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Navitus Bay offshore wind farm proposal accepted

Offshore wind farm

Planning Inspectorate has three months to decide whether to approve plans for £3bn wind farm off the Isle of Wight

09 May 2014

Siemens hails "pragmatic and realistic" carbon price floor freeze

Digital image of Siemens plans for Green Port Hull offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant

Siemens hints that carbon price freeze decision did help boost case for Hull turbine factory

26 Mar 2014

A boost to help secure long-term offshore wind investment

Benj Sykes Dong Energy

Benj Sykes of DONG Energy says in confirming strike prices last week the government has at last taken a concrete step in the direction

10 Dec 2013

Is the UK's offshore wind dream sinking fast?

Industry warns proposed government support levels could "kill industry dead"

18 Nov 2013

How a speedy ship could cut the cost of offshore wind power

Umoe Mandal secures first order for vessel designed to increase access to offshore wind turbines in poor weather

01 Nov 2013

Offshore wind plan needs 'clearer ambition', developers warn

Companies insist stronger support for next wave of projects will secure future cost savings

10 Oct 2013

Vestas and Mitsubishi join forces to boost offshore wind power

New €300m joint venture aims to deliver 8MW wind turbine and support V112 platform rollout

27 Sep 2013

Giant Hornsea offshore wind project moves forward

Planning Inspectorate formally accepts 1.2GW proposal for examination with decisions expected by end of next year

09 Sep 2013

Giant East Anglia offshore wind farm installs high-tech weathervane

Offshore wind developers continue to award UK contracts as RES Offshore bags deal for West of Duddon Sands wind farm

22 Aug 2013

Energy companies go back to college to cut offshore wind costs

Industry teams up with leading universities to reduce steel used in turbine foundations, potentially cutting costs by 40 per cent

08 Aug 2013

The UK's top nine offshore wind farms

As the Prime Minister cuts the ribbon on London Array, BusinessGreen runs down the largest wind farms generating power off the British coastline

05 Jul 2013

Offshore wind Round 4 could open up market for floating turbines

EXCLUSIVE: DNV KEMA on the verge of launching major new standard for developers of floating offshore wind foundations

21 Jun 2013

Narec and Samsung to flick switch on 'world's largest' offshore wind test rig

Samsung Heavy Industries 7MW machine will help to commission Narec test rig, before being put through its paces

20 Jun 2013

DONG fires up 6MW wind turbines in bid to drive down offshore wind costs

Two giant Siemens turbiens installed at Gunfleet Sands wind farm as part of three year demonstration project

30 Jan 2013

World's largest offshore wind farm slots in final turbine

630MW London Array due for completion next spring as National Rail agrees to let offshore energy cables cross its tracks

14 Dec 2012

Isle of Wight offshore wind farm chopped back

Navitus Bay wind farm cut down to protect the view, as Vestas and Dong Energy boost partnership for 8MW wind turbine

12 Dec 2012

RWE delays Atlantic Array offshore wind farm

Plans for Round 3 project in Bristol Channel will be submitted six months later than planned

13 Nov 2012

New Norstec group aims to give North Sea wind lift-off

Manufacturers, developers, suppliers, and other industry bodies meet to promote and capitalise on "extraordinary" offshore wind opportunity

04 Oct 2012

Offshore Group Newcastle gets green light for wind turbine factory

Oil and gas company plans to make 150 jacket foundations a year for Round 3 offshore wind farms

20 Sep 2012

Mainstream inks €60m financing deal for new wave of renewables projects

Wind and solar power developer signs corporate facility with Macquarie Group to help fund expansion plans

10 Sep 2012

Moray Firth developer submits plans for world's largest wind farm

Developers say 1.5GW offshore wind farm could power one million homes from 2020

31 Aug 2012

Centrica and DONG plan giant 2.2GW Irish Sea wind farm

Companies' joint venture Celtic Array submits initial proposals for 2.2GW Rhiannon wind farm between Anglesey and the Isle of Man

18 Jul 2012

Government green lights 1.1GW of Norfolk offshore wind farms

Race Bank and Dudgeon offshore wind farms gain planning consent, but Docking Shoal refused over bird population impact fears

06 Jul 2012

Queen to receive bumper windfall from offshore turbine boom

Crown Estate reports £240.2m profits as UK offshore wind capacity grows to 4GW

21 Jun 2012

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