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4 April 2019 R&D

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 […]

28 March 2019 Business & Finance

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 […]

15 March 2019 Operations & Maintenance

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 […]

7 February 2019

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 […]

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 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.

11 October 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Vessels

The Crown Estate Scotland has appointed Colin Palmer to lead the development of offshore renewable energy and aquaculture.

7 September 2018 Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

Vattenfall has officially inaugurated the 93.2MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) in Aberdeen Bay, Scotland.

31 July 2018 Business & Finance

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. 

12 July 2018 Authorities

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. 

20 June 2018 Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

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.

20 June 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

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.

25 May 2018 Authorities, Environment

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.

21 May 2018

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.

21 May 2018 Authorities

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.

2 May 2018 Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

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.

1 February 2018 Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, R&D

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.

11 January 2018 Contracts & Tenders, Environment, R&D, Technology

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.

10 January 2018 Authorities, R&D

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.

21 December 2017 Authorities, R&D

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.

28 November 2017 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance, Technology, Wind Farm Update

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.

7 November 2017 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

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.

26 October 2017 Technology, Wind Farm Update

Orga has provided aviation obstruction lighting solution for Statoil’s 30MW Hywind Scotland Pilot Park, the world’s first commercial floating wind farm.

18 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started delivering electricity to the Scottish grid and the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the wind farm on 18 October.

18 October 2017 Wind Farm Update

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will inaugurate the world’s first floating wind farm, Statoil’s Hywind Scotland Pilot Project, today (18 October).

22 September 2017

A new audit, commissioned by the UK Government, has focused on offshore renewable energy in the North of England and Scotland, pointing out the strong contribution the region makes to the UK’s position as a global leader in innovation in offshore renewable energy.