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 […]

ScottishPower takes full control of offshore wind farm

Vattenfall has sold half its share of an offshore wind project to ScottishPower Renewables. The Swedish power giant  is selling its 50% share of the wind project to ScottishPower Renewables so it can prioritise the rest of its European wind portfolio. The sale comes despite news Vattenfall is one of the 27 winners of government’s […]

Wind farm slammed by tourist board

An offshore wind farm project near Bournemouth has been slammed by Bournemouth Tourist Management Board (BTMB) because it could lead to thousands of job losses in the area. If built, the Navitus Bay Wind farm will generate enough renewable energy to power around 700,000 homes and could create a minimum of 1,700 jobs during the […]

Offshore wind farm provides £2m cash boost

A wind farm project located off the East Riding of Yorkshire coast is providing £2 million to help local communities. Utility giant E.ON announced the funding as part of its Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm project, which has generated electricity for the first time. The wind farm is expected to produce enough renewable energy to power […]