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  • 15 January 2024
    Floating Wind, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain, Wind Turbines

    The world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, the 30 MW Hywind Scotland, officially entered the operations and maintenance (O&M) phase in October 2017. After a little over six years of operation, the wind farm’s Siemens Gamesa wind turbines are now due for some major maintenance work. While offshore wind farms undergo turbine maintenance work more than […]

  • 4 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Supply Chain

    Wood Thilsted has signed a five-year framework agreement with Equinor for turbine foundations engineering. The framework agreement covers engineering studies (feasibility, concept, pre-FEED, and FEED), general engineering support, and specialist studies. It also includes detailed engineering and management of project contractors. “We are delighted to be appointed onto this framework agreement with one of our […]

  • 15 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Cables, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Jobs & Recruitment, Outlook & Strategy, Ports & Logistics, Transition

    Japan-headquartered Sumitomo Electric has kicked off the construction of its subsea cable factory in Scotland, set to supply critical elements for the reinforcement of the UK electricity transmission grid and for connecting renewable energy production facilities to the grid. Sumitomo Electric held the groundbreaking ceremony together with its subsidiary Sumitomo Electric UK Power Cables on 14 […]

  • 15 May 2024
    Business & Finance, Collaboration, Industry, Outlook & Strategy, Ports & Logistics

    Ports from across Scotland have launched the Scottish Offshore Wind Ports Alliance (SOWPA) which aims to optimise the opportunities from offshore wind. The alliance comprises 13 ports, including Kishorn Port, the Port of Nigg, Ardersier Port, Port of Cromarty Firth, Port of Inverness, and Scrabster Harbour, among several Highland ports. SOWPA is formed by sites […]

  • 22 April 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, have obtained the offshore planning approval for the Green Volt floating wind farm offshore Scotland. With onshore consent announced earlier this month, Green Volt has now received all its planning approvals and remains on track to be the first commercial-scale floating offshore wind […]

  • 14 May 2024
    Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, through their joint venture partnership in Scotland, have submitted an offshore consent application for the proposed 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind farm, one of the 13 projects selected in Scotland’s Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round. The floating wind farm, one of the five INTOG […]

  • 25 January 2024
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Business development, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Planning & Permitting, Research & Development, Supply Chain

    Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf has revealed that three offshore offshore wind projects have been invited to move to Stage 2 of the Strategic Investment Model (SIM) process. The announcement was made at the Scottish Renewables and Offshore Wind Conference in Glasgow. In addition, INTOG offshore wind projects connected to the offshore oil and gas sector will […]

  • 29 November 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed that seven offshore wind projects have signed Exclusivity Agreements as part of the Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas (INTOG) leasing round. The seven projects join the five Innovation projects that secured Exclusivity Agreements earlier this year, bringing the number of INTOG projects to 12 out of the 13 agreements […]

  • 12 March 2024
    Business development, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    The first geotechnical seabed surveys for TotalEnergies and SSE Renewables’ 500 MW Seagreen 1A offshore wind farm in Scotland have been completed. Phase two of the geotechnical works is expected to commence later this year and should take around two weeks to complete. Seagreen 1A lies adjacent to the existing 1,075 MW Seagreen project and […]

  • 29 March 2024
    Business development, Operations & Maintenance

    The ScotWind-joint venture partners behind the Muir Mhòr Offshore Wind Farm project, Vattenfall and Fred. Olsen Seawind, have opened a new strategic hub dedicated to managing the floating offshore wind project. The new office, situated on Glasgow’s Bath Street, will serve as the base for all of Muir Mhòr’s development, consenting, early engineering, and management. […]

  • 19 March 2024
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Research & Development, Supply Chain

    Stromar, a joint venture between Ørsted, BlueFloat Energy, and Renantis, has awarded Sulmara a contract to conduct site characterisation work at the 1 GW floating offshore wind farm in Scotland. For this work, Sulmara will utilise the 60-metre multi-purpose subsea vessel Vos Gorgeous to carry out a geophysical investigation across the proposed wind farm site […]

  • 27 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Supply Chain

    UK-based Ventus Energy has been awarded a contract by SSE Renewables to provide maintenance work on transmission assets for the Seagreen offshore wind farm in Scotland. Throughout the duration of the contract, the company will operate across primary and secondary equipment at the wind farm’s offshore and onshore substations. In addition to substation asset maintenance, […]

  • 19 March 2024
    Authorities, Business development, Floating Wind, Innovation, Technology

    Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has opened the National Floating Wind Innovation Centre (FLOWIC), which is said to be the world’s first dedicated innovation centre for floating offshore wind, in Aberdeen, Scotland. The GBP 9 million (approximately EUR 10.5 million) FLOWIC, located in Aberdeen’s Energy Transition Zone and delivered by ORE Catapult in collaboration with […]

  • 18 April 2024
    Collaboration, Floating Wind, Industry, Infrastructure, Outlook & Strategy, Supply Chain, Transition

    Major South Korean shipbuilder, HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with two Scottish enterprise agencies which is expected to unlock expertise in the design and manufacture of floating offshore wind substructures. Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE) signed the MoU with Hyundai Heavy in Edinburgh, described as a […]

  • 5 March 2024
    Business development, Environment, R&D, Research & Development

    Salamander, a joint venture between Ørsted, Simply Blue Group and Subsea7, has partnered with two Scottish universities to investigate any potential impact of floating offshore wind farms on marine ecosystems. The PREDICT 2.0 initiative forms part of a research programme led by experts at the University of the Highlands and Islands’ (UHI) Environmental Research Institute […]

  • 22 December 2023
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    TotalEnergies has decided to sell a 25.5 per cent equity stake in Seagreen, Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, in a GBP 522 million (about EUR 602 million) deal with Thailand’s national oil and gas company PTTEP. Following this farm down, TotalEnergies retains 25.5 per cent of Seagreen, alongside PTTEP (25.5 per cent), and SSE Renewables […]

  • 7 December 2023
    Authorities, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    East Lothian Council has granted planning permission in principle for SSE Renewables’ proposed Berwick Bank offshore wind farm onshore transmission infrastructure and grid connection at Branxton, south of Dunbar, Scotland. Securing planning consent in principle for the onshore grid network will enable renewable energy generated by the proposed offshore wind farm to be transmitted to […]

  • 4 April 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Onshore Infrastructure, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The Green Volt floating offshore wind farm in Scotland, being developed by Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn, a joint venture between Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, has been granted full onshore planning approval. The developers of the floating offshore wind project submitted the offshore consent application to the Scottish Government Marine Directorate on 20 January 2023 and […]

  • 13 February 2024
    Authorities, Floating Wind, Planning & Permitting

    The BlueFloat Energy and Renantis partnership have submitted a scoping request and Habitats Regulations Assessment screening report to the Marine Directorate for the Broadshore Hub Wind Farm Development Areas in Scotland. The scoping request seeks the Scottish Minister’s opinion on the scope and details of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report. The Broadshore Hub Wind […]

  • 19 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Industry, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Seven companies from the north of Scotland and Orkney have been selected by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult for the first Fit For Offshore Renewables (F4OR) programme in the region. The chosen firms come from a wide range of sectors including engineering, marine renewables, offshore operations and maintenance, and subsea monitoring. The seven selected […]

  • 20 March 2024
    Grid Connection, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy

    Great Britain’s electricity system operator (ESO) has proposed a GBP 58 billion (approximately EUR 68 billion) investment in the electricity grid. The proposal outlines a vision for incorporating an additional 21 GW of offshore wind into the grid by 2035, which would bring the country’s total offshore wind capacity to a potential 86 GW. The […]

  • 5 March 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development, Supply Chain

    COWI has been awarded a contract by Thistle Wind Partners (TWP), a partnership between DEME, Qair, and Aspiravi, to conduct pre-front-end engineering design (FEED) studies for the Ayre and Bowdun offshore wind farms in Scotland. Under the contract, COWI will carry out a Pre-FEED study for TWP’s Ayre and Bowdun offshore wind farms, which are […]

  • 21 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    The Strategic Investment Model (SIM) Working Group of the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC) has selected three projects to move into Stage 2 of its programme. The Port of Cromarty Firth Expansion and the Port of Nigg Deepwater Quay Expansion projects will move into Stage 2 of the SIM programme. The Scottish Government revealed […]

  • 23 November 2023
    Floating Wind, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    UK-based Rovco has completed all survey work on behalf of Flotation Energy and Vårgrønn for the planned Cenos floating offshore wind farm in Scotland. The Cenos floating offshore wind farm is located in the Central North Sea, 200 kilometres off the coast of northeast Scotland. The geo-environmental survey was completed over an area covering approximately […]

  • 6 March 2024
    Floating Wind, Grid Connection, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the 1.4 GW Cenos floating offshore wind project in Scotland are set to run a nearshore survey campaign in March to revalidate data collected in 2017 by NorthConnect, an interconnector project whose infrastructure Cenos planned to use to connect to the grid. Starting on 11 March, the export cable corridor surveys will […]

  • 21 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Business development, Floating Wind, Research & Development

    BayWa r.e. AG has a development portfolio of over 9 GW in floating wind power projects in Italy, underlining its ambition to become an established player in the offshore wind industry, said the company. Integrated into a global offshore wind team, a dedicated offshore project development team has been set up in Rome which is […]