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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 11 March 2024
    Business development, Floating Wind, Research & Development

    Ramboll has concluded several engineering and advisory studies for Fred. Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall, shareholders of the Muir Mhòr (initially named Mara Mhòr) floating offshore wind project, located off the east coast of Scotland. Ramboll has been involved in the floating offshore wind farm since March 2023, performing feasibility studies related to the mooring 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 February 2024
    Business & Finance, Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting

    ScottishPower Renewables, Iberdrola’s company in the UK, is getting the East Anglia One North and East Anglia Two offshore wind projects ready for the upcoming auction round for Contracts for Difference (CfD). This is according to project updates Iberdrola published as part of its financial results for 2023. Iberdrola says “good progress is being made […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 November 2023
    Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    Preparatory survey work on four new floating offshore wind farms has been completed in the North Sea. Geophysical survey work was completed on BlueFloatEnergy and Renantis Partnership’s ScotWind projects, namely the 900 MW Broadshore project, located 50 kilometres north of Fraserburgh, and the 1.2 GW Bellrock project, located 120 kilometres east of Aberdeen. The partnership […]

  • 2 November 2023
    Business development, Floating Wind, Project Updates, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    A geotechnical survey campaign has been completed at the Ossian floating offshore wind farm site in Scotland. Set to be located across 858 square kilometres of seabed off the east coast of Scotland, the project is a joint venture between SSE Renewables, Marubeni, and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). The site’s seabed is around 72 metres […]

  • 7 November 2023
    Authorities, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The consortium behind the West of Orkney Windfarm, comprising Corio Generation, TotalEnergies, and Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG), has submitted an onshore planning application to the Highland Council for onshore works for the 2 GW offshore wind farm. The onshore application provides detailed information on the proposed cable landfills on the North Caithness coast, the […]

  • 14 November 2023
    Business development, Equipment, Floating Wind, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, Storage, Transition

    Floating assets have long been installed, operated and maintained to support oil and gas (O&G) production. The emerging floating wind sector has specific challenges to overcome, but also opportunities to build strategies informed by O&G experience. Opportunities and challengesThe global offshore floating wind market is expected to soar from 60 MW to more than 25 […]

  • 20 October 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    A Scoping Report and a capacity update have been issued regarding the Spiorad na Mara offshore wind project in Scotland, owned by Northland Power and ESB. Following a recent application to the National Grid Electricity System Operator regarding the grid connection for Spiorad na Mara, it is expected that the potential maximum installed capacity of […]

  • 18 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Supply Chain

    The Scottish Government will invest up to GBP 500 million (approximately EUR 576 million) in the country’s offshore wind supply chain in the next five years, announced Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf on 17 October. Up to GBP 500 million will leverage private investment in ports, manufacturing, and assembly work to support major supply chain […]

  • 4 October 2023
    Fixed-Bottom, Planning & Permitting, Project Updates, Wind Farm Update

    The consortium behind the West of Orkney Windfarm, comprising Corio Generation, TotalEnergies and Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG), has submitted offshore consent applications to Scottish Ministers for the 2 GW offshore wind farm, making this the first ScotWind project to apply for consent. The documentation includes applications under the Electricity Act 1989 and marine licence […]

  • 11 October 2023
    Business development, Ports & Logistics, Research & Development

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has signed an agreement to investigate an area for the development of infrastructure to support offshore wind manufacturing, assembly, and marshalling and green energy on the Cromarty Firth in Scotland, within the Inverness Cromarty Firth Green Freeport. The area, located within the proposed Nigg and Pitcalzean area of the Green Freeport, […]

  • 5 October 2023
    Business & Finance, Industry

    Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has become a shareholder in the Norwegian floating offshore wind technology developer, Odfjell Oceanwind. According to Odfjell Oceanwind, the transaction generates significant capital which will be used to further strengthen the company’s position in floating offshore wind technologies. Odfjell Technology, combined with the Odfjell family’s direct investment, will […]

  • 3 October 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Outlook & Strategy, R&D, Research & Development, Technology

    Sif Netherlands has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Entrion Wind to partake in the demonstration project for the Fully Restrained Platform (FRP) monopiles. Entrion Wind is developing the FRP which combines fixed and floating platform technologies extending the water depths of the monopile up to 100 metres. Under the MoU, the two companies […]

  • 29 September 2023
    Collaboration, Contribution, Environment, Outlook & Strategy

    Crown Estate Scotland and the Crown Estate have forged a partnership to collect and share data that will provide a more comprehensive and integrated understanding of the UK’s seabed. The new arrangement is said to benefit its many users, the natural environment, and expedite the sustainable deployment of offshore technologies critical to the UK’s transition […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]