RWE Newsletter November


RWE targets £multi-billion investments by 2030 to deliver UK net zero ambitions

RWE AG CEO Markus Krebber took part in the Global Investment Summit in London which brought together leaders of the UK’s most significant investors in order to encourage further investment into UK green growth initiatives. RWE reaffirmed its commitment to the UK by stating the company has the potential to increase overall investment of around £15billion by 2030
World’s first: RWE builds wind turbines on a sea dike dam in the Netherlands  

The Oostpolderdijk Wind Farm in the Dutch province of Groningen will consist of three turbines. This is the first time that such a project has been undertaken. Due to limited space at the site of the dike a climbing crane is being used to install the top turbine components. So far, the foundations and the lowest turbine components of the wind turbines have already been built.

RWE successfully completes onshore construction works for Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm

This follows hot on the heels of the final Turbine installation in September.
The works, which commenced in September 2018, involved laying 57km of 220kV underground cable from the project’s landfall location near Anderby Creek to the newly constructed Triton Knoll Onshore Substation near Bicker Fen. A further 1.8km of 400kV cabling was installed to allow connection into the UK national grid at the existing National Grid Bicker Fen Substation.

RWE tests world’s first recyclable wind turbine blade at its offshore wind farm Kaskasi

The 81-meter long blades are the first of their kind, and will enable the recycling of the composite parts into new products at the end of their lifecycle, helping to pave the way towards the full recyclability of wind turbines. For RWE, Kaskasi will be instrumental in testing the world’s first recyclable blade under operational conditions from 2022 onwards.

RWE invests in new Grimsby Hub operations & maintenance base

RWE, is to make a major strategic commitment to the UK’s east coast with the creation of a state-of-the-art operations hub at Grimsby’s Royal Dock. The new ‘Grimsby Hub’ facility will expand the existing Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm base and will be the home for RWE’s specialist team for major component exchanges and offshore repairs.

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RWE’s Markinch CHP Biomass Plant implements additional noise reduction technology

RWE has invested £200,000 on new noise abatement technology for its Markinch Power Station in Fife.
RWE identified a material that can act as an acoustic jacket around the Generator and the installation was fitted during the first half of 2021. The technology is fitted externally therefore the station’s operations were not impacted. Following a series of noise performance tests on and offsite by an external specialist, results confirm that the insulation has significantly reduced the low frequency tonal noise.

Triton Knoll installs its final turbine

Triton Knoll has installed 90 turbines, marking a significant stage in the project’s construction. The last of the state-of-the-art Vestas 9.5 megawatts (MW) turbines was erected in October, ensuring the project remains on track to complete turbine commissioning in 2021 and achieve final project completion in 2022.

RWE’s Sofia windfarm launches educational resources with Tees Valley Education

RWE has joined forces with Tees Valley Education (TVE), a Teesside primary school trust to launch a series of educational resources to teach students about renewable energy, and to prepare for the North East’s predicted growth as one of the UK’s leading offshore wind energy hubs

RWE officially inaugurates Glen Noe Hydro Scheme

The 2MW Glen Noe Hydro Scheme, is located within the Glen Noe Estate, near Loch Etive in the west of Scotland.
Construction of the Powerhouse, 3km of buried pipeline and three intake weirs for the run-of-river scheme commenced in 2019. Grid connection was finalized in January this year, with commissioning successfully completed the following month.

RWE is ready to support the UK’s Hydrogen Strategy

RWE, welcomed the publication of the UK Hydrogen Strategy. The strategy and launch of consultations is a huge step forward and RWE encourages the Government to set even more ambitious targets to facilitate the UK’s hydrogen economy.

RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

RWE has confirmed its participation in the ScotWind seabed leasing round process, as it looks to expand its global offshore wind portfolio. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round, managed by Crown Estate Scotland, which aims to enable up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind farms to be constructed in the country’s coastal waters.