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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fukushima Experimental Offshore Floating Wind Farm Project Second Phase Update

    A consortium comprised of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu, and Mizuho Information & Research, has been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm ...


    By Hitachi Power Systems

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

    54 monopiles successfully built Installation of inter-array cables and substation to begin in coming months Turbine installation expected to start in early 2017 Commissioning of the 332 megawatt wind farm anticipated in 2017 During the weekend the installation team successfully ...


    By RWE AG

  • 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 ...

  • Flagship Walney offshore wind farm one step closer to expansion

    Which if built could triple the size of Walney Offshore wind farm, already one of the biggest wind farms in the world. The wind farm is expected to create 230 new jobs over the four year construction period and around 185 jobs annually during the expected 25 year lifespan. Once built, the wind farm would generate enough electricity to power over half a million homes. The decision ...

  • Siemens and E.ON to build EUR 275m major Danish offshore wind farm

    E.ON has placed an order with Siemens Energy for the supply of 90 wind turbines for the Rødsand II offshore wind farm south of the Danish island of Lolland in the Baltic Sea. With an installed capacity of 207 megawatts (MW) the new project will be one the largest offshore wind farms in the world. The 90 turbines with a rotor diameter of 93 meters and a capacity of 2.3 MW each will be installed in ...


    By E.ON AG

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