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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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Wind farm operators urged to boost safety response

Wind farm operators can now exploit technology installed on wind turbines to improve safety measures for employees involved in installation and maintenance in an industry first. Employee safety company Safe Shores Monitoring has launched a new app ahead of All-Energy Exhibition and Conference in Glasgow that exploits telecommunications technology installed in turbines to deliver emergency … Continue reading Wind farm operators urged to boost safety response

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The UK will need around 7,500 offshore wind turbines to meet a carbon emissions target of zero by 2050

The UK will need around 7,500 offshore wind turbines to meet a carbon emissions target of zero by 2050, the Committee on Climate Change said. This compares with the current 1,900, including those at the Robin Rigg wind farm in the Solway Firth, pictured. It would mean wind turbines being built on up to 2 … Continue reading The UK will need around 7,500 offshore wind turbines to meet a carbon emissions target of zero by 2050

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Vestas develops cost-competitive solution to secure 47 MW subsidy-free wind power project in the UK

Douglas West Wind Farm Ltd, owned by Greencoat UK Wind plc, has placed an order with Vestas for a 47 MW project to be located in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Underlining onshore wind’s status as the most cost-competitive energy source, the project will be UK’s first standalone merchant wind park progressing to be built without any … Continue reading Vestas develops cost-competitive solution to secure 47 MW subsidy-free wind power project in the UK

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MHI Vestas To Supply Five V164-9.5 MW Wind Turbines for Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

With a maximum capacity of 50 MW, and MHI Vestas now confirmed, Kincardine looks to set a new standard in floating offshore wind as the industry advances toward utility scale projects. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind confirms a firm order, signed in 2018 with Spanish developer and construction company Cobra Group, part of the ACS Group, … Continue reading MHI Vestas To Supply Five V164-9.5 MW Wind Turbines for Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

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Offshore wind power to provide 30% of UK’s electricity in new ‘Sector Deal’ boost

A government/industry partnership announced today will mean that the UK will get 30% of its electricity from offshore wind turbines by 2030. The new offshore ‘Sector Deal’ sets the groundwork for a huge boost in offshore wind energy capacity in the UK. The sector deal will set offshore wind farm capacity on course to reach … Continue reading Offshore wind power to provide 30% of UK’s electricity in new ‘Sector Deal’ boost

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Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

Britain plans to generate a third of its electricity from offshore wind farms by 2030 and boost the value of exports of offshore wind services and equipment to 2.6 billion pounds a year, the government said on Thursday. Britain, which aims to lift industrial productivity as it leaves the European Union, is the world’s biggest … Continue reading Britain targets a third of electricity from offshore wind by 2030

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Ørsted and Northumbrian Water Group sign UK’s first Offshore Wind Energy PPA

Ørsted has signed a long-term agreement with Northumbrian Water that will see the water company take almost a third of its renewable energy demand from Race Bank offshore wind farm. The 10-year deal is the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) of its kind in the UK and is an expansion of a renewable electricity supply … Continue reading Ørsted and Northumbrian Water Group sign UK’s first Offshore Wind Energy PPA

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Wind energy generation hit new record in February in UK

Wind power in the UK hit a new record in February 2019. According to the National Grid, wind energy generation reached 15.32 gigawatts (GW) between 12.15 and 1.45pm on February 11th. During those ninety minutes, wind energy represented 36% of the UK’s electricity demand. The previous record was on 18th December 2018, when wind energy … Continue reading Wind energy generation hit new record in February in UK

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The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

The first wind turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity. When fully operational, Hornsea 1 offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size (1,218MW) of the current world’s largest offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with … Continue reading The world’s biggest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 1, generates first wind power

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