Northumbrian Water inks 100% renewable power deal

Orsted’s wind farms will supply green electricity to 1,858 of the water company’s sites

Green Investment Group buys stake in UK offshore wind

It is already part of a consortium that owns a 25% interest in the Westernmost Rough offshore wind farm

Ørsted and Oxford Uni team up to improve turbine foundations

They have inked a five-year research agreement to develop advanced geotechnical foundation designs that can help reduce costs

Siemens Gamesa turbines to spin at Orsted’s giant UK wind farm

Orsted has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) as the exclusive turbine supplier for its giant UK wind project. The 1.4GW Hornsea Project Two is expected to be the world’s largest offshore wind farm when operational in 2022. SGRE will supply its 8MW turbine, with the majority of the blades delivered from its facility in […]

Ørsted boosts profit by 18% as it goes green

Ørsted earned an operating profit of DKK22.5 billion (£2.65bn) in 2017, an increase of 18% on the year before. The company’s financial results for the year also show it increased its share of renewable energy by 14% to 64% – its target is for at least 95% of its heat and power generation to be green by […]

Full power produced at Norfolk offshore wind farm

Full power output has been achieved at a wind farm located off the Norfolk coast. The 573MW Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, which consists of 91 turbines, passed 1TWh of production since construction began. The wind farm will be Orsted’s first project to use a new Service Operational Vessel for operations and maintenance (O&M). It […]

Race Bank installs final turbine

The final turbine has been installed at Ørsted’s Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm. The facility, which is based approximately 16.8 miles off the North Norfolk coast, will use its 91 6MW Siemens towers to generate 573MW of renewable electricity. Its developers expect it to be capable of powering more than half a million homes across […]

Bye bye DONG hello Ørsted

If you’ve never heard of him you will now. Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish physicist who worked on electromagnetism and his name has now been taken by energy giant DONG. It will change name from November 6th. Making the announcement today Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “DONG was originally […]