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  • 29 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Hywind Scotland, the first floating offshore wind farm in the world, has passed five years in operation since its commissioning in 2017. According to Equinor, Hywind Scotland is the world’s best-performing offshore wind farm, achieving a capacity factor of 54 per cent over its five years of operations. “Importantly, Hywind Scotland has run to high […]

  • 9 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Contribution, R&D, Technology

    Equinor and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have announced a collaboration agreement that will tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the offshore renewables sector. According to the partners, ORE Catapult and Equinor have a joint aim to collectively invest in technology readiness for offshore wind and together they will focus on developing skills in […]

  • 8 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Hanwha Engineering & Construction (Hanwha E&C) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Norway-headquartered Equinor to jointly develop offshore wind farms in South Korea. The two companies have agreed to work together to jointly develop offshore wind farms that Hanwha E&C is contracted to build. Hanwha E&C plans to build offshore wind farms with […]

  • 7 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Equinor has disclosed its interest in developing gigawatt-scale floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea, with the upcoming Celtic Sea floating wind seabed leasing round in view. The Crown Estate is planning a seabed leasing round in the Celtic Sea in 2023. As the developer and soon-to-be operator of two of the world’s first floating […]

  • 28 September 2022
    Business & Finance

    Abu Dhabi-based Masdar has plans for the development of 10 GW of offshore wind capacity in the German parts of the North and Baltic Seas, and has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German developer RWE to explore collaboration on offshore wind projects both in and outside Germany. The company announced its 10 […]

  • 21 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Spain’s Naturgy and Equinor have unveiled the 200 MW Floating Offshore Wind Canarias (FOWCA) project located in the maritime area of ​​eastern Gran Canaria. The FOWCA project, which would be connected to the Barranco de Tirajana substation of Red Eléctrica Española, will be developed using semi-submersible floating platform technology that, among other advantages, allows the […]

  • 2 November 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Crown Estate has confirmed that all three ScotWind Clearing applicants have signed seabed option agreements making their projects ready to move into the development stage. The three projects that made it into the development stage are the 500 MW floating wind farm proposed by Ocean Winds, the 1,800 MW floating wind farm proposed by Mainstream […]

  • 22 August 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Three more floating offshore wind projects will be offered seabed agreements in Scotland after Crown Estate Scotland completed the clearing process for the ScotWind seabed leasing round. All three will focus on green hydrogen, according to the Scottish seabed manager. The clearing process made available the NE1 area east of Shetland for applicants who met […]

  • 25 November 2022
    Business & Finance

    Marubeni Corporation, a Japan-based company operating globally, took a step forward in supporting Scotland in achieving net zero through the development of offshore wind farms and green hydrogen project by opening its first office in the country. The premises are situated in Glasgow, where the corporation and its partners aim to establish a Green Energy […]

  • 10 August 2022
    Authorities, Environment, Jobs & Recruitment

    In Scotland, majority of people think renewable energy has a significant social and economic value, and strongly approve of offshore wind farms, according to a public perception study commissioned by the Scottish Government. Looking at the renewable energy sector in general, 92 per cent of Scots think the sector is important in terms of its […]

  • 18 October 2022
    Authorities

    On 17 October, Scotland’s First Minister presented a new paper on the plans for independence from the UK, which addresses numerous administrative and economic aspects of an independent Scotland. Among the resources that Scotland already has or is set to have is offshore wind, which will become the largest part of the Scottish renewables sector […]

  • 5 December 2022
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    75 per cent of the jacket foundations have been installed at the Seagreen offshore wind farm, according to the latest social media update by one of the project’s developers, SSE Renewables. So far, there are 89 jacket foundations and 74 wind turbines installed at the project’s construction site. The three-legged jacket foundations, each weighing around […]

  • 10 August 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Technology

    Crown Estate Scotland has opened the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) offshore wind leasing process aimed at promoting innovations and decarbonising the UK’s oil and gas sector. A two-week registration window opened on Wednesday, 10 August. The application window will open later this month. Offshore wind developers are being invited to put forward […]

  • 29 November 2022
    Contracts & Tenders

    Scotland-headquartered PD&MS Group has secured a three-year BoP (the balance of plant) statutory inspection framework agreement to support SSE Renewables on the 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm. According to the agreement, The PD&MS work scope includes statutory inspections on Seagreen’s power-generating equipment, embedding PD&MS’ inspection technicians into Seagreen’s team to work across all wind […]

  • 20 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Industry, R&D

    Vårgrønn and Flotation Energy have formed an offshore wind partnership aimed at decarbonising the oil and gas industry in Scotland. Vårgrønn, a Norwegian full cycle offshore wind company owned by Plenitude (Eni) and HitecVision, and Flotation Energy, an Edinburgh-based floating wind specialist, plan to generate renewable energy from offshore wind farms to enable the electrification […]

  • 13 January 2023
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    Scotland has 38 GW of offshore wind in its potential pipeline. When added to projects in operation, under construction and awaiting construction, this climbs to over 40 GW, the equivalent to producing enough electricity annually to power every home in Scotland for 17 years, or every home in the UK for over a year and […]

  • 31 October 2022
    R&D, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    The developers of the West of Orkney Windfarm have completed its 2022 offshore and nearshore surveys for the project area, located around 25 kilometres off the Sutherland coast in Scotland. This milestone achievement covered geophysical and benthic surveys of the seabed across the 675 km2 offshore option agreement area, with the objective of establishing the […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Training & Education

    Developers behind four projects that were awarded offshore wind leases in Scotland will provide GBP 900,000 (approximately EUR 1 million) in funding to enable the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) to extend its STEM outreach programme to primary schools beyond the Highland Council area. The funding is led by the West of Orkney Windfarm, […]

  • 22 November 2022
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The 100 MW Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland is estimated to deliver lifetime expenditure of GBP 419 million in the UK and to support the creation of up to 1,385 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs. This is according to supply chain information submitted to Crown Estate Scotland in a format consistent with a Supply […]

  • 28 September 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL), a joint venture between Red Rock Power Limited and ESB, has appointed Vestas as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 1.1 GW Inch Cape wind farm offshore Scotland. Located 15 kilometres off the Angus coast in the East of Scotland, the Inch Cape offshore wind project will feature 72 […]

  • 25 August 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables and its ScotWind partners, Marubeni Corporation and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have officially named their up to 2.6 GW floating wind project offshore Scotland for which the companies won the rights in the recent ScotWind auction. The offshore wind farm is called Ossian, after a historical series of books that depict the quests […]

  • 29 August 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) has picked the Port of Dundee as the pre-assembly and marshalling site for the construction of the 1.1 GW Inch Cape wind farm offshore Scotland. The agreement will see turbine blades, towers, and nacelles being delivered and pre-assembled at the port’s renewables hub before being shipped out for installation twelve […]

  • 1 September 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    Ofgem has granted an electricity generation licence to Berwick Bank Wind Farm Limited, the project company established by SSE Renewables which is developing the Berwick Bank offshore wind farm in Scotland. The licence was approved two months after the developer submitted an application to Ofgem, which then opened a 30-day comment period that closed on 31 […]

  • 23 August 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    The 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm, soon to be the largest of its kind in Scottish waters, has produced first power on 22 August, when the first wind turbine was commissioned and connected to the grid. The GBP 3 billion (approx. EUR 3.6 billion) project, owned by SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies, is located 27 […]

  • 23 September 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    50 out of the 114 Vestas V164-10.0 MW turbines have been installed at the 1.1 GW Seagreen offshore wind farm, Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind farm. The wind turbines are being transported from Vestas’ turbine marshalling base at Able Seaton Port in Hartlepool and installed at the site by Cadeler’s wind […]

  • 11 October 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies have received a go-ahead from the Scottish Ministers to increase the combined capacity of the remaining 36 wind turbines of the Seagreen offshore wind farm from 360 MW to 500 MW, bringing the project’s total installed capacity to 1,575 MW. All 150 offshore wind turbines for the Seagreen wind farm are […]