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Mainstream Renewable Power has appointed Marubeni and Technip Offshore Wind Limited (working in consortium) as the preferred supplier of balance of plant EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) services for the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. Mainstream also announced today that Siemens is its preferred supplier of wind turbines, which will be sited in […]
Mainstream Renewable Power has selected Siemens Wind as the preferred supplier of wind turbines for the proposed 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm to be located off the coast of Fife in Scotland. The project will utilise Siemens SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines, and the company will now enter exclusive bilateral negotiations with Mainstream. Having received […]
As previously announced, the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited has begun the seabed Cone Penetration Tests (CPTs) at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site. The company will carry out a total of 110 CPTs with multi-purpose vessel Fugro Commander over the period of 26 days, starting 12th December 2013. With a capacity […]
Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited will be deploying two metocean buoys at the National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) Blyth. The buoys will be deployed within 565m of the location below to measure wind speed and direction and waves and currents. Both buoys will be deployed alongside each other. The buoys will be in place […]
Mainstream Renewable Power is undertaking planned survey work on the Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm site from Thursday December 12th 2013 (earliest) for approximately 26 days. The work relates to the site of the proposed 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm which is located in the outer Forth Estuary approximately 15 km to […]
Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited will be carrying out 110 seabed Cone Penetration Tests (CPTs) at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site, the KIS-ORCA announced on its website. The tests will commence between the 7th and 10th December 2013, and will be completed approximately within 26 days, weather permitting. The Neart na […]
Mainstream Renewable Power today confirms that its 450 megawatt offshore wind farm in Scotland has been announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as one of the first projects eligible to apply for the UK’s new renewable energy support scheme. DECC has this morning published details of the renewable energy projects in […]
Survey work has commenced on the new Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. Mainstream Renewable Power will survey the 30km-long cable route with the survey vessel MV Coastal Discovery. The underwater cable will connect to the onshore National Grid connection at Crystal Rig in the Lammermuirs. This survey is expected to be completed in the […]
Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has been granted planning consent by East Lothian Council for the onshore cable works to connect its 450MW “Neart na Gaoithe” offshore wind farm, located off the coast of Fife, to the National Grid. East Lothian Council’s Planning Committee agreed on 18th June to grant consent for […]
Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy company that is proposing to develop the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm off the coast of Fife, has submitted a planning application to East Lothian Council for the onshore works required to connect the wind farm to the National Grid. The planning application follows a period of […]
The Mainstream Renewable Power’s recently submitted application for the GBP 1.4 billion offshore wind farm proposes the laying of the 12km underground cable through the East Lothian countryside, reports East Lothian News. The developer plans to install up to 125 wind turbines 15km off the Fife coast, with the total capacity of 450 MW. The […]
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 […]
Mainstream Renewable Power, the global renewable energy developer, is inviting local people to have their say on the proposed Neart na... (mainstreamrp) [mappress] Source: mainstreamrp, April 29, 2011;
Following yesterday's CfD awards, Regen SW, an energy-focused independent not for profit organisation that uses its expertise to work with industry, communities and the public sector, issued an article that analyses offshore renewables sector: Two offshore wind farms have been awarded contracts in the first allocation round of the new Contracts for Difference (CfD) subsidy mechanism brought in under […]
BiFab has won a contract by GeoSea to produce piles worth up to GBP 26.5 million for the 950MW Moray East offshore wind project. The contract represents the first in less than a year since DF Barnes, a subsidiary of the Canadian JV Drive, acquired BiFab. According to DF Barnes, the win will create 82 jobs at […]
EDF Renewables has entered an agreement with Dalmore Capital Limited and Pensions Infrastructure Platform to sell a 49% minority stake in twenty four of its UK wind farms for GBP 701 million, including the 62.1MW Teesside offshore wind farm off Redcar.
UK-based consultancy companies ITPEnergised and Xero Energy informed on 31 May that they had merged to provide environmental, grid, electrical and engineering services to the energy, transport, property and construction sectors in the UK and overseas.
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.
The Board of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved EUR 5.8 billion of new financing for 29 projects across various sectors in the European Union, Africa, and Latin America, including an offshore wind farm in the UK.
The UK Government statistics for 2016 have shown that the number of people employed in Scotland's offshore wind sector increased by 300% and equaled 2,000 employees.
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.
Nexans Boosts Cable Laying Fleet with High Capacity Newbuild Nexans has announced the start of construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine high voltage (HV) cable systems installation. Analysis: Neart Na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm to Have GBP 827 Million Impact on Scottish GDP The 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind project is estimated […]
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) Scotland has applied directly to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal against the recent decision by the Inner House of the Court of Session on its Firth of Forth offshore wind farm judicial review.
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.
The Carbon Trust has announced the completion of the world’s largest trial of floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems.
The Court of Session, Scotland's supreme civil court, has overturned the ruling which halted further development of four wind projects with a total capacity of 2,284MW in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.