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€6Bn Irish Offshore Wind Project Announced (Int'l. Report)
SSE Renewables,Airtricity
Date: 2021-02-26
The London-listed utility SSE Renewables is reporting a planned investment of as much as €6 billion through its Airtricity electricity and gas supply business to construct roughly 2,000 MW of offshore wind farms off Louth, Wicklow and in the Celtic Sea along the coast of Ireland -- subject to planning, regulatory and onshore grid connection approvals.

SSE Renewables plans to begin with a project on the Arklow Bank in the Irish Sea off Co Wicklow, where it could initially assemble enough turbines to produce about 520MW of electricity by 2025.

SSE presently has 28 onshore wind farms generating 720MW of electricity, as well as a gas-fired generator at Great Island, Co Wexford, and several smaller "peaking" plants used to back up renewable production. (Source: SSE Renewables, PR, Irish Times, 25 Feb., 2021) Contact: SSE Reewables,,; Airtricity,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Airtricity,  SSE Renewables,  Wind,  Offshore Wind,  

SSE, Equinor Ink Dogger Bank Offshore Wind PPAs (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-11-25
SSE Renewables and Equinor are reporting 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the first two phases of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm they are developing off the coast of Britain. The Dogger Bank project is being constructed in three consecutive 1.2GW phases with first power generation expected in 2023.

Separate PPA's totaling 2.4 gigawatts of capacity for power from Dogger Bank A and B have been reached with Orsted, Shell Energy Europe Ltd, Danske Commodities and SSE's energy supply business, according to a joint SSE and Equinor statement. Financial details of the PPAs were not disclosed, according to the release. (Source: SSE Renewables, Equinor, Economic Times, 24 Nov., 2020) Contact: SSE Reewables, Steve Wilson, Dogger Bank Project Dir.,,; Equinor,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE,  Equinor,  Offshore Wind,  Dogger Bank,  

Dogger Bank Offshore Wind to Use 13MW GE Turbines (Int'l. Report)
GE Renewable Energy
Date: 2020-09-23
GE Renewable Energy is reporting its newly upgraded 13MW Haliade-X turbines would be used for the 3.6GW Dogger Bank offshore wind farm -- a 50:50 Equinor and SSE Renewables joint venture -- 130km off the UK Yorkshire Coast . The Dogger Bank project is being constructed in three consecutive 1.2GW phases with first power generation expected in 2023

In Oct., 2019, GE Renewable Energy contracted to supply 12MW Haliade-X turbines, but now reports it will supply 190 units of its enhanced 13MW Haliade-X units. The Dogger Bank project will be the first installation of a 13MW turbine anywhere in the world. (Source: GE Renewable Energy, PR, renew economy, 22 Sept., 2020) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle, Offshore Wind Tres., CEO,; SSE Reewables, Steve Wilson, Dogger Bank Project Dir.,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE Renewable,  Dogger Bank,  Offshore Wind,  GE Renewable Energy,  Wind Turbine ,  

SSE Orders Chinese Manufactured Wind Turbine Jackets (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-09-21
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) Renewables is reporting the selection of a Chinese manufacturer over the local Scottish firm Burntisl and Fabrications' (BiFab) nearly idle yards to fabricate 84 of the 114 wind turbine jackets for its Seagreen offshore wind farm 17 miles from the Angus coast.

When fully operational, the £3 billion project will Scotland's largest offshore wind farm . (Source: SSE, Press & Journal, 19 Sept., 2020)Contact: Scottish and Southern Energy,, SSE Renewables,

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Shetland Viking Wind Project Construction Underway (Int'l. Report)
Scottish and Southern Energy
Date: 2020-09-14
Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) is reporting construction is underway on the £580 million, 103 Vestas turbine equipped Viking Wind Farm which received planning consent eight years ago.

The project were first proposed in 2005 when it was presented to Shetland Island residents as a community-owned enterprise with the potential to earn them £37 million a year and to power roughly 500,000 homes.

With that in mind, the Shetland Islands Council (SIC) as developers faced accusations of conflicts of interest and transferred its share -- 50 pct of ownership -- to the Shetland Charitable Trust, which invested about £10 million in the project which is now solely funded by Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE). (Source: SSE, The Herald, 12 Sept., 2020) Contact: Scottish and Southern Energy,, SSE Renewables,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Scottish and Southern Energy,  Wind,  Viking Wind ,  

Vestas Supplying 103 Turbines for Shetland Wind Farm (Int'l.)
Vestas, SSE Renewables
Date: 2020-08-26
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas is reporting receipt of an order from SSE Renewables to supply 103 units of its V117-4.2 MW wind turbine upgraded to 4.3MW each in Power Optimised Mode, for SSE's 443-Mw Viking Wind Farm in the UK’s Shetland Islands. The order includes a long-term service agreement. Turbine deliveries are slated for Q1, 2023.

Upon completion in 2024, the Viking Wind Farm will be the UK's largest onshore wind farm generating sufficient energy for roughly 500,000 homes. (Source: Vestas, PR, Shetland News, ReNew Economy, 25 Aug., 2020) Contact: SSE Renewables, Barry Kilcline, Director of Development,; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  SSE Renewables,  Wind,  

Vestas Claims Viking Wind Turbine Contract (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2020-08-21
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas reports it will supply and install 103 turbines totaling 443 MW at the Viking wind project, which is operated by Dublin, UK-based SSE Renewables, on the Shetland Islands in the Northern Atlantic.

Turbine deliveries and commissioning is expected to commence in Q1, 2023. The order covers the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 30-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. When fully operational in 2023, the facility is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 500,000 homes. (Source: Vestas, PR, 20 Aug., 2020) Contact: SSE Renewables,; Vestas, +45 97 30 00 00,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vestas,  Wind,  SSE Renewables,  

SSE Taps Arklow Harbour for Offshore Wind O&M Base (Int'l Report)
SSE Renewables
Date: 2020-06-10
SSE Renewables, a leading developer and operator of renewable energy across the UK and Ireland, reports the selection of Arklow Harbour as the O&M base for its Arklow Bank Wind Park Phase 2 off the East Coast of County Wicklow in the Irish Sea. The project, with a consented minimum installed capacity of 520 MW, is slated for completion and commissioning not later than 2025.

SSE Renewables will now commence a development programme for the O&M base, including entering discussions with Wicklow County Council in the coming months to agree updates to existing lease agreements, and applying to the local authority in early 2021 for planning permission for the purpose-built complex. (Source: SSE Renewables, PR, 8 June, 2020) Contact: SSE Renewables, Barry Kilcline, Director of Development,

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Equinor, SSE Name Tyne as Dogger Bank Wind Onshore Base (Int'l.)
Equinor,SSE Renewables,Dogger Bank
Date: 2020-05-15
Reporting from Oslo, Equinor and SSE Renewables, the companies behind the world's largest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, have announced plans to build a new on-shore Office, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at the deep water Port of Tyne in the northeast of England.

Dogger Bank Construction began in January 2020. When fully operational it is projected to generate sufficient power for more than 4.5 million UK homes. The Dogger Bank Wind Farm is estimated to trigger a total capital investment of approximately £9 billion between 2020 and 2026. (Source: Equinor, World Oil, 13 May, 2020) Contact: Equinor, Eldar Satre, Pres., CEO,; SSE Plc,; Port of Tyne,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE Renewables,  Equinor,  Offshore Wind,  Wind,  Dogger Bank,  

Greencoat Snares SSE Renewable's Tyrone Wind Farm (M&A, Int'l.)
SSE Renewables,Creencoat,Wind
Date: 2020-02-21
In the UK, SSE Renewables is reporting the £51 million sale of its 8-turbine, 18.8 MW Slieve Divena II wind farm in County Tyrone to Greencoat UK. SSE Renewables will manage the facility on behalf of Greencoat, while SSE Airtricity will take 100 pct of the wind farm's power production.

The wind farm is adjacent to the 30MW Slieve Divena development, which Greencoat acquired in 2017.The sale is expected to close later thin month. (Source: SSE Renewables, RTE Ireland - Ireland Public Broadcasting, 20 feb.,2020) Contact: Greencoat Renewables, Paul O'Donnell, Partner, +353 (1) 70 26737 - Dublin, +44 20 7832 9400 - London,; SSE Renewables, Paul Cooley, Director of Renewables,

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Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm Construction Underway (Int'l.)
SSE Renewables
Date: 2020-01-20
SSE Renewables is reporting construction is underway on the world's largest offshore wind farm -- Dogger Bank Wind Farms -- a joint venture between SSE Renewables and Equinor -- near the coastal village of Ulrome, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

Dogger Bank Wind Farms is comprised of three offshore wind farm sites in the North Sea, totaling 3.6 GW -- Creyke Beck A (1.2GW), Creyke Beck B (1.2GW) and Teesside A (1.2GW). The three wind farms will make use of the world's most powerful turbine, GE's Haliade-X, and will be capable of generating sufficient power for over 4.5 million homes each year.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering, one of the UK's leading civil engineering contractors, headquartered in Ruthin, North Wales, has been awarded the contract to install the onshore cable infrastructure for the Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B sites. The onshore infrastructure includes the installation of approximately 20 miles of electrical cables that will connect to the existing National Grid substation at Creyke Beck, Cottingham. The works will also involve completing bulk earthworks at the onshore HVDC convertor station locations in East Riding. (Source: SSE Renewables, PR, 17 Jan., 2020) Contact: SSE Plc,; Equinor, Eldar Saetre, CEO, Pal Eitrheim, VP New Energy Solutions,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SSE Renewables,  Equinor,  Offshore Wind,  

"Wind Drought" Blamed for Lower the Expected SSE Renewables Generation (Int'l)
Date: 2018-07-23
UK energy giant SSE plc is reporting both offshore and inland wind farms experienced a 15 pct lower output than originally anticipated and a corresponding £80 million ($104 million) reduction in first fiscal quarter profits, due to an extended heat wave, a "wind drought' and the intermittent nature of wind power generation. Perth, Scotland-headquartered SSE also noted that hydropower generation was 20 pct lower than projected. Additionally, the UK's national grid noted a 30 pct drop in wind generation in recent weeks.

According to RenewableUK, new applications for onshore wind farms dropped by 94 pct since new rules were introduced in 2015. On the other hand, the UK offshore wind energy industry is expected to see total investment between 2017 and 2021 hit £18.9 billion (about $24.6 billion). (Source: Oil Price, Renewable UK, SSE, Iran Financial Tribune, 22 July, 2018) Contact: SSE Plc,; RenewableUK, Hugh McNeal, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7901 1300,,

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