Bids for offshore wind power links open

A tender process to own and operate transmission lines to two offshore wind farms in the UK has opened today. Ofgem has invited companies to submit bids for the links, which run from the mainland to the Galloper wind farm off the east coast and the Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea. This […]

UK firm wins £25m offshore wind farm contract

A British firm has won a contract to deliver marine services for the Galloper Wind Farm. James Fisher and Sons has been awarded the deal worth £25 million to support the team during construction. It includes site set-up, a marine management system and emergency response and marine co-ordination services. The firm will also be responsible […]

Galloper Wind Farm canters on after permission granted

Today the Energy Secretary gave his permission for a new 504MW offshore wind farm near the Sizewell nuclear plant on the Suffolk coast. Project developers RWE npower renewables and SSE renewables can now canter on with building the Galloper wind farm’s 140 turbines. It could generate enough electricity to power as many as 500,000 homes a […]

Go-ahead for turbine projects

Planning approval for windfarms in the UK continues apace, with the go-ahead being given for both on-and offshore facilities. A windfarm on land bordering Teesside and North Yorkshire will be built by Broadview Energy, an independent developer of onshore farms in the UK established in 2003. Five turbines between Hilton and Seamer are due to […]