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Vestas secures 47 MW wind energy order in the UK

Vestas has secured a 47 MW wind power project in Northern Ireland from ERG, one of the leading wind energy operators in the European market, that will feature 13 V112-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode to maximise energy production and deliver a competitive cost of energy. This order continues last year’s positive … Continue reading Vestas secures 47 MW wind energy order in the UK

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EDF moves into Ireland by acquiring 50% of the Codling offshore wind project

The EDF Group has acquired a 50% interest in the Codling offshore wind farm project in Ireland from Hazel Shore. Its subsidiary EDF Renewables, dedicated to wind and solar energy across the globe, will now partner with Fred Olsen Renewables Ltd, which already owns 50% to develop and build the project. The Codling project is … Continue reading EDF moves into Ireland by acquiring 50% of the Codling offshore wind project

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Vattenfall and AG Barr sign wind power agreement in the UK

Vattenfall will supply AG Barr, manufacturer of leading soft drinks brands including IRN-BRU and Rubicon, with 22GWh electricity per year from Vattenfall’s wind farms in the UK – the equivalent used by 6000 UK homes annually. Danielle Lane, Country Manager at Vattenfall UK said: “Our goal is to make fossil free living possible for our customers … Continue reading Vattenfall and AG Barr sign wind power agreement in the UK

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Brexit and wind energy

The United Kingdom has officially left the EU. It has now entered a ‘transition period’, during which the UK and the EU will negotiate the terms of their future relationship. The transition period will last until the end of 2020. During the transition period, the UK will no longer be represented in the EU’s decision-making … Continue reading Brexit and wind energy

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE awarded a multi-million dollar project with EDF Renewables and ESB’s Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project to design, supply, construct, and commission substations. The deal brings together collaborative expertise to flexibly deliver significant efficiencies to EDF Renewables and ESB. The wind power project will help deliver low-carbon energy to 375,000 Scottish homes. GE … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a multi-million dollar project for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of onshore and offshore wind substations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm, 12 miles off the Fife coast in Scotland. The offshore wind farm project is jointly owned by EDF … Continue reading GE to help deliver wind energy to 375,000 homes in Scotland

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Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Petrofac has entered into a Preferred Supplier Agreement with SSE Renewables to design, supply and install the HVAC onshore and offshore substations for the Seagreen wind farm project. The wind farm will be located 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus and once constructed will be the largest in Scotland. Petrofac has already started early … Continue reading Petrofac’s Substation For Scotland’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

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EDF Renewables announced wind farm in Wales

The Garn Fach wind farm will be located on hills east of Llanidloes in mid-Wales. The proposal would commit to 22 turbines, each with a tip height of 149.9 metres, producing 5 MW of power at peak. The current plan is an alteration of a previous unsuccessful application, involving 29 turbines with a tip height … Continue reading EDF Renewables announced wind farm in Wales

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Wind energy set a new record of 26.5% for December 2019’s generation in the UK

In 2010, Great Britain generated 75% of its electricity from coal and natural gas. But by the end of the decade, these fossil fuels accounted for just 40%, with coal generation collapsing from the decade’s peak of 41% in 2012 to under 2% in 2019. The near disappearance of coal power – the second most … Continue reading Wind energy set a new record of 26.5% for December 2019’s generation in the UK

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UK government affirms 40 GW offshore wind energy commitment

Her Majesty the Queen presented her speech to both houses of parliament, outlining the UK government’s proposed polices and legislative plans and marking the opening of the new parliamentary year. It was revealed that the UK’s target for installed offshore wind energy has been raised to 40 GW by 2030, and that the UK government … Continue reading UK government affirms 40 GW offshore wind energy commitment

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North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

Energy Ministers from North Seas countries met today in Brussels and agreed their 2020 Work Programme on offshore wind energy deployment as a means of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The 10 North Seas Energy Cooperation countries – Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK – agreed at their … Continue reading North Seas Energy Ministers reinforce cooperation on offshore wind power

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EDF launches Neart na Gaoithe 450 MW offshore wind farm with Irish partner ESB

EDF is announcing the construction of the Scottish Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm project and the new partnership with the Irish electricity company ESB which is taking a 50% stake in the project. The 450 MW NnG project confirms a wider commitment to renewables in the United Kingdom where EDF already has a … Continue reading EDF launches Neart na Gaoithe 450 MW offshore wind farm with Irish partner ESB

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Siemens Gamesa achieves an order for offshore wind power of 448 MW in Scotland

The company will install 54 wind turbines of the SG 8.0-167 DD model at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, which means The Wind Force in Scottish Gaelic. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to consolidate its leadership in the British wind energy market, with the announcement of a firm order to supply the … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa achieves an order for offshore wind power of 448 MW in Scotland

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Iberdrola completes 50% of the offshore wind power plant that it promotes in the United Kingdom

Iberdrola has already completed 50% of the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, which it builds in waters of the North Sea, about 50 kilometers off the coast of the English county of Suffolk, and which will be one of the largest in the world when it enters operation, in the first half of 2020. … Continue reading Iberdrola completes 50% of the offshore wind power plant that it promotes in the United Kingdom

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NKT confirms order for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B

NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B site. Now, with an agreement of a EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract with project owners Equinor … Continue reading NKT confirms order for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B

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GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing

The nacelle of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW will undergo an advanced testing program at ORE Catapult in Blyth. As part of the Haliade-X global testing program, Blyth has already taken delivery of one of the turbine’s 107-metre long blades for testing. Haliade-X has been announced as the preferred turbine for 4.8 GW at offshore wind … Continue reading GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, arrives in the UK for testing

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New Extension Plans for Limekiln Wind Farm in Scotland

Green energy firms Infinergy and Boralex have announced plans to extend the 21-turbine wind farm at Limekiln (close to 90 MW), south of Reay in Caithness. The extension proposals are to the east of the current wind farm project within Broubster Achaveilan North forest and will increase the installed capacity by about 20 MW. Nick Sage, … Continue reading New Extension Plans for Limekiln Wind Farm in Scotland

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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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