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Scotland’s largest offshore wind project begins to supply

Scotland’s largest offshore wind project begins to supply Scotland’s largest offshore wind project, Moray East wind farm, has begun supplying power across the grid. However, work is still yet to be done on the 950 MW windfarm, because not all of the 100 turbines had the ability to supply electric to the grid via it’s…
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Offshore wind & defence radars projects receive £3.6m

Offshore wind & defence radars projects receive £3.6m: Technologies that will grant offshore wind turbines & UK Air Defence surveillance systems to work together more effectively are set to be given £3.6 million in government funding. The project consists of part of the Windfarm Mitigation for UK Air Defence competition & is anticipated to finance…
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Twin turbine floating wind partnership introduced

Twin turbine floating wind partnership introduced: Hexicon, a Swedish floating wind developer, has teamed up with American engineering firm Bechtel to initiate a duplicate turbine floating foundation within British waters. The partnership will oversee the progression of a 40MW floating wind project & will examine the role it would play in the local business. The…
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Wind turbine firm Vestas announces 300 set to lose jobs

Wind turbine firm Vestas announces 300 set to lose jobs: Vesta has made an annoucement regarding the 300 jobs that have been lost as a consequence of merging three Colorado factories which will lead to lower near-term market demand. This is thought to affect 450 employees within the buisness, however around 150 of those employees…
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Emoji wind turbine petition scrapped

Emoji wind turbine petition scrapped;  Rejected, a wind turbine emoji petition has been refused for addition to the list of emoticons. The group which selects the emoji icons used by the world’s smartphones based on submissions from individuals and organisations, recieved an application by UK charity Possible and the trade body RenewableUK who submitted an…
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EDF to add floating wind capability to Blyth offshore project

EDF to add floating wind capability to Blyth offshore project:  EDF, The French energy giant, has revealed designs to add extra floating turbines to its current Blyth Offshore Demonstrator (BOD) wind farm just off the Northumberland coast. The plan, at this moment, has a capacity of 41.5MW & the project is to set up 5…
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Sennen to reduce lost revenue by wind turbine downtime

Sennen to reduce lost revenue by wind turbine downtime: Technology company Sennen has obtained grant funding to develop a new software aspect to assist wind farm operators minimise lost revenue caused by turbine downtime. It is anticipated to help users to swiftly & accurately comprehend losses due to individual defects, site incidents or other operational…
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Vestas obtains MHI’s stake in offshore combined venture

Vestas obtains MHI’s stake in offshore combined venture: Wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas from Denmark, has reported it will obtain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ (MHI) shares in the joint venture MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW). The €709 million (£639m) deal will also help MHI secure a 2.5% stake in Vestas & an appointment to a seat in…
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Scotland gives go ahead for tallest wind farm

Scotland gives go ahead for tallest wind farm: The Scottish Government has given the green light to what is claimed to be Scotland‘s ‘tallest’ wind farm. Developed by the energy firm Banks Renewables and located in East Ayrshire, with 22 turbines the Lethans wind farm turbines are at a maximum height of 220 metres, which…
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First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on

First Cornish smart-grid wind turbine turned on: Thanks to the switching-on of a new wind turbine connected to the grid, more than 1,400 homes in Cornwall will be powered with renewables in September. The project is estimated to reduce Cornwall’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 3,300 tonnes every year, the first to be built in Cornwall…
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