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Vestas develops cost-competitive solution to secure 47 MW subsidy-free wind power project in the UK

Douglas West Wind Farm Ltd, owned by Greencoat UK Wind plc, has placed an order with Vestas for a 47 MW project to be located in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Underlining onshore wind’s status as the most cost-competitive energy source, the project will be UK’s first standalone merchant wind park progressing to be built without any … Continue reading Vestas develops cost-competitive solution to secure 47 MW subsidy-free wind power project in the UK

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MHI Vestas To Supply Five V164-9.5 MW Wind Turbines for Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

With a maximum capacity of 50 MW, and MHI Vestas now confirmed, Kincardine looks to set a new standard in floating offshore wind as the industry advances toward utility scale projects. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirms a firm order, signed in 2018 with Spanish developer and construction company Cobra Group, part of the ACS Group, … Continue reading MHI Vestas To Supply Five V164-9.5 MW Wind Turbines for Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

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Offshore wind power to provide 30% of UK’s electricity in new ‘Sector Deal’ boost

A government/industry partnership announced today will mean that the UK will get 30% of its electricity from offshore wind turbines by 2030. The new offshore ‘Sector Deal’ sets the groundwork for a huge boost in offshore wind energy capacity in the UK. The sector deal will set offshore wind farm capacity on course to reach … Continue reading Offshore wind power to provide 30% of UK’s electricity in new ‘Sector Deal’ boost

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Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds a year, the government said on Thursday. Britain, which aims to lift industrial productivity as it leaves the European Union, is the world’s biggest … Continue reading Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

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Ørsted and Northumbrian Water Group sign UK’s first Offshore Wind Energy PPA

Ørsted has signed a long-term agreement with Northumbrian Water that will see the water company take almost a third of its renewable energy demand from Race Bank offshore wind farm. The 10-year deal is the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) of its kind in the UK and is an expansion of a renewable electricity supply … Continue reading Ørsted and Northumbrian Water Group sign UK’s first Offshore Wind Energy PPA

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Wind energy generation hit new record in February in UK

Wind power in the UK hit a new record in February 2019. According to the National Grid, wind energy generation reached 15.32 gigawatts (GW) between 12.15 and 1.45pm on February 11th. During those ninety minutes, wind energy represented 36% of the UK’s electricity demand. The previous record was on 18th December 2018, when wind energy … Continue reading Wind energy generation hit new record in February in UK

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The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

The first wind turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity. When fully operational, Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size (1,218MW) of the current world’s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with … Continue reading The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

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Greencoat acquires stake in the Stronelairg and Dunmaglass wind farms

Greencoat UK Wind PLC (the “Company”, or “UKW”) has entered into agreements to acquire 49.9% stakes in the Stronelairg and Dunmaglass wind farms from SSE, in partnership with a major UK pension fund whose investment is managed by Greencoat Capital. UKW will acquire a net 35.5% stake in the wind farms for a consideration of … Continue reading Greencoat acquires stake in the Stronelairg and Dunmaglass wind farms

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Scottish onshore wind energy jobs down a third

Scotland has lost almost a third of its onshore wind energy jobs in a year, while offshore wind employment increased by 55%, according to new figures. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) statistics show employment in onshore wind fell by 2,400 jobs from 8,200 in 2016 to 5,800 in 2017 – a 29% drop. At … Continue reading Scottish onshore wind energy jobs down a third

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Milestone Senvion’s wind turbines installed at Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm in South Wales

Senvion has reached the historic milestone of 1,000 wind turbines installed in the UK. The landmark wind turbine was installed at the Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm in South Wales earlier this month. The news culminates a highly successful three years between 2016 and 2018 during which Senvion has installed 350 … Continue reading Milestone Senvion’s wind turbines installed at Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm in South Wales

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SENER will be involved in the Kincardine offshore floating wind farm that COBRA is currently constructing in Scotland

SENER will be involved in a large floating offshore wind power plant that COBRA is building 15 km offshore from the Scottish coast of Aberdeen. SENER’s work will range from supervising the manufacture of the floating platforms to analyzing the technical feasibility of assembling the wind turbines, as well as providing technical assistance in monitoring … Continue reading SENER will be involved in the Kincardine offshore floating wind farm that COBRA is currently constructing in Scotland

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Boskalis appointed preferred contractor for Inch Cape offshore wind farm project

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has signed an exclusive Pre-Construction Agreement (PCA) for the Inch Cape offshore wind farm project. The award was made by Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), a subsidiary of Red Rock Power Ltd. The project scope includes the transportation and installation of the wind turbine foundations, the offshore substation and cables. … Continue reading Boskalis appointed preferred contractor for Inch Cape offshore wind farm project

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CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for offshore wind turbines

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), NDT Consultants, Brunel University London, Reece Innovation, InnoTecUK, 3-Sci and E.ON have joined forces to launch a new and innovative project named CleanWinTur. The project which has been funded by Innovate UK, aims to research practical solutions to minimise the impacts of biofouling on Offshore Wind Turbines (OWT). Offshore … Continue reading CleanWinTur biofouling solutions for offshore wind turbines

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Moray East Signs Firm Wind Energy Order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

MHI Vestas will supply 100 V164-9.5 MW wind turbines for the 950 MW wind power project to be installed in Scotland’s Moray Firth. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind celebrated financial close today with Moray East for the 950 MW Moray East Offshore Wind Farm as the offshore wind turbine manufacturer signed a firm wind turbine supply … Continue reading Moray East Signs Firm Wind Energy Order with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

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Aviva invests in UK Hornsea 1 wind farm

Global asset manager Aviva Investors, part of Aviva PLC , will invest 400 million pounds ($511 million) to help build what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1 in Britain, it said on Tuesday. In September, Danish energy firm Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) agreed to sell 50% of the 1,218MW offshore wind … Continue reading Aviva invests in UK Hornsea 1 wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy strengthens offshore wind power partnership with ORE Catapult

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have today announced a $11 million four-year research partnership aimed at minimizing the time people have to spend offshore, which will enhance both safety and operating costs for offshore wind farms.   The “Stay Ashore!” program is built on three pillars: Reliability by design, … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy strengthens offshore wind power partnership with ORE Catapult

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Wind turbines generated 98% of October electricity demand in Scotland

Wind turbines generated the equivalent of 98% of all Scotland’s electricity demand in October, according to new analysis. WWF Scotland said that National Grid demand for the month was 1,850,512 MWh and that almost all of this could have been provided by wind turbines, which provided record levels of power. Turbines generated the equivalent of 98% … Continue reading Wind turbines generated 98% of October electricity demand in Scotland

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Bird collision study at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

A study into how effectively birds can avoid offshore wind turbines is to be carried out at the North Sea wind farm opposed by Donald Trump. The study, lasting between two and three years, will start in spring, and is thought to be one of the first times research has been carried out at this … Continue reading Bird collision study at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

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Senvion awarded major ISP wind energy contract with SSE to service four wind farms in Scotland

Senvion has been awarded a long term ISP contract by SSE to service four of the utility company’s wind farms in the north of Scotland. Senvion will be providing full service support for 107 of its MM82 turbines across the four wind farms. This is one of the largest single service contracts signed by Senvion, … Continue reading Senvion awarded major ISP wind energy contract with SSE to service four wind farms in Scotland

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Majority of Scots support onshore wind energy

The majority of Scots back the use of onshore wind energy, a new survey has indicated. Almost seven out of 10 support onshore wind farms, according to the Survation poll conducted on behalf of Scottish Renewables. The survey also found majority backing for the continued development of renewable energy sources by the next Scottish Government, … Continue reading Majority of Scots support onshore wind energy

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