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9 August 2016 Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

The Scottish Ministers have lodged an appeal against the Scottish Court of Session's decision in favour of the petition filed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to review the consent by the Scottish Ministers for four offshore wind farms in the Firths of Forth and Tay, Mainstream Renewable Power, the developer […]

20 July 2016 Authorities

Scottish Court of Session has ruled in favour of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) in a legal challenge against four offshore wind projects in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay, which received consents from the Scottish ministers in 2014.  After a judicial review of the Scottish Ministers' approval, the court ordered that […]

29 May 2016 Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

Borssele Tender Attracts 38 Bids, Cost Reduction Main Priority The tender for the 700MW Borssele I&II offshore wind farm zones has attracted 38 bids and the first impression is that the wind developers have put a lot of effort in driving down the costs, the Dutch media cited Henk Kamp, the country’s Minister of Economic […]

24 May 2016 Business & Finance

Regen SW published an article titled "UK Offshore wind: Who actually owns it?" today. You can read the article below. Recent weeks have seen mixed news for the offshore wind sector in the UK, including the positive announcement of the final investment decision for 588 MW Beatrice and the more disappointing news that the Neart na Gaoithe […]

4 May 2016 Business & Finance

In its annual results for 2015, Mainstream Renewable Power marked the sale of the Hornsea Project One to DONG Energy in Q1 2015 as part of its strategy to exit the offshore wind market. The company, which reported a profit after tax of € 96.0 million in 2015 (compared to a loss of € 46.6 million in […]

17 February 2016 Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

Forth Ports Limited plans to invest more than GBP 10 million to build a new quayside at the Port of Dundee and turn this port on Scotland's east coast into a center for the North Sea offshore wind industry. This privately funded investment will result in the development of the quayside at the east end of […]

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% […]

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, […]

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. […]

23 August 2015

Gemini Offshore Substations Sail Out The FICG consortium of Cofely Fabricom, Iemants and CG, which was selected by Van Oord for the Gemini offshore wind project in the Netherlands, has finalized the construction of the two HV offshore substations and has shipped them out to their final destination. Bladt Completes First Frame for Iberdrola’s OWF […]

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 […]

25 June 2015 Authorities

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 […]

24 June 2015

During a recent two week offshore operation, FLiDAR chartered one vessel to serve three jobs. The Pole Star began its journey in Oban, Scotland, first sailing to the NAREC met mast to pick up one of the FLiDAR buoys which had just finished a successful post validation campaign for Mainstream Renewable Power’s Neart na Gaoithe […]

19 April 2015

Neart na Gaoithe to Use Two Newly Developed Technologies Mainstream Renewable Power said today that its 448 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland will use two recently launched technologies. Eneco to Pay Multi-Million Bill for Princess Amalia Wind Farm Eneco will pay tens of millions of Euros in repair costs for its […]

17 April 2015 Business & Finance

Johnathan Reynolds, business development lead for renewables and innovation hub OrbisEnergy in Lowestoft, Suffolk, and director of energy firm Nautilus Associates, said that East of England businesses can be confident of the development of many offshore wind farms off their coast. As the supply chain in the East of England prepares to compete for work with developers of […]

8 April 2015

In four weeks’ time All-Energy 2015 will open in its new home, Glasgow’s SECC, with the expectation that up to 7,000 people will visit the exhibitionthe two days (Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 May). The event gathered some 450 exhibitors from nearly 20 countries while over 440 speakers confirmed to speak in lively debates, discussions […]

2 March 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is calling on the UK Government to increase its ambition to develop offshore wind. Ms Sturgeon pointed to the fact that Scottish wind power is now substantially cheaper than nuclear, and said the lesson of the last decade of onshore wind development is that cost reductions require a meaningful long-term […]

27 February 2015

Scottish Enterprise has welcomed yesterday's announcement about Mainstream's Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) being awarded a contract for difference by the UK Department of energy and Climate Change (DECC). Seonaid Vass, director of renewables & low carbon technologies at Scottish Enterprise, said: “Today’s announcement reinforces Scotland’s growing position as a global centre for offshore wind and is a real sign […]

26 February 2015 Authorities

Following today's news about the award of Contracts for Difference (CfDs) by the UK Government and release of the Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework (CRMF) report, The Crown Estate commented on these two big news for the offshore wind industry in the UK. Huub den Rooijen, our Head of Offshore Wind, said: “With over 4GW in operation, […]

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 […]

26 February 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published the outcome of the first allocation round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) this morning, at the same time the National Gid notified applicants of the outcome. Among 27 awarded projects, two offshore wind farms have been selected as winner projects of this CfD round: phase one of […]

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 […]

13 January 2015 Environment

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has launched a legal challenge against approval of four wind farms off Scottish coast. Namely, the Scottish part of the wildlife charity is seeking a judicial review against Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo, claiming they could have serious implications for the wildlife in […]

5 January 2015

Incidents in Offshore Wind Industry A pontoon loaded with parts for offshore wind turbines sank on Wednesday morning (August 13) in the Baltic Sea... Nordsee Ost Wind Turbines Installed The last of the in total 48 wind turbines was successfully installed over Christmas around 30 kilometers to the north of the island of Heligoland. Lely […]

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 […]

22 December 2014 Business & Finance

Mainstream Renewable Power has successfully closed a new €60 million corporate debt facility. The four year facility was arranged through BlueBay Ireland Corporate Credit, a vehicle established by one of Europe’s leading asset managers BlueBay Asset Management, with substantial investment from the National Pensions Reserve Fund of Ireland, and through Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland from Irish […]