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24 November 2014 Environment, R&D

Andrew Tongue, a Senior Research Assistant with the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, has written an MSc dissertation titled "Implications for offshore wind farm ornithological Cumulative Impact Assessment: How the manipulation of density and breeding season parameters affects the outcomes of Collision Risk Modelling".  Mr. Tongue's current research interests include the impacts of renewable energy developments […]

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 […]

14 October 2014 Business & Finance

Scottish Renewables has commented on the awarding of consent to the Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo offshore wind farms.   Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “These consents represent a massive leap forward for Scotland’s emerging offshore wind industry, and take us a step closer to realising […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

18 September 2014 R&D, Technology

On behalf of Mainstream Renewable Power, DNV GL has successfully completed an independent validation assessment of the FLiDAR offshore wind measurement device. Based on the results, FLiDAR’s floating LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) device has now formally reached Stage 2 on the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Roadmap for commercial acceptance. Floating LiDAR technology uses […]

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 […]

3 March 2014

Marubeni and Technip to Build Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm 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. First OW Jack-Up Vessel Built in Germany […]

23 February 2014

Marubeni and Technip to Build Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm 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. First OW Jack-Up Vessel Built in Germany […]

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 […]

14 January 2014 R&D, Technology

Mainstream Renewable Power has deployed the North Sea’s first commercial floating LiDAR wind measurement device, designed to capture wind data in the harshest conditions, to support its proposed 450MW Neart Na Gaoithe offshore wind farm. A deal has been signed with technology providers FLiDAR NV, for the launch of the floating LiDAR to the site […]

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 […]

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, […]

22 October 2013

The Government has today announced that two major offshore renewable energy projects have been earmarked to receive a share of the £40 Billion government infrastructure guarantee scheme. Able Marine Energy Park, a port facility to support the manufacture, assembly and installation of offshore renewable technologies on Humberside, and Mainstream Renewable Power’s Neart na Gaoithe Offshore […]

22 October 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance

Energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion have passed the first hurdle in getting a government infrastructure guarantee, Chief Secretary Danny Alexander has announced today. Forty projects are now at the stage known as pre-qualification, meaning they are eligible for the UK Guarantee scheme. Over half that have pre-qualified are energy projects, helping ensure […]

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 […]

10 September 2012 Business & Finance

Global Renewable Energy Company Mainstream Renewable Power (Mainstream) has announced the successful signing of a corporate facility for up to EUR 60 million provided by Macquarie Group (Macquarie). Under the terms of the transaction Mainstream will receive an initial EUR 40 million corporate-level facility, with provision for an additional EUR 20 million of capital at […]

10 August 2012 Environment, Wind Farm Update

The Environmental Statement (ES) supporting the development marine license application for the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Farm was submitted to Marine Scotland last week and marked the start of the formal consultation period, which will continue for six weeks (until 10 September). Prepared by EMU Limited, working with developer Mainstream Renewable Power, the […]

30 July 2012 Wind Farm Update

Global renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power has announced the submission of its application for Offshore Consent to Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team (MS-LOT) for its 450MW Neart na Gaoithe (“NnG”) offshore wind project in Scottish territorial waters. The application, which is now open to consultation until Monday 10 September, is a significant step towards […]

22 May 2012

RenewableUK, the trade and professional body representing the wind, wave and tidal energy industries, has announced a shortlist of nominations for the association's inaugural Energy Awards. More than five hundred guests, including business leaders and politicians, will attend the awards ceremony at a hotel in central London on 27th June. A member of the panel […]

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 […]

11 August 2011

  OF THE nine million people killed in the First World War​, few could have died in more unusual or tragic circumstances than those lost in the Battle of May Island​. Two hundred and seventy lives were claimed as two submarines sank and three other vessels were damaged on the night of January 31-February 1, […]

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 […]

20 May 2011

First contract of its size in wind industry set to make significant cost reductions SMart Wind (a joint venture between Mainstream and Siemens Project Ventures) & Mainstream Renewable Power today announced the signing of a five year framework agreement with Fugro Geoconsulting Ltd. to carry out detailed Geotechnical studies at three offshore wind projects in […]

3 February 2011 Business & Finance

Specialist renewable energy consulting firm PMSS today announced that Dr Steven Freeman is to join the company as the new head of their Environmental consultancy business. Steven Freeman has a 20 year record of achievement in environmental management, research and consultancy in coastal and marine waters globally, and has held a number of senior positions […]