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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Technology

    European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has concluded concept design for a new 100 MW floating offshore wind test and demonstration site offshore Scotland. Located 20 kilometres west of Orkney and further out to sea from its existing wave energy test facility at Billia Croo, EMEC’s proposed test site will comprise six berths for floating offshore […]

  • 4 October 2022
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Ocean Winds, a 50-50 joint venture between EDP Renewables and ENGIE, has submitted the scoping report to Marine Scotland for its Caledonia offshore wind farm. The report outlines the technologies under consideration for developing the 2 GW offshore wind project across a 429-square-kilometre site in the Moray Firth for which Ocean Winds won the development […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 January 2023
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Contribution, Industry, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The following article is a guest post by Mark Goalen, Director – Offshore Engineering, Houlder. The scaling up of renewable energy capacity will be essential for the success of the global energy transition. Increasing offshore wind capacity is, in turn, key to scaling up renewable energy production but is reliant on developers installing high-capacity farms […]

  • 11 January 2023
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Thistle Wind Partners (TWP), a partnership between DEME, Qair, and Aspiravi, has entered into a series of new supplier contracts for its two ScotWind projects in Scotland. The two projects are the 1 GW Clearan Ear-Thuath floating wind farm located 33 kilometres off the coast of Orkney and the 1 GW Cluaran Deas Ear fixed-foundation […]

  • 25 January 2023
    R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    The economic potential of the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC) proposed 100 MW floating offshore wind test and demonstration site off Orkney, Scotland has been estimated at GBP 690 million to UK economy. The Orkney-based EMEC concluded the concept design for a new floating offshore wind test and demonstration site in 2022 and is aiming […]

  • 31 October 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    Partrac will soon deploy a floating LiDAR Buoy at the site of the Buchan floating wind project offshore Scotland, which is being developed by Floating Energy Allyance (FEA), a consortium comprising BW Ideol, Elicio, and BayWa r.e. The deployment is estimated to be carried out on 15 November, subject to weather conditions, using the vessel […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 December 2022
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Partrac has deployed a Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) system at the site of the Buchan floating wind project offshore Scotland. The floating LiDAR device was deployed as part of the campaign to measure wind, metocean, and environmental conditions of the project in the North Sea, around 75 kilometres off the Aberdeenshire coast. This followed […]

  • 19 August 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Geophysical site investigations over Ocean Winds’ proposed Caledonia offshore wind farm site are scheduled to begin next month. UK marine survey specialist Gardline Limited has been contracted to carry out the geophysical survey with its research vessel Ocean Endeavour, deploying fixed and towed sensors. The operations will be conducted on a 24-hour basis, beginning on […]

  • 26 September 2022
    Business & Finance, Technology

    Wave Energy Scotland (WES) has hired Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) to carry out a study into the techno-economic benefits of shared services and infrastructure for wind and wave energy technologies and projects. AqualisBraemar‘s offshore wind consultancy unit OWC will through a four-month study assess the various levels of sharing of supply chains, physical infrastructure and […]

  • 9 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    This month, a floating LiDAR and metocean instrumentation will be deployed at the Muir Mhòr floating wind farm site and a metocean system will also be installed at the offshore site of the Caledonia bottom-fixed wind project, both in Scottish waters. At the Muir Mhòr site (initially named Mara Mhòr), developed by Fred. Olsen Seawind […]

  • 1 September 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    EnBW and BP will deploy two floating LiDARs this month at the offshore site of their wind energy project Morven in Scotland, located some 60 kilometres off the coast of Aberdeen. Two metocean instrumentation systems, one underwater noise monitoring system, and one floating LiDAR will be deployed at each of two locations within the project […]

  • 13 December 2022
    Wind Farm Update

    BP and EnBW have received electricity generation licences for the Morgan and Mona offshore wind farms in the UK, for which the two companies jointly secured 60-year leases in the UK Round 4 leasing at the beginning of last year. The joint venture partners submitted applications for the licences to the UK’s regulator Ofgem through project companies […]

  • 15 December 2022
    Industry, Ports & Logistics, R&D

    “We are looking at a market today that is immense. It is new and unprecedented when you look at the numbers. Floating wind is expected to be, in 2050, bigger than fixed offshore wind. But we got some catching up to do, and catching up to be done is really in the supply chain”, GustoMSC’s […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 August 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The Pentland Floating Offshore Wind Farm (PFOWF) consortium has submitted a development consent application to Marine Scotland for the 100 MW Pentland floating wind project. The floating wind project is being developed by Highland Wind Limited, which is majority-owned by a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) with Hexicon as a minority shareholder. Project […]

  • 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 […]

  • 25 October 2022
    Contracts & Tenders, Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Simply Blue Group has partnered with Marine Power Systems (MPS) to develop a project proposal for the Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) leasing round run by Crown Estate Scotland. The collaboration between Simply Blue Group and MPS would see six wind turbines deployed on the MPS floating platform, called PelaFlex, in water depth […]

  • 26 September 2022
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    The UK will speed up planning and development consent processes for projects from the recently completed, currently ongoing, and upcoming (floating) offshore wind leasing rounds to bring new energy capacity online faster and facilitate economic growth and job creation. In this article: Will the UK Now Need to Set New Offshore Wind Target? Pre-Brexit Era […]

  • 9 August 2022
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    Scotland-headquartered PD&MS Group has secured a three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Vattenfall to support its European offshore wind portfolio for an undisclosed sum. The contract, which also has options to extend for a further two-year period, will see the international engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) specialist provide a wide range of support […]