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Danish energy trading company Danske Commodities has signed a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland. As the sole offtaker, Danske Commodities will take over balancing and trading of Hywind Scotland’s total volume of 30MW. Hywind Scotland is owned by Equinor (75%) and Masdar (25%). The wind farm, […]
The Scottish government has approved the proposed changes to the Inch Cape offshore wind farm which allows for the installation of fewer bat larger capacity wind turbines. Inch Cape Offshore Limited (ICOL) said this is a key milestone for the project as it prepares to bid for the third Contract for Difference (CfD) funding allocation […]
The Scottish Ministers have given marine consent for the construction and operation of the 850MW Moray West offshore wind project. This clears the way for the project to participate in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction scheduled for this summer. If successful in the auction, the project could enter the construction phase in 2022. The […]
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 […]
The Crown Estate Scotland has issued a new study said to help coastal and island communities across Scotland benefit from local offshore renewable energy solutions. Carried out by Everoze, the study looked at six scenarios linked to a number of renewable technologies such as floating wind, wave, and tidal energy, aiming to provide a potential way […]
Wind turbines offshore Scotland generated 1,369 GWh of electricity in 2018, a 122.2% increase compared to 616 GWh of electricity generated in 2017, according to the latest figures from UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Scotland's operational offshore wind capacity grew by 153% year-on-year, from 246MW in 2017 to 623MW in 2018. “Last year […]
Green Marine (UK) Ltd has carried out buoy maintenance on Equinor's Hywind Scotland floating offshore wind project. Under the contract, which was awarded by Partrac, Green Marine used its vessel Green Isle to conduct the works. "These works were carried out safely, efficiently and on budget, utilising the small weather windows available," said Green Marine. Hywind […]
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy have signed a joint agreement to tackle climate change, with a specific focus on offshore wind. Scotland and New Jersey have set ambitious climate and clean energy targets, recognising the importance of decarbonising the energy sector and in particular the role of offshore […]
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 […]
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.
The Crown Estate Scotland has appointed Colin Palmer to lead the development of offshore renewable energy and aquaculture.
Vattenfall has officially inaugurated the 93.2MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.
GMB Scotland and Unite the Union have called on the offshore wind developers with projects in Scotland to award Bifab with contracts for which the company is currently tendering for.
Marine Scotland has invited tenders related to the re-let of the Scottish Government's 2014 “Framework Agreement for the Provision of Strategic Environmental Assessment, Appropriate Assessment and Marine Planning Services and Advice to Support Sustainable Economic Development in Scottish Marine Waters” which expires on 30 September 2018.
On the same day Scottish government informed on awarding GBP 2 million of funding to support innovation in offshore wind, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, one of the three awardees, announced a GBP 1.3 million programme of technology innovation projects designed to advance Scotland’s offshore wind sector.
Scottish government has awarded some GBP 2 million in funding to Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and, Energy Skills Partnership to support innovation across the offshore wind sector.
Scottish government has published a draft Climate Change Bill that will immediately set a target of a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and guide to the government's aim of making Scotland one of the first countries to achieve a 100% reduction (net-zero) as soon as possible.
Following Crown Estate Scotland's recent proposals to lease seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in the Scottish waters from the late 2020s, the UK offshore wind industry has shown its support emphasizing the positive impact the new sites would have on the country.
Crown Estate Scotland today (21 May) unveiled its proposals for leasing seabed for new offshore wind projects that would be built in Scotland's waters from late 2020s onwards.
Wood has deployed the first scanning LiDAR (light detection and ranging) devices on two floating wind turbines at the Hywind Scotland Pilot Park located 25 kilometres off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The UK Government statistics for 2016 have shown that the number of people employed in Scotland's offshore wind sector increased by 300% and equaled 2,000 employees.
The Carbon Trust-led Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Project (ORJIP) is working on creating a GIS/maps tool for Marine Scotland’s website, aiming to help reduce consenting risks in relation to offshore wind farms' effect on seabirds.
Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is conducting a study on behalf of Crown Estate Scotland on potential economic benefits of more floating wind projects in Scotland.
Scotland has published a new Energy Strategy setting the country's goal of reaching 50% of renewable energy by 2030 and increasing the productivity of energy use across the Scottish economy.
Norwegian energy company Statoil has awarded a contract to Younicos to deliver a 1MW battery system that will be connected to Hywind Scotland, the world's first commercial floating wind farm.
Crown Estate Scotland (CES) is set to start discussions with the industry, government and interested organisations to prepare for potential new offshore wind leasing, which will lead to Scotland adding commercial-scale floating and fixed offshore wind farms that would be in operation as of late 2020s and beyond.