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26 February 2015 Business & Finance, Technology

RenewableUK commented today on the release of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult's 'Cost Reduction Monitoring Framework' on behalf of the Offshore Wind Industry Council. This is the most substantial and comprehensive look at what progress is being made in reducing offshore wind costs. A backward look at how costs have fallen between 2011 and 2014, the […]

25 February 2015 R&D

RenewableUK is highlighting a new study which calls for a fresh approach by the UK Government and devolved administrations to the way funding is allocated to the wave and tidal energy sector, to ensure the industry realises its enormous potential. The report “Capitalising on Capability” by the Marine Energy Programme Board, which advises the Government […]

19 November 2014 R&D, Technology

WavePOD prototype produced its first power in laboratory tests this week. The tenth-scale WavePOD was officially switched on by David Waldron, Bosch Rexroth's UK Business Manager for Machinery Applications and Renewables, to mark the start of the test programme at the world-leading Institute for Fluid Power Drives and Controls (IFAS) at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. […]

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 […]

17 August 2014

Vattenfall Orders Turbines and Servicing from Siemens Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm.  Siemens’ First Service Operation Vessel Sailing to Norway  The hull of one of Siemens’ new service operation vessels (SOVs) is on its way towards Norwegian Havyard shipyard, where […]

15 August 2014 Environment

Colleagues from Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec) in Blyth are just one of the businesses across South East Northumberland and Tyne & Wear strapping on their bike helmets and putting on their walking shoes to compete in a sustainable travel competition this summer. Organised by Go Smarter, the North East […]

10 June 2014 Technology

Drydocks World has successfully completed the pioneering HVDC converter platform DolWin beta.  The platform, the world’s largest in terms of capacity, was built at Drydocks World – Dubai. Completion of Dolwin beta heralds a new era for Drydocks World’s expertise and catapults the facility into the top league of a few specialized shipyards in the world capable […]

23 May 2014

After 14 highly successful years in Aberdeen, 2015 sees the UK’s largest renewable energy event move to a new home in Glasgow. Like Aberdeen, Glasgow understands and appreciates the strategic importance of renewable energy and is rapidly emerging as a leading international hub for energy expertise, particularly due to its well-developed R&D and technical engineering […]

7 April 2014 Authorities

The REA praised the Government's East Marine Plans, approved by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and published by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Inshore and Offshore East Marine Plans are the first two of 11 Marine Plans the Government intends to complete by 2021. These will eventually set planning guidance for sustainable development in all […]

3 April 2014

RenewableUK says a new report which shows that investment in the British wind industry increased by nearly 50% last year to £3.5 billion provides more compelling evidence of the case to develop the UK’s excellent wind energy resources. The study “Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013” by the independent Pew Charitable Trusts, says investment […]

17 March 2014 R&D

On Thursday, 27th March, at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, Narec and partners are hosting a Wind Innovation Conference. The event will be an excellent opportunity to find out about these collaborative and innovative projects as well as other forthcoming calls and current funding opportunities. The event will also highlight the impact these […]

28 February 2014 Business & Finance

RenewableUK has announced that at its Board Meeting of 25th February 2014, Julian Brown, AREVA Wind’s Country Director for the UK, and Chairman of Norstec, was elected as Chairman, succeeding previous incumbent Andrew Jamieson. Jamieson served as Chairman since June 2010, and has stepped down from the RenewableUK Board of Directors due to increasing demands […]

27 January 2014 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

Scottish Enterprise’s new £10 million industry engagement building, called inovo, based at the heart of Glasgow’s International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ), has been officially opened today, 27 January 2014, bringing new jobs and investment opportunities to Scotland. Built to support Scotland’s ambition in the offshore renewable energy market, inovo has already attracted seven […]

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, […]

3 October 2013

Following recent speculation that major utility SSE are considering largely withdrawing from wave and tidal projects , the REA yesterday responded by acknowledging the continued involvement of those still involved in the sector and calling for greater practical support for wave and tidal projects. Major energy utility Scottish Power, the Scottish Government and DECC have […]

16 September 2013 Training & Education

Leading provider of safety training to the Wind Energy Sector, Safety Technology, have announced the opening of their new training facility in South Shields this week. With world class training facilities already located in South Wales and Great Yarmouth, Safety Technology has now expanded their operations to the North East in response to the growing […]

5 August 2013 Business & Finance

Anas Sarwar, MP for Glasgow Central and Deputy Leader of the Scottish Labour Party joined 70 representatives of the renewable energy industry alongside Scottish Renewables Chief Executive, Niall Stuart, to officially open the new offices in Bath Street on August 1. Scottish Renewables is a membership organisation representing more than 330 businesses working in the […]

1 August 2013

Government and business have today published a long-term strategy that will strengthen the UK’s position in the offshore wind industry. The multi-million pound investment has the potential to unlock £7 billion in the economy by 2020. Investments by the government will include £20 million from the Regional Growth Fund to improve the UK wind industry’s […]

12 June 2013 Business & Finance

Scotland’s offshore wind industry has learned of plans to introduce two new bands of financial support which will be provided by the Scottish Government. Responding to the announcement, Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager for Scottish Renewables, said:  “Scotland is at the cutting edge of deep water offshore wind technologies and these new banding proposals will […]

14 May 2013

inovo, Scottish Enterprise’s Industry Engagement building, at the heart of Glasgow’s International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ), has been unveiled. Scheduled for completion in mid-July this year, this new building will offer Grade A office accommodation to renewable sector companies looking to collaborate with the University of Strathclyde and key industrial partners on innovations […]

31 January 2013

With 16 weeks before the opening of All-Energy 2013, the UK’s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, key component parts are all in place. Some of the influential speakers taking part in the multi-stream conference have been announced, as has a new and invaluable feature – The Energy Hub – sponsored by The Crown Estate. […]

7 December 2012

The eleventh Scottish Green Energy Awards celebrated the successes of the renewables industry last night with its largest ever ceremony. Among the winners were MSP Rob Gibson SNP for Best Politician and Judith Patten, founder of All-Energy for her outstanding contribution to the industry. The Scottish Green Energy Awards, sponsored by RWE npower renewables and […]

19 June 2012 Business & Finance

Companies across Scotland are investing in their business growth through innovation, according to the latest figures from Scottish Enterprise (SE). The figures, unveiled at today’s Scottish Technology Showcase, show that despite economic conditions, Scottish companies are continuing to recognise the importance of innovation in developing new products and processes, increasing their competitiveness and accessing new […]

19 June 2012

Morgan Sindall has been chosen to deliver Scottish Enterprise’s new £10 million Industry Engagement building (IEB) in Glasgow’s International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ). The leading UK construction, infrastructure and design company won the contract to build the five storey, 53,819 sq ft office complex which is to become the headquarters for the new […]

13 June 2012

Scottish Enterprise director of energy and low carbon technologies, Adrian Gillespie, welcomes two new reports published today (13 June) by the industry-led Offshore Wind Cost Reduction Task Force and The Crown Estate which shows the UK is on course to reduce the cost of generating electricity and details of how the reductions can be achieved. […]

16 April 2012

Dassault Systèmes, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and the UK National Composites Centre (NCC), today announced the signature of a partnership to create a collaborative environment where the NCC and its partners will work on tomorrow’s advanced composites products, thanks to Dassault Systèmes’ Version […]