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  • 7 November 2017
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    The Supreme Court in London has rejected RSPB Scotland’s application for leave to appeal the decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firths of Forth and Tay offshore wind farm judicial review.

  • 10 July 2014

    The Port of Cromarty Firth has announced that its deepwater engineering port facility at Invergordon Service Base has been chosen to fulfil the next phase of one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms. On Wednesday 9th July, the Chinese heavy lift vessel, the Xia Zhi Yuan 6 arrived into Port from Cartagena, Spain, carrying […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    The Inner House of the Scottish Court of Session has refused RSPB’s application to appeal the Court’s earlier decision to allow further development of four offshore wind projects in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.  

  • 24 December 2010

    SeaEnergy (AIM: SEA) today announces that it has agreed an extension to the terms of an existing £3.8 million loan facility until 31 January 2011, the facility is provided by LC Capital Master Fund, Ltd (“LC”), a major shareholder in SeaEnergy. This follows an announcement on 30 September 2010 that LC had agreed an increase […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities

    Four offshore wind farms that could provide enough energy to power over 1.4 million Scottish homes have received development consent, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today. 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 […]

  • 11 January 2016
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Following a record final month, 2015 proved to be a “huge year” for wind power in Scotland, with wind turbines providing enough electricity to meet the electrical needs of 97% of Scottish households, according to the data gathered by WeatherEnergy and analyzed by WWF Scotland. Wind turbines generated a record 10,392,439MWh of electricity in 2015, an increase of 16% […]

  • 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. 

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Reaching financial close and entering construction phase for Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project could be jeopardized by the ongoing judicial review, requested by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) last year. In January 2015, RSPB submitted a legal challenge of the decisions by Scottish Ministers to grant consent for Inch Cape, Neart […]

  • 9 July 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed the publication of a new report on the economic benefits of offshore wind energy by the Institute for Public Policy Research. The study urges Government to ensure that the UK reaps the enormous economic benefits offered by the offshore wind sector by introducing further policies to encourage long-term growth. In particular, it […]

  • 28 October 2011

    The offshore wind industry will today take a major step forward with the announcement of a raft of new seabed lease agreements from the Crown Estate that could support up to 5GW of new capacity. The organisation, which manages the UK seabed, will confirm it has awarded conditional agreements for lease to five offshore renewable […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Environment

    Leading renewable energy consultancy Natural Power has been appointed by First Flight Wind Ltd, the developers of Northern Ireland’s first offshore wind farm, to provide bird and marine mammal advisory and survey works over the Wind Resource Zone off the Co. Down coast of Northern Ireland. First Flight Wind, a consortium comprising of B9 Energy, […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Business & Finance

    Dutch offshore services provider Boskalis has reported a significant decline in the operating result at the Offshore Energy division in the first six months of 2019 caused mainly by operational and contractual issues on a limited number of offshore wind cable projects. The operating result at the Offshore Energy division in the first half of 2019 amounted […]

  • 7 January 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Following the UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd’s announcement that the government will hold three Contract for Difference (CfD) auctions before 2020, the first of which will kick off this year, Chris Willow, Senior Associate at BVG Associates, has selected front runners in the race to win the first auction. In terms of projects that could win the auction, […]

  • 24 July 2012

    Repsol is no stranger to offshore activity, having operated in the most demanding of environments for the exploration and production of oil and gas. However one of the challenges for Repsol as an energy company has been to increase its knowledge and experience by investing further in the research and development of renewable energy sources. […]

  • 16 July 2013

    EYEMOUTH HARBOUR TRUST (EHT) announced the award of a contract to Scottish consultancy Caithness Renewables Ltd for the development of a marketing plan, as part of its strategy to explore potential opportunities for diversification of the port’s activities and so ensure its long-term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. The marketing plan will identify […]

  • 1 October 2010
    Business & Finance

    SeaEnergy PLC today announces its results for the six months ended 30 June 2010. Operational highlights: Offshore activity on SeaEnergy’s Round 3 Zone 1 site at Moray Firth has commenced, with geophysical, met-ocean and bird surveys all underway. A consent application along with an Environmental Impact Assessment is due for submission in 2012. Arrangements with […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Technology

    In a bid to help reduce offshore wind energy costs by 40% by 2020, Tata Steel recently delivered 400 tonnes of 3D profiled and submerged arc welded (SAW) tubular steel to Bladt Industries.  The Danish wind turbine foundation manufacturer will use the steel to build an innovative suction bucket foundation that will be tested at […]

  • 16 April 2014

    The UK currently has the largest offshore wind market in the world, with an installed capacity amounting to over 3.6GW, and a currrent development pipeline of up to almost 40GW capacity in the future. There are two development rounds in progress and an ambitious third round waiting to kick off. However, this third round is […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Authorities

    Despite significant advancements in 2013, continued uncertainty regarding federal tax policy and lack of state-level incentives will, if left unchecked, present significant barriers to US offshore wind success. This is according to the North American division of PMSS, an experienced European offshore wind consultancy firm and a part of the TÜV SÜD group – one […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A third Nova Scotian company has secured a multi-million dollar contract with the Cape Sharp Tidal project, which has potential to be the first grid-connected tidal array in the world. Hawboldt Industries of Chester, Nova Scotia, has been awarded a $4.7-million contract for the design and manufacturing of three heavy lift winches to be used […]

  • 29 December 2011

    In a major legal victory for Cape Wind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in two decisions unanimously upheld the long term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Cape Wind and National Grid.  “This decision provides a big boost for creating up to 1,000 jobs and providing Massachusetts with cleaner air, greater energy independence and a leadership […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Technology

    Eager.one has, on behalf of Van Oord, designed and constructed a tool for the installation of anode cages from a floating vessel. The Anode Cage Installation Aid (ACIA) has now completed a factory acceptance test and will now be prepared for transport to the onshore harbour for commissioning and training of the Van Oord operational […]

  • 28 May 2012

    A new offshore wind farm in the US marks the turning point for offshore wind energy. Ramboll will as leader of a consortium with U.S. based companies design the foundations for the Cape Wind Offshore Wind Farm. The consortium expects more US offshore wind projects to be on the way.  America’s first offshore wind farm […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Marking another major Cape Wind financing milestone, Cape Wind and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU) today added Natixis and Rabobank to serve as the project’s Lead Arrangers, to work with BTMU to structure and arrange the syndication of the senior debt financing to additional lenders. The Lead Arrangers are expected themselves to make […]

  • 12 May 2014
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Cape Wind has announced that a team including three companies based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is involved with completing geophysical surveys of the project site and offshore cable routes. Survey vessels with a suite of geophysical instruments are surveying the seafloor and subsea geology on Horseshoe Shoal and along the offshore cable route. New Bedford […]

  • 9 September 2011

      Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) issued the following statement in defense of the Cape Wind power purchase agreement, currently being disputed by opponents of the project. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments on the case today.  Seth Kaplan, Vice President for Policy and Climate Advocacy at Conservation Law Foundation, said, “The Massachusetts Department […]