full onshore construction starting shortly after, and offshore construction starting in 2020, it added. The 9.5 … Continue reading Triton Knoll offshore wind farm picks MHI Vestas wind turbines

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UK offshore wind energy reaches price parity with fossil fuels

Three new windfarms are to be built in the UK as offshore wind prices reach their lowest levels ever. This follows research published by Lloyd’s Register in February 2017 revealing that the majority of industry experts were confident that renewable energy was reaching cost parity. In the latest CfD round, announced last week, DONG Energy, … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy reaches price parity with fossil fuels

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Nordex to break 2 GW threshold on wind power installations in UK and Ireland

After installing and commissioning a total of 862 turbines in the UK and Ireland, the Nordex Group has now reached the 2 GW milestone of installed capacity in these two countries.  Just under 1.5 GW of this is in the UK as well as what is fast approaching 600MW installed in the Republic of Ireland. … Continue reading Nordex to break 2 GW threshold on wind power installations in UK and Ireland

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Offshore wind energy cost reductions come to the UK

WindEurope welcomes the results of the latest UK Contract for Differences (CfD) auction announced today by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, where offshore wind submitted record bids of £57.50 per megawatt hour including the costs of grid connection.   The winning offshore wind projects – DONG Energy’s Hornsea 2, Innogy and Statkraft’s … Continue reading Offshore wind energy cost reductions come to the UK

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