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Iberdrola starts the transfer of the Andalusia II substation from Cádiz to the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom

It will be installed in the biggest offshore wind power project currently being developed in the world. The ‘Andalusia II’ substation began its sea crossing last Saturday from the shipyard in Puerto Real (Cádiz) to the East Anglia One offshore wind farm that Iberdrola is building in British waters. The loading operation started at ten … Continue reading Iberdrola starts the transfer of the Andalusia II substation from Cádiz to the East Anglia One offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom

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UK offshore wind energy to double by 2030

Britain’s offshore wind capacity is set to double over the next decade, driven by a government strategy forcing turbine operators to bid for financial support in auctions. Plummeting costs have made wind an increasingly affordable source of clean energy in recent years. By 2030, between a fifth and a third of the UK’s electricity is … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy to double by 2030

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Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm produces first power

Beatrice wind farm off the Caithness coast in Scotland has generated power for the first time, operator SSE said on Thursday. Following installation of the first 7-megawatt (MW) turbine, the wind farm exported power to the National Grid, the firm added. “The project has already brought several benefits to the local community, the UK supply … Continue reading Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm produces first power

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Natural Power wins servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm

Following a competitive tender process, Natural Power has been appointed by Ventient Energy to deliver an independent turbine servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm in Fife, Scotland. The four five-year old Nordex N90 wind turbines on site will be covered by the servicing contract that includes a carefully planned predictive maintenance schedule as well as … Continue reading Natural Power wins servicing contract at Westfield Wind Farm

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ABB wins $150 million order to grid-connect Hornsea Project Two

Key technologies and ABB Ability™ solutions will integrate wind energy from Hornsea Project Two to the UK grid, powering more than 1.3 million homes ABB has won orders worth over $150 million from Danish energy company, Ørsted (previously Dong Energy), to supply a range of technologies that will help integrate and transmit renewable wind energy … Continue reading ABB wins $150 million order to grid-connect Hornsea Project Two

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Iberdrola takes delivery from Navantia of the Andalusia II substation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, U.K.

Earlier today Iberdrola and Navantia held a handover ceremony for the Andalusia II offshore substation constructed by Navantia entirely in its Puerto Real shipyard for Iberdrola’s East Anglia One offshore wind farm in UK waters. Andalusia II, the biggest alternating current (AC) offshore substation ever built, will set sail in the next few weeks for … Continue reading Iberdrola takes delivery from Navantia of the Andalusia II substation for the East Anglia One offshore wind farm, U.K.

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EDF Renewables signs new partnership in twenty four UK wind farms

EDF Renewables welcomes a new partner in twenty four of its UK wind farms (c.550MW) as the sale of a 49% minority stake is agreed. The cash proceeds to EDF at close for the 49% stake are £701 million. The new partnership with Dalmore Capital Limited and Pensions Infrastructure Platform, with investment from large U.K. … Continue reading EDF Renewables signs new partnership in twenty four UK wind farms

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EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

On Friday 22 June 2018, Jean-Bernard Lévy, the EDF Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bruno Bensasson, the Group Executive Vice-President in charge of Renewable Energies and Simone Rossi, EDF Energy Chief Executive Officer officially opened two ground breaking projects in the United Kingdom: the Blyth off-shore wind farm and the West Burton B battery … Continue reading EDF Group has inaugurated two ground breaking energy transition projects in the United Kingdom: the off-shore wind farm in Blyth and the battery storage facility in West Burton

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Natural Power delivers on UK’s first subsidy-free wind farm

Acting on behalf of developer Energiekontor, leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer for the construction phase of Withernwick Wind Farm Extension, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd started balance of plant construction work on site this month, and the project is scheduled … Continue reading Natural Power delivers on UK’s first subsidy-free wind farm

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Natural Power supports construction of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

Following the final turbine installation at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility, Natural Power is delighted to have been involved throughout the construction phase supporting the Environment and Consents Manager for the Vattenfall development. During construction of the EOWDC, also known as Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, … Continue reading Natural Power supports construction of European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

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Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar

Details of a novel three year project to enhance the energy assessment and revenue forecasting for the proposed Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm 15km off the Angus coast in the East of Scotland demonstrates significant benefits of adopting bespoke technology to gather data. A ZephIR wind Lidar system was installed on an existing lighthouse structure … Continue reading Inch Cape completes 3-year wind measurements with Lidar

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Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

ScottishPower Renewables commissioned Van Oord to function as lead contractor responsible for transport and installation of the offshore wind turbine foundations, including logistics and deployment of the equipment. The wind farm’s 102 three-legged jacket foundations will be installed at depths of down to 55 m in the southern North Sea. East Anglia ONE will have … Continue reading Van Oord installs first jacket foundation on the East Anglia ONE project

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OMM urges Westminster to consider offshore renewables industry ahead of EU Withdrawal Bill decision

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) is urging MPs to consider the impact of Brexit on the future of the offshore renewables industry, ahead of the return of the EU Withdrawal Bill to the House of Commons next week (Tuesday 12th June). The call comes after the House of Lords backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal … Continue reading OMM urges Westminster to consider offshore renewables industry ahead of EU Withdrawal Bill decision

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GE’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelle arrives in UK

The first GE Renewable Energy offshore wind turbine nacelle to be tested in the UK under a recent research & development agreement has been delivered to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s world-leading 15 MW drive train test facility in Blyth, Northumberland. The Haliade 150-6MW nacelle, containing the direct drive offshore wind turbine’s Permanent Magnet Generator, … Continue reading GE’s Haliade 150-6MW nacelle arrives in UK

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Crown Estate moves forward on new offshore wind energy leases

A new generation of offshore wind projects is set to be launched off the coast of Scotland after the Crown Estate confirmed plans to lease seabed plots to new schemes. The sites will be identified in Marine Scotland’s forthcoming Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind, Crown Estate Scotland said in a paper published this week. … Continue reading Crown Estate moves forward on new offshore wind energy leases

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UK’s first subsidy free wind farm

Energiekontor confirms it has reached financial close on Withernwick II extension project, after securing PPA with leading consumer goods brand. Construction work is set to begin on what is believed to be the UK’s first subsidy free onshore wind farm, after developer Energiekontor announced it has reached financial close on its 8.2MW Withernwick II extension … Continue reading UK’s first subsidy free wind farm

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EDF in talks to sell U.K. wind energy stake

EDF, the French energy group, is in talks to sell a 49 per cent stake in a portfolio of its UK wind farms in a deal that could raise up to £600m. EDF Energy Renewables, the group’s UK renewables business, owns 23 onshore wind farms and one offshore wind farm off the north-east coast of … Continue reading EDF in talks to sell U.K. wind energy stake

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Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

Vattenfall, the Swedish energy group, has started the commercial operation of a Welsh battery storage scheme, believed to be the UK’s largest co-located with an onshore wind farm. The 22MW battery@pyc, which shares electrical infrastructure with the Pen y Cymoedd onshore wind farm, will help National Grid maintain frequency levels and reliability of electricity supply … Continue reading Battery powers up to help keep UK lights on

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Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter

Britain’s windfarms provided more electricity than its eight nuclear power stations in the first three months of 2018, marking the first time wind has overtaken nuclear across a quarter. The renewable energy industry hailed the milestone as a sign the UK was well on its way to an electricity system powered by cheap, domestic green … Continue reading Wind power overtakes nuclear for first time in UK across a quarter

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Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream sells Scottish wind farm project to France’s EDF

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has sold a wind farm project off the coast of Scotland to a unit of French utilities giant Electricite de France (EDF). While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, Mainstream’s chief executive, Andy Kinsella, told The Irish Times in an … Continue reading Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream sells Scottish wind farm project to France’s EDF

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