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Nordex receives order for 62 MW of wind power from UK

The good average wind speeds at the site and the technology allow the operation of the wind farm without subsidies. At the end of the third quarter, the Nordex Group received an order for the delivery of thirteen N133 / 4.8 wind turbines in the UK. The order also includes a 15-year premium service contract … Continue reading Nordex receives order for 62 MW of wind power from UK

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RWE welcomes the Prime Minister’s package of measures for offshore wind to drive the UK’s green economic recovery

RWE has today welcomed the Prime Minister package of measures including a pledge to invest £160m to upgrade ports and infrastructure in coastal communities, to accelerate the deployment of offshore wind and drive the UK’s future green economic recovery. The UK plays a key role in RWE’s strategy to grow its renewables business and to … Continue reading RWE welcomes the Prime Minister’s package of measures for offshore wind to drive the UK’s green economic recovery

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Boris Johnson to Present Plan to Power UK with Wind Energy by 2030

Boris Johnson promises to power every UK home with offshore wind within a decade, pledging to make the coronavirus pandemic a catalyst for green growth. In a speech at the Conservative Party virtual conference on Tuesday, he will say that the government will invest in a future of wind power turbines to create “hundreds of … Continue reading Boris Johnson to Present Plan to Power UK with Wind Energy by 2030

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New Transmission Technology Is Helping UK Offshore Wind Farms Go Bigger, Farther

When the English playwright Thomas Heywood used the phrase “as common as coals from Newcastle” — pointing out something that was just plain ordinary — his London audience knew exactly what he was talking about, even in the early 1600s. For centuries, the abundance of coal around Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northeast England not only helped shape … Continue reading New Transmission Technology Is Helping UK Offshore Wind Farms Go Bigger, Farther

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RWE secures lease agreements to develop four offshore wind farm extensions projects in the United Kingdom

Potential 1.8 gigawatts awarded Agreement for Lease by The Crown Estate, RWE pro rata share about 900 megawatts RWE’s total share in the UK offshore development projects totals up to 1.3 gigawatts including 400 megawatts from the remaining seabed option at Rampion Projects in the Irish Sea, the southern North Sea and the English Channel … Continue reading RWE secures lease agreements to develop four offshore wind farm extensions projects in the United Kingdom

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson: UK can be ‘Saudi Arabia of wind power’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he wants to make a “big bet” on renewables, turning the UK into the “Saudi Arabia” of wind power. Speaking via video link to a climate roundtable discussion at the UN in New York, Mr Johnson said the country held “extraordinary potential for wind”. He said the UK should embrace … Continue reading Prime Minister Boris Johnson: UK can be ‘Saudi Arabia of wind power’

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Dogger Bank wind farm places record-breaking wind turbine order boosting local jobs

Dogger Bank Wind Farm and GE Renewable Energy have today, 22 September, announced contracts confirming the 13MW Haliade-X turbine for the Dogger Bank A and Dogger Bank B phases of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The contract award, which is subject to Dogger Bank A and B reaching Financial Close, includes an order for … Continue reading Dogger Bank wind farm places record-breaking wind turbine order boosting local jobs

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This Wind Turbine Will Power The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Last December, when Time magazine listed the Haliade-X among the best inventions of 2019, it was just one in a series of milestones for the mighty machine — the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today. Following its moment in the media spotlight, the Haliade-X proceeded to set a world record by generating 288 … Continue reading This Wind Turbine Will Power The World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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GE Renewable Energy launches the uprated Haliade-X 13 MW wind turbine for the UK’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm

GE Renewable Energy to supply 190 Haliade-X wind turbines for Dogger Bank A and B wind power plants.The wind energy project will be first in the world to feature the 13 MW variant of GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X platform.GE confirms marshaling harbor activities at Able Seaton in Hartlepool will create around 120 jobs, and service … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy launches the uprated Haliade-X 13 MW wind turbine for the UK’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm

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Rampion offshore wind farm visitor centre opens in Brighton

Climate change, renewable energy and our planet’s future are brought into sharp focus at an exciting new attraction which opened on Brighton seafront on Friday 4th September 2020. Caroline Lucas MP, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, was the first visitor to the Rampion Visitor Centre, located in six newly-refurbished arches neighbouring Brighton’s West Pier Pillars … Continue reading Rampion offshore wind farm visitor centre opens in Brighton

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49 Metre Blades for Solwaybank Wind Farm

Consisting of 15 Vestas V100 wind turbines, each featuring 49 metre blades and 75 metre towers, our Team began the transport of each of the 120 main components and ancillary items from Glasgow’s King George V Dock. With space at a premium at the Glasgow dockside, due to this being the first of two wind … Continue reading 49 Metre Blades for Solwaybank Wind Farm

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RWE completes installation of foundations and export cables at Triton Knoll offshore wind farm

RWE has taken a major step towards first power generation in 2021 at Triton Knoll by completing the installation of the 90 foundations for the wind turbines and two 50-kilometer-long export cables connecting the offshore and onshore electrical systems. The successful installation was achieved during one of the project’s most challenging times due to the … Continue reading RWE completes installation of foundations and export cables at Triton Knoll offshore wind farm

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Equinor gets go-ahead for major offshore wind farm extensions in Norfolk

The extensions will allow two existing wind power projects to generate enough wind energy to power around 1.5 million homes. The Crown Estate has given approval to two major offshore wind farm extensions in the UK. Energy giant Equinor has signed agreements for lease for the Sheringham and Dudgeon wind projects, securing an area of … Continue reading Equinor gets go-ahead for major offshore wind farm extensions in Norfolk

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Iberdrola’s largest wind farm comes into operation: East Anglia ONE, in UK waters

Spanish suppliers participated in the project: the substation and the foundations were manufactured by Navantia and Windar, respectively. The pandemic has not stopped the development of a wind energy project that is an example of green recovery opportunities: the wind power plant produces clean energy to power the equivalent of 630,000 homes after an investment … Continue reading Iberdrola’s largest wind farm comes into operation: East Anglia ONE, in UK waters

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Vestas wins 443 MW landmark wind energy deal in the UK

SSE Renewables, a leader in renewable energy in the UK and Ireland, has placed a 443 MW order for the Viking wind project on the Shetland Islands in the Northern Atlantic. With this landmark deal, Vestas reinforces its presence in the UK onshore wind market, where we have installed more than 2,000 wind turbines with … Continue reading Vestas wins 443 MW landmark wind energy deal in the UK

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World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Signs Deal to Sell Power

A giant wind farm being developed off the coast of the U.K. will sell some of its power to energy trader Danske Commodities A/S. Under the 15-year deal, the subsidiary of Equinor ASA will trade and balance power from 480 megawatts of the Dogger Bank wind farm, about 13% of its capacity. It’s a key … Continue reading World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Signs Deal to Sell Power

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Rovco to survey Erebus floating wind energy project

The Simply Blue Energy and Total Blue Gem Wind joint venture has contracted Rovco to carry out inspection work for the wind turbines of the 96 MW Erebus floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea off Wales. The work, 45 km off the Pembrokeshire coast, will begin this month and will consist of geophysical … Continue reading Rovco to survey Erebus floating wind energy project

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UK Government announces plans to quadruple offshore wind power by 2030

The UK Government will conduct a review of current energy infrastructure at sea as it sets its sights on expanding offshore wind energy. Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng announced the move, which aims to the help the UK increase offshore wind power from 10 GW to 40 GW by 2030. It’s claimed the improvement could help … Continue reading UK Government announces plans to quadruple offshore wind power by 2030

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Wind energy fund benefits locals’ lives during pandemic

RWE is committed to investing in the communities around its renewables projects. In 2019, an annual community fund of £133,250 (index linked) was set up for the operational lifetime of Bad á Cheò Onshore Wind Farm, expected to be around 25 years.  Funding is distributed to the local community following  three local decision making panels, … Continue reading Wind energy fund benefits locals’ lives during pandemic

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East Anglia reaches major milestone with wind farm completion

East Anglia has cemented its position as a major centre for renewable energy with the completion of the East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm – an incredible achievement, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. All 102 Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines – situated 43km off the Suffolk coast – are now fully operational, with the capacity to … Continue reading East Anglia reaches major milestone with wind farm completion

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