E.ON: Rampion Offshore Wind Farm achieves its final phase

17/03/2017 11:30 Wind


The first from 116 wind turbines was installed last week at E.On's Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, marking the beginning of the last phase of the project launched in the English Channel, nearby Sussex.

Each turbine has 262 feet and has a weight of approx. 220 tons.


The offshore cabling work will continue during spring. Onshore construction of the operations and maintenance (O&M) base at Newhaven Port will start in March.


The 400 MW wind project received support from UK Green Investment Bank plc and Canadian energy company Enbridge.


Once operational, the wind farm will deliver electricity to about 347,000 homes a year, which is around half the homes in Sussex.


By 2018, the wind farm is planned to be completely functional.


UK - first coal-power free day in over a century, according to National Grid

24/04/2017 16:29:00

Britain is set for its first day without electricity production from coal-fired power stations since the country's industrial revolution in the 19th century, as stated by power grid operator National Grid on Friday.


Russia: Novatek will increase gas resources to preserve output, stabilize market share

24/04/2017 11:09:00

Novatek, Russia's biggest non-state natural gas producer, is seeking to increase its resource base to keep gas production and maintain stable its domestic market share, as stated on Friday by Leonid Mikhelson, the manager of the company.


Daily (24.04.2017): U.S. crude settled below $50 for first time in 2 weeks

24/04/2017 10:27:00

Oil prices fell over 2 percent on Friday, marking the biggest weekly drop in over a month on rising proof that U.S. production and inventory growth were counterbalancing OPEC's efforts to limit the global crude glut. Brent futures settled down $1.03, or 2%, at $51.96 a barrel. U.S. crude futures ended the session down 2.2 %, or $1.09 at $49.62 a barrel.