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RWE forges partnerships with ABP and Port of Milford Haven to deliver Floating Wind Power for Wales

RWE, Wales’ biggest power producer, is partnering with the UK’s largest port operator, Associated British Ports (ABP) and UK’s largest energy port, the Port of Milford Haven, to investigate the scaling-up of port facilities in support of a pipeline of gigawatt-scale floating wind projects in the Celtic Sea. Working together under a Memorandum of Understanding … Continue reading RWE forges partnerships with ABP and Port of Milford Haven to deliver Floating Wind Power for Wales

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Ørsted partners with AXA IM Alts and Crédit Agricole Assurances on Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm

Ørsted has signed an agreement to divest a 50 % ownership stake in its 1.3 GW Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm in the UK to a consortium comprising AXA IM Alts, acting on behalf of clients, and Crédit Agricole Assurances. Hornsea 2 is currently under construction and will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm … Continue reading Ørsted partners with AXA IM Alts and Crédit Agricole Assurances on Hornsea 2 Offshore Wind Farm

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Energy bill discounts for people who live near wind farms could be used to boost renewable power

Families living near windfarms may get discounts on their energy bills under Government plans to encourage more renewable electricity. Boris Johnson is planning to publish the UK’s energy security strategy next week in a bid to reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. The strategy will be … Continue reading Energy bill discounts for people who live near wind farms could be used to boost renewable power

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Vestas obtains an order for 36 MW of wind power in the United Kingdom

Vestas has secured a 36 MW order from Scottish developer Muirhall Energy Limited for the Greengairs East wind farm. Vestas will supply and install eight V136-4.5 MW wind turbines at the Greengairs Wind Farm located near Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire in Scotland. “We are pleased to begin our partnership with Muirhall Energy with Greengairs East, the … Continue reading Vestas obtains an order for 36 MW of wind power in the United Kingdom

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RWE’s Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm community fund makes first awards to local businesses

RWE’s largest onshore wind farm in the UK, Clocaenog Forest (96MW) near Denbigh, has made its first awards to local businesses. The fund will open for applications from businesses once a year – a first for the Wales renewable energy leader. The wind farm’s community fund is already the largest to be delivered from any … Continue reading RWE’s Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm community fund makes first awards to local businesses

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UK raises offshore wind power target to 86 GW

The United Kingdom reinforces the offshore wind target to 86 GW. The UK’s total pipeline of offshore wind projects now stands at 86 GW, more than eight times its current operating capacity, new research published by RenewableUK shows. figures include projects fully operational, under construction, approved, in planning or in development.This represents a 60% increase … Continue reading UK raises offshore wind power target to 86 GW

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UK plan big expansion of wind power ‘to protect national security’

A massive expansion of wind farms across the UK is now needed for national security reasons, the business secretary has declared, as, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the government considers sweeping changes to planning laws to improve Britain’s energy independence. Boris Johnson is planning to unveil a radical new “energy strategy” within a fortnight to … Continue reading UK plan big expansion of wind power ‘to protect national security’

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Octopus Renewables signs deals to increase wind power portfolio

UK-based renewable energy company Octopus Renewables has signed deals to acquire four wind farms in the UK and Europe. Reuters reported that the wind farms are located in the UK, Sweden, France and Finland. Octopus Renewables has signed an agreement with Swedish energy company OX2 to buy an onshore wind farm in Sweden with 31.5MW … Continue reading Octopus Renewables signs deals to increase wind power portfolio

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RWE and National Grid consolidate partnership and move forward on offshore wind development

Following the success of their joint bid in the New York Bight offshore lease auction last month, RWE Renewables, one of the globally leading companies in offshore wind, and National Grid, one of the largest energy companies pivotal to the energy systems in the UK and the north-eastern United States, today announced the official name … Continue reading RWE and National Grid consolidate partnership and move forward on offshore wind development

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RWE secured 6647MW of capacity agreements

The T-4 Capacity Market auction has completed for delivery 2025/26. The EMR Delivery Body (National Grid ESO) has announced that the capacity auction has cleared at £30.59/kW/yr and 42,364MW of capacity has been secured for the UK. A provisional list of the UK assets that have successfully secured an Agreement can be viewed here. This … Continue reading RWE secured 6647MW of capacity agreements

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RWE to take on operations, service & maintenance responsibilities at London Array Offshore Wind Farm

Following a competitive tender process RWE has been successful in winning the operations, service & maintenance contract at the 175 turbine, 630MW London Array Offshore Wind Farm. Over the past year a tender process has been conducted to explore if there was a more efficient way to deliver the range of O&M services needed at … Continue reading RWE to take on operations, service & maintenance responsibilities at London Array Offshore Wind Farm

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UK Government grants consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

The decision completes consent for the entire Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone. The 3.6 GW Norfolk Zone boosts Government plans for 40GW of offshore wind by 2030. Both projects in Vattenfall’s proposed Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone have now been approved. The zone will produce enough power annually for the equivalent of 3.9million UK homes, with Norfolk … Continue reading UK Government grants consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

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UK Government grants consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

The UK Government has today, Friday, awarded planning consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm. Consent for Norfolk Vanguard follows consent for sister project Norfolk Boreas. The decision completes consent for the entire Norfolk Offshore Wind Zone. The 3.6 GW Norfolk Zone boosts Government plans for 40GW of offshore wind by 2030. Both projects … Continue reading UK Government grants consent for Vattenfall’s Norfolk Vanguard Offshore Wind Farm

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UK in a first awards offshore wind power a contract to help stabilise grid

Britain’s National Grid ESO has for the first time awarded a contract to an offshore wind farm to help keep voltage levels in the power network stable, it said on Monday. The transmission assets of the Dogger Bank C offshore wind farm will provide 200 megavolt amperes of reactive power (MVAr), which is used to … Continue reading UK in a first awards offshore wind power a contract to help stabilise grid

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Wind powers change in England’s industrial heartland

On the banks of the River Humber in northern England, the winds of change are blowing through Hull, where factory workers busily craft wind turbine blades in a green revolution. Hull, known for a once-thriving fishing industry, the poet Philip Larkin, rugby league, and the city’s eponymous football club recently bought by Turkish TV personality … Continue reading Wind powers change in England’s industrial heartland

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Enercon receives orders from Ørsted in Northern Ireland

ENERCON will install 16 MW of capacity under a first-of-its-kind Corporate Power Purchase Agreement in Ballykeel, Northern Ireland. Enercon announced today that it has signed a Wind Turbine Supply Agreement (TSA) with renewable energy company Ørsted. Under this agreement, ENERCON will install seven E-82 E4 Ørsted wind turbines at its site in Ballykeel, Co Antrim … Continue reading Enercon receives orders from Ørsted in Northern Ireland

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Vattenfall and Fred. Olsen Seawind awarded rights to build floating offshore wind farm outside Scotland

The partnership between Fred. Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall was successful as bidder in the Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind offshore leasing round. This will allow to commence works necessary to deliver a project with a capacity of up to 798 MW, enough electricity to power over 700,000 UK homes. The 50/50 partnership has been awarded the … Continue reading Vattenfall and Fred. Olsen Seawind awarded rights to build floating offshore wind farm outside Scotland

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Iberdrola leads success in UK’s largest offshore wind power auction: 7,000 MW

The company awarded seabed rights for three large-scale offshore wind projects in ScotWind Leasing – two large-scale floating projects in partnership with Shell and one solo fixed project •    Ignacio Galán: “Offshore wind is essential for a net zero world as it delivers large volumes of clean energy at competitive prices, as well as boosting … Continue reading Iberdrola leads success in UK’s largest offshore wind power auction: 7,000 MW

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EDP and Engie awarded 1GW of floating wind power

The project will be located on the Caledonian seabed and it has been awarded by Crown Estate Scotland (CES) in the ScotWind seabed bidding; It is adjacent to the existing 950 MW Moray East and 0.9 GW Moray West offshore projects, allowing Ocean Winds to leverage experience and synergies regarding development, construction and operation. EDP … Continue reading EDP and Engie awarded 1GW of floating wind power

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Ørsted and partners awarded gigawatt-scale floating wind site in Scottish seabed competition

Crown Estate Scotland (CES) has selected the Ørsted, Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy consortium to enter into an Option Agreement for a new floating offshore wind site off the north-east coast of Scotland. The award for this floating wind site of up to 1GW in scale has been made through CES’s ScotWind offshore wind leasing … Continue reading Ørsted and partners awarded gigawatt-scale floating wind site in Scottish seabed competition

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