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Jun 14 Comments

UK: Crown Estate Announces Leasing Round for Innovative Offshore Wind Technologies

UK: Crown Estate Announces Leasing Round for Innovative Offshore Wind Technologies

The Crown Estate has announced a new leasing programme to encourage further investment in a range of offshore wind test and demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology. Other components will include calls for interest in for non-grid connected projects and variations to existing projects. The plans were announced at the ...

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May 23 Comments

Offshore Substation Installed at West of Duddon Sands OWF, UK

Offshore Substation Installed at West of Duddon Sands OWF, UK

Offshore construction at the West of Duddon Sands offshore wind farm, a 50/50 joint venture between DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables, is officially underway following the successful installation of the project’s offshore substation on site in the east Irish Sea. The entire project will consist of 108 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of ...

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May 10 Comments

European Subsea grid in progress‏

European Subsea grid in progress‏

24th April saw yet another licence application go into the UK regulator for permission to connect. This time it was the North Sea Network (NSN) project, an electricity Interconnector between Norway and UK (connected at the Blyth Substation) JV Statnett & National Grid. Nemo had its licence granted 8th March (JV Elia & National Grid) ...

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May 3 Comments

Ministers have claimed that only one in ten people are opposed to onshore wind farms.

Ministers have claimed that only one in ten people are opposed to onshore wind farms.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has published its “public attitudes tracker” survey which shows that a total of 68 per cent of people now support onshore wind, with just 11 per cent opposed. The poll found that 76 per cent of people support offshore wind, with just 7 per cent opposed. Overall, ...

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May 2 Comments

GIB and Masdar to Invest Big Money in UK’s Renewables

GIB and Masdar to Invest Big Money in UK’s Renewables

he UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s state-backed renewable energy company, have confirmed that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) tomorrow to explore project investment opportunities in the UK’s clean energy sector. The MoU will be signed on the occasion of a state visit to the UK by His ...

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Apr 30 Comments

Teesside Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

Teesside Offshore Wind Farm Generates First Power

The North East’s first large scale offshore wind farm has now started to produce electricity as work continues towards completion of the project.  The first three wind turbine generators at the EDF Energy Renewables Teesside offshore wind farm have now been fully commissioned and are supplying electricity to the National Grid. When complete the 27 ...

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Apr 18 Comments

USA: Massachusetts Delegation to Study Offshore Wind in Europe

USA: Massachusetts Delegation to Study Offshore Wind in Europe

In order to broaden their knowledge on the Wind Industry, A delegation of officials and business leaders from the state of Massachusetts is going on a trip to Europe from 20 to 28 April. The trip is aimed at learning more about the industry’s supply chain and port-related matters since the city of New Bedford is planned to ...

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Apr 10 Comments

National Football Museum will host Offshore Wind 2013 reception

National Football Museum will host Offshore Wind 2013 reception

The official conference reception will be held between 17.00–21.00 at the National Football Museum on Wednesday 12 June. To register for a ticket please go to http://www.renewableuk.com .

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Apr 3 Comments

New Energy Minister welcomed in the wind industry…

New Energy Minister welcomed in the wind industry…

Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP has been welcomed as the new energy minister. He will retain his current role as Minister for Business and Enterprise at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills aswell as his new responsibilties.  Mr Fallon is replacing Mr John Hayes who has now been moved to Cabinet Office to advise ...

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Mar 7 Comments

Tap Energy Solutions to help develop floating turbine platforms..

Tap Energy Solutions to help develop floating turbine platforms..

The north east company Tag Energy Solutions have signed a deal to work with Principal Power to build floating supports for wind turbines. Principal Power have been awarded £698,630 to advance its wind float system, which sees turbine platforms mounted on floating  foundations which allows them to be sited in to areas where the water is ...

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