Wind farm rejection and wind turbine manufacturers locate suitable ports

Latest wind farm news is that Lincolnshire and the highlands of Scotland both have had objections to more wind farms.

Lincolnshire county council called for a halt to unrestrained wind farm building in the region and 30 turbines have been turned down in the highlands by the Scottish government.

Lincolnshire – Councillors met last week to discuss the council’s position on onshore wind farms and decided that although it was “not opposed to all wind farms”, there existed an overriding concern that the county may have taken more than its fair share of wind farm developments.

Scotland – Energy Minister Fergus Ewing refused to grant planning permission for the proposed development at Spittal Hill, Caithness, saying that the impact on the landscape and nearby homes would be too great.
Spittal Hill Windfarm wants to erect 30 turbines on the site, most of which would be 110 metres-high.

No more wind turbine farms in Lincolnshire

Scottish government rejects Highlands wind farm

However in better news it is reported that two energy wind turbine manufacturers have found suitable ports for there turbines to be shipped.

A Norfolk location is the place for the construction and operation of the Sheringham Shoal offshore wind farm, Wells Harbour is the location. This will support crew, workboats and construction.

Wells Harbour for wind turbine manufacturer

The port of Hull was chosen by Lincs wind farm Ltd to be its logistics base where they hope to turn it into the premier UK offshore hub.

Port of Hull for wind farm hub

A 30 percent cut in the cost of producing electricity from offshore wind farms is possible in the UK by the end of this decade, helping it compete with cheaper power from onshore wind or biomass, two separate reports showed on Wednesday (Reuters).

Meanwhile the UK will see cheaper wind energy by 2020.

Elsewhere Outland Energy Services Awarded Services Contract by Consumers Energy for 100 MW Wind Farm.
/PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Consumers Energy has awarded Outland Energy Services a service contract to provide construction/commissioning-period support, and operations, maintenance, and remote monitoring services at the 100.8 MW Lake Winds Energy Project in Mason County, Michigan. The project is comprised of fifty-six Vestas V100 1.8 MW wind turbines and is expected to begin commercial operation in October, 2012.

Outland energy contract wind farm news

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