Ørsted granted initial approval to double giant UK offshore wind farm

The Race Bank extension project would generate 573MW of renewable energy capacity

Scotland green lights wind farm extension

The Scottish Government has granted planning consent to add 10 turbines to a wind farm in the Highlands. It will be an extension to the operational Millennium Wind Farm. It will be located 8km west of Fort Augustus and have a generating capacity of 35MW. That’s enough to power almost 20,000 homes. The project is […]

EU to invest €432m in Warsaw Metro

The European Commission is to invest more than €432 million (£375.8m) in the Warsaw Metro system. The funding will extend the city’s ‘Metro Line 2’ with six new stations to better connect the eastern part of the city with the western side. The line was originally opened in 2015 with financial support from the EU […]

Offshore wind farm secures helicopter support

DONG Energy has awarded a multi-million pound helicopter support contract for its new offshore wind farm. Babcock Mission Critical Services (MCS) will operate two hoist-equipped helicopters to ferry workers and equipment to and from the Walney Extension wind farm so that essential repair and maintenance work can be completed. The extension to the Walney Wind Farm […]

UK energy investigation pushed back

A crucial investigation into the UK energy market has been extended. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was due to release its provisional decision in December 2015 but it now intends to publish it in January 2016, with a view to reaching its final decision by the end of April. The extension is to give […]

First turbine installed at 49.5MW UK wind farm

The first turbine has been installed at a major wind farm off the Kent coast. Swedish energy company Vattenfall said the 3.3MW turbine installation is part of the Kentish Flats wind farm extension project. An additional 14 turbines will also be installed, which will bring the total capacity to 49.5MW. The extension is expected to be completed later […]

Vattenfall starts UK offshore wind farm extension

Vattenfall has started construction on a major offshore wind farm off the Kent coast. The Swedish company expects the Kentish Flats Extension project to cost more than £150 million. The 15-turbine project will have a total capacity of 49.5MW and is expected to produce its first power later this year. It will generate enough electricity […]

Green light for Walney offshore wind extension

Plans to increase the size of an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea have been given the green light by the government. The Walney project, off the coast of Cumbria, currently has 102 turbines and a capacity of 367.2MW. DONG Energy wants to add up to an additional 104 turbines, taking the total generating […]