Joint venture buys island wind farm

Lewis Wind Power (LWP), a joint venture between Amec Foster Wheeler and EDF Energy Renewables, has bought the Uisenis wind farm project on the Isle of Lewis from Eishken Estate.

The 45-turbine 162MW Uisenis project is just 20km away from LWP’s 36-turbine 180MW Stornoway wind farm project.

EDF said the combined 342MW capacity of the two projects was a “crucial” part of building the case for building an interconnector between Lewis and mainland Scotland.

Eishken Estate wants to develop a pumped storage hydro project to support the wind farm.

> Read EDF's announcement

Good Energy sees 72% rise in earnings

Earnings at Good Energy climbed to £6.2 million in the six months to 30 June, compared with £3.6m in the first half of 2015.

The London-listed company said the increased profits reflected the sale of the Wrotham Heath solar farm and an improved margin in its supply business.

Revenues rose by 40% to £45.6m.

> See Good Energy's statement

InfraStrata increases stake in storage project

InfraStrata, the London-listed oil explorer and gas storage developer, has increased its stake in its Islandmagee Storage joint-venture from 65% to 90%.

Moyle Energy Investments, a subsidiary of Mutual Energy, has retained the remaining 10% stake.

The joint venture is developing a gas storage facility in Northern Ireland.

> View InfraStrata's statement

London named 5th most sustainable city

Design consultancy Arcadis has ranked London as the world’s fifth most-sustainable city in its 2016 Sustainable Cities Index.

Zurich topped the table, followed by Singapore, Stockholm and Vienna.

Edinburgh finished 13th in the rankings, with Birmingham in at 31st position, Glasgow at 36th and Leeds at 38th.

> Download the index

Wind farm seabed work completed

Ecosse Subsea Systems has cleared more than 3,000 boulders from the seabed off the coast of Norfolk and Lincolnshire for Dong Energy’s Race Bank offshore wind farm.

The £5 million contract was Ecosse’s second with Dong following the clearance of the seabed for its Westermost Rough project.

Race Bank will consist of 91, 6MW turbines and will generate enough electricity to power more than 500,000 homes.

> See Ecosse Subsea Systems' statement