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Innergex snags Texas mega-solar

2018-07-10T16:31:38+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Innergex Renewable Energy has acquired the 315MW Phoebe solar farm in Texas from Longroad Energy Partners for an undisclosed amount. Construction will start shortly in Winkler County and commercial operation is expected in the third quarter of 2019. Financial close has also been reached on the project, Innergex said. The [...]

Borkum 2.2 plants first root

2018-07-10T16:36:14+00:00June 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Seaway Heavy Lifting crane vessel Stanislav Yudin has installed the first monopile foundation for Trianel's 200MW Borkum West 2.2 offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. SHL is the EPCI contractor for the project, which is located some 45km off the coast of Borkum island. All 32 Steelwind Nordenham-manufactured [...]

Withernick 2 signs NatPow support

2018-06-22T09:39:45+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Developer Energiekontor has selected Natural Power as owner's engineer during construction of the subsidy-free 8.2MW Withernick 2 wind farm in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England. Energiekontor achieved financial close on the project at the end of May after signing a long-term corporate power purchase agreement with an unnamed consumer goods company. [...]

WSP designs on Vineyard

2018-06-20T10:48:16+00:00June 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

WSP USA and Wood Thilsted are to design foundations for Vineyard Wind's 800MW offshore wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts. WSP will provide regulatory assistance and overall project management, while Wood Thilsted will offer knowledge on structural and geotechnical designs. The project, which is being developed by a partnership [...]

Seagreen seeks auction edge

2018-06-18T09:10:53+00:00June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Partners SSE and Fluor are crunching the numbers on a bid in next year’s Contracts for Difference round for their up to 1.5GW Seagreen offshore wind farm off Scotland. Senior project manager Sid Anverali said a number of consent changes are being sought to “take advantage of…new innovations in turbine [...]

TenneT & Co eye WindConnector

2018-06-13T10:35:56+00:00June 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Utility developer Innogy and transmission operator TenneT are to investigate an “international windconnector” that would link European grid networks via offshore wind farms. The companies are to explore the potential for connecting via what they are calling a North Sea Wind Power Hub including feasible design options, economics and regulatory [...]

EMEC scoops €11m tidal-to-gas

2018-06-12T11:14:25+00:00June 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|

A tidal power-to-gas project in Orkney led by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been awarded €11m by the EU-backed Interreg NWE programme. The Integrating Tidal Energy into the European Grid (ITEG) scheme will couple a 2MW Scotrenewables SR2-2000 floating tidal turbine with an Areva H2Gen electrolyser to produce [...]

London Array sticks with Spectrum

2018-06-06T08:55:11+00:00June 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

UK company Spectrum Offshore has been awarded a five-year contract to provide combined crew transfer and survey services for the 630MW London Array wind farm in the outer Thames Estuary in England. The deal extends the company's relationship with London Array, having provided geophysical datasets and crew transfer support services [...]

Eight answer UK extension call

2018-06-04T09:13:12+00:00June 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Crown Estate is considering eight offshore wind farm extensions totalling 3GW off the coast of England and Wales, after closing the application process yesterday. The seabed landlord will now assess the proposals, which, it said, could require a plan level Habitats Regulations Assessment given the multiple applications. Successful applications [...]

Scots expand offshore horizons

2018-05-21T09:28:37+00:00May 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Crown Estate Scotland has mapped detailed proposals for fresh offshore wind leasing rounds in the waters around the country. Measures released for discussion today outline the draft process and request “those interested to feed back to help shape the final approach”. Developers will under the plans be asked to apply [...]