Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:25:00 +0100
Construction complete ahead of schedule at Sommette wind farm, France
Working as owner’s engineer for John Laing Group plc, Natural Power has successfully completed the construction phase of the Sommette wind farm in Picarde, Northern France. Total installed capacity for the Sommette wind farm is 21.6 MW from nine Nordex N117/2400 turbines, each with capacity of 2.4 MW. The project benefits from a 15-year feed in tariff.Baptiste Durand, Construction Manager at Natural Power in France, said: “Sommette wind farm is a typical French project, where...
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:13:00 +0100
Irish expansion continues at Natural Power
Renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has appointed three new team members at its Dublin office. Keara O’ Shea has joined the geotech team as a geographical engineer, Kathryn Oliver has joined as an environmental consultant in the ecology team and Marc McLoughlin has joined as business development manager. The business is also currently recruiting for a further role in its Irish planning team. Marc Lamphiere, Natural Power’s Country Director in Ireland, said: “We’re...
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:25:00 +0100
Prysmian will invest in a new laying vessel for submarine cables
Fully operational by 2020, it will be the most advanced and capable cable layer in the marketMilan, 14 March 2018 - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, announces an investment in excess of €170 million in a new cutting-edge cable laying vessel. This strategic asset will bolster Prysmian’s turnkey approach, under which it delivers end-to-end EPCI projects, from engineering, manufacturing and installation to full monitoring and diagnostic services. In...
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0100
Natural Power doubles up on wind farm acquisitions for Greenbacker
Natural Power provided technical due diligence reviews on behalf of Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co. LLC on two recent wind plant acquisitions, Georgia Mountain Wind Farm in Vermont, and Wagner Wind in California.The independent evaluations included turbine technology reviews, turbine, blade and BOP inspections as well as review of key contracts including PPAs and turbine service agreements, as well as technical assessments of operational performance at both plants. Natural Power’s experts also estimated O&M costs for...
Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:18:00 +0100
e-BO Enterprises chooses EdgeCentrix technology for offshore LTE networks
Edge intelligence specialist enables ‘broadband experience’ for offshore networksCamberley, UK 15 February 2018 Quortus today announces a collaboration with e-BO Enterprises, a Belgian provider of smart content distribution platforms, network operation services, secure cloud computing solutions and network infrastructure, to enable LTE voice and data solutions for offshore wind farms.The companies’ jointly developed solution is already commercially deployed in two North Sea wind farm installations, where it provides reliable, ubiquitous wireless voice and data coverage,...
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:48:00 +0100
Turbine tip extension offers energy output boost
Natural Power recently provided planning support and conducted structural assessments as part of a retro-fit blade tip extension pilot project for Siemens Gamesa’s fleet of 2.3MW onshore wind turbines at Fred.Olsen Renewables’ Crystal Rig II site in the Scottish Borders. It is expected that the tip extensions of 2.55m will achieve an annual energy production boost of up to 10%. Shane Bermingham, Engineering Design Lead at Natural Power, said: “As we move to a subsidy...
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:47:00 +0100
Consent for Pant y Maen Wind Farm
Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has secured consent on behalf of Pany y Maen Wind Ltd for a seven turbine site in Denbighshire, North Wales. The initial application was refused by Denbighshire County Council on the grounds of landscape and visual impact, impact on local dwellings and on the historic environment, however the decision was appealed, and the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs agreed that the benefits of the...
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:26:00 +0100
Dynamic cable to connect Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm in the UK
Project marks Prysmian entry into floating offshore wind farm sectorMilan, 24 January 2018 - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a new contract by Cobra Wind International Ltd to provide the cable system to connect the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind Farm to mainland UK.This is the Group’s first cable project for a floating offshore wind farm which foresees the design and supply of two export cables...
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:11:00 +0100
Natural Power completes ROC project no 8 for Airvolution Energy
Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of Airvolution Energy (‘Airvolution’) for its commissioning of Kinegar Wind Farm in the Scottish Borders, making it the eighth renewable obligation certificate (ROC) and Feed in Tariff (FiT) due diligence project delivered for Airvolution. Gregory Dudziak, Due Diligence Lead at Natural Power, said: “We have worked for Airvolution for the past three years, and were delighted to complete this due diligence...
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:31:00 +0100
Natural Power appoints Head of Offshore
Nancy McLean has been appointed to the role of Head of Offshore to lead Natural Power’s offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally. Nancy previously held the role of Principal Environmental Consultant in Natural Power’s Planning and Environment department and in her new position she will report direct to Pieter D’haen, Commercial Director. Nancy joined Natural Power in 2003 and has been specialising in offshore renewables for the last eight...
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:35:00 +0100
Prysmian Group at Wind Europe Annual Event 2017
The Group is ready to launch a new monitoring and maintenance service for a complete and effective management of subsea cable faultsTurn-key cable solutions, project engineering, state-of-the-art cable technologies and asset management services on displayMilan, 27 November 2017 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will exhibit its extended portfolio of products and services at the Wind Europe Annual Event 2017 in Amsterdam from 28th to 30th November (RAI...
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:22:00 +0100
Natural Power advises on Europe's largest single-site onshore wind farm – Markbygden, Sweden
Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has completed due diligence on behalf of GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Green Investment Group Limited (Green Investment Group), part of Macquarie Group (Macquarie) for the acquisition of the 650-MW Markbygden ETT onshore wind farm in Northern Sweden, which reached financial close on 7th November 2017. Neil Marshall, Due Diligence Project Manager at Natural Power, said: “It has been a privilege to have played a...
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:40:00 +0100
Natural Power names HSEQ lead
Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has appointed David Armour as its Head of HSEQ. This wide ranging role includes leading the health, safety, environmental and quality team that provides support and advice to both the company internally and to its clients internationally. David also has responsibility for developing and implementing the HSEQ strategy across Natural Power, maintaining the ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations and ensuring the organisation carries out its...
Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:38:00 +0100
Natural Power expands US team
Natural Power’s North American team continues to expand with the appointment of Evan Osler to the role of Business Development Manager.He joins from NRG Systems where he was the Senior Technical Lead for remote sensing products. He is a wind energy expert with professional experience in a range of roles including project development consulting, preconstruction and operational wind and energy assessment, and leading-edge equipment sales and marketing. Evan said: “Natural Power’s technical expertise in renewable...
Natural Power selected for DONG turbine inspections
Following a successful tender process, Natural Power has been selected to deliver turbine blade inspection services on behalf of DONG Energy at wind farms in the UK, Denmark and Germany. Craig Gordon, Global Head of Inspections at Natural Power, said: “As an independent provider, we can offer a cost effective and flexible service when it comes to turbine inspections. Selected for our ability to deliver best practice and operational efficiency, we are delighted to be...
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