Ørsted granted initial approval to double giant UK offshore wind farm

The Race Bank extension project would generate 573MW of renewable energy capacity

‘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

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 […]

DONG says profits up in 2016

DONG Energy has increased its 2016 profit guidance to DKK24-25 billion (£2.75-2.86bn), up from DKK20-23 billion (£2.29-2.63bn). The group’s wind power business is expected to reach the high end of the DKK10-12 billion (£1.14-1.37bn) range and gross investments are likely to end up at the lower end of the DKK18-21 billion (£2.06-2.40bn) range. According to the company, […]

DONG to build 580MW UK offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has won a contract to build a major offshore wind farm in the UK. Race Bank, which will be located off the Norfolk coast, will have a capacity of 580MW – enough electricity to power 400,000 UK homes. Siemens Wind Power has been picked to supply 91 turbines for the wind farm while […]

DONG Energy snaps up wind project from Centrica for £50m

British energy giant Centrica has agreed to sell a wind project it was planning to build off the east coast of England to DONG Energy for £50 million. The Danish firm fully owns the Race Bank project, which is expected to have a capacity of up to 580MW – enough to power around 450,000 homes. […]

Centrica plans to abandon £2bn offshore wind farm

The British Gas owner Centrica is preparing to abandon plans for a £2 billion offshore wind farm because government subsidies are too low, according to reports. In June DECC announced draft strike prices of £155/MWh for offshore wind projects that begin operating in 2014-15, dropping down to £135/MWh for projects that start running in 2018-19. […]

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 […]