Detailed field data on the behaviour of harbour porpoise in response to underwater noise has been collected for the first time as part of an ambitious international project to better understand the impacts of wind farm construction on the North Sea harbour porpoise population.
The first consent order for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank in the North Sea has been granted today – making it the largest renewable energy development ever to receive planning consent in the UK.
The six-month examination of the Dogger Bank Teesside A&B development consent order application by the Planning Inspectorate has concluded today (Thursday 5 February).
Forewind's initiative to use remotvely operated aerial vehicles to carry out bolt and structural inspections on its two meteorological masts has been named as a finalist in this year's Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award 2015, with voting now open to choose the winning entry.
Forewind is one of five international offshore wind energy developers to jointly initiate an ambitious research programme into how the harbour porpoise population in the North Sea is likely to be affected by the construction of offshore wind farms.
Forewind’s 3D computer generated simulation of the proposed Dogger Bank offshore development can now be downloaded by anyone with a keen interest in visualising, or navigating through, the wind farms.
Forewind has started a consultation on two minor proposed changes to the development consent order application for Dogger Bank Teesside A&B.
The hearings for the examination of the development consent order application for the proposed Dogger Bank Teesside A&B wind farms will start this month (Tuesday, October 14).
The six-month examination of the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development consent order application by the Planning Inspectorate concludes today (Monday 18 August).
The Planning Inspectorate's preliminary meeting which starts the six-month examination phase for Dogger Bank Teesside A&B will be held next month (Tuesday, August 5) in Redcar.
Organisations and individuals interested in participating in the examination phase of the Dogger Bank Teesside A&B offshore wind development proposals have a month today to register their interest.
A 3D computer generated simulation of the proposed Dogger Bank offshore development has been produced to help offshore authorities understand what vessels and rescue helicopters will see once it is constructed.
Forewind has appointed Tarald Gjerde as its new General Manager and as Project Director of the Dogger Bank Zone.
The Planning Inspectorate today accepted offshore wind developer, Forewind’s second development consent order application for the Dogger Bank Zone.
Forewind submitted its development consent order application for the 2.4 GW Dogger Bank Teesside A&B offshore wind energy proposal to the Planning Inspectorate today.
Forewind, in agreement with The Crown Estate has revised the current development potential for the total capacity of the wind energy projects in the Dogger Bank Zone from 9 gigawatts (GW) to 7.2 GW.
The Planning Inspectorate's preliminary meeting which starts the six-month examination phase for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck will be held next week (Tuesday, February 18) in Hull.
Forewind chairman Charles Hendry MP has been announced as the Programme Ambassador for RenewableUK's Global Offshore Wind 2014 conference and exhibition.
Consultation responses on the proposals for Forewind's 2.4 GW wind energy development, Dogger Bank Teesside A & B are due next week (Friday, 20 December).
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has given its unanimous support to the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind energy development proposals.
Forewind contractor VolkerInfra will carry out a borehole survey this month near the site where the Dogger Bank Teesside A & B and Dogger Bank Teesside C & D export cables are proposed to come to shore.
The public consultation events being held as part of Forewind’s consultation on the proposed 2.4GW Dogger Bank Teesside A & B development will start this Friday (November 22).
Teachers from 13 schools in the North East have been selected to take part in an innovative education programme where they will use interactive lessons and workshops to raise student awareness about career opportunities in offshore wind energy.
Forewind Chairman Charles Hendry MP introduced the Share Fair session at last week's RenewableUK 2013 Annual Conference in Birmingham and emphasised the need for UK companies to take advantage of the offshore wind energy industry's supply chain opportunities.
The final phase of pre-application consultation for Forewind’s second stage of offshore wind energy development, Dogger Bank Teesside A & B begins on Monday (November 4).
The final survey needed for offshore wind energy developer Forewind to complete its planned applications for the development of the Dogger Bank Zone begins this week.
Forewind has launched a consultation process on an ornithology addendum (relating to the cumulative and in-combination assessment) for the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development consent order application.
Registration is now open for organisations and individuals who wish to become registered parties in relation to the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development consent order application.
The Planning Inspectorate today accepted Forewind’s development consent order application for the first stage of offshore wind energy development on the Dogger Bank Zone.
Forewind’s second of two planned meteorological masts was erected at Dogger Bank during the weekend using the innovative suction installed Bucket Foundation and a “human free” technique for the steel tower placement.
Teachers from Hull, East Riding and Teesside schools are being sought to become wind energy champions as Forewind launches the next stage of its innovative education initiative, Champions for Wind.
After more than three years of surveys, research, consultation and reporting, Forewind has submitted its application for a Development Consent Order for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck to the Planning Inspectorate.
More than 2000 students from Hull, East Riding and Teesside secondary schools have now gained an insight into the career opportunities offered by the offshore wind industry after the completion of the second year of Champions for Wind initiative.
The final statutory consultation phase for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck is complete and feedback from it has already been included into the development proposals.
The latest seabed survey contract award by Forewind means the consortium's spend on offshore surveys, primarily carried out by UK contractors, is almost £45 million.
Consultation responses on Forewind’s proposals for its first wind energy development, Dogger Bank Creyke Beck are due in just over two weeks (Tuesday, 11 June).
A case study on the fact the Dogger Bank meteorological mast project, the first in the UK to use a “human-free” technique to place the lattice tower of the mast on top of the awaiting foundation, is now on the website.
Forewind invites Teesside residents and members of the public interested to learn more about the Dogger Bank Teesside offshore wind development to a series of one-to-one discussions (Friday 17 and Saturday 18, May).
An onshore geotechnical survey near the proposed landfall location for the Dogger Bank Teesside export cables, between Redcar and Marske-by-the-Sea, will be carried out next week (starting Tuesday, April 16).
The latest edition of Dogger Bank News has been published today, and is now available online.
The Dogger Bank offshore wind zone is proving to be a site for innovation as a new and safer installation technique has been used to lift Forewind’s initial meteorological mast tower on top of the innovative suction-installed bucket foundation.
Specialist contractors working for Forewind will drill three boreholes near the proposed landfall location for the Dogger Bank Creyke Beck export cables this week to understand the soil strata and geotechnical information of the site.
Forewind's practice run-through approach to offshore surveys has been named as runner-up in the RenewableUK and The Crown Estate, Renewable Energy Health and Safety Award for 2013.
Forewind has today announced the appointment of former Energy Minister Charles Hendry MP as its new chairman.
Forewind’s second stage of offshore wind development, Dogger Bank Teesside, will be divided into two separate Development Consent Order (DCO) applications, each for two offshore wind projects.
Forewind has announced the project boundaries of the first four offshore wind farm projects to be developed in the Round 3 Dogger Bank Zone.
More than 20 community representatives from Redcar and Cleveland were updated on the progress of the Dogger Bank Teesside offshore wind development by wind farm consortium, Forewind last week in Eston, Middlesbrough.
Forewind will this week host the third meeting of the community working group that has been established to assist with the siting of the onshore electricity infrastructure for the proposed Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind development.
Ten teachers from Teesside schools are set to become offshore wind energy “champions” having been selected to take part in a careers education initiative to boost local young people’s interest in pursuing opportunities in the expanding industry.
The new 132m jack-up vessel Brave Tern, which will install both of Forewind's meteorological masts on Dogger Bank, has been completed and is now on her way to the Harland & Wolff fabrication plant in Belfast.
Lord Deben has resigned from his role as chairman of Forewind following his appointment as the new chairman of the government's climate change advisory body, Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Teesside secondary school students are set to benefit from a careers education initiative announced by Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, working in partnership with the Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA).
Forewind has now published its second annual review, covering the progress made with the development of the Dogger Bank Zone in the 12 month period from May 2011 until June 2012.
More than 600 students from Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire have gained an insight into the range of the career opportunities in the growing offshore wind industry, following the completion of the first stage of the teacher-led careers initiative, Champions for Wind.
After two and a half years of ongoing aerial and vessel operations, Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind zone, has concluded the first phase of the most comprehensive offshore bird and marine mammal survey ever undertaken.
The second meeting of the community working group established to assist Forewind with the siting of the electricity infrastructure for the proposed Dogger Bank Creyke Beck development will be held in Cottingham this week.
The landfall location for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck – the site the electricity cable from the wind farm comes to shore – has been finalised following surveys, research and feedback from stakeholders.
Forewind has signed connection agreements with National Grid for three further 1GW grid connections, adding to the 3GW signed since the zone was awarded in early-2010.
Representatives from parish councils, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and community groups will be invited to take part in a working group aimed at assisting Forewind, developer of the proposed Dogger Bank Creyke Beck offshore wind farm projects, with the siting of its electricity infrastructure near Cottingham.
Yorkshire secondary school students are set to benefit from a careers education initiative announced by Forewind working in partnership with the Humberside Engineering Training Association (HETA).
Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank Zone, potentially the world’s largest wind energy project, announces its first community consultation events to present proposals for its first development: Dogger Bank Creyke Beck.
Forewind, development partner for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone, potentially the world’s largest wind energy project, has signed an agreement with National Grid for two 1GW grid connections potentially located in Teesside.
The Forewind consortium will employ an innovative new foundation design concept next year when it installs two meteorological masts on the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm zone.
A laser wind-profiling instrument to provide measured wind data for the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm development has been deployed by Forewind on a gas platform 125 kilometres from shore.