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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.