Operations begin at world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK

The first operational team of 32 set sail today, 120km out to sea, who will be operating and maintaining the wind farm

New 400MW offshore wind farm powers up

It is expected to reduce carbon emissions by around 600,000 tonnes a year

‘World’s fifth largest’ offshore wind farm launches in the UK

The Race Bank wind farm is estimated to power more than 500,000 homes

Green light for 1.2GW ‘next generation’ offshore wind farm

ScottishPower Renewables has been granted planning consent by Energy Secretary Greg Clark for a 1.2GW “next generation” offshore wind farm. The East Anglia THREE project will include 172 “larger and more efficient next generation” turbines, up to a height of 247 metres – two-and-a-half times the size of Big Ben. According to ScottishPower, the offshore […]

£2.6bn UK offshore wind farm to go ahead

A £2.6 billion offshore wind farm to be built in the Outer Moray Firth has been given the green light by SSE and its partners. The 588MW Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm (BOWL) is a joint venture between the Big Six supplier (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and SDIC Power (25%). The project is expected to […]

World’s largest offshore wind farm to be built in UK

DONG Energy has confirmed plans to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm in the UK. Located off the coast of Yorkshire, the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm will be capable of powering more than one million homes. The news comes as DONG Energy made a final investment decision for the project, which […]

UK rejects Navitus Bay offshore wind project

The UK Government has turned down a controversial £3.5 billion wind project off the south coast of England. The proposed Navitus Bay offshore wind farm was expected to have up to 194 turbines with a total capacity of 970MW. That would generate enough electricity for 700,000 homes. The application, which was submitted for consideration in […]

Kent offshore wind farm starts to generate power

An offshore wind farm in Kent has generated power for the first time. Swedish firm Vattenfall’s 15-turbine extension to the Kentish Flats Offshore Wind Farm produced power for the National Grid on Saturday 29th August. When it is fully operational in early autumn, the more than £150 million extension will add 49.5MW to the firm’s […]

Wind farm to fund £4.3m to boost skills

Navitus Bay is planning to fund £8.6 million to boost skills and supply chain engagement in the offshore wind industry. The propsed wind farm off the Dorset Coast, which will have 194 turbines and generate 970MW of power, was recently campaigned against by Bournemouth council. The funding is part of an agreement with local authorities […]

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 […]