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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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Iberdrola sells conventional generation assets in the United Kingdom, becoming the first 100% renewable energy company

After completion of the transaction, valued at £702 million (€801 million), the company’s production in Britain will be completely emission-free. Iberdrola will continue to increase its wind power capacity thanks to a project pipeline of more than 3,000 MW. Iberdrola, through its subsidiary ScottishPower, has agreed to sell its traditional generation assets in the United … Continue reading Iberdrola sells conventional generation assets in the United Kingdom, becoming the first 100% renewable energy company

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SSE installs final Vestas wind turbines at 228MW Scottish onshore wind farm

SSE has installed the last of its wind turbines at the Stronelairg onshore wind farm in Scotland as the project nears completion. The 228MW facility, situated in the Great Glen, is made up of Vestas wind turbines – 53 V117 and 12 V112 machines with a capacity of 3.45MW. It has been delivering power since … Continue reading SSE installs final Vestas wind turbines at 228MW Scottish onshore wind farm

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Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore wind energy expansion

As part of their firm commitment to the UK wind market and their presence on the Isle of Wight, Vestas is relocating its testing related activities at West Medina Mills to the nearby St. Cross facility on Isle of Wight to make room for future expansion under consideration by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. “Our facilities … Continue reading Vestas and MHI Vestas Offshore Wind change setup on Isle of Wight to make room for future offshore wind energy expansion

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UK’s installed wind power capacity hits 20 GW: RenewableUK

The UK’s onshore and offshore wind energy has reached significant milestone of 20 GW pushed by the opening of Orsted’s 659 MW Walney Extension off the coast of Cumbria this month, industry group RenewableUK said Monday. The world’s largest offshore wind farm — Walney Extension — opened off the northwest coast of the UK earlier … Continue reading UK’s installed wind power capacity hits 20 GW: RenewableUK

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Wind power plant opposed by Donald Trump being officially opened off Aberdeen coast

The power company said the wind farm will help establish the north east of Scotland as an international centre for offshore wind power generation. The first of the wind turbine foundations was installed in the seabed in March, with the final turbine put in place at the end of May. It was connected to the … Continue reading Wind power plant opposed by Donald Trump being officially opened off Aberdeen coast

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Ørsted completes the world’s largest offshore wind farm in Cumbria

The Walney Extension with its 87 wind turbines is currently the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, covering an area of 145 square kilometres. The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm – which has been worked on by suppliers from Carlisle to Lancaster – will officially open today (6 September). Walney Extension is a 659-megawatt … Continue reading Ørsted completes the world’s largest offshore wind farm in Cumbria

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