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  • 3 September 2017

    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 […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Business & Finance

    K2 Management has advised the Irish electricity company ESB in acquiring a 50% stake in the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind project in Scotland. K2 Management undertook a full scale technical due diligence of the project, including analysis of the project’s design, construction contracts and methodology, as well as energy yield and cost assumptions […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    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. 

  • 7 July 2014

    Cathie Associates announced that they have been awarded a contract for geoconsultancy and survey management services in relation to the detailed geotechnical drilling campaign on the Mainstream Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm development. This contract award enables the continuation of a collaborative and proactive relationship with Mainstream Renewable Power. Management of the survey campaign […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 April 2015
    Technology, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power said today that its 448 megawatt Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in Scotland will use two recently launched technologies. The technologies include the new Offshore Transmission Module (OTM), by Siemens Energy Management Division and High Wind’s Boom Lock system to be deployed by GeoSea for wind turbine component installation at sea. […]

  • 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.

  • 6 August 2012
    Grid Connection

    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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 11 August 2014
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power has recently started its detailed geotechnical and geophysical survey of the proposed Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm site. The survey work commenced on August 4th 2014 and will continue until approximately September 30th 2014. The planned wind farm site is located in the outer Forth Estuary approximately 15km to the east […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Mainstream Renewable Power today unveiled eight utility-scale wind and solar projects which are to reach financial close and begin construction works this year. The projects, which are spread across four continents, have a combined capacity of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) and will generate enough electricity to power more than half a million homes. The largest […]

  • 28 July 2011
    Authorities

    Community councillors in Dunbar have been updated on the progress of a proposed £1.2 billion offshore wind farm in the outer Forth estuary. Mainstream Renewable Power plans to start construction on the Neart na Gaoithe (Gaelic for ‘strength of the wind’) wind farm about 30 kilometres north of Torness by 2015. having been granted exclusive […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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. 

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 December 2013
    Authorities, Wind Farm Update

    At the beginning of this month, the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published a list of 16 renewable energy projects which achieved the Phase 2 minimum threshold evaluation criteria. All applicants that met the Phase 2 evaluation criteria were sent draft investment contracts on 19 December 2013 and were invited to submit […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Dutch offshore lifting equipment provider KenzFigee has expanded its services to the UK. KenzFigee (UK) Ltd. will provide clients in the UK sector with its services directly from its hub in Aberdeen, Scotland. According to the company, the move comes due to a growing demand for offshore expert equipment sales and support in emerging markets such […]

  • 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 […]