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  • 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 […]

  • 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% […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2017
    R&D, Technology

    The Carbon Trust has announced the completion of the world’s largest trial of floating Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) systems.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Investment in offshore wind reached USD 29.9 billion in 2019, up 19% on 2018 and USD 2 billion more than in the previous record year of 2016, the latest data from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF) shows. The last quarter of the year was particularly busy and saw a number of offshore wind deals, according to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    The Singapore-based Nautec is supporting the grouting work at the CTGNE Yangjiang Shapa Phase 1 offshore wind farm in China. The company said that its material specialists and grouting engineers are assisting with grouting for turbine and substation jacket foundations at the 300MW project. Nautec is supplying its NaX grouting materials for a total of 10 […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Authorities

    Extension of critical tax relief to save 37,000 jobs in wind energy and continue growing U.S. manufacturing advanced in the Senate Finance Committee with strong bipartisan support. By an overwhelming bipartisan margin of 19-5, the committee passed an extenders package that included an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). On critical amendment […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Environment

    MRV Alba na Mara is undertaking a renewable energy survey off the north and east coast of Scotland. The survey work involves the deployment of the TV drop frame and, where practical, the deployment of a day grab.  Some additional bathymetric survey work and trawling may also be undertaken depending on the weather conditions. The […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Tyne in the UK is nearing the final phase of a GBP 3 million investment program to infill Tyne Dock and increase its offer to potential offshore wind manufacturers. The program will result in an additional 30ha of land with deep-sea quayside access to support offshore wind, Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, […]