According to Oxford-based independent energy market analytics company Aurora Energy Research, reaching 40GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 will require a clear government strategy, an investment of at least £50 billion ($69.34 billion) and a methodical approach for grid development and advanced infrastructure for integrating the electricity generated by offshore wind farms into the electricity grid. An investment of £160 million ($221.91 million) will also be need to upgrade the country's ports and factories to boost turbine production. (Source: Aurora Energy Research, Various Media, Power Technology, May, 2021) Contact: Aurora, Martin Anderson, Head of Renewables, +44 (0) 1865 952 700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.auroraer.com
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LM Wind Power plans to set up and operate this plant which will be dedicated to the production of its 107-meter- long offshore wind turbine blades, a key component of GE's Haliade-X, the most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation today.
(Source GE Renewable Energy, PR, Utilities, 14 Mar., 2021)Contact: GE Renewable Energy, www.ge.com/renewableenergy.com; LM Wind Power, www.lmwindpower.com
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The work will include complete cathodic protection and pH monitoring of the internal water within each monopile and comprehensive external foundation inspections.(Source: ENGIE Fabricon, PR, Energy Global,
Contact: ENGIE Fabricom, Richard Webster, CEO, www.engie-fabricom.com/en
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If the proposed expansion is approved and completed, the Rampion wind farm could stretch over 16 miles and generate generates enough electricity to power 350,000sufficient energy for as many as 700,000 homes.
Rampion, which was developed E.ON, is two-thirds the size of the 175-turbine London Array, the largest offshore wind farm in the world.
(Source: Rampion, The Argus, 18 Nov., 2019)Contact: E.ON, Michael Lewis, CEO Climate and Renewables, +49 2 11 45 79 4170, www.eon.com
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The new co-operation agreement will allow Mainstream to comply with new rules for the fresh UK round of auctions under which bidders must have balance sheets worth at least £600 million ($740 million +-) over the past three years.
(Source: Mainstream Renewable Power, Sunday Times, 6 Oct., 2019)Contact: Mainstream Renewable Power, Mainstream Renewable Power, Andy Kinsella, +353 (0) 1 290 2000, www.mainstreamrp.com; ENI, +39 06 598 21,
+39 06 598 22141 - fax., www.eni.com
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The Dogger Bank order, which hinges on a final investment decision expected before the end of next year, would kick-off a £9 billion ($11 billion) capital investment by the developers.
Once fully operational, Dogger Bank will supply sufficient power for more than 4.5 million homes -- 5 pct of the UK's estimated electric power generation.
Construction is set to get underway early next year for power production in 2023.
(Source: GE, Recharge Wind, 1 Oct., 2019) Contact: GE Renewable Energy, John Lavelle, CEO Offshore Wind, www.ge.com/renewableenergy
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The UK plans to generate one-third of its electricity from wind power by 2030 as part of efforts to reach its 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target.
Crown Estate acts as manager of the seabed around England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Crown Estate Scotland is expected to launch an offshore wind seabed licensing round for sites off the Scottish coast in October. (Source: Crown Estate, Aljazeera, 19 Sept., 2019) Contact: The Crown Estate, Judith Everett, COO, +44 0 20 7851 5000, email@example.com, www.thecrownestate.co.uk
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The Crown Estate is made up of land and holdings across England, Wales and Northern Ireland that belong to the Queen. The collection is part of the sovereign's "public estate" so the monarch is not involved in day-to-day management of the land and has only limited control of its affairs. (Source: The Crown Estate, Telegraph, 28 Aug., 2019) Contact: The Crown Estate, Judith Everett, COO, +44 0 20 7851 5000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thecrownestate.co.uk
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Scottish Power;s initiative is part of a wider UK Offshore Wind Sector Deal that will see as much as £250 million investment in "building a stronger UK supply chain." The deal will drive the transformation of offshore wind generation, making it an integral part of a low-cost, low-carbon, flexible grid system and boost the productivity and competitiveness of the UK supply chain.
Presently, ScottishPower is constructing a £2.5 billion offshore windfarm in the east of England, seeking approval for a second to begin construction in 2024 and a third in 2025.
(Source: Scottish Power, Supply Chain, 17 Mar., 2019) Contact: Scottish Power, Keith Anderson, CEO, +44 800 027 0072, www.scottishpower.co.uk
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Siemens was awarded a contract from its German customer Innogy SE, to design, supply and build the grid connection for the 860 MW wind farm 32 km off the Lincolnshire coast.
Siemens will lead on the construction of a new four-hectare onshore substation at Bicker Fen, as well as offshore infrastructure, including two Offshore Transformer Modules (OTM).
Work is already underway on a new bell mouth entry point and 3.8 km access road to the new substation construction site. The onshore substation construction will start early 2019.
(Source: Siemens Energy Management, T&D World, 11 Sept., 2018) Contact: Siemens Grid Access, www.siemens.com/gridaccess; Siemens Energy Management, www.siemens.com/energy-management; Innogy Renewables UK, +44 1793 877777, www.innogy.com/web/cms/en/3708678/innogy-renewables-uk
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Nearly half of the Walney Extension wind farm incorporates 8.25-mw MHI Vestas turbines. The rest of the installation is composed of slightly smaller 7-mw models from Siemens.
The wind farm covers an area of water measuring 55.9 square miles, or 35,830 acres.
(Source: Orsted, NPR, 7 Sept., 2018) Contact: Orsted, Henrik Poulsen, CEO, Daniel Lerup, Inv. Relations, +45 99 55 97 22, https://orsted.com
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Innogy plans to start up the 860-mw Triton Knoll offshore wind project -- one of the biggest of its kind in the world -- in the North Sea in 2021. The project will utilize up to 90 9.5MW turbines and sell its output to local utilities under a 15-year fixed-rate contract. Triton Knoll is due to go live in 2021 and is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 800,000 UK households.
(Source: Nikkei Asian Review, 12 Aug., 2018) Contact: J Power, +81 3 3546 2211, www.jpower.co.jp; Kansai Electric Power Co., +81.6.6441.8821, www.kepco.co.jp; RWE Innogy, Peter Terium, CEO, +49 (0) 201 122 2088, www.rwe.com
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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, https://sse.co.uk; RenewableUK, Hugh McNeal, CEO, +44 (0) 20 7901 1300, email@example.com, www.renewableuk.com
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