World’s second largest wind farm opens

  ELN travels to North Wales as Gwynt y Môr is officially opened. What will the second largest wind farm in the world do for the UK economy and energy sector?

Half of 567MW Welsh wind farm generating electricity

More than half of the turbines installed at the 567MW wind farm off the North Wales coast have been commissioned and are generating electricity. Operator RWE Innogy UK said the 81st turbine in the Gwynt y Mor wind farm was connected to the National Grid last week. The £2 billion project is set to become […]

Final turbines installed at giant wind farm off Welsh coast

A wind farm located off the coast of Wales is nearing completion, with all 160 turbines now installed at the site. The Gwynt y Mor wind farm will have a total capacity of 576MW and generate enough electricity to power around a third of homes in Wales, according to RWE Innogy UK. Toby Edmond, Project […]

Welsh wind farm transmission link builder picked

Energy regulator Ofgem has picked a consortium of building firm Balfour Beatty and investors Equitix as preferred bidder to build the transmission links for a new Welsh wind farm. Gwynt y Môr is being built in Liverpool Bay off the North Wales coast by RWE npower renewables. Work is already underway on 160 turbines and when […]

Westminster slammed for Welsh energy policies

Wales is being “stripped bare of its natural resources for the benefit of England’s power needs”, according to Plaid Cymru. The party’s Westminster leader Elfyn Llwyd told the Plaid Cymru spring conference that ownership of Wales’ maritime renewable power resources is essential to the nation’s economic future. “The need to devolve power over our maritime […]

Essex firm wins offshore cable contract

UK firm Global Marine Energy has won a contract to install offshore export cables at a Welsh wind farm. At 576MW, Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is one of the biggest currently in construction. It is being built by RWE npower renewables 13 kilometres off the North Wales coast, in water depths of 12-28 […]

Offshore tenders worth £1.9bn launched today

Ofgem today launched a fresh round of tenders worth around £1.9bn for six offshore wind farm projects. This is the second tender round in the offshore transmission regime, a joint policy initiative between DECC and Ofgem to encourage cost-effective investment in the network links between offshore wind farms and the mainland grid. Companies will be […]