26 Nov '13, 6pm

RWE Scraps Atlantic Array Offshore Wind Farm in UK

These challenges are understood to relate to the seabed of the Bristol Channel, in southwest England, where the wind farm was to have been built. Paul Cowling, director of offshore wind at RWE Innogy, said the decision was not "taken lightly, however given the technological challenges and market conditions, now is not the right time for RWE to continue to progress with this project." (Watch his explanation in the video clip below.) He said RWE would instead "focus on the other less technically challenging offshore projects within our extensive offshore pipeline of up to 5.2 GW" and added that "offshore wind remains one of the strategic objectives for RWE and the U.K. has a major role to play within our portfolio." "The commercial reality means that in the current market conditions, overcoming the technical challenges within The Bristol Channel Zone would be uneconomic for ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2013...

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