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  • Small business owners warned of Gas safety risks

    A new survey has highlighted concerns that some small and medium sized businesses aren’t doing enough to protect their employers and premises from gas safety risks.

    A survey by British Gas shows that 17% of businesses don’t service their appliances on a regular basis, and one in five small businesses state there have been problems with gas safety issues at their premises in the past.

    Even more concerning is the fact that 40% of small businesses say they would turn off the electric supply if they thought they could smell gas at their work premises. While others said they would try and find out the source of the gas leak, and a small minority would close up the building to try and contain a suspected gas leak.

    More than 500 senior managers were interviewed as part of the survey and 20 per cent of them admitted that gas safety issues had caused varying problems including gas leaks, lost income and a reduction in trading hours.

    Commenting on the survey, Vincent Thomas, Field Service Manager at British Gas Business, said:

    “It’s crucial that businesses take gas safety seriously. I’ve seen some alarming stuff over the years in all different types of businesses – from factories to nursing homes. When something goes wrong it can stop a business in its tracks and have a serious effect on finances, staff and customers. 

    “Our engineers visit over 1,000 businesses every week, and find that many customers don’t think about the risks of carbon monoxide and gas leaks at work the same way as they might at home.  It’s absolutely essential to get any commercial gas appliance regularly serviced and maintained.”

    The survey was conducted as part of Gas Safety Week, which is held annually to help raise awareness of the potential problems that can be can be caused due to poor safety practices.

    Employer Responsibilities

    Employers also need to be aware of their legal obligations to provide a safe working environment for their employees. According to the guidelines set out by the Health and Safety Executive, work carried out in commercial premises such as factories needs to be completed by a registered engineer, and annual checks also need to be undertaken.

    As well as carrying out regularly maintenance, records should be kept, and inspections should be conducted to look for early signs of damage to both the appliances and pipe lines.

  • SMEs confirm fall in domestic and export orders

    Figures released by the CBI show a fall in output for small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses in the UK. The CBI SME trends survey also indicated a fall in export and domestic orders for the last quarter.

    More than 400 small and medium-size companies were interviewed for the survey; the results showed there was a poor performance for output growth, but it is predicted that both domestic orders and output will perform better in the next quarter, and the decline in exports is expected to slow.

    The latest figures also demonstrated that less people were employed in the last three months, and this trend is expected to continue into the new year.

    According to the survey, businesses felt less optimistic about the future and they were less positive over the future for exports in the coming year. In addition, companies will be spending less on both product and process innovation in 2016.

    The figures from the CBI revealed that 26% of SMEs manufacturers had a rise in orders, but 48% reported a fall; these figures are expected to improve slightly in next three months.

    In addition, 25% of companies reported an increase in domestic orders while 36% reported a fall. And the 10% of companies said they had experienced an increase in export orders in the last quarter, while 46% stated export orders had fallen. This is the poorest performance since 2009.

    Other key figures from the survey show 23% of manufacturers say output has increased, while 31% reported a fall, and 22% of companies remain optimistic about their business prospects in the future; 29% say they are less positive

    Moreover, 23% of companies had increased their amount of employees, while 15% of SEMs had employed fewer people in the last quarter.

    Commenting on the new figures Rain Newton-Smith, CBI Director of Economics, said:

    “As demand has fallen, especially in the face of a strengthening Pound, our smaller manufacturers have had a tough quarter, with orders and output volumes dropping.

    “Manufacturers expect conditions to stabilise somewhat over the quarter ahead, but remain concerned about the outlook for demand.

    Newton-Smith went on to urge the government to include measures in its Comprehensive Spending Review to help improve skills and innovation in order to improve productivity in the coming year.

    Overall growth

    While the news for SMEs wasn’t overly positive, there was better news for growth overall as newly released figures from the CBI showed growth has increased by 4%, and GDP grew by 0.5% in the last quarter.

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  • UK companies express concerns over government energy policy

    A new survey carried out by Npower shows that British businesses lack confidence in the government’s energy policies. Nearly 60% of businesses surveyed felt that the energy policies unveiled by the Government did not reflect industries actual needs.

    A further 62% also expressed doubt over the future energy policies that are planned by the current government. This includes the Governments Electricity Market Reform, which aims to move the United Kingdom towards a lower carbon future.

    According to the survey’s findings, UK companies are not happy for their existing energy bills to increase so that low carbon energy solutions can be funded; more than 80% of those interviewed stated that the cost of energy is the most important issue for their business, while only 41% said that a low carbon future was their priority.

    More than 25% said that they would not welcome their energy bills increasing to help fund lower carbon initiatives, while another 30% stated that it was unlikely that their businesses would be prepared to pay extra for the cost of low carbon solutions.

    Wayne Mitchell, head of industrial and commercial at npower, commented:

    “This survey has revealed just how sceptical businesses are by the effectiveness and impact of energy policies – the very policies that are going to have far-reaching and long-term impacts on their businesses. As political parties consider their energy manifestos, there is a clear case here for Government and the wider energy industry to work together to better educate businesses about the importance of these policy initiatives in securing the UK’s energy future and the competitiveness of UK plc.

    “The cost of energy bills remains the key issue for business leaders. That’s why we are committed to working with businesses across a wide range of sectors to help make their energy budgets as affordable as possible. What we focus on is the long term; we work with our customers to drive down consumption by increasing knowledge of the changing policy landscape and implementing energy solutions.”

    Businesses also raised concerns over the Government’s Contracts for differences Initiative. The initiative pays companies a set amount for implementing the use of low carbon technology, however, the majority of businesses expressed concerns over this when it was revealed that the plan would cost UK companies more in energy bills.

    The survey was conducted at the same time that Npower launched the 20% Imperative that offers advice to businesses on how they can save money on energy bills.

  • UK manufacturing sector bounces back

    The UK manufacturing sector made a strong comeback in August, according to PMI figures released by Markit. The figures, which took a distinct downturn after the Brexit result, are now showing their strongest performance for almost a year.

    August manufacturing figures are positive news for the UK after July’s poor results. PMI figures for July experienced their worst performance for three years and they led to concerns over a recession.

    The announcement was also good news for the pound, which increased by 1% following the news. While this was viewed as a positive result by many, a stronger pound will result in an increased priced for imported goods.

    Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sectors remain positive

    Despite concerns over Brexit and the implications for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, new figures from the Chemical Industries Association showed that the vast majority of companies are positive about the future.

    According to a recent survey, 89% companies stated that research and development investment would continue as usual and 87% feel that exports will continue to perform at their current levels or increase.

    Companies also expect that Brexit will make an impact on investment due to the continued uncertainty, however, the majority of companies don’t plan to make changes to their current capital investment expenditure, and 71% stated that employment levels will either stay as they are or experience an upsurge.

    The research also highlighted concerns over fixed exchange rates but many companies are positive that the current low sterling rates would boost exports in the sector.

    Commenting on the research, chief executive of the Chemical Industries Association, Steve Elliot said:

    “It is right we acknowledge that we are in uncertain times while the country exits the European Union, but our survey shows that there is still confidence that the UK can be a good place to do business. The products and technologies of our companies are vital enablers to the rest of manufacturing.”

    Elliot also urged the government to do all it could to “make it even better for companies to invest” in the UK.

    Major companies commit to the UK

    Despite concerns over businesses holding off investment decisions post Brexit, major companies in the pharmaceutical sector such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca have showed their commitment to the UK

    GlaxoSmithKline recently announced a £275 million investment into three manufacturing plants in the UK while AstraZeneca committed to spend £330 million into research and development in the UK.

  • UK-based company win multimillion pound contract with Galloper wind farm

    A UK-based company, James Fisher & Sons, has won a multimillion pound contract to work on the Galloper wind farm project. The announcement is expected to lead to the creation of 100 jobs on the east coast, including up to 50 offshore technician positions, and approximately 30 onshore and offshore staff will also be required.

    The company will be responsible for delivering a range of offshore and marine services to aid in the successful completion of the Galloper windfarm, which is planned for Lowestoft, Suffolk.

    Personnel from James Fisher will be assisting with a number of different support arrangements during the construction of the site including vessel refuelling, diving services, the operation of remotely operated vehicles, emergency responsive services, construction site set up and providing crew transfer vessels. The contract is worth £25 million to the company, which specialises in working with the marine, renewable energy and gas and oil sectors.

    Commenting on the new contract, Nick Henry, CEO of James Fisher and Sons, stated:

    “We’re delighted to be working with Galloper Wind Farm Limited on this exciting and challenging project. We are bringing together a range of services under one contract which enables us to focus on driving operational efficiencies and reducing risk on behalf of our client, through the integration of these services.”

    Planning permission and additional investment

    Permission for the building of the windfarm was first granted in 2013 and it is an extension to the already existing Greater Gabbard Wind Farm. In October 2015, RWE Innogy announced a financial close for the project and stated that Siemens Financial Services, Macquarie Capital and UK Green Investment Bank would become 25% equity owners in Galloper Wind Farm Limited.

    Construction work and project completion

    Work on the offshore construction is scheduled to begin in June 2016 and it will be completed in 2017.

    Once complete, the Galloper windfarm will have 56 wind turbines that will have the capacity to produce 336 MW of power, which is enough to fuel more than 300,000 homes. 56 subsea array cables will be built under the sea to link the turbines to the platforms, and they’ll be one offshore substation.

    It’s thought 700 jobs will be created during the construction stage, and approximately 90 operational positions will also become available once the construction is complete.

    The opening of the windfarm is set for March 2018.

  • UK’s offshore wind energy potential revealed in new report

    A recently-released study has detailed the potential of offshore wind in the United Kingdom. Wind power usage in the country has already reached record levels, and the research has concluded that its use is likely to increase considerably in the years ahead.

    The report is titled Unleashing Europe’s Offshore Wind Potential and it was published by BVG Associates. It estimates that by 2030, offshore wind capacity could be providing a total of 25 gigawatts and powering over 20 million UK homes.

    Commenting on the study, RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said:

    “This report shows what our innovative offshore wind industry can deliver in the years ahead, securing economic growth and cheaper electricity. The Government can help us by continuing to hold fiercely competitive auctions for financial support, as well as putting offshore wind at the heart of its upcoming Industrial Strategy. Clear, bold, modern energy policy will attract billions of pounds of investment”.  

    UK among those leading the way

    Although the surge in wind power usage has been relatively recent, it has been used in the United Kingdom for a quarter of a century, when the first ten wind turbines were launched in Delabole, Cornwall.

    Currently, the United Kingdom is among the world’s top ten generators of wind power, and the UK is set for a dramatic increase in wind power due to the investment from companies like Dong Energy.

    Construction is currently underway on the world’s biggest wind farm, which is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020; this is just one of the projects that are being planned as the UK’s energy industry and government ministers seek alternatives to fossil fuels.

    Wind power in the winter

    Further research indicates how wind power could be an effective means of energy production in the winter season too.

    The team concluded that wind power could help provide power during the coldest times of the winter, and assist in meeting the higher power demands during those periods.

    The research also indicates that if there was a ‘widespread’ of turbines throughout Great Britain, it would be possible to optimise power supply by taking advantage of the mixed wind patterns that are experienced in the winter.

    The approach could also help to allay some of the worries over energy sustainability as it was found offshore wind power provided a ‘more secure supply’ than onshore power.

    The study was conducted by scientists from the Met Office, the Imperial College London and the University of Reading and it was published in the Environmental Research Letters journal.

  • Use of renewable energy reaches record levels

    Renewable energy is playing a key part when it comes to fuelling homes and commercial premises, according to the latest set of statistics released from the Department of Energy and Climate change.

    The figures indicate that nearly a quarter of the U.K.’s energy in 2015 was produced by renewable energy sources. Solar output is on the increase, as is bioenergy, and a small rise in hydro generation of 2.6% was recorded too.

    One of the most significant changes was in the increasing use of wind power. According to the figures, 26% of electricity in the UK is now produced by wind power, which is the equivalent of 9.8 million homes. The figures also demonstrate a surge in the use of offshore wind power generation; the escalation in wind power generation is due to the enhanced onshore and offshore capacity following the opening of several new wind farms, including Westermost Rough.

    Positive effect on Fuel Bills

    The rise in the use of renewable energy is also having a positive effect on the cost of fuel bills, with the data showing household electricity bills have fallen by an average of 8% because of the reduction in cost for energy and a reduced demand.

    Increase in energy production

    In total, energy production was more than 14% higher for 2014; this was due to the increased production in gas, oil, primary electricity and bioenergy. Moreover, the energy trends report showed that the production of natural gas was 8% higher

    The increase in primary electricity is due to a larger nuclear output and more fields being opened, while a reduced need for maintenance led to the higher production of gas and oil.

    Fall in fossil fuels

    With the drive to reduce dependence on less environmentally friendly forms of power generation and towards renewable energy, the latest Energy Trends data report showed a fall of 3.8% since late 2014 in the use of fossil fuels.

    Commenting on the figures, Maf Smith, Deputy Chief Executive for Energy UK, said:

    “These excellent figures show that renewable energy is delivering huge amounts of clean electricity right now, and that overall energy costs are coming down – including wind energy

    “Putting the consumer first means putting renewables first. As old coal turns off, renewables are quietly taking its place, delivering energy security and value for money. It makes more sense than ever to fully support and take advantage of our natural resources”.

  • Valve expo to be held in Abu Dhabi

    Businesses from the power generation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, food and construction industries are being invited to attend an expo in Abu Dhabi in December. The conference is also open to a wide range of other industries, including the nuclear power sector, agriculture companies and water supply businesses.

    The annual Abu Dhabi expo, which is to be held at the National Exhibition Centre, is considered one of the world’s premier events for professionals in the valves, compressors, pipes and pumps sector.

    The event is predicted to attract approximately 7,000 professionals from more than ten different countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Poland, China and Iraq.

    350 companies are expect to attend the popular event, which is held in collaboration with the UAE Contractors Association, Global Fair International and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce.

    The expo will feature world leaders from the valve industry sector and it provides an opportunity to learn from others’ expertise, and to hear about best practises. Moreover, the expo enables businesses to meet with potential new customers and investors, as well as giving a wider platform for businesses owners to promote their goods.

    In addition, the event will give visitors the chance to see the newest technologies, source new product lines, and the opportunity to meet with a targeted audience,

    Businesses planning to take part in the expo can send exhibits in ahead of the expo; they can be sent in via sea or freight. However, overseas exhibitors are urged to be careful if they are carrying goods as there might be customs fees imposed for doing this, and there are restrictions on carrying foodstuffs.

    In addition, anyone wishing to attend December’s event will need to start planning the visit in plenty of time as a visa might be required. Representatives that want to visit the event will also need to get an invitation from the organisers of the Pumps, Valves, Pipes and Compression Industrial Exhibition as this might help to assist with the visa process.

    The three day expo in Abu Dhabi will run from December 15- 17, 2015.  On Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16th December the event will run from 10.00am through to 6.00pm, and on Thursday the event will run from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

    Last year’s event proved to be a huge success, attracting more than 6,000 people, and plans are already underway for the 2016 event.

  • Valve World Expo celebrate success of 2014 event

    Organisers of the Valve World Expo are celebrating the success of its most recent event. The third exhibition was held in Dusseldorf from the 2 - 4 December 2014; it attracted 665 exhibitors from around the world.

    Valve World Expo provided an opportunity for manufacturers to reach new markets and demonstrate the latest technologies from the valve and fittings industry. Manufacturers had the opportunity to exhibit the latest in valves, valve components, parts, compressors and engineering services.

    More than 12,000 visitors attended the event from 57 different countries. These figures are up nearly 20% on the last Expo, which was held in 2012. It attracted visitors from the UK, India, France and the Netherlands; the Asian and South American regions were also strongly represented.

    Commenting on the success of the event, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Managing Director Joachim Schäfer said it was:

    “An excellent trade fair – not just because we yet again were able to significantly boost the number of exhibitors and space sold compared to prior events – we’ve further optimised the linkages between the expo and the conference. With marked visitor growth of about 19% to 12,500 trade fair guests, the Valve World Expo is emerging as an impressive factor in our portfolio of plant and machinery trade fairs”

    The Valve World Expo was aimed at manufacturers from the petrochemical, chemical, food, oil and gas industries, and the pharmaceutical, medical and power plant technology sectors. The majority of visitors were executives, however, the event also attracted a lot of interest from manufacturers, distributors and end users of the valves and fittings.

    Exhibitors at the event all responded positively to the latest Expo saying that it had enabled them to meet up with old customers and to establish links to new ones. Others said that the Expo enabled potential buyers to learn more about the products, and they were pleased about the networking opportunities the exhibition had given them.

    As well as attending the Expo, visitors had the opportunity to attend a conference to discuss the latest innovations and new technologies in the valve industry. The conference covered many topics including control valves, the importance of maintenance, new designs and a presentation of some of the latest application solutions. More than 400 delegates were in attendance at the conference, which was integrated into the Expo for the first time.

    The next event is scheduled for November to 29 2016; it will be the fourth bi-annual event.

  • Valve World Expo Open to Registration

    The bi-annual Valve World Expo is open for registration to exhibitors from around the world. The Valve world Expo 2016 is scheduled to be held in Düsseldorf Germany in November/December 2016, but businesses interested in exhibiting at the event can get their applications in now.

    Although the event is some way off, it is advised that businesses intending to exhibit at the Expo prepare for it in plenty of time as there are a lot of things to consider such as transporting goods to the venue and arranging suitable accommodation.

    Exhibitors will also need to plan ahead as they need to ensure they have all of the necessary passes that will be required, and trade visitors are required to register in advance.

    The popular event is an opportunity for exhibitors in the gas, electricity, chemical, pharmaceutical, power and food & drink industries to demonstrate and view the latest technology in the valve, pump and compressor sector.

    The Expo also attracts businesses from a range of other industries including the aerospace, automotive, waste water management, pulp and paper and ship building sectors, among others.

    2016’s expo will provide a way of helping businesses to find a new audience for their products and it will give attendees the opportunity to find out about the latest developments in the valve industry.

    The last event, which was held in 2014, attracted over 600 exhibitors from around the world, including companies from the United Kingdom and the United States. However, the event is also popular with Asian and South American and Middle Stern visitors as the industry continues to grow in those regions.

    2014’s event proved a huge success with more than 12,000 trade visitors attending the show during the three-day Expo, and such is the popularity of the Expo there are two others held in the United States and in China.

    The U.S. Expo is held in July, and the last event was attended by hundred and 50 different exhibitors from around the world. The Chinese Expo is hosted in Suzhou; it attracts visitors from the chemical, power generation, oil and gas industry.

    2016’s event, which is organised by Messed Düsseldorf, is the 10th Expo and itwill be hosted at the fairground in Düsseldorf from 29th of November – 1 December 2016. The event will run from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.

    Tickets for the event can be purchased online.

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  • Wind energy power reaches record levels

    Britain’s dependence on wind power is growing from strength to strength, according to figures recently issued by the National Grid.

    The statistics, which have been detailed on the Renewable UK website, indicate that wind power reached record levels in the UK in 2015, and that 11% of the UK’s electricity was produced from onshore and offshore wind power sources last year. This is an increase from 9.5% in 2014.

    In December 2015, a new record was set when 17% of electrical power was supplied through wind power; December was also the month when a new weekly record was set, with 20% of electricity being provided by wind power.

    The quarterly records from October to December also saw a minor increase from 12% in 2014 to 13% in 2015. Moreover, the statistics show that 5.8% of the wind power came from onshore sources while 5.2% was from offshore.

    According to the figures, wind power is now supplying enough energy to fuel more than 8 million households in United Kingdom.

    Commenting on the new statistics, Dr Gordon Edge, director of policy for Renewable UK, said:

    “This is a great way to start the new year – the wind industry can be proud that it has shattered weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual generation records in 2015. This re-writes the record books. We’ve had a bumper harvest thanks to increased deployment and superb wind speeds.

    “It also demonstrates why the Government should continue to support wind energy, as we’re delivering on our commitment to keep Britain powered up. We can continue to increase the proportion of the nation’s electricity which we provide as we move away from fossil fuels to clean sources of power”.

    Wind power investment

    In further positive news for the renewable energy sector, Dong Energy, a leading company in the offshore wind sector, has announced plans for significant investment in this form of power in the coming years.

    UK Energy Policy

    The figures from the National Grid, and the announcement from Dong Energy, should be viewed as good news by the government as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change, Amber Rudd, recently made a speech regarding the changes to the UK’s energy policy.

    Despite the cuts in wind power subsidies, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate change said that the government expected 10 gigawatts of wind power to be installed in the UK by 2020, however, Amber Rudd also made it clear that continued support for the wind power industry would be conditional and it was dependent on significant cost reductions.

  • World’s largest wind farm to go ahead

    The world’s largest wind farm, which is being built by offshore wind power developer Dong Energy, is to progress following a final investment decision, it has been announced.

    Commenting on the news, Brent Cheshire of DONG Energy said:

    "This is a historic milestone for Hornsea Project One as we are now making a firm and final commitment to invest fully in the project.”

    The offshore wind farm will be built 120 kms off the Grimsby coast; it will have the capacity to produce 1.2 gigawatts, and the ability to provide power for more than 1 million homes.

    Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, welcomed the news and stated:

    “Thanks to Government support the UK is the world leader in offshore wind energy and this success story is going from strength to strength. Dong Energy’s investment shows that we are open for business and is a vote of confidence in the UK and in our plan to tackle the legacy of under-investment and build an energy infrastructure fit for the 21st century.”

    Planning and Construction

    Nearly 10 years of planning have already gone into the project, and years of development work have been conducted. Once the site has been constructed, it will stretch more than 407 km, the windfarm will be powered by 7 megawatts turbines, and they’ll each measure 190 metres in height.

    UK company Siemens will be responsible for the production of the wind turbines, and it was announced in December 2015 that infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty will have responsibility for constructing the onshore substation.

    Balfour Beatty began work on the construction in January 2016; the £25 million project will include cabling work and local infrastructure to help ensure the project’s success.

    In addition, a high-voltage AC electricity will be built as part of the project; it will take 900 km of cables to enable the power to be fed to the National Grid.

    Job Creation

    The project is good news for employment figures in the North of England as it is estimated the project will create 2000 jobs during the construction phase, and a further 300 positions are expected to be created once the windfarm has been completed; the opening date is schedules for 2020.

    Future Plans

    Future plans from Dong Energy include a Hornsea Projects 2 and 3, which between them could produce an additional 3 gigawatts of power.

  • World’s largest windfarm gets government approval

    The world’s largest wind farm has been given government approval. The Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, granted planning consent for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, which will be situated off the coast of Yorkshire.

    An application to gain consent for the building of the windfarm was made in January 2015. The development consent order was recently approved by the Energy Secretary and gives permission for all aspects of the project. Once complete, Hornsea Two will have more than 300 wind turbines and create 1800 MW of electricity

    Greg Clark said the project was “fundamental” to the government’s commitment to an affordable and secure energy system.

    Commenting on the announcement, Brent Cheshire, County Chairman for DONG Energy UK, stated:

    "Development consent for Hornsea Project Two is very welcome. We have already invested £6 billion in the UK, and Hornsea Project Two provides us with another exciting development opportunity in offshore wind.

     "Hornsea Project Two is a huge potential infrastructure project which could provide enough green energy to power 1.6 million UK homes. A project of this size will help in our efforts to continue reducing the cost of electricity from offshore wind and shows our commitment to investing in the UK."

    Hornsea One and Three

    Dong Energy has already secured the project rights for Hornsea One and for Hornsea Project Three.

    Hornsea One, which will have the capacity to fuel up to 1 million homes, is scheduled to be in use by 2020. Up to 240 wind turbines will make up the wind farm and construction began in 2016. In 2018, work is expected to start on the offshore construction.

    For Hornsea Three, Dong Energy expect to apply for planning consent in 2018 with construction work beginning some years after if it gets approval.

    When Hornsea Three is built, it will be the largest wind farm yet, with the capacity to power 2 million homes and producing 2.4 gigawatts of energy.

    DONG Energy’s commitment to green energy

    The Danish-based energy firm is already responsible for the operation of six wind farms in the United Kingdom. It has pledged billions in investment towards green energy in the UK and there are plans to build several more windfarms in the coming years.

    The North of England is set to benefit from £5.4 billion of investment into windfarms by 2019. This will result in four more windfarms for the North, including one at Burbo Bank and another in Barrow.

  • World’s largest windfarm gets government approval

    The world’s largest wind farm has been given government approval. The Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, granted planning consent for the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, which will be situated off the coast of Yorkshire.

    An application to gain consent for the building of the windfarm was made in January 2015. The development consent order was recently approved by the Energy Secretary and gives permission for all aspects of the project. Once complete, Hornsea Two will have more than 300 wind turbines and create 1800 MW of electricity

    Greg Clark said the project was “fundamental” to the government’s commitment to an affordable and secure energy system.

    Commenting on the announcement, Brent Cheshire, County Chairman for DONG Energy UK, stated:

    "Development consent for Hornsea Project Two is very welcome. We have already invested £6 billion in the UK, and Hornsea Project Two provides us with another exciting development opportunity in offshore wind.

     "Hornsea Project Two is a huge potential infrastructure project which could provide enough green energy to power 1.6 million UK homes. A project of this size will help in our efforts to continue reducing the cost of electricity from offshore wind and shows our commitment to investing in the UK."

    Hornsea One and Three

    Dong Energy has already secured the project rights for Hornsea One and for Hornsea Project Three.

    Hornsea One, which will have the capacity to fuel up to 1 million homes, is scheduled to be in use by 2020. Up to 240 wind turbines will make up the wind farm and construction began in 2016. In 2018, work is expected to start on the offshore construction.

    For Hornsea Three, Dong Energy expect to apply for planning consent in 2018 with construction work beginning some years after if it gets approval.

    When Hornsea Three is built, it will be the largest wind farm yet, with the capacity to power 2 million homes and producing 2.4 gigawatts of energy.

    DONG Energy’s commitment to green energy

    The Danish-based energy firm is already responsible for the operation of six wind farms in the United Kingdom. It has pledged billions in investment towards green energy in the UK and there are plans to build several more windfarms in the coming years.

    The North of England is set to benefit from £5.4 billion of investment into windfarms by 2019. This will result in four more windfarms for the North, including one at Burbo Bank and another in Barrow.

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