Brexit has “got in the way” of the UK collaborating on a major North Sea wind “island” complex, according to one of the project’s main partners. Nico Van Dooran, director of new business at the Port of Rotterdam, was speaking last week at an industry webinar hosted by Aberdeen’s Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC). The Port is one of the main partners in the North Sea Wind Power Hub (NSWPH), a bid by German, Dutch and Danish firms to build an island or series of interconnected islands to supply a substantial part of Europe’s future sustainable power.
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A major new offshore windfarm near Skegness has moved to the next stage, installing more than 15 miles of cables under the sea to connect it to land. A video shows the thick cables, which span between two offshore substation platforms, which are connected to the turbines, and Anderby Creek on the Lincolnshire coast being unloaded from the back of a huge ship. The connection between the Triton Knoll development offshore sites is a major milestone in the project, which is estimated to have cost between £3bn and £4bn in total once completed.
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The next stage of work on world’s largest offshore windfarm is expected to receive the go ahead from the secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Alok Sharma but not until December. Sharma’s intent to green light the Hornsea Project Three offshore windfarm in the North Sea, off the Yorkshire Coast, was revealed in a letter sent to project promoter Ørsted last week. However, the final decision has been delayed until details of environmental compensation proposals have been submitted. Ørsted has until 30 September to submit the additional information regarding the project that could meet the demand from 2M homes in the UK when complete with a 2.4GW capacity. The 696km2 area where the proposed windfarm will be located, lies to the east of the first two phases of the project.
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