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DONG Energy to build Westermost Rough offshore wind farm

DONG Energy says it has erected two 6 MW Siemens offshore wind turbines at the site of the Gunfleet Sands III demonstration project in England. According to Siemens, the installation was performed by an offshore wind installation vessel called “Sea Installer.” The wind turbines were already tested onshore at both the Hovsore test center and … Continue reading DONG Energy to build Westermost Rough offshore wind farm

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Scotland’s energy boon continues with £165m investment in offshore wind energy sector

New figures published by industry body, Scottish Renewables, has revealed for the first time that Scotland’s offshore wind farm developers have invested around £165m in the Scottish economy so far. Scottish Renewables asked its members developing offshore wind projects in Scottish waters how much they had invested in the sector to date. The results showed … Continue reading Scotland’s energy boon continues with £165m investment in offshore wind energy sector

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Ireland to sign wind energy export deal with UK

The Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, and his British counterpart, Edward Davey, will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding allowing Ireland to export wind power generated electricity to Britain. Plans for an €8bn wind energy project that would allow new wind farms in central Ireland to export power to the mainland UK … Continue reading Ireland to sign wind energy export deal with UK

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Renewable Energy Generation Ltd.: Sale of Wind Farm Portfolio

Renewable Energy Generation Limited (“REG”) (AIM: WIND), the UK renewable energy group, announces that it has entered a long term strategic partnership with a fund managed by BlackRock (“BlackRock”) (the “Transaction”). The Transaction comprises three key components: 1)   The immediate sale of two of REG’s newly built wind farms at Sancton Hill (10MW) and South … Continue reading Renewable Energy Generation Ltd.: Sale of Wind Farm Portfolio

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Kedco to Build Three Wind Energy Projects in Northwest Ireland

Kedco plc, (AIM:KED) the renewable energy group focusing on the production of clean energy in the UK and Ireland, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Reforce Energy Limited (“Reforce”) has signed a co-development agreement with a private landowner for three wind farm projects in the North West of Ireland, with a total … Continue reading Kedco to Build Three Wind Energy Projects in Northwest Ireland

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Siemens wins new wind energy order in Scotland

Siemens has signed a contract for the supply of 25 wind turbines for Mid Hill Wind Farm in Scotland. Siemens will also provide a five-year Service and Availability agreement. The wind farm is located at Fetteresso near Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire and will consist of 25 x SWT-2.3-93 turbines, of which 20 will have a 125m tip … Continue reading Siemens wins new wind energy order in Scotland

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Wind energy: Jacks Lane decision is ‘a victory for common sense’ says Res

RES has welcomed the decision to dismiss a legal challenge by protesters against a six turbine wind farm at Jack’s Lane near Fakenham in North West Norfolk as a “victory for common sense”. The High Court upheld the decision to allow the wind farm to go ahead, which was made by a Planning Inspector following … Continue reading Wind energy: Jacks Lane decision is ‘a victory for common sense’ says Res

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Good Energy acquires consented onshore wind farm site

Good Energy Group plc (“Good Energy or the “Company), owner of Good Energy Limited, the UK’s leading 100% renewable electricity supplier, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of an onshore wind farm site from RWE Npower Renewables Limited, for a consideration of up to £3.0 million. The site, located by Hampole, … Continue reading Good Energy acquires consented onshore wind farm site

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REpower signs two wind energy contracts for wind farm in UK

Suzlon Energy on Monday said its UK-based unit REpower has signed two contracts for supplying wind turbines for a new wind farm in England. These wind farms will have output of 8.2 MW each, enough to generate power for nearly 5,000 homes. “Suzlon Group’s UK subsidiary, REpower UK signed two new contracts totalling 16.4 MW. … Continue reading REpower signs two wind energy contracts for wind farm in UK

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Wind turbines installation complete at London Array wind farm

London Array said during 2012, 84 foundations, 175 wind turbines, 178 array cables and three export cables had been installed. A second phase with a further 166 wind turbines is yet to be approved. One of the world’s largest offshore wind farms off the east Kent coast is on target to become fully operational in … Continue reading Wind turbines installation complete at London Array wind farm

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UK wind energy customers ordering Nordex N100/2500 wind turbines for wind farm inland sites

The United Kingdom has the best wind conditions anywhere in Europe. Even so, a new trend in favour of inland wind farms on industrial or so-called “brown-field” sites is emerging in this country as well. “We are registering heightened interest on the part of customers in installing wind power stations close to industrial consumers. Of … Continue reading UK wind energy customers ordering Nordex N100/2500 wind turbines for wind farm inland sites

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Plans submitted for 1.2GW Anglia offshore wind farm

Ambitious plans for a new wave of giant offshore wind farms in UK waters have taken another step forward today, with the submission of a planning application for a new 1.2GW development off the coast of Anglia. Joint venture East Anglia Offshore Wind (EAOW), which is backed by Swedish utility Vattenfall and Iberdrola-owned ScottishPower, submitted … Continue reading Plans submitted for 1.2GW Anglia offshore wind farm

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Masdar says all wind turbines built at London wind energy project

The final turbine has been installed at a massive offshore wind farm in the UK, in which Abu Dhabi’s Masdar has a 20 percent stake. London Array announced that the 175th and last turbine at the first 630MW phase of the London Array Offshore Wind Farm has been built, marking the end of major construction … Continue reading Masdar says all wind turbines built at London wind energy project

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Statkraft starts work at Scottish wind farm using Enercon wind turbines

Statkraft has started construction work on a 66.7MW onshore wind farm in the Scottish Highlands, further strengthening the Norwegian company’s position in the UK’s renewables market. The company confirmed the Berry Burn Wind Farm, 30 kilometres east of Inverness, will use 29 wind turbines provided by Enercon. The project is expected to be completed in early 2014, creating … Continue reading Statkraft starts work at Scottish wind farm using Enercon wind turbines

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UK energy bill will create 125,000 green jobs

Alarmist headlines in the UK today proclaimed the “tripling” of energy bills to pay for “green energy”. But the scaremongering belied a story that is positive for the British economy, the climate, the consumer and the European wind energy industry. The feature of the upcoming energy bill most media seized on was that energy firms … Continue reading UK energy bill will create 125,000 green jobs

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Onshore wind has important role to play in the UK’s future, Energy Secretary says

It’s been a tumultuous week for the wind power sector in the UK with reports and developments underscoring the industry’s benefits while a furor was breaking out over whether Energy Minister John Hayes had overstepped his position on the popular renewable technology. By Thursday, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas was wondering publicly if Hayes’s mis-directed … Continue reading Onshore wind has important role to play in the UK’s future, Energy Secretary says

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GE empowers Kennedy Renewables to develop company’s first wind farm

Next month, Kennedy Renewables’ Little Raith Wind Farm will be fully operational in Fife, Scotland. Little Raith, powered by GE (NYSE: GE) wind turbines, marks the culmination of a new relationship between GE and Kennedy Renewables resulting in an important milestone for Kennedy: the company’s first wind project. “Brian is an entrepreneur with a dream … Continue reading GE empowers Kennedy Renewables to develop company’s first wind farm

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