offshore wind farm News

  • Kent offshore wind farm to be extended

    One of the first offshore wind farms built in the UK has been given the go-ahead for an extension today by Energy Secretary Edward Davey. Up to 17 new turbines will be added to Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats offshore wind farm, which already hosts 30 turbines. The wind farm – off the coast of North Kent - has been operational since 2005. Its existing capacity level would be expected ...

  • Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide

    Bharatbook added a new report on 'Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing Worldwide' which gives Product Innovation, Public Policy and development in Offshore wind farm Manufacturing worldwide. Offshore Wind Farm Manufacturing WorldwideThe global move to offshore wind farm ...


  • Masdar to invest in London Array offshore wind farm

    E.ON and Masdar have today joined forces to partner in the London Array offshore wind farm project – which, when built, will be the world’s largest offshore scheme. The two partners will also extend their relationship further and intend to work together across a range of potential projects that will complement their existing renewable energy strategies. Masdar has entered into the London Array ...


    By E.ON AG

  • What drives general acceptance of offshore wind farms?

    General acceptance of offshore wind farms is most positively influenced by reductions in fossil fuel imports and contributions to global warming mitigation, and most negatively by concerns about increases in electricity price and impacts on scenic views, US research suggests. Other factors, such as reductions in air pollution, were not closely related to general acceptance even though on average ...

  • Oregon offshore wind energy farm project announced

    A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast's first offshore wind energy farm - five floating turbines off Oregon's Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell ...


    By Associated Press

  • Regulators: Safety, welding problems at offshore wind farm

    The nation's first offshore wind farm has experienced safety and welding problems, and regulators are closely monitoring construction, according to the regulatory agency that issued a permit for the work. Deepwater Wind is building a five-turbine wind farm off Block Island and began construction in July. Inspection reports about the initial weeks of construction identified "numerous" health and ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. launches first offshore wind farm

    Twenty-five years behind its European counterparts, the U.S. has finally entered the offshore wind energy market after its first offshore wind farm began operations late last month. Using large steel platforms and offshore installation techniques borrowed from the oil and gas industry, the five-turbine, 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off the coast of Rhode Island will generate enough ...

  • RWE offshore wind farm attracts new investor

    RWE Innogy has today agreed terms for the sale of a 10% share in its Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm with the UK Green Investment Bank. RWE Innogy will generate £220m of new capital as a result of the sale, which will be reinvested into other renewable energy projects within its extensive portfolio. The transaction will close when the construction of Gwynt y Môr is ...


    By RWE AG

  • Offshore wind farm gets the go ahead

    Planning consent was given today for construction of an offshore windfarm off the UK North East coast, in a boost to the local economy and a low carbon, home grown energy mix. If built, Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore wind project will include up to 400 wind turbines in total, across two offshore wind generating stations, each with an installed capacity of up to 1.2 GW. With the onshore ...

  • Worlds largest offshore wind farm opens in UK

    The world's largest offshore wind farm opened Thursday off the British coast, with 100 wind turbines capable of supplying enough electricity for 200,000 homes a year. The farm, off the coast of Kent in southern England, is part of a major renewable energy initiative spearheaded by the previous British government. Swedish energy company Vattenfall will operate the farm after having invested around ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Galloper offshore wind farm gets green light

    Galloper Wind Farm Limited have been granted permission by Government to construct a 504MW wind farm off the coast of Suffolk and related infrastructure at Sizewell which will connect the wind farm to the electricity grid system. The developer estimates that the 140 turbine development will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of as many as 500,000 homes a year when completed in ...

  • NIB finances the Anholt offshore wind farm

    The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Danish energy company DONG Energy have signed a loan totalling EUR 240 million (DKK 1.8 billion) for financing the Anholt offshore wind farm. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Humber gateway offshore wind farm given go-ahead (press notice)

    The Yorkshire and Humber region could benefit from jobs and investment as E.on was granted permission to construct a 230MW wind farm off the coast of Humberside. Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change said: “Offshore wind not only provides clean, green, secure energy, the investment that comes with it is great for the UK economy too. “A new wind farm off ...

  • Ballast Nedam Signs Large Contract for Butendiek Offshore Wind Farm

      Ballast Nedam has signed a contract around 250 million Euro with wpd for the engineering, supply and installation of 80 foundations at the Butendiek offshore wind farm in Germany. The Butendiek offshore wind farm is located in the German Bight, 32 kilometers west of the German island Sylt. It is expected that financial close of the ...

  • Installation of the foundations for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm completed

    All foundations of the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm have been successfully installed some 35 kilometres north of the island of Heligoland. A total of 48 jacket foundations were installed for the wind turbines and one for the substation in water up to 25 metres deep. 49 jacket foundations successfully installed "Victoria Mathias“ installation vessel being converted ...


    By RWE AG

  • Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry

    Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. "It's great to witness a pioneering moment in U.S. history," she said during a boat ...


    By Associated Press

  • World`s largest offshore wind farm opens in the UK

    The Prime Minister, Secretary of State Edward Davey & Minister Greg Barker open the World’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array. Today, Secretary of State Edward Davey joined the Prime Minister and DECC Minister Greg Barker at the opening of the World’s largest offshore wind farm, the London Array, in Margate, Kent. With 175 wind turbines, the Array will ...

  • New offshore wind farms will bring huge boost to UK capacity

    Consent was given today by the Government for the construction of two wind farms off the Norfolk Coast with a combined capacity of over 1GW. This means that 6.6GW of offshore wind power is now either operational, under construction or consented in the UK. The two wind farms at Race Bank (580MW) and Dudgeon (560MW) in the Greater Wash could generate enough electricity to power around 730,000 ...

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