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  • 2 August 2010
    Business & Finance

    EON is the latest energy supplier to invest money in the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) initiative. In total, the project… By Kate Burrows (managers) [mappress] Source: managers, August 02, 2010;

  • 17 March 2014
    R&D

    Tom Delay, CEO of the Carbon Trust, presented a diagnose of renewable energy sector’s weaknesses and proposed solutions to overcome them, in an article published at the organization’s official website. Here’s a thought.  If necessity is the motherhood of invention how come we are so far away from the wholesale deployment of low carbon energy technologies […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    A new report published by the Carbon Trust has highlighted the key areas for policy makers to consider in order to develop a world leading market for floating wind in the UK. Recommendations for policy and regulatory measures include a viable support mechanism to secure the UK’s position as a world leader in floating wind, as well […]

  • 17 December 2012

    Vattenfall has tied up a strategic collaboration with the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, as part of the European energy company’s commitment to help drive down the cost of offshore wind power. Vattenfall, the owner of the second largest fleet of offshore wind farms in the world and one half of a joint venture partnership […]

  • 7 June 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, has been appointed Chair of the Carbon Trust from July 2018.

  • 24 September 2015

    Vision, innovation and investment into a new, better integrated energy system will help Scotland meet carbon targets, create jobs and secure an international leadership position says a new report from the Carbon Trust. The report outlines a vision for Scotland to harness its abundant natural resources and world class technology innovation capabilities to develop a […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Carbon Trust has published guidelines on the use of suction caissons on offshore wind farms with an aim to increase their usage. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Suction Installed Caisson Foundation Design Guidelines features research and understanding to provide clarity and guidance for engineers looking to design suction buckets. According to The Carbon Trust, the […]

  • 3 December 2018

    Following the Japanese Government’s approval of a new offshore wind bill that will be put into effect in the spring of 2019, the Carbon Trust welcomed the move, saying that this was a crucial step for Japan’s future energy strategy.

  • 20 June 2012

    Carbon Trust has welcomed the Fjellstrand’s announcement for the construction of six new vessels. Namely, the World Marine Offshore secured the order with the Norwegian shipyard, Fjellstrand for the delivery of six wind farm vessels. Fjellstrand is one of the 13 access companies The Carbon Trust have been supporting over the last 12 months from […]

  • 4 June 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    The Carbon Trust has launched two tenders for subsea cables as part of its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) program. The first tender calls companies and consortia to carry out a study to evaluate the need for fault detection and monitoring on the inter-array system and how it would work with other systems and site processes to minimize […]

  • 8 April 2020
    Wind Farm Update

    The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has published guidance for the geophysical surveying for unexploded ordnance (UXO) and boulders that is being carried out to support subsea cable installation at offshore wind farm sites.

  • 4 October 2016
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    The Carbon Trust and the Business Network for Offshore Wind, the US-based offshore wind supply chain organisation, have agreed to collaborate on supporting the development of the offshore wind sector in North America. The organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which details activities that the Carbon Trust and the Business Network for Offshore Wind will […]

  • 5 August 2013
    R&D

    The Carbon Trust will now be applying the learning from its world leading work on offshore wind to help China meet its national target to grow its offshore wind capacity at the lowest cost from under 0.5GW today to 5GW by 2015 and to 30GW by 2030. The UK, with over 3GW installed, currently leads […]

  • 27 July 2012

    Carbon Trust has responded to the Banding Review for the Renewables Obligation, which sets out support levels for renewable electricity technologies for the period 2013-2017.  James Wilde, Director of Innovation and Policy at the Carbon Trust said: “The Government’s decision to reduce the support provided to onshore wind by 10% is sensible as it is […]

  • 16 March 2020
    Technology

    The Carbon Trust has revealed the eight winners of its technology acceleration competition, part of the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP). Funded by the Scottish government, the competition was designed to address four key industry challenge areas that need to be overcome to commercialize floating wind, including monitoring and inspection, mooring systems, heavy lift maintenance and […]

  • 30 November 2012

    Carbon Trust reaction on publication of the UK Government’s Energy Bill – a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy. Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, said: “Is the Energy Bill bankable? That’s the question that now needs an answer as over the next decade £110 billion or so of […]

  • 6 January 2014
    Grid Connection, R&D

    The Carbon Trust awarded a contract to Ecofys UK Ltd on December 19 for Technology Delivery Consultant (HVAC Optimisation) Study. The study focuses on ways to optimise AC technology in relation to offshore wind farms. It includes consideration of matters such as the identification and review of issues and opportunities associated with AC transmission. What […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has awarded a contract for dynamic thermal rating of subsea cables (DTR) to the Kenilvorth-based Transmission Excellence Ltd. The GBP 375,000 contract is part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) initiative focussed on reducing the cost of energy from offshore wind by more than 10%. The thermal optimisation of subsea cables is critical to […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust-led Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) is working on creating a GIS/maps tool for Marine Scotland’s website, aiming to help reduce consenting risks in relation to offshore wind farms’ effect on seabirds.

  • 6 September 2012

    On September 4th a delegation from Fred. Olsen, the Forewind Consortia (made up of representatives from RWE Innogy, SSE Renewables, Statkraft and Statoil) and Carbon Trust visited the Harland and Wolff facility in Belfast. The delegation saw the fabrication of the innovative suction installed bucket foundation technology that will be used on two meteorological masts […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Vessels

    Yesterday, the Carbon Trust hosted the first UK demonstration of the Wave Craft vessel Umoe Ventus at Seawork International 2015 in Southampton. The new vessel, developed by Umoe Mandal with support from the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), is a surface effect ship (SES), using an air cushion to lift 80 percent of the vessel and ensuring that only a small part […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, R&D

    The Carbon Trust, within its Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) programme, is looking for companies who will carry out a study of the sliding access method and determine if it can be de-risked.

  • 17 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    The Carbon Trust has revealed the five winners of its dynamic export cable competition, part of the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP). The winners are the Norwegian Aker Solutions, Japan’s Furukawa Electric Co., Greek Hellenic Cables, the UK-based JDR Cable Systems and China’s Zhongtian Technology Submarine Cable. Supported by BPP Cables, the competition was launched to address the […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Business & Finance

      James Smith, former Chairman of Shell UK, has been appointed Chairman of the Carbon Trust. James brings over thirty years of experience in the energy industry, the last seven as Chairman of Shell UK. He was appointed to the Carbon Trust board in September 2010. The appointment is with immediate effect. James Smith replaces […]

  • 21 June 2018
    R&D

    Shell Global Solutions International BV has officially joined the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), the Carbon Trust’s collaborative RD&D programme.

  • 24 August 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Being a more nascent technology compared to fixed offshore wind, floating wind needs different kind of backing. In the long term, it will be able to compete with fixed offshore wind and other energy technologies, however, until that time the technology needs some additional support.