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EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

On Friday 22 June 2018, Jean-Bernard Lévy, the EDF Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bruno Bensasson, the Group Executive Vice-President in charge of Renewable Energies and Simone Rossi, EDF Energy Chief Executive Officer officially opened two ground breaking projects in the United Kingdom: the Blyth off-shore wind farm and the West Burton B battery … Continue reading EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

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Natural Power delivers on UK’s first subsidy-free wind farm

Acting on behalf of developer Energiekontor, leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer for the construction phase of Withernwick Wind Farm Extension, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd started balance of plant construction work on site this month, and the project is scheduled … Continue reading Natural Power delivers on UK’s first subsidy-free wind farm

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Natural Power supports construction of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

Following the final turbine installation at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility, Natural Power is delighted to have been involved throughout the construction phase supporting the Environment and Consents Manager for the Vattenfall development. During construction of the EOWDC, also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, … Continue reading Natural Power supports construction of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

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Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar

Details of a novel three year project to enhance the energy assessment and revenue forecasting for the proposed Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm 15km off the Angus coast in the East of Scotland demonstrates significant benefits of adopting bespoke technology to gather data. A ZephIR wind Lidar system was installed on an existing lighthouse structure … Continue reading Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar

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Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

ScottishPower Renewables commissioned Van Oord to function as lead contractor responsible for transport and installation of the offshore wind turbine foundations, including logistics and deployment of the equipment. The wind farm’s 102 three-legged jacket foundations will be installed at depths of down to 55 m in the southern North Sea. East Anglia ONE will have … Continue reading Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

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OMM urges Westminster to consider offshore renewables industry ahead of EU Withdrawal Bill decision

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) is urging MPs to consider the impact of Brexit on the future of the offshore renewables industry, ahead of the return of the EU Withdrawal Bill to the House of Commons next week (Tuesday 12th June). The call comes after the House of Lords backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal … Continue reading OMM urges Westminster to consider offshore renewables industry ahead of EU Withdrawal Bill decision

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GE’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelle arrives in UK

The first GE Renewable Energy offshore wind turbine nacelle to be tested in the UK under a recent research & development agreement has been delivered to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s world-leading 15 MW drive train test facility in Blyth, Northumberland. The Haliade 150-6MW nacelle, containing the direct drive offshore wind turbine’s Permanent Magnet Generator, … Continue reading GE’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelle arrives in UK

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Crown Estate moves forward on new offshore wind energy leases

A new generation of offshore wind projects is set to be launched off the coast of Scotland after the Crown Estate confirmed plans to lease seabed plots to new schemes. The sites will be identified in Marine Scotland’s forthcoming Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind, Crown Estate Scotland said in a paper published this week. … Continue reading Crown Estate moves forward on new offshore wind energy leases

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UK’s first subsidy free wind farm

Energiekontor confirms it has reached financial close on Withernwick II extension project, after securing PPA with leading consumer goods brand. Construction work is set to begin on what is believed to be the UK’s first subsidy free onshore wind farm, after developer Energiekontor announced it has reached financial close on its 8.2MW Withernwick II extension … Continue reading UK’s first subsidy free wind farm

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EDF in talks to sell U.K. wind energy stake

EDF, the French energy group, is in talks to sell a 49 per cent stake in a portfolio of its UK wind farms in a deal that could raise up to £600m. EDF Energy Renewables, the group’s UK renewables business, owns 23 onshore wind farms and one offshore wind farm off the north-east coast of … Continue reading EDF in talks to sell U.K. wind energy stake

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Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, has started the commercial operation of a Welsh battery storage scheme, believed to be the UK’s largest co-located with an onshore wind farm. The 22MW battery@pyc, which shares electrical infrastructure with the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm, will help National Grid maintain frequency levels and reliability of electricity supply … Continue reading Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

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Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter

Britain’s windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter. The renewable energy industry hailed the milestone as a sign the UK was well on its way to an electricity system powered by cheap, domestic green … Continue reading Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter

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Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream sells Scottish wind farm project to France’s EDF

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has sold a wind farm project off the coast of Scotland to a unit of French utilities giant Electricite de France (EDF). While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Mainstream’s chief executive, Andy Kinsella, told The Irish Times in an … Continue reading Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream sells Scottish wind farm project to France’s EDF

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Vattenfall and Peel Ports in talks about wind farm operations base

The developer behind Norfolk’s largest green energy projects hopes a deal with a local port would trigger major investment from the offshore wind power supply chain, potentially creating thousands of new jobs in the region. Vattenfall, developing Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Peel Ports Great Yarmouth … Continue reading Vattenfall and Peel Ports in talks about wind farm operations base

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GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement to advance offshore wind energy technologies in the UK

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next generation offshore wind technologies. GE’s recently announced Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine and existing Haliade 150-6MW will undergo advanced test and demonstration programs that accurately replicate real-world operational conditions to … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement to advance offshore wind energy technologies in the UK

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E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

The construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm in the British Channel has made significant progress. All 116 turbines are online and feed renewable energy into the grid. The Rampion thus reaches its maximum generation capacity of 400 megawatts, which can supply almost 350,000 households. Further work will have to be completed in the coming … Continue reading E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

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World’s most powerful wind turbine successfully installed in Scottish waters

First deployment of the 11 innovative turbines for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre marks treble project breakthrough for offshore wind industry A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on Monday, April 9 for Vattenfall’s ground-breaking … Continue reading World’s most powerful wind turbine successfully installed in Scottish waters

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ESB acquires share of 353 MW Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

In a significant first step into offshore wind generation, ESB has announced that it has acquired a 12.5% shareholding in the 353MW Galloper Wind Farm from Macquarie Capital. The Galloper project is a 353 MW development located in the Outer Thames estuary, 30km off the coast of Suffolk, England. Supported under the UK renewable support … Continue reading ESB acquires share of 353 MW Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

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Scotland hosts UK offshore wind energy premiere

North-east Scotland has marked a UK offshore wind first following the successful installation of the first pioneering suction bucket jacket foundation for Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in just 15 hours. The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of … Continue reading Scotland hosts UK offshore wind energy premiere

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Mitsubishi Corporation to Participate in Offshore Wind Farm Project in the UK

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has entered into an agreement to acquire 33.4% of shares in Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL), through its wholly owned UK-based subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE), with EDP Renewables, a renewable energy company from Spain. DGE has become one of the main MOWEL shareholders, along with EDPR and ENGIE. MOWEL … Continue reading Mitsubishi Corporation to Participate in Offshore Wind Farm Project in the UK

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