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Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

A Teesside based product manufacturer and global supplier of fire, blast and radiant heat protection systems has successfully delivered a contract for Statoil’s £1.5 billion Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm project. Located 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer, Mech-Tool Engineering Ltd was commissioned to design, manufacture and supply its world leading … Continue reading Mech-Tool Engineering delivers contract for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

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Unilever UK sites to be powered by 100% renewable wind energy

Since April this year, Unilever UK has become the dedicated beneficiary of the energy produced at the 23-turbine strong Scottish Highlands-based wind farm in Lochluichart owned by renewable energy company, Eneco UK. A total of 165GWh or 87% of the farm’s output has been purchased by Unilever UK with the site’s surplus power (24GWh) sold … Continue reading Unilever UK sites to be powered by 100% renewable wind energy

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UK switches on the world’s largest offshore wind turbines

The largest wind turbines in the world have recently started producing energy for the UK. Dong Energy, the Danish company behind the project, has recently switched on the 32 gigantic structures in Liverpool Bay. The wind turbines are taller than some skyscrapers at 640 feet and have 262-foot-long blades that can generate 8 megawatts of … Continue reading UK switches on the world’s largest offshore wind turbines

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Pioneering Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm opens today

Burbo Bank Extension, a new offshore windfarm capable of meeting the electricity demand of well over 230,000 homes, will be officially opened at a ceremony in Liverpool today. The wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group (25%). It … Continue reading Pioneering Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm opens today

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Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is Wales’s largest onshore wind farm

Wales’s largest onshore wind farm started operating at full power for the first time late on Sunday (7 May, 2017), 38 months after construction started in the upper Rhondda, Cynon and Afan valleys. The 76-turbine Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is capable of meeting the electricity needs of more than 13% of households in … Continue reading Vattenfall’s Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project is Wales’s largest onshore wind farm

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Offshore wind’s role at All-Energy 2017

Offshore wind has played an important role at All-Energy, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference, since the first event in the annual series was staged in 2001. This year is no exception for over 15.5 hours will be devoted to offshore wind in the conference and seminar programmes; and well … Continue reading Offshore wind’s role at All-Energy 2017

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Nearly 100 MW of wind power commissioned in the United Kingdom by EDF

Pursuing its expansion in the United Kingdom, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the Corriemoillie (47.5 MW), the Beck Burn (31 MW) and the Pearie Law (19.2 MW) wind farms, by its local subsidiary EDF Energy Renewables, a joint venture with EDF Energy.   These new wind farms are contributing to the EDF … Continue reading Nearly 100 MW of wind power commissioned in the United Kingdom by EDF

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Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

This new project marks the first ever offshore wind park in Southern Britain and despite a relatively short shore distance of 13km, providing offshore accommodation throughout the commissioning phase is the preferred solution of the wind park operator. Offshore logistic hub During this project, transfer of workers to the offshore wind turbines are done via … Continue reading Wind Solution is off to Southern UK to complete C-bed’s 20th individual offshore wind farm project

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UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

“Friday 21st April 2017 was the first 24-hour period since the 1880s where Great Britain went without coal-fired power stations,” the National Grid control room said in a Twitter post confirming the achievement announced earlier. The country is getting half of its electricity from gas power plants, 30 percent from renewables and interconnectors and the … Continue reading UK has first day without relying on coal for power since 1880s

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Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces the capability of its UK production facility in Wrexham to manufacture both 33 kV and 66 kV submarine cable cores used for the inter-array cable connections in offshore wind farms. The new product line will enable the linking and collecting of power … Continue reading Prysmian to add offshore cable capabilities to UK factory in Wrexham

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Bladt takes Hornsea 1 delivery

Last week the substation Z13 arrived at our site in Aalborg – this is the second structure for the DONG Energy – Hornsea Project 01 offshore wind farm in the UK. We are in total delivering 3 substation topsides to DONG Energy in close cooperation with our long-term partner Semco Maritime. The Hornsea project will … Continue reading Bladt takes Hornsea 1 delivery

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JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One

JDR, a leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry, has been awarded a contract by VBMS (UK) Ltd to supply intra-array cables for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia One (EA1) offshore wind farm. The contract – the industry’s first commercial 66kV array cable project to date – will see … Continue reading JDR to supply 66kV intra-array cables for East Anglia One

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DNV GL advises on £210m investment for three new UK wind farms

DNV GL advises respected lenders, including Santander, on their £210 million investment in a new 151 MW onshore wind portfolio. The three projects in the portfolio were among the first to secure debt financing, out of 15 onshore wind projects selected in the round one auctions of the UK government’s Contract for Difference (CfD). DNV … Continue reading DNV GL advises on £210m investment for three new UK wind farms

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Statkraft transfers Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm operatorship to Statoil

Statkraft continues to hold a 40% share in Sheringham Shoal, together with partners Statoil and Green Investment Bank, through the company Scira Offshore Energy Limited. In addition Statkraft holds the power purchase agreement for the project which extends until November 2029. The transfer of the operator role at Sheringham Shoal supports Statkraft’s strategy to evaluate … Continue reading Statkraft transfers Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm operatorship to Statoil

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Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

The UK-based energy company Good Energy and DONG Energy announced a partnership which will see a renewable energy company source offshore wind power for its customers for the first time. The deal secures 12% of the output of the 210MW Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm operated by DONG Energy in the North Sea, enough renewable … Continue reading Good Energy sources wind power from DONG Energy’s Westermost Rough

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Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase

The construction of Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase. At the weekend the first of 116 wind turbines was installed for the project based in the English Channel off the coast of Sussex. For the installation each tower with a length of 80 metres, weighing approximately 200 tonnes, is positioned and bolted … Continue reading Rampion Offshore Wind Farm enters into its final phase

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UK offshore wind energy subsidies set to drop below nuclear

Subsidy costs for British offshore wind farms are likely to fall below that of new nuclear plants in next month’s government auction, German firm Siemens’ head of its British offshore wind turbines business told Reuters. Britain’s government is under pressure to bring down users’ electricity costs at the same time as subsidising low-carbon generation to … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy subsidies set to drop below nuclear

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Certex opens new UK facility to support offshore wind energy

Supplier to the international wind energy market, Certex UK, is to expand its renewables and lifting operations in the Humber region with the opening of a new office and workshop in Hull, and plans for long-term investment in the local community. The new facility is fundamental to the company’s support plans for the burgeoning offshore … Continue reading Certex opens new UK facility to support offshore wind energy

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Energy firm refines plans for wind farm cable route

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy company behind the Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farms, has revealed a narrower search area for cables needed to carry clean power underground from the wind farms to the British consumer. Earlier this year Vattenfall revealed a 700 metre search area for a 60km underground cable corridor north of … Continue reading Energy firm refines plans for wind farm cable route

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Gloucestershire wind farm to be built in 2017

Britain’s leading green energy company, Ecotricity, is set to complete construction of a new wind park at Alveston in Gloucestershire by the end of the year. The three windmill site, which is near the junction of the M4 and M5, will become Ecotricity’s second wind project in its home county of Gloucestershire, and follows twenty … Continue reading Gloucestershire wind farm to be built in 2017

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