in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

Iberdrola and Vattenfall say they have launched the preliminary development phase of an offshore wind power complex in East Anglia, U.K., that has the potential to deliver up to 7.2 GW of wind energy capacity.

Both companies have awarded a 23 million euro contract to Scotland-based Woods Group for the fabrication, installation and operation of two weather monitoring stations on the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk. These infrastructures will be built by Scotland-based Steel Engineering, and they are expected to be installed in British waters next summer.

Both stations will measure the wind speed and direction, as well as temperature and air pressure, for an area bigger than Norfolk.

With this award, a total of 62 million euros has been invested in the East Anglia offshore wind farm. The project has the potential to deliver 7.2 GW of installed capacity, which would make it one of the world’s largest renewable energy projects.


IowaDeptEconDevel_id1863

Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.


Five Common Gearbox Failures And How To Identify Them

Wind turbine gearbox failures are a major source of unplanned maintenance costs. An expert explains the most frequent failure modes and offers prevention tips.

Acciona_id1907
UEA_id1896
WomenofWind_id
JLG_id1900
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886