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UK onshore wind energy portfolio reaches 33 GW

The total portfolio of onshore wind farm projects in the UK has risen to almost 33 GW, compared to 30 GW 12 months ago, according to new research published in the latest Wild Wind Project Intelligence report. It covers wind turbine projects that are in operation, under construction, approved or planned in the country, R-UK … Continue reading UK onshore wind energy portfolio reaches 33 GW

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Iberdrola undertakes to invest £6bn in the East Anglia Hub offshore wind energy complex

Its UK investment plan also includes spending £10bn to double its renewable capacity and drive decarbonisation by 2025 The offshore wind complex – the company’s largest to date and the group’s most substantial global investment – will create up to 7,000 jobs and breathe new life into the country’s renewable supply chain East Anglia Hub, … Continue reading Iberdrola undertakes to invest £6bn in the East Anglia Hub offshore wind energy complex

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RWE targets £multi-billion investments by 2030 to deliver UK net wind energy ambitions

RWE strives to play a key role in helping achieve net zero ambitions in the UK, one of its most strategically important markets, as business leaders join the Global Investment Summit in London today. RWE AG CEO Markus Krebber is taking part in the government-led summit, which brings together leaders of the UK’s most significant … Continue reading RWE targets £multi-billion investments by 2030 to deliver UK net wind energy ambitions

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EDP reaffirms its role in the UK’s wind energy

Around £660m to be invested through entry into the UK onshore wind power market via a portfolio of 544 MW of onshore wind and solar energy.Investment of £2.65bn secured in the offshore wind farm projects of Ocean Winds’ assets of Moray East and Moray West and plans for an additional investment of £2.2bn in Moray … Continue reading EDP reaffirms its role in the UK’s wind energy

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UK National Grid in talks to build a wind energy island in the North Sea

UK company National Grid has revealed it is in talks with two other parties about building an “energy island” in the North Sea that would use wind farms to supply clean electricity to millions of homes in north-west Europe. The idea of a renewable energy hub in the North Sea has been floated for years, … Continue reading UK National Grid in talks to build a wind energy island in the North Sea

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Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Aker Offshore Wind has outlined plans to utilise Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation as part of its bids for major offshore windfarms. The multi-million subsea innovation would be developed, manufactured, and supplied in Scotland by Aker Solutions and provide major export opportunities for Scottish businesses.Substations – which help move the energy created by wind turbines … Continue reading Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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UK launches largest ever wind energy auction

The UK Government revealed the auction criteria for the upcoming fourth CfD auction round. The auction will be the largest ever renewable energy auction in the world and could see more than 12 GW of new renewable capacity added. It will cement the UK’s position as global leader in offshore wind. Notably it will also … Continue reading UK launches largest ever wind energy auction

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Statkraft sells Andershaw Wind Farm

Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, has today announced the sale of Andershaw Wind Farm in Scotland, to Greencoat UK Wind PLC for a purchase price of £121m (including cash and working capital).  Statkraft, who together with Catamount Energy*, began joint development of the project in 2006 and operation in 2017, will maintain day-to-day operation and maintenance, as well as asset management responsibilities until 2037. The company has also negotiated an … Continue reading Statkraft sells Andershaw Wind Farm

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Siemens Gamesa celebrates long-term East Anglia ONE offshore service extension

Siemens Gamesa is pleased to announce an extension of the original contract term for servicing the 714 MW East Anglia ONE wind power plant, from five to 15 years with customers ScottishPower Renewables and Bilbao Offshore Holdings Limited. The deal, among the biggest in Siemens Gamesa’s Service business unit’s history, comes just one year after … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa celebrates long-term East Anglia ONE offshore service extension

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Triton Knoll installs its final wind turbine

Wind power project remains on schedule to complete wind turbine commissioning in 2021 and final project completion in 2022.Each of the 90 state-of-the-art wind turbines can power a typical home in the UK for 29 hours with just one rotation. Triton Knoll, the most powerful offshore wind farm being constructed by RWE, has installed its … Continue reading Triton Knoll installs its final wind turbine

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ACS completes the largest floating wind farm

Cobra has implemented this offshore wind energy project in Scotland, which is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of clean electricity per year. The Kincardine wind power project has come to an end, and it is nothing more and nothing less than the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world. Cobra Wind, a … Continue reading ACS completes the largest floating wind farm

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RWE is ready to support the UK’s Hydrogen Strategy

RWE, one of the globally leading companies in renewables and one of the key players in setting up the hydrogen economy, welcomes today’s publication of the UK Hydrogen Strategy. Today’s strategy and launch of consultations is a huge step forward and RWE encourages the Government to set even more ambitious targets to facilitate the UK’s … Continue reading RWE is ready to support the UK’s Hydrogen Strategy

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Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland. The offshore energy company says the ScotWind Leasing round is a good strategic fit with its ambitions to continue to develop its North Sea offshore wind cluster and further … Continue reading Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

RWE has confirmed its participation in the ScotWind seabed leasing round process, as it looks to expand its global offshore wind portfolio. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round, managed by Crown Estate Scotland, which aims to enable up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind farms to be constructed in the country’s coastal waters. … Continue reading RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

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Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plant

Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plantJan De Nul also won the third and final contract to install wind turbines on Britain’s Dogger Bank wind farm. With 277 wind turbines, it will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. The wind farm will be located in the North Sea, off … Continue reading Jan De Nul will build the largest wind power plant

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Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

Solar cells and wind turbines provide clean and renewable energy, but create new challenges in the power grid. Statkraft is delivering technology to help prevent blackouts in the UK and Ireland. In traditional power plants based on coal, gas or hydropower, kinetic energy from turbines is converted into electric power using generators. The large turbines … Continue reading Innovative solutions to stabilise the power grid

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Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind power, today announces a partnership with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round. The consortium is set to apply for seabed leases in sites which lend themselves to the deployment of large-scale floating wind … Continue reading Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

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RWE begins construction of its offshore wind farm Sofia on Dogger Bank

RWE, one of the world’s leading players in offshore wind, has begun construction of its flagship 1.4 gigawatts Sofia Offshore Wind Farm project, the largest project currently in construction across its entire renewables fleet. Achievement of the construction milestone is a pivotal moment for the project, after The Crown Estate in 2010 awarded the rights … Continue reading RWE begins construction of its offshore wind farm Sofia on Dogger Bank

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Ørsted completes acquisition of Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

Ørsted has completed the acquisition of a 100 % equity interest in Brookfield Renewable’s onshore wind business in Ireland and the UK, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). BRI is a developer, owner, and operator of onshore wind farms headquartered in Cork, Ireland. BRI has a portfolio of 389 MW in operation and under construction, 149 MW … Continue reading Ørsted completes acquisition of Ireland and UK onshore wind power platform from Brookfield Renewable

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First Wind Power Generation Celebration at Moray East “Only the Start”

Moray East – Scotland’s biggest wind farm has exported first power to Scotland’s national grid via its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire on June 4 2021. Future development of offshore wind energy in Scottish waters, will be enabled by Moray West, under development, and the upcoming ScotWind leasing process.Ocean Winds (OW), the … Continue reading First Wind Power Generation Celebration at Moray East “Only the Start”

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