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  • 26 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s renewables industry received a welcome boost this morning with one of the country’s offshore wind projects allocated funding for the next 15 years, and support announced for a number of onshore wind farms. “With Neart na Gaoithe and the Beatrice development in the Moray Firth, we now have just over 1GW of offshore wind […]

  • 16 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Saipem has selected Harland & Wolff to carry out the fabrication and load-out of eight jacket foundations for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project in the UK. With work starting from 1 July, Harland & Wolff will use its newly acquired Methil facilities in Fife for the fabrication work, creating around 290 direct […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Scottish Enterprise has welcomed the news that four offshore wind farms have received consent from the Scottish Government. Once completed, the developments in the Forth and Tay region – Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore Limited, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo – could be capable of generating up to 2.284 GW of electricity. Maggie McGinaly, […]

  • 1 September 2020

    We bring you the ten most-read articles on for the month of August 2020. Ørsted Recruiting 23 Offshore Wind Turbine Technicians Ørsted has launched a recruitment campaign for 23 wind turbine technicians, who will work out of the East Coast Hub in Grimsby on the company’s offshore wind farms, including Hornsea Project Two. Largest […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power has applied to the Scottish Ministers to vary the consent granted by the Scottish Ministers for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in October 2014 to increase the maximum rated turbine capacity. Last year, Mainstream Renewable Power selected Siemens to supply its SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines for the 450MW wind farm and the developer now […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Following the start of construction on the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland, EDF Renewables has revealed some of the tier one contractors for the 450MW project. Siemens Gamesa will provide 54 of its 8MW turbines, which will be transported to the site and installed by Fred Olsen Windcarrier with the installation expected […]

  • 2 February 2015
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust today announced details of the world’s largest and most challenging validation trials of floating LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology. Up to five different offshore wind measurement devices will be subjected to an extensive testing and validation against the state-of-the-art meteorological masts at three North Sea Round 3 sites. This campaign is […]

  • 17 January 2012

    A Scoping Report for the proposed grid connection works is now available for comment. The proposed grid connection point for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm is located at Crystal Rig II onshore wind farm in East Lothian. The onshore grid connection works comprise a cable jointing pit close to the shore, approximately 12 […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    RenewableUK has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that it has given the go-ahead to 4 Scottish offshore wind farms. Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo have a combined capacity of 2,284 megawatts (MW) – enough to power 1.4 million homes. RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “This announcement more than doubles […]

  • 2 August 2015

    Seajacks Scylla Scheduled for Veja Mate Offshore WindForce, a joint venture between Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and Volker Stevin International (VolkerWessels), has awarded Seajacks UK Limited the contract to provide the Seajacks Scylla, for the transport and installation of 67 monopiles at the consented Veja Mate 400MW wind farm. Reach to Remove Nine Piles at […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Scottish Renewables has commented on the awarding of consent to the Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo offshore wind farms.   Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “These consents represent a massive leap forward for Scotland’s emerging offshore wind industry, and take us a step closer to realising […]

  • 13 November 2013
    R&D, Technology

    Mainstream Renewable Power announced today that it will deploy the first commercial floating LiDAR (FLiDAR) wind measurement device in the North Sea. The device, which will support its proposed 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, is designed to capture wind data in the harshest conditions. A deal has been signed with technology providers FLiDAR NV, […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    A coalition of organisations that are supportive of the GBP 2 billion Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm project has joined forces to appeal to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland to abandon further court action aimed at delaying the project.

  • 7 December 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has issued a tender for technical due diligence services and energy consultancy services for offshore wind, as well as solar and onshore wind projects. The services will be for various projects which are at different stages of development, for future generation auctions in Ireland and the UK and for acquisition […]

  • 17 January 2020
    Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business is collaborating with HSM Offshore BV in the Netherlands and Iv-Offshore & Energy to deliver the offshore topside platform for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) wind farm. In a consortium arrangement, HSM will provide the offshore topside platform designed by Iv-Offshore & Energy, which will house GE’s 220kV and […]

  • 11 June 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Limited has appointed two Scottish-based businesses to construct its Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at Eyemouth Harbour in Scotland. Muir Construction, based in Inverkeithing, Fife, has been appointed to design and build NnG’s three storey, 1,040 square metre main O&M building and its two storey, 538 square metre storage […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Siemens Gamesa has ordered 140 offshore wind turbine towers for three different projects at Denmark’s Welcon. 78 towers will be manufactured for the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) wind farm in the Dutch North Sea, 38 towers for the 342 MW Kaskasi project in the German North Sea, and 24 towers for the 450 […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved more than EUR 17 billion of new loans to support investment in telecommunications, water infrastructure, renewable energy, roads, schools and hospitals, and backed lending for small business investment across Europe and around the world. The EIB Board approved support for strategic infrastructure investment totalling nearly EUR 7 billion. […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Scotland has decided to appeal against the recent decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session which allowed further development of four wind projects in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.

  • 15 March 2021
    Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection

    Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has issued a tender for electrical consultancy services for the export transmission systems and cable array systems for future offshore wind projects. The services will be delivered for various projects which are at different stages of development, for future generation auctions in Ireland and UK, and for acquisition opportunities within […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    A number of consented offshore wind projects present a big opportunity to get BiFab back on its feet, according to the Scottish Government. BiFab was acquired by Canadian JV Driver in April as part of the government’s intervention to save the Fife-based company, however, it still needs new contracts to secure its future operation. 

  • 8 March 2022
    Ports & Logistics, Wind Farm Update

    The first wind turbine components, a number of tower sections, for the 450 Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm have arrived at the Port of Dundee in Scotland. Jointly owned by EDF Renewables and ESB and under construction 15 kilometres off the coast of Fife, NnG will comprise 54 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW wind […]

  • 1 January 2015

    Under-manning and fatigue threaten WFSV safety As offshore wind farm developments move further out to sea and demands on the vessels and crews that service them increase, a rising number of wind farm crew transfer vessel incidents has become a growing cause of concern. Marubeni and Technip to build Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm […]

  • 25 June 2015

    The UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd has delivered the keynote political speech at the RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind Conference, highlighting the importance of the sector and noting the massive progress UK’s offshore wind industry has made from its beginning to this day.  Rudd looked back to the UK’s first offshore wind farm: “With just two turbines, the largest turbines […]

  • 4 September 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has invited applications for its Offshore Geophysical Surveys Qualification System. Through this procedure, ESB plans to procure the scope of services pertaining to the offshore geophysical surveys for the development of its offshore wind farm projects in Ireland and the UK. The scope of the services is intended to provide […]

  • 23 April 2021
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has issued a tender seeking foundation and geotechnical consultancy services for offshore wind projects in the UK and Ireland. The tender is divided into three lots, with the first focusing on fixed-foundations engineering consultancy services and the second on floating foundations engineering consultancy services. In the third lot, ESB is […]