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GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement to advance offshore wind energy technologies in the UK

GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next generation offshore wind technologies. GE’s recently announced Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine and existing Haliade 150-6MW will undergo advanced test and demonstration programs that accurately replicate real-world operational conditions to … Continue reading GE Renewable Energy and ORE Catapult sign five-year R&D agreement to advance offshore wind energy technologies in the UK

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E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

The construction of the Rampion offshore wind farm in the British Channel has made significant progress. All 116 turbines are online and feed renewable energy into the grid. The Rampion thus reaches its maximum generation capacity of 400 megawatts, which can supply almost 350,000 households. Further work will have to be completed in the coming … Continue reading E.ON announces project commissioning of Rampion offshore wind farm

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World’s most powerful wind turbine successfully installed in Scottish waters

First deployment of the 11 innovative turbines for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre marks treble project breakthrough for offshore wind industry A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed on Monday, April 9 for Vattenfall’s ground-breaking … Continue reading World’s most powerful wind turbine successfully installed in Scottish waters

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ESB acquires share of 353 MW Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

In a significant first step into offshore wind generation, ESB has announced that it has acquired a 12.5% shareholding in the 353MW Galloper Wind Farm from Macquarie Capital. The Galloper project is a 353 MW development located in the Outer Thames estuary, 30km off the coast of Suffolk, England. Supported under the UK renewable support … Continue reading ESB acquires share of 353 MW Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

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Scotland hosts UK offshore wind energy premiere

North-east Scotland has marked a UK offshore wind first following the successful installation of the first pioneering suction bucket jacket foundation for Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in just 15 hours. The EOWDC in Aberdeen Bay is the first offshore wind project to deploy the foundations at commercial scale with each of … Continue reading Scotland hosts UK offshore wind energy premiere

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Mitsubishi Corporation to Participate in Offshore Wind Farm Project in the UK

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has entered into an agreement to acquire 33.4% of shares in Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL), through its wholly owned UK-based subsidiary Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE), with EDP Renewables, a renewable energy company from Spain. DGE has become one of the main MOWEL shareholders, along with EDPR and ENGIE. MOWEL … Continue reading Mitsubishi Corporation to Participate in Offshore Wind Farm Project in the UK

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Ørsted and University of Oxford sign five-year agreement to optimise wind turbine foundations

Ørsted and the University of Oxford have signed a five-year research agreement to optimise the design of foundation structures for offshore wind turbines. Continuing to drive down costs is critical for the offshore wind industry and Ørsted is working with several universities to help improve the design and performance of offshore wind turbines. A major … Continue reading Ørsted and University of Oxford sign five-year agreement to optimise wind turbine foundations

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Ørsted awards supply and service contract for Hornsea Wind Power Project Two

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded exclusivity by Danish energy group Ørsted for the supply and service of wind turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project, being developed in British waters, where it will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW. This offshore wind farm, which … Continue reading Ørsted awards supply and service contract for Hornsea Wind Power Project Two

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Siemens Gamesa to supply 1,386 MW to Ørsted at the world’s largest offshore wind farm, in the UK

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has been awarded exclusivity by Danish energy group Ørsted for the supply and service of wind turbines for the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project, being developed in British waters, where it will install its SG 8.0-167 DD turbines with total capacity of 1,386 MW. This offshore wind farm, which … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to supply 1,386 MW to Ørsted at the world’s largest offshore wind farm, in the UK

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Wind turbine tip extension offers energy output boost

Natural Power recently provided planning support and conducted structural assessments as part of a retro-fit blade tip extension pilot project for Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of 2.3MW onshore wind turbines at Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig II site in the Scottish Borders. It is expected that the tip extensions of 2.55m will achieve an annual energy production … Continue reading Wind turbine tip extension offers energy output boost

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UK groups seek clarity on future of FiTs

The UK renewables industry has called on the government to clarify what will happen to the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) support system, which is set to be closed next year. A group of 10 organisations have written to the Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) secretary Greg Clark, noting they wish “to express significant concern regarding … Continue reading UK groups seek clarity on future of FiTs

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Natural Power secures consent for wind farm in North Wales

Natural Power has secured consent on behalf of Pany y Maen Wind Ltd for a seven turbine site in Denbighshire, North Wales. The initial application was refused by Denbighshire County Council on the grounds of landscape and visual impact, impact on local dwellings and on the historic environment, however the decision was appealed, and the … Continue reading Natural Power secures consent for wind farm in North Wales

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Vattenfall asks local people for their ideas on £3m wind farm fund

Vattenfall, the developer of the pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), is calling for local advice on getting the most from the wind farm’s £3m community investment fund. Last year, the Swedish energy group announced it would set up the £150,000-a-year EOWDC fund to benefit people living in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and in the Blackdog … Continue reading Vattenfall asks local people for their ideas on £3m wind farm fund

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Dynamic cable to connect Kincardine floating offshore wind farm in the UK

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract by Cobra Wind International Ltd to provide the cable system to connect the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm to mainland UK. This is the Group’s first cable project for a floating offshore wind farm which foresees the … Continue reading Dynamic cable to connect Kincardine floating offshore wind farm in the UK

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New wind energy initiative between LR and the University of Bristol

A new initiative will test scientific minds with the latest technology options to increase the quality, accuracy and access to data used in monitoring and predicting wind trends. Second-year students studying Bachelor and Master programs in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol will be involved in one of Lloyd’s Register’s latest … Continue reading New wind energy initiative between LR and the University of Bristol

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MHI Vestas expands UK operational footprint

Company executives, joined by Warrington North MP Helen Jones, gather today in Warrington for official opening of the firm’s largest administrative and support office in the UK. Ushering in a new era for offshore wind park support, MHI Vestas is opening a new office in Warrington. The dedicated space will immediately occupy 22 offshore wind … Continue reading MHI Vestas expands UK operational footprint

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Innogy places 96 MW order for the Clocaenog Forest wind power project

Vestas has received a 96 MW order from Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. for the Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm, which will feature a customised Vestas solution, utilising special towers and the 4 MW platform’s market-leading flexibility to meet local tip-height restrictions while ensuring optimal energy production under the site’s high-wind conditions. Located in Conwy and Denbighshire … Continue reading Innogy places 96 MW order for the Clocaenog Forest wind power project

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Final turbine installed at Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm

Race Bank is located off the North Norfolk coast and is using Siemens 6 megawatt (MW) wind turbines. Many of these turbines feature the first blades to be manufactured at the Siemens blade factory in Hull. The installation of the final turbine means the project remains on schedule, with the wind farm expected to be … Continue reading Final turbine installed at Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm

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High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

Two wind farms in Perth and Kinross, Scotland are closer to completion following the appointment of Yorkshire-based high voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers. Spread across two adjacent sites, eleven wind turbines will provide a combined output of 23.55MW to the SSE network once energised. 14.35MW of this will be delivered by seven turbines at … Continue reading High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

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Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

One of the world’s largest and most versatile floating cranes has arrived in Peterhead Port on December 12, 2017 ahead of 11 giant game-changing suction bucket foundations. Setting up base in Peterhead Port, the 25,000 tonne Asian Hercules III will lift and install the 77 metre-high, 1,800 tonne steel jacket foundations – as heavy as … Continue reading Giant floating crane arrives in Peterhead Port for pioneering wind farm

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