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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 June 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    A preliminary geophysical and environmental survey campaign has started at the Muir Mhòr floating wind project site in Scotland, being developed by Fred. Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall. The survey campaign will take place along the export cable corridor for the Muir Mhòr floating offshore wind project from June to July 2023. Operations will be conducted […]

  • 6 April 2023
    Business development, Research & Development, Wind Farm Update

    Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) has launched seabed surveys for its 1 GW Ayre floating offshore wind farm and the 1 GW Bowdun offshore wind farm in Scotland. G-tec is leading the first phase of the work, which is the geophysical surveying of the seabed at both sites, in leasing zones NE2 and E3, from March […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 August 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Floating Wind

    BlueFloat Energy and Renantis partnership have appointed DORIS as Principal Designer on its Broadshore and Bellrock floating offshore wind farms in Scotland. As Principal Designer, DORIS will use its knowledge of Construction, Design, and Management (CDM) 2015 regulations plan to plan, manage, monitor, and coordinate design risk management activities, support contractor selection and appointments, and […]

  • 22 August 2023
    Floating Wind, Wind Farm Update

    Fred. Olsen Seawind and Vattenfall have revealed that the preliminary geophysical and environmental surveys have been completed for their Muir Mhòr floating offshore wind farm in Scotland. With marine survey services provider EGS International mobilising survey work on the EGS Ventus in April 2023, the four-month campaign was completed in early August. Utilising high-spec marine […]

  • 1 June 2023
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Subsea 7, in collaboration with OneSea Energy, has secured GBP 150,000 (around USD 187,000) in funding from the Scottish government to investigate pairing a large-scale floating hydrogen production system with a floating wind farm offshore Scotland. The funding was awarded as part of the Hydrogen Innovation Scheme under which a total of 32 projects have […]

  • 5 April 2023
    Authorities, Business development, Research & Development, Technology

    DNV has awarded Entrion Wind with a Statement of Feasibility for its fully restrained platform (FRP) offshore wind foundation technology said to extend the operating depth of the monopile technology to up to 100 metres. DNV issued a Statement of Feasibility, affirming that the FRP monopile is considered conceptually feasible and a promising candidate for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 7 July 2023
    Contracts & Tenders

    The developers behind the Buchan floating offshore wind project, have awarded a series of contracts worth more than GBP 1.5 million to three Scottish companies. The 1 GW Buchan floating offshore wind project is being developed by the Floating Energy Allyance, a consortium comprising BW Ideol, Elicio, and BayWa r.e., which secured the rights for the project […]

  • 11 August 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    NASH Maritime, a UK-based shipping and navigation consultancy, is currently undertaking vessel traffic surveys offshore Scotland to inform the navigation risk assessment the company is preparing for the 1 GW Buchan floating offshore wind project. The project site, for which the Floating Energy Allyance consortium secured the rights at the beginning of last year through the ScotWind […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 May 2023
    Business development, Collaboration, Industry, Innovation, Outlook & Strategy, R&D, Research & Development, Technology, Transition

    Sharing infrastructure, services and supply chain between wind and wave energy projects can reduce the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) for wind by up to 7% and by up to 40% for wave energy, while the combined LCOE of a shared project can be up to 12% lower than in separate developments, according to a […]

  • 16 June 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    SSE Renewables is calling on European governments and regulators and internationally to make greater use of non-price criteria (NPC) in offshore wind energy auctions, whether for seabed or for contracts for difference (CfD). The renewable energy company said that the use of non-price criteria in auctions for new offshore wind can help support a sustainable […]

  • 20 March 2023
    Wind Farm Update

    Thistle Wind Partners, a consortium founded by DEME Concession, Qair, and Aspiravi, has announced the final names for its two ScotWind offshore wind projects. TWP won the seabed leasing rights for two offshore wind projects in the ScotWind auction last year, in which 25 GW of capacity was awarded. The consortium plans to build the […]

  • 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 […]