Centrica invests £60m to boost UK gas production

Centrica is to spend £60 million to unlock a further three billion cubic feet of gas from fields under the Irish Sea. Two 5,000-tonne platforms in the East Irish Sea will be refurbished, which is expected to start later this month. The nine-month project, which will include 50 people working onshore and 300 people offshore, […]

DONG Energy sells £269m assets at UK wind farm

DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables have sold £269 million of transmission assets at a UK offshore wind farm. West of Duddon Sands Transmission, a joint venture between Macquarie Corporate Holdings (50%) and 3i Infrastructure (50%), bought the assets. They include the onshore and offshore substation and the export cables. The wind farm is located around 15km […]

Centrica and Dong unveil offshore plans in the Irish Sea

UK utility firm Centrica and Danish company Dong Energy have announced plans to develop a 2.2GW offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The Rhiannon wind project is expected to have between 147 and 440 turbines and if the maximum number of turbines and capacity are built, the machines will be 5MW. Reports suggests currently […]

UK wind farms generate first electricity

Two new UK wind farms have generated electricity for the first time. Greater Gabbard, 23km off the Suffolk coast, and Walney, 15km west of Barrow-in-Furness, both reached the milestone on Friday. Greater Gabbard is owned and developed by Scottish & Southern Energy and RWE npower renewables, the UK subsidiary of RWE Innogy. Three turbines kicked […]

Dong sells stake in Walney wind farm

Two major financial investors have bought a stake in an offshore wind farm being built in the Irish Sea. Danish energy giant Dong has agreed to sell a 24.8% stake in the Walney offshore wind farm to the consortium for around £16m. Dong will still own half of the project, with Scottish & Southern Energy […]

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 […]

Power firm hires forecaster to find whether weather will wane

An energy firm has hired Europe’s largest private weather company to provide forecasts while it is building the Ormonde wind farm off the UK coast. Ormonde Energy, a subsidiary of Vattenfall Wind Power, is building the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea, 10km off Barrow-in-Furness. It has signed a deal with MeteoGroup for […]