Gaelectric gets go ahead for £18m wind farm

Gaelectric, the Irish renewable energy company, has received planning approval for a £18m windfarm development at Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

Expansion planned for Scottish wind farm

Europe's largest onshore wind farm, in East Renfrewshire, is set for a massive expansion.

Work gets underway on Cornwall wind farm

Contractor Dean & Dyball has started construction work on a £12m wind farm scheme in Cornwall- the largest wind farm project in the south west.

Costain forms offshore windfarm JV

Costain has teamed up with Hochtief and Arup to form a joint venture developing offshore wind farms.

Three chosen for £700m deal to link wind farms to grid

Balfour Beatty Capital, Macquarie Capital Group and Transmission Capital Partners have been named as preferred bidders by energy regulator Ofgem to own and operate the first £700m worth of transmission links to seven offshore wind farms.

£2bn windfarm to be built in Wales

Energy firm RWE has announced that construction work will start next year on a £2bn windfarm off the coast of Wales after the government gave planning permission to the project.

Green light for wind farm expansions

Expansions to offshore wind farm sites around the coast of England have been given the green light by the Crown Estate.

New player in UK wind power market

Business Secretary Lord Mandelson today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe (MPSE) which intends to invest up to £100m in an offshore wind turbine project in the UK.

Blackwell takes Clyde wind farm

SSE Renewables has appointed Blackwell as the main contractor for the South Section of the Clyde Wind Farm.

Wind farm bids announced

Successful bids for nine new offshore wind farm licences within UK waters have been announced.

£100m Welsh wind farm scrapped

Plans to build a £100m offshore wind farm in the Bristol Channel off the south coast of Wales have been scrapped.

Repower wins Scottish wind farm contract

REpower AG Systems has won the first onshore wind farm contract tendered by EDF Energy Renewables.

CBI: swap wind for nuclear

The CBI is calling for a significant shift in the direction of UK energy policy.

Wind farm restrictions lifted

The government's new generation of wind farms offers a huge business opportunity for British firms, according to the energy minister.

World's largest offshore windfarm to be built in Kent

Plans to create the world's largest offshore wind farm 12 miles off the Kent coast have been given the green light.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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