Forsa Energy to increase proposed windfarm development on Lewis.

Forsa Energy to increase proposed windfarm development on Lewis.

Forsa Energy reveal intentions to increase proposed windfarm development on Lewis. The company behind plans to develop a 14-turbine windfarm on Lewis have revealed they intend to increase the size of the development in order to improve their chances of securing UK Government financial support. Lewis (also Isle of Lewis) is the northern part of […]

Windy Standard farm extension opposed.

Windy Standard farm extension opposed.

Councillors have gone against the advice of planning officials and decided to oppose wind farm plans in the Galloway hills. The scheme would see 20 turbines added to the current 66 already in operation at Windy Standard north of Carsphairn. The Scottish government will make the final decision but Dumfries and Galloway Council is being […]

Almost 100 contracts awarded at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.

Almost 100 contracts awarded at the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.

Almost 100 Scottish contracts have been awarded as part of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) project off the north-east coast. At a community consultation at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, developer Vattenfall outlined the Swedish company’s plans and record to date. Vattenfall turbine package manager Kevin Metcalfe confirmed the contract total so far. He also […]

Ørsted and Oxford ink wind turbine foundation optimisation deal.

Ørsted and Oxford ink wind turbine foundation optimisation deal.

Ørsted and University of Oxford have signed a five year research agreement to work on optimisation of foundation design for offshore wind turbines. According to Ørsted, more advanced geotechnical designs for foundations can make a major impact on cost reduction as the foundations contribute significantly to the overall wind turbine capital costs. The company has […]

Aberdeen bay wind farm will get world’s tallest turbines.

Aberdeen bay wind farm will get world’s tallest turbines.

Vattenfall, developer of the Aberdeen bay wind farm, confirmed at a public consultation yesterday that the project will boast the world’s tallest and most powerful turbines upon completion. Sitting nearly 15 miles off the Aberdeen coastline, the development will see eleven 191 meter turbines able to operate at 8.8MW. Capable of powering one household for […]

Hywind Scotland performed better than expected.

Hywind Scotland performed better than expected.

Despite one hurricane, one winter storm and wave heights of up to 8,2 meters, Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, performed better than expected in its first 3 full months in production. The 30MW wind farm, operated by Statoil in partnership with Masdar, is located 25 kilometers offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and […]

Siemens Gamesa unveils its 3-year strategic plan.

Siemens Gamesa unveils its 3-year strategic plan.

Siemens Gamesa unveils its 3-year strategic plan, with the L3AD2020 program, focused on profitable growth and €2 billion of savings, designed to achieve global leadership. Today, 15 February 2018, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) presented its 2018-2020 strategic plan, designed to deliver global leadership. It sets the foundations in 2018 for sustainable and profitable growth […]

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