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  • 29 November 2019

    Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed the timeline for the launch of the ScotWind leasing round for offshore wind projects. Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed that the launch of ScotWind will take place after the publication of Marine Scotland’s draft Sectoral Marine Plan (SMP) as announced in September. Applicants will be able to complete registration shortly after […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland is planning to officially launch the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects in spring as previously stated, despite COVID-19. Crown Estate Scotland emphasized it will ensure that any such launch fully adheres to the relevant government guidance on preventing the spread of the virus. “Clearly, we are aware that the […]

  • 31 July 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has released the details on ScotWind, the new leasing round for offshore wind projects, so developers can begin preparing project proposals. The near-final documentation released in this pre-launch phase includes some of the proposed steps and processes which are currently close to completion, Crown Estate Scotland said. Developers can access documents to […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has delayed the launch of the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round until after the publication of Marine Scotland’s draft Sectoral Marine Plan (SMP). This means that instead of the planned launch in October, ScotWind will be opened as soon as is practical following the publication of the draft SMP, expected this Autumn. According to Crown Estate Scotland, […]

  • 21 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Crown Estate Scotland has appointed global engineering and consultancy firm Arup as specialist reviewers for ScotWind, the new leasing round for offshore wind projects.

  • 17 January 2020
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Offshore wind developers who want to participate in the ScotWind Leasing will have to provide a Supply Chain Development Statement laying out the anticipated level and location of supply chain impact from each phase of their proposed project, Crown Estate Scotland said. These commitments will then be formally incorporated into each ScotWind agreement and updated […]

  • 27 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Renewable Infrastructure Development Group (RIDG), a new Scottish company in the offshore wind market, is planning to participate in the ScotWind leasing round. RIDG has revealed it is working towards the next round of offshore wind in Scotland due to be launched by The Crown Estate Scotland after the publication of Marine Scotland’s draft Sectoral Marine […]

  • 31 October 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Ideol and Elicio have partnered ahead of Crown Estate Scotland’s upcoming offshore wind leasing round to offer to co-develop floating wind farms off Scotland. On October 31, the two companies informed that they were preparing a joint offer for ScotWind leasing, adding that they aim to co-develop floating wind projects with the highest level of local added-value. “Combining […]

  • 23 October 2019
    Business & Finance

    Engineering consultancy Offshore Wind Consultants (OWC) is setting up an office in Edinburgh to support the Scottish offshore wind sector. “Scotland is home to many offshore wind development companies and is spearheading floating wind in the UK,” said Katherine Phillips, OWC’s UK country manager. ”Furthermore, with the planned launch of ScotWind and its likely inclusion of […]

  • 24 December 2019
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Scotland is considering plans to add up to 10GW of new offshore wind capacity, according to the recently released Draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy (2019). This draft plan identifies 17 areas, so-called Draft Plan Options (DPOs), split across five regions. The DPOs cover an area of 14,646 km2, including deepwater sites, and […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Crown Estate Scotland has decided it will launch the next round of offshore wind leasing in Scottish waters in July 2019 at the earliest. The decision comes despite the announcement in November 2018 that the leasing round will be launched in April at the earliest. According to Crown Estate Scotland, the final timing of the […]

  • 29 April 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    Scotland’s new leasing round for offshore wind projects is likely to fully launch in October, according to Crown Estate Scotland. This means that the new leasing round, to be called ScotWind Leasing, will then be open for submitting applications for developments. Crown Estate Scotland said there will also be a pre-launch in July, which will provide […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has published an update on proposals for new offshore wind leasing in Scotland’s waters which could start in April 2019 at the earliest.

  • 1 November 2019

    The UK Government should use the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction framework to create a specific pot of funding for innovative technologies like floating wind, according to a report released by RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables. This will secure an increase in new capacity from 32MW now to up to 2GW by 2030, making floating wind […]

  • 21 December 2011

    The focus is offshore when it comes to renewable energy in Scotland, but the Scots figure that to really get the most out of the wind… By Pete Danko ( earthtechling ) [mappress] Source: earthtechling, December 21, 2011

  • 26 May 2010

    SCOTS are more in favour of using wind farms than nuclear power stations to produce electricity, a poll commissioned by EDF Energy has shown [mappress] Source: Scotsman, May 25, 2010;

  • 3 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    In a letter addressed to First Minister Alex Salmond, Donald Trump said that international investors no longer see Scotland as a safe place to invest and that 83 percent of Scots consider wind farms as a “blot” on the landscape, reported Bloomberg. Trump said that Salmond is destroying Scotland’s independence and economy with his plan […]

  • 25 April 2012

    93% of Scots polled are either more supportive or their views unchanged by Trump’s comments on wind power. Poll also suggests 85% of Scots surveyed believe Scottish Government should place little or no weight on Donald Trump’s views when making decisions about energy policy The majority of people polled in a YouGov survey in Scotland […]

  • 24 April 2012

    A new poll commissioned by Scottish Renewables has revealed 71 percent of people in Scotland support wind power as part of their energy mix. The results come ahead of Donald Trump’s appearance at the Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee inquiry into renewable energy targets on Wednesday (25 April). The YouGov poll which surveyed […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment

    The Highland Council has asked the Scottish government to help local authorities in setting a recommended level of community benefit for offshore wind developments. In addition, the Highland Council has asked for rapid progress to be made to agree a position on the devolution of Crown Estate incomes to Scotland and beyond to local authority level […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Scottish Development International’s (SDI) international trade and investment activity created or safeguarded more than 7,000 Scottish jobs and helped more than 1,000 high potential Scottish companies target new global markets last year. In 2011/2012, SDI also worked with 190 companies on significant new international projects with a projected growth of £733million in sales over the […]

  • 23 April 2012

    Donald Trump will come to Holyrood on Wednesday to state his opinion on the renewable energy proposals of the Scottish Government, both inside and outside the Parliament, reported Scotsman.  He will join anti-wind farm protesters who will gather to join forces against the Government’s strategy to increase the number of turbines across the country. If […]

  • 6 August 2013

    The Scots would pay the highest power bills in the world in an independent Scotland, as they would have to import electricity from England. The country’s current energy policy, which requires production of 100% renewable energy by 2020, and unreliability of wind power would lead to paying for imported power, the Scotsman cited Sir Donald […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    ScottishPower Renewables has committed to a £10,000 annual investment in skills training and education for Tiree people to help gain qualifications linked to employment in renewable energy. The Tiree Renewable Energy Skills, Education and Training (RESET) Fund will be used to provide financial support to eligible candidates pursuing post-school education or training and was developed […]

  • 18 October 2010
    Business & Finance

    THE global offshore wind market will outperform previous forecasts and grow into a £750 billion industry by 2030, according to a ground-…   By Nathalie Thomas (scotlandonsunday) [mappress] Source: scotlandonsunday, October 18, 2010;

  • 9 November 2012

    After SRM Projects Ltd. announced that it had applied for investigative licenses for determining the potential for tidal power in south Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows, Strathcona Regional District (SRD) Director Jim Abram stated that tidal energy projects should not be considered there. Scot Merriam from SRM Projects said that Mr. Abram is not wrong […]