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MHI Vestas expands UK operational footprint

Company executives, joined by Warrington North MP Helen Jones, gather today in Warrington for official opening of the firm’s largest administrative and support office in the UK. Ushering in a new era for offshore wind park support, MHI Vestas is opening a new office in Warrington. The dedicated space will immediately occupy 22 offshore wind … Continue reading MHI Vestas expands UK operational footprint

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Innogy places 96 MW order for the Clocaenog Forest wind power project

Vestas has received a 96 MW order from Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. for the Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm, which will feature a customised Vestas solution, utilising special towers and the 4 MW platform’s market-leading flexibility to meet local tip-height restrictions while ensuring optimal energy production under the site’s high-wind conditions. Located in Conwy and Denbighshire … Continue reading Innogy places 96 MW order for the Clocaenog Forest wind power project

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Final turbine installed at Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm

Race Bank is located off the North Norfolk coast and is using Siemens 6 megawatt (MW) wind turbines. Many of these turbines feature the first blades to be manufactured at the Siemens blade factory in Hull. The installation of the final turbine means the project remains on schedule, with the wind farm expected to be … Continue reading Final turbine installed at Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm

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High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

Two wind farms in Perth and Kinross, Scotland are closer to completion following the appointment of Yorkshire-based high voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers. Spread across two adjacent sites, eleven wind turbines will provide a combined output of 23.55MW to the SSE network once energised. 14.35MW of this will be delivered by seven turbines at … Continue reading High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

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Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

One of the world’s largest and most versatile floating cranes has arrived in Peterhead Port on December 12, 2017 ahead of 11 giant game-changing suction bucket foundations. Setting up base in Peterhead Port, the 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III will lift and install the 77 metre-high, 1,800 tonne steel jacket foundations – as heavy as … Continue reading Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

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Ecotricity turns on England’s last wind farm

Ecotricity – Britain’s greenest energy company, has turned on what might be England’s last onshore wind park, as its founder Dale Vince lamented that the once dynamic onshore wind industry had been “effectively killed off by government policy” which blocks all new developments. The company’s new three windmill site at Alveston, South Gloucestershire next to … Continue reading Ecotricity turns on England’s last wind farm

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Offshore wind farm Rampion in the English Channel has started generating electricity

According to E.ON, the first turbine was commissioned. 115 additional turbines will be connected to the grid in stages over the next few months. The offshore work for the Rampion project began in autumn 2015 with the preparation of the seabed for the turbine foundations. The first monopile was installed at the beginning of 2016. … Continue reading Offshore wind farm Rampion in the English Channel has started generating electricity

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Ingeteam wins a new contract in the United Kingdom for the maintenance of 200 MW

Ingeteam has won a new operation and maintenance contract for two wind farms in the United Kingdom. This is a key contract for Ingeteam, making it the company to hold the world record for maintained power. With contracts totaling more than 12 GW of maintained power throughout the world, Ingeteam has strengthened its position as … Continue reading Ingeteam wins a new contract in the United Kingdom for the maintenance of 200 MW

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Dudgeon offshore wind farm officially opened

Statoil and partners Masdar and Statkraft officially open the Dudgeon offshore wind farm in Great Yarmouth today (November 22nd). Since the investment decision was made in 2014, construction costs have been reduced by more than 15%, from GBP 1.5 billion to approximately GBP 1.25 billion. All 67 turbines at the 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm … Continue reading Dudgeon offshore wind farm officially opened

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy welcomes The Queen Elizabeth to Hull

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to its offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory at Alexandra Dock, Hull. On arrival at the site, Her Majesty drove the full 75 metre length of the turbine blade that featured as an art installation in the Queen Victoria Square, in Hull city centre, as … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy welcomes The Queen Elizabeth to Hull

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Offshore wind power ‘could be a bonanza’ for UK

The UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country in the world with around 5% of our annual electrical energy coming from the sector. This is expected to grow to 10% by 2020. Wind power is also a fundamental part of the Government’s decarbonisation targets. Windfarm electricity capacity will rise from 5 … Continue reading Offshore wind power ‘could be a bonanza’ for UK

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Rovco wins three-year Gwynt y Môr wind farm contract

UK subsea company Rovco has been awarded a three-year contract to support one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms, Gwynt y Môr, which lies eight miles off the coast of North Wales in the UK. Rovco will be providing its ground breaking underwater ROV 3D visual survey solution, alongside traditional video, blueview sonar and cathodic … Continue reading Rovco wins three-year Gwynt y Môr wind farm contract

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FRE plc opens £30m UK and Ireland wind farm funding phase

Future Renewables Eco PLC (FRE plc) has opened its latest funding phase as the firm looks to increase the number of wind turbines it operates across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The company’s Phase 4 Bond aims to raise £30million to finance the acquisition of wind turbine sites for construction at more than … Continue reading FRE plc opens £30m UK and Ireland wind farm funding phase

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Belfast workers up-skill to prepare for major new wind power project

Industrial training specialist, AIS Training is helping construction workers from Northern Ireland upskill to prepare for lucrative new wind contracts in Belfast. Four Belfast-workers from specialist offshore recruitment company, Orion Engineering, successfully achieved their offshore petroleum industry training organisation (OPITO) Rigger Stage 1 qualification at AIS Training’s 20-acre industrial training village in North Tyneside. Orion … Continue reading Belfast workers up-skill to prepare for major new wind power project

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Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

Nordex has been awarded a contract for supply of wind turbines for the “Castlecraig” wind farm by a new customer NTR plc. The project comprises ten N100 turbines (six from the Gamma series and four from the Delta series) reaching a 125m tip height. These turbines are specially designed for strong wind conditions of the … Continue reading Nordex awarded 25-MW wind power project in Northern Ireland

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A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm was officially opened today in Scotland. Statoil has installed a 30 MW wind farm of the North East coast of Scotland. It comprises five 6 MW Siemens turbines installed on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km off Peterhead. The “Hywind Scotland” wind farm is expected to power … Continue reading A breakthrough for offshore wind energy: world’s first floating wind farm opens in Scotland

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World’s first floating wind farm starts production

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid. Today, 18th October 2017, the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, officially opens the wind farm. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland … Continue reading World’s first floating wind farm starts production

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The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will officially open the Hywind project about 15 miles (25km) off the shore of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, which could provide power for 20,000 homes.   The project has been developed by Norwegian state energy company Statoil – although Ms Sturgeon stressed Scottish firms had been involved in the work. Floating turbines have … Continue reading The world’s first floating wind farm is being opened

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Boralex and Infinergy announce JV for 325 MW onshore wind energy in the UK

Renewable energy developers Boralex Inc. (TSX: BLX) from Canada and UK-based Infinergy are pleased to announce the execution of a 50-50 joint venture agreement, aimed at developing a pipeline of onshore wind projects essentially located in Scotland for a total estimated capacity of 325 MW. The joint venture comprises a pipeline of 10 wind projects … Continue reading Boralex and Infinergy announce JV for 325 MW onshore wind energy in the UK

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UK continues offshore wind energy ambition

The UK government announced this week a further subsidy auction for offshore wind and other renewable technologies in the spring of 2019.   Minister for Energy and Industry, Richard Harrington, announced that renewable energy projects will be able to compete for contracts worth up to £557m. The news was swiftly followed with the publishing of … Continue reading UK continues offshore wind energy ambition

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