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EDPR, DGE and ENGIE Announce The Signing of Financing Agreements for Moray East

04 Dec 2018 08:32 | Madrid, Spain - EDP Renováveis S.A. (EDPR), through its subsidiary EDPR UK Limited, Diamond Generating Europe Limited (“DGE”) and ENGIE announced that Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL) has successfully secured financing for the construction of its 950 megawatt (MW) offshore windfarm. read more...


Vattenfall Inaugurates Scottish Offshore Wind Farm

10 Sep 2018 17:13 | London, UK - On Friday last week (7 September 2018) the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, with the world's largest turbine capacity, was inaugurated in the presence of Vattenfall`s CEO Magnus Hall and Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland. read more...


Moray East Signs Conditional Agreement with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

27 Aug 2018 11:11 | Edinburgh, Scotland - Following the announcement in October 2017 of the selection of MHI Vestas as preferred turbine supplier for the Moray East offshore wind project, Moray East has signed a conditional agreement with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the supply and installation of 100 MHI Vestas V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbine generators. read more...


Final Turbine Successfully Installed for EOWDC

30 May 2018 14:58 | Stockholm, Aberdeen - The final turbine for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has been successfully installed. Saturday’s (May 26) 2018) turbine installation comes just nine weeks after the first foundation for the 11-turbine EOWDC scheme off Aberdeen Bay was deployed in the North Sea. read more...


World's Most Powerful Wind Turbine Successfully Installed in Scottish Waters

10 Apr 2018 16:47 | Aberdeen, Scotland - A hat-trick of offshore wind industry firsts has been achieved within a fortnight in North-east Scotland after the world’s most powerful single turbine was successfully installed yesterday (2018-4-9) for Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC). read more...


Statoil Awards Battery Contract in Batwind Project

01 Dec 2017 08:35 | Berlin, Germany and Oslo, Norway - Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, will be equipped with a battery to store power from the wind farm next year. According to Statoil, who is one of the operators of the wind farm, the purpose is to "teach" the battery when to hold back and store electricity, and when send power to the grid, thus increasing value of the power. read more...


Planning Consent Allows for Next Generation Turbines at East Anglia Three Offshore Windfarm

09 Aug 2017 13:08 | Glasgow, Scotland - ScottishPower Renewables has received planning approval from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark MP, for the East Anglia THREE offshore windfarm with an output capacity of up to 1,200 megawatts (MW). read more...


Measuring the Impact of Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

26 Jul 2017 08:59 | Perth, UK - The £2.6bn investment in Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) is one of the largest private sector investments ever in Scotland, nearly twice the investment of the £1.35bn Queensferry crossing. Once fully operational in 2019 this project, will see 84 wind turbines that will be able to generate enough to power up to 450,000 homes. read more...


EDF Energy Renewables Buys 11 new Wind Farm Sites

18 Jul 2017 12:11 | London, UK - EDF Energy Renewables (EDF ER) has bought 11 wind farm sites from Partnerships for Renewables, a development and asset management company. The sites in Scotland have a potential capacity of 600 MW. read more...


Nova innovation deploys first offshore tidal array in Scotland

06 Sep 2016 15:50 | Edinburgh - The second in a series of three 100 kW turbines was deployed alongside the first turbine in August 2016, making this the first offshore tidal array in the world to deliver electricity to the grid. read more...