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  • 30 May 2023
    Environment, R&D

    Equinor and Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) have completed a pilot study using environmental DNA (eDNA) to monitor the biodiversity and abundance of marine life in waters around the 30 MW Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind farm. The pilot study took place in August 2021, at Equinor’s Hywind Scotland offshore wind farm, located 25 kilometres east […]

  • 14 June 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    France-based DORIS has been awarded a Master Services Framework Agreement by Equinor to provide the Norwegian company with Owner’s Engineering services. Under the five-year agreement, DORIS will deliver services to Equinor for its offshore wind and low-carbon projects across three main areas: the provision of personnel through secondments; the completion of studies, reviews, and verifications, […]

  • 26 July 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy

    Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) has been awarded a global master services agreement (MSA) by Equinor to provide owner’s engineering, technical, and advisory services to support the development of Equinor’s offshore wind and low to zero carbon solutions. The MSA is valid for a period of five years, with the option to be extended up to […]

  • 31 March 2023
    Authorities, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics

    The UK Government has announced that up to GBP 160 million in grant funding will be made available for certain investments for the floating offshore wind sector. The Department of Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) has established the Floating Offshore Wind Manufacturing Investment Scheme (FLOWMIS) to distribute GBP 160 million in funding to support […]

  • 10 July 2023
    Business development, Environment, Grid Connection, Infrastructure, Innovation, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, R&D, Technology

    Semco Maritime is expecting the first floating offshore substation to happen by 2030, however, there are still some challenges to overcome before this becomes a reality, according to Jacob Øbo Sørensen, Senior Vice President for Renewables at the Danish company. Semco Maritime, together with ISC Consulting Engineers, Aalborg University, Energy Cluster Denmark, and Inocean, secured […]

  • 5 September 2023
    Green Hydrogen, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Power-to-X

    New and existing offshore wind farms could help generate large amounts of green hydrogen and support the UK and EU meet their net zero targets, if the necessary infrastructure can be put in place, according to a new report commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland. The “Commercial Models for Future Hydrogen Production” report, written by Xodus […]

  • 17 August 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power and Ocean Winds, a joint venture between Engie and EDP Renewables, have partnered to develop a second ScotWind site of 500 MW east of Shetland, expanding the overall footprint of the Arven offshore wind farm to 2.3 GW. Arven comprises two sites, namely a 1.8 GW project east of the Shetland Islands, […]

  • 21 September 2023
    Collaboration, Contracts & Tenders, Outlook & Strategy, Ports & Logistics, Supply Chain

    Scotland’s Lerwick Port Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ESB to provide support for the development and operation of a major floating offshore wind farm. The agreement, the first of this kind for Lerwick Port Authority, commits both organisations to work together to develop port solutions for delivering the offshore development and […]

  • 3 August 2023
    Authorities, Floating Wind

    After selecting 33 offshore wind projects through the ScotWind and Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas (INTOG) leasing rounds, the Scottish government is now revising its original Sectoral Marine Plan (SMP) for offshore wind as part of its iterative plan review process and working on an SMP for INTOG. The final Sectoral Marine Plans are […]

  • 10 May 2023
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    ESB will acquire a 24.5 per cent interest in Northland Power’s ScotWind projects, the fixed-bottom offshore wind farm Spiorad na Mara and the floating wind project Havbredey. Northland will retain 75.5 per cent in each project and continue to lead their development, construction, and operation. The companies have signed definitive agreements on ESB’s purchase of […]

  • 4 August 2023
    Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy

    The Scottish Government has signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Brittany, a region in France, relating to the offshore wind industry. With this cooperation agreement, the Government said it aims to strengthen Scotland’s position as a leader in Europe’s offshore renewables industry. The MoU will provide Scottish companies with opportunities to capitalise and […]

  • 19 April 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry

    Ørsted and the infrastructure division of Spanish Acciona have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore options for floating wind foundations, including using carbon-neutral materials and industrialising the fabrication of concrete foundations. Under the MoU, the two companies’ focus will be on the use of carbon-neutral bio-cement, bio-concrete, and other materials and solutions, with […]

  • 22 May 2023
    Authorities, Innovation, Wind Farm Update

    All five innovation projects selected in Scotland’s INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) leasing round have now signed exclusivity agreements with Crown Estate Scotland, which allows the developers to start offshore wind development work while Marine Scotland’s planning process for the INTOG Sectoral Marine Plan (INTOG SMP) is completed. The INTOG leasing round has three key […]

  • 22 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The final turbine has been installed at Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, Seagreen, off the coast of Angus. The work was carried out by Cadeler’s wind farm installation vessel Wind Orca, which replaced its sister vessel Wind Osprey in April 2022. Many of the wind turbines are installed in a water depth of more than […]

  • 17 April 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Fugro is set to deploy its Seawatch floating LiDAR, surface metocean equipment buoys and seabed landers at the offshore site in Scotland where ScottishPower Renewables plans to build its 2 GW MachairWind offshore wind farm, with seabed surveys scheduled to start this summer. Using the Forth Warrior vessel, this month, Fugro will install the equipment at two […]

  • 24 March 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Industry, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, R&D, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    Crown Estate Scotland has selected 13 out of a total of 19 applications with a combined capacity of around 5.5 GW in the world’s first leasing round designed to enable offshore wind energy to directly supply offshore oil and gas platforms. INTOG (Innovation and Targeted Oil & Gas) leasing aims to attract investment in innovative […]

  • 11 July 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Seaway7 has completed the full engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) cables scope on the Seagreen wind farm offshore Scotland, a joint venture project between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies. The inter-array cable team completed the termination and testing last weekend and the trenching was completed yesterday, said Seaway7. This follows less than six weeks after […]

  • 1 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    100 out of 114 Vestas V164-10 MW wind turbines have been installed at what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm – Seagreen – off the coast of Angus. According to AIS, Cadeler’s wind farm installation vessel Wind Orca is at the offshore construction site 27 kilometres from the coast of Angus where it will […]

  • 21 July 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The first of the 54 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind turbines which will make up the Scottish 450 MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm is now installed, the joint venture between EDF Renewables and ESB said on 21 July. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier’s vessel Blue Tern loaded components of four turbines at the project’s marshalling […]

  • 31 March 2023
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    An application to build the up to 4.1 GW Berwick Bank, the UK’s largest offshore wind farm, capable of providing enough electricity to power more than five million homes, has commenced determination, SSE Renewables said. Located roughly 38 kilometers off the East Lothian coast of Scotland, Berwick Bank is the largest offshore wind farm planning […]

  • 6 April 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Acteon Geo-services brands, TerraSond and Benthic, have been awarded a combined geophysical and geotechnical survey by the BlueFloat Energy and Renantis partnership for its Bellrock and Broadshore offshore wind farms, located northeast of Aberdeen, Scotland. The geophysical scope will involve using the Ocean Fortune, a survey vessel designed specifically for year-round North Sea operations, which […]

  • 12 April 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    The world’s deepest fixed-bottom wind turbine foundation has been installed at what will be Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm – Seagreen – off the coast of Angus. On Friday, 7 April, the jacket foundation was transported to the project site on a barge operated by the main contractor, Seaway 7, where it was met by […]

  • 12 September 2023
    Equipment, Innovation, Market Outlooks, Outlook & Strategy, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has started a series of tank tests of floating wind and wave energy structures at the University of Edinburgh’s FloWave facility to explore the potential benefits the synergy between the two technologies could bring. The tank tests currently being completed by WES use sea states which are representative of one of […]

  • 19 May 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    The BlueFloat Energy and Renantis partnership has signed exclusivity agreements with Crown Estate Scotland to develop its Sinclair and Scaraben innovation projects which will now be part of a phased delivery of the partnership’s Broadshore project. The two 99.5 MW floating offshore wind farms will now be developed as part of a phased delivery of […]

  • 9 August 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind, Research & Development

    Flotation Energy has awarded Rovco a contract to carry out a geo-environmental survey at its planned Cenos floating offshore wind farm, 200 kilometres off the northeast coast of Scotland. Located in the Central North Sea, the 1.4 GW floating offshore wind project will cover approximately 333 square kilometres. For the survey, Rovco will deploy its […]

  • 13 April 2023
    Business development, Contracts & Tenders, Research & Development

    Engineering and design service provider Kent has been awarded a contract by EnBW and BP to carry out pre-Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies for the 2.9 GW Morven offshore wind project in Scotland. The pre-FEED studies, which are expected to last six months, will involve engineering design work that supports key decisions, foundation type, corrosion […]