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  • 21 November 2012
    Grid Connection

    National Grid, an international electricity and gas company, has faced opposition in their intention to install electricity pylons across North Wales, BBC informs. Namely, the grid would connect Horizon’s proposed nuclear power station at Wylfa of up to 3.6 gigawatts (GW), together with 2 GW of offshore Irish Sea wind energy being proposed by Celtic […]

  • 23 October 2012

    Mabey Bridge has completed a unique hat-trick of awards after being crowned Manufacturer of the Year by Insider magazine at its Made in Wales awards ceremony hosted by the BBC’s Huw Edwards. The Wales-based bridge-building and wind turbine manufacturer employs 600 people in the UK with a turnover exceeding £80m per annum. The company is […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Turbine Transfers Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Holyhead Towing Company, has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract by RWE npower renewables to provide six crew transfer vessels for the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm. In addition, the company will provide two more vessels for the German Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm, the Daily Post […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Danish company Floating Power Plant (FPP) has embarked on a EUR 10 million capital raise, supported by the company Johnston Carmichael.

  • 9 May 2012

    Installation of the first offshore components at Gwynt y Môr, one of the largest offshore wind farms in Europe, has begun off the north Wales coast yesterday. Work to install two steel jacket foundation structures was started earlier yesterday the Seaway Heavy Lifting crane vessel ‘Stanislav Yudin’, and is continuing approximately 10 miles off the […]

  • 30 March 2011

    Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT), in partnership with RWE npower renewables, has today submitted a consent application to install a 10MW array of tidal stream turbines off the North West coast of Anglesey in 2015. The array, consisting of seven twin rotor turbines arranged across an area of 0.56km², will harness the power of the […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The 2014 Project Pipeline Update to the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan notes the potential for tidal lagoons to bring up to £5bn of private sector investment to Wales. The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has also been named in the National Infrastructure Plan 2014, published by HM Treasury ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Chief Executive, […]

  • 12 May 2011

      SCIENTISTS who have begun evaluating the power of the seas for the first time believe the Welsh coastline has enough energy to supply four million homes. And they believe the potential of sea power is so great that Wales could eventually become “energy self sufficient” and a world leader in marine energy technology. From […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    Liverpool-based Complete Training Solutions (CTS) has signed a partnership agreement with the renewable energy training academy at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, North Wales. The Welsh academy works in partnership with RWE, training apprentices who later go on to work on the company’s offshore projects. CTS and the academy have been in discussions for just under two years to […]

  • 14 June 2013

    The first of 160 wind turbines has been installed at the flagship North Wales Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm, the largest renewables project under construction by RWE npower renewables. It marks a major milestone in the construction of the €2billion windfarm which, once fully operational, will be capable of generating enough energy from the […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Construction work has started on the new long term operations and maintenance facilities for RWE Innogy UK’s flagship Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. The multi-million complex at the Port of Mostyn, North Wales, will house more than 100 long term staff providing engineering, technician, management and administrative services throughout the operational lifetime of the […]

  • 12 March 2013

    Findings from a major consultation in North Wales into how RWE npower renewables’ Gwynt y Môr Community Benefit Fund should be spent have been unveiled. The £19m fund – £768,000 per annum, index linked to inflation – will become available once Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm is fully operational in 2014. The company says […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay, along with Welsh Government, Business Wales and Construction Futures Wales, are holding a series of Supply Chain Awareness Sessions across the Swansea Bay City Region.  At the Awareness Sessions, attendees will have an opportunity to gain more information about the sub-contracting opportunities and learn how they can position their company to maximise the opportunities that […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Training & Education

    South Wales based RenewableUK accredited safety training provider, Safety Technology Ltd, has been selected as an official trainer for the EU Skills’ new Low Carbon Energy and Marine Power Institute. This new initiative, developed by EU Skills Cymru and part funded by the Welsh Government, has been established with the aim of providing a gateway […]

  • 13 May 2013

    The company behind plans for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project has opened Swansea office, reports Wales Online news portal. This move has been recognised as developer’s commitment to progress with the GBP 650 million tidal energy project. “With Wales needing to source twice the amount of electricity that we currently use from renewables by […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Environment

    Swansea’s proposed new tidal lagoon could have greater potential than just electricity generation. Selwyn’s Penclawdd Seafoods, who specialises in cockle and laverbread production, is looking to develop a seaweed farm within the lagoons sea walls. “I was looking at ways of revamping the laverbread market and went out to Japan,” Ashley Jones, owner of Selwyn’s, said […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Pioneering marine renewable energy company Tidal Energy Limited (TEL) has announced the completion of the supply chain for its DeltaStream prototype, Wales’ first full-scale tidal turbine, with the confirmation of its three remaining contracts: •    Mustang Marine (Wales) Ltd will provide fabrication services, constructing the DeltaStream device at its Pembroke Port headquarters, •    marine contracting […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Environment, R&D

    One of the UK’s leading environmental and engineering consultancies, JBA Consulting, and its Strategic Partner, marine experts Partrac, have been appointed by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) as independent specialists on its Marine and Coastal Casework Framework. The Partnership will provide a range of services under the Framework’s Coastal/Marine Physical Processes and Geomorphology Lot. With its […]

  • 31 March 2011

    An innovative new project to generate tidal energy in Ramsey Sound off Pembrokeshire was today given the go ahead by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne. Tidal Energy Limited’s 1.2MW ‘Deltastream’ device will provide green electricity to the local distribution network during its 12 month test period, with the potential to power up to […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Organizations from Ireland, Wales and Cornwall have signed a collaboration agreement to work together on progressing floating offshore wind projects in the Celtic Sea. The deal, signed by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Marine Energy Wales and Marine Renewables Industry Association Ireland (MRIA), includes the establishment of the Celtic Sea Alliance. According to the […]

  • 3 August 2015

    The 2015 Wales Green Energy Awards finalists have been announced and Baker Consultants have been nominated alongside Newcastle University for a Contribution to Skills & Training award. The Wales Green Energy Awards are in their third year, and organised by RenewableUK Cymru to celebrate the success and achievements of the green energy industry in Wales. […]

  • 19 August 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Crown Estate has awarded Blue Gem Wind with seabed rights to develop the 96 MW Erebus project, Wales’ first floating offshore wind farm. The Agreement for Lease will allow the joint venture between Simply Blue Energy and Total to progress with environmental assessments and surveys, and seek planning consent for the project through the statutory processes. […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Authorities, Technology

    Welsh Finance Minister Jane Hutt AM has visited the proposed site for Wales’ first full-scale tidal energy generator in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire, ahead of its deployment next year. Backed by EU funds of almost £8 million and pioneered by Cardiff-based Tidal Energy Ltd, the DeltaStream device will use tidal flows to generate clean electricity for […]

  • 10 May 2012

    Jonathan Cawley from West Coast Energy has been appointed the new chairman of RenewableUK Cymru, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine renewables industries in Wales. He is currently planning and development manager at Mold-based West Coast Energy where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s interests in Wales. He is a […]

  • 26 August 2015

    Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm Community Fund has so far invested £600,000 in local projects and charities in North Wales. RWE Innogy UK’s wind farm located off the coast of North Wales between Abergele and Rhos-on-Sea, has been investing in community causes since the project became operational in 2009. The annual fund is worth over […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    RWE npower renewables’ first issue of a newsletter designed to keep people in North Wales informed about the development of offshore wind power has been published. “Wind Power News: North Wales Offshore Wind Farm Update” is available from libraries, leisure centres, tourist information centres, council offices and community centres along the north Wales coast. It […]