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Offshore wind energy: Seagreen Announces MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for Wind Turbines

MHI Vestas has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Seagreen Wind Energy Limited to supply and service up to 114 wind turbines for Scotland’s newest and largest offshore wind farm. SSE Renewables is building Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, off the coast of Fife, which will be one of the most significant construction projects undertaken … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Seagreen Announces MHI Vestas as Preferred Supplier for Wind Turbines

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Agreement for the sale of Race Bank transmission assets

Race Bank Wind Farm Limited, a joint venture owned by Ørsted (50%), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25%), a fund established by Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Development Bank of Japan (12.5%) and Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management (12.5%), announced that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its … Continue reading Agreement for the sale of Race Bank transmission assets

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Final wind turbine installed on world’s largest offshore wind farm

Ørsted has today announced that the final of 174 wind turbines has been installed at the world’s largest offshore wind farm Hornsea 1. The component loadout took place at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s factory in Hull, where the majority of blades were constructed, and the components were then transported 120km out to sea.  The wind … Continue reading Final wind turbine installed on world’s largest offshore wind farm

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GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Energy

World’s largest offshore wind farm to use world’s most powerful wind turbines. Dogger Bank Wind Farms, which is developing what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm when built, has unveiled GE Renewable Energy as its preferred turbine supplier. Under the new deal, GE Renewable Energy will supply Dogger Bank with its next generation … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X wind turbines to be used by Dogger Bank Wind Energy

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Offshore wind energy: Equinor will develop the world’s largest offshore wind farm

Equinor reported that it will intervene in the development of three large-scale offshore wind power projects in the Dogger Bank region in the North Sea, United Kingdom.This will be the largest enclave of offshore wind farms in the world, with a total installed capacity of 3.6 gigawatts, and the wind energy projects are expected to … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: Equinor will develop the world’s largest offshore wind farm

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The East Anglia One offshore wind farm has started producing clean electricity

The first of its 102 wind turbines has already supplied electricity to a land substation in the English county of Suffolk. Iberdrola has hooked up the East Anglia One offshore wind farm to the British electricity grid. It is building the facilities in the North Sea, around 50 kilometres from the coast of the county … Continue reading The East Anglia One offshore wind farm has started producing clean electricity

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Nordex scores with N133 wind turbines order for subsidy free wind energy project in Scotland

Nordex Group has won an order for the installation of ten N133/4.8 wind turbines at the “Crossdykes” wind power project in Scotland, which is located 13 kilometres to the north east of Lockerbie, for its new customer, Muirhall Energy. This is the first wind farm order for Nordex for the strong wind turbine variant in … Continue reading Nordex scores with N133 wind turbines order for subsidy free wind energy project in Scotland

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Iberdrola sells 40% of its East Anglia One offshore wind farm

Iberdrola has closed the sale of a 40% stake in its large offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom, East Anglia One (EAO), for 1,630 million pounds (about 1.8 billion euros) to the Australian Macquarie group. The sale, which has been made through its British subsidiary ScottishPower Renewables, has been completed once the mandatory authorization … Continue reading Iberdrola sells 40% of its East Anglia One offshore wind farm

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Response to power outage in the UK

A preliminary investigation by UK Transmission System Operator National Grid to UK energy regulator Ofgem into the recent UK power outage has suggested that it resulted from a lightning strike. The frequency – which is supposed to remain at 50Hz – fell to below 49Hz in a matter of seconds after the “near simultaneous” shutdown … Continue reading Response to power outage in the UK

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Iberdrola sells 40% of East Anglia One to GIG, the entire wind farm is valued at £4.1 billion

The group will continue to be the majority shareholder, with 60% of this offshore wind farm, which will be one of the largest in the world when it enters into operation. The company is reaffirming its ambition to lead the offshore wind energy market with a pipeline set to deliver over 10,000 MW in the … Continue reading Iberdrola sells 40% of East Anglia One to GIG, the entire wind farm is valued at £4.1 billion

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Iberdrola sells a Macquarie 40% of its largest offshore wind farm

Iberdrola has sold to the Macquarie group, a 40% stake in its East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom for 1,630 million pounds (about 1,756 million euros), and thus maintains its 60% majority stake in its Offshore wind energy megaproject in British territory. The wind farm, located in waters of the North … Continue reading Iberdrola sells a Macquarie 40% of its largest offshore wind farm

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Wind power: Navantia begins construction of 20 jackets for a offshore wind farm in Scotland

The Navantia factory in Puerto Real (Cádiz) has begun construction work on the 20 upper jackets for the Moray Firth Offshore East wind farm in the North Sea this week, awarded by Belgian contractor Smulders. The construction of the upper jackets, structures that act as a mast in a wind generator, of approximately 460 tons … Continue reading Wind power: Navantia begins construction of 20 jackets for a offshore wind farm in Scotland

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Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm starts commercial operations

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Beatrice, off the Caithness coast, has started commercial production, operator SSE said on Monday. The 588 megawatt wind farm cost 2.5 billion pounds ($3 billion) and is the fourth largest wind farm in the world, the company said. Beatrice is now producing enough energy to power 450,000 homes a year, … Continue reading Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm starts commercial operations

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Scotland’s wind energy output at record high during first 6 months of year

Scotland’s wind turbines produced enough electricity to power almost double the number of homes in Scotland between January and June 2019 Wind power output at record high during first 6 months of year. Scotland’s renewable electricity output soared in the first half of the year, providing enough energy to power homes from Harris to Harrogate, … Continue reading Scotland’s wind energy output at record high during first 6 months of year

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New £1.5 million boost for UK offshore wind energy innovators

UK innovators are offered an opportunity for testing and demonstrating products and services for the offshore wind power market on one of the world’s most cutting-edge fossil-free energy projects. The jointly funded, three-year agreement between Vattenfall and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind energy, … Continue reading New £1.5 million boost for UK offshore wind energy innovators

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World’s biggest offshore wind turbine heading to the UK for testing

Both components will be tested at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s site in Blyth. GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and 107-meter long blade will be shipped to the UK as part of an advanced technology testing program. GE Renewable Energy has confirmed that the Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle and 107-metre long blade will be … Continue reading World’s biggest offshore wind turbine heading to the UK for testing

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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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