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Iberdrola begins the installation of the 102 wind turbines of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm

This 714 megawatt wind energy megacomplex will be fully operational by mid 2020. Iberdrola has begun the final phase of construction of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, located in English waters of the North Sea, with the installation since this weekend of the first units of the total of 102 wind turbines of … Continue reading Iberdrola begins the installation of the 102 wind turbines of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm

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The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

Beatrice is expected to generate enough wind power for more than 450,000 properties. The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. Jim Smith, managing director of SSE Renewables, said: “Completing the offshore construction at Beatrice is a testament to the capabilities of SSE Renewables and our project partners. Delivering one … Continue reading The final wind turbines have been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm

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Communities benefit from wind power

COMMUNITIES are celebrating another funding windfall thanks to two renewable energy schemes, which in future will operate under the same Community Benefit Society (CBS). A £1.44m loan has allowed Resilient Energy Alvington Court Renewables (REACR) to boost its community owned renewables portfolio through the acquisition of Resilient Energy Great Dunkilns (REGD) in St Briavels. Both … Continue reading Communities benefit from wind power

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Offshore wind power contracts pledged for Scottish companies

Mr Mackay said: “Scotland has all the natural resources to make it an ideal location for offshore wind but recent projects have failed to deliver significant economic opportunities for Scottish businesses. “I will continue to champion the strengthens and potential of our indigenous supply chain. But now it is time for the offshore sector to … Continue reading Offshore wind power contracts pledged for Scottish companies

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Wind farm operators urged to boost safety response

Wind farm operators can now exploit technology installed on wind turbines to improve safety measures for employees involved in installation and maintenance in an industry first. Employee safety company Safe Shores Monitoring has launched a new app ahead of All-Energy Exhibition and Conference in Glasgow that exploits telecommunications technology installed in turbines to deliver emergency … Continue reading Wind farm operators urged to boost safety response

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The UK will need around 7,500 offshore wind turbines to meet a carbon emissions target of zero by 2050

The UK will need around 7,500 offshore wind turbines to meet a carbon emissions target of zero by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change said. This compares with the current 1,900, including those at the Robin Rigg wind farm in the Solway Firth, pictured. It would mean wind turbines being built on up to 2 … Continue reading The UK will need around 7,500 offshore wind turbines to meet a carbon emissions target of zero by 2050

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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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