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  • 18 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    Scottish energy company SSE plc expects to reach the financial close for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm by the end of May. Beatrice, planned for the outer Moray Firth, will be project financed with non-recourse debt, SSE said. Subject to financial close, onshore construction activities will begin in 2016 with offshore construction planned for 2017. The […]

  • 10 October 2014

    Four offshore wind farms that could provide enough energy to power over 1.4 million Scottish homes have received development consent, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing announced today. Once completed, the developments in the Forth and Tay region – Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore Limited, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo – could be capable of generating […]

  • 11 January 2011

    Collection of meteorological and oceanographic (metocean) data plays a vital role at different phases of offshore wind farm projects ranging from early feasibility studies to engineering design and construction phases, as demonstrated by two recent contracts won by Fugro GEOS, for UK Round 2 and 3 projects. Seagreen Wind Energy has recently awarded Fugro GEOS […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    The Scottish Ministers have lodged an appeal against the Scottish Court of Session’s decision in favour of the petition filed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to review the consent by the Scottish Ministers for four offshore wind farms in the Firths of Forth and Tay, Mainstream Renewable Power, the developer […]

  • 14 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Scottish Renewables has commented on the awarding of consent to the Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo offshore wind farms.   Lindsay Leask, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “These consents represent a massive leap forward for Scotland’s emerging offshore wind industry, and take us a step closer to realising […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    RenewableUK has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that it has given the go-ahead to 4 Scottish offshore wind farms. Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo have a combined capacity of 2,284 megawatts (MW) – enough to power 1.4 million homes. RenewableUK’s Chief Executive, Maria McCaffery, said: “This announcement more than doubles […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Tyne in the UK is nearing the final phase of a GBP 3 million investment program to infill Tyne Dock and increase its offer to potential offshore wind manufacturers. The program will result in an additional 30ha of land with deep-sea quayside access to support offshore wind, Matt Beeton, Port of Tyne Chief Executive Officer, […]

  • 10 June 2020

    Norwegian company Red Rock has delivered a crane package to Ulstein for the cable-laying vessel Nexans Aurora. Red Rock was contracted by Ulstein in 2018 to provide a deck machinery package for Nexans’ vessel, consisting of knuckle boom cranes, fixed boom cranes and work baskets. The 150-metre DP3 cable-laying vessel. designed by Norwegian company Skipsteknisk, […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The large volume of viable offshore wind projects in the UK means total installed offshore wind capacity could reach more than 30GW by 2030, firmly placing it as the leading source of low carbon power in the country, Paul Cooley, Director of Generation Development at SSE plc, said.

  • 22 June 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    SSE Renewables has issued a contract notice seeking providers of geotechnical and geophysical services offshore the UK and Ireland. The offshore wind developer intends to sign a number of framework agreements that cover a range of geotechnical and geophysical services. The overall value of the framework agreements is EUR 78 million. The framework agreements will […]

  • 27 November 2019
    Ports & Logistics

    The Port of Tyne, one of the two deep-sea ports in North East England, is investing in the third phase of clearance and remediation of Tyne Dock Enterprise Park to prepare the site for offshore wind manufacturers. The Port of Tyne, within 100 nautical miles of the Dogger Bank, Hornsea, Seagreen and Sofia wind farms […]

  • 22 May 2012

    Seagreen Wind Energy, a joint venture partnership between SSE and Fluor, has held public consultation exhibitions in May on the Phase 1 of the Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Farm Zone, the Courier informed. The consultations where held in Montrose, Arbroath, Carnoustie, Dundee and Tealing. The main concerns of the public were raised over the […]

  • 21 July 2020
    Business & Finance

    The offshore wind portfolio of the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK) has quadrupled since the end of last year, the agency reported on 21 July. GIEK’s offshore wind portfolio since the end of 2019 until now amounts to NOK 4.2 billion (approximately EUR 399 million), while the state-owned agency is actively seeking new business […]

  • 13 January 2015

    The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has launched a legal challenge against approval of four wind farms off Scottish coast. Namely, the Scottish part of the wildlife charity is seeking a judicial review against Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe and Seagreen Alpha and Bravo, claiming they could have serious implications for the wildlife in […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Offshore wind projects selected in the third Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 3 will be delivered at a strike price as low as GBP 39.65/MWh, a near 30% reduction compared to the second CfD auction held in 2017. For the first time renewables are expected to come online below market prices and without additional […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The results of the latest Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round have shown that offshore wind has now become the cheapest source of electricity in the UK, RenewableUK said. RenewableUK estimates that the 5.5GW of offshore wind projects selected in the CfD Allocation Round 3 will support over 7,000 jobs on the six projects and […]

  • 22 August 2017

    In association with NorSea Group (UK) Ltd., Montrose Port Authority, a support and service hub for the energy sector, has participated in the Hywind Scotland offshore wind project in the North Sea, the companies’ first in this sector.

  • 21 October 2019
    Contracts & Tenders

    All projects that secured Contracts for Difference (CfD) in the UK’s third allocation round have signed their contracts, according to Low Carbon Contracts Company (LCCC). In total, six offshore wind projects with a combined capacity of 5,466MW were selected in the CfD Allocation Round 3, with the strike prices ranging from GBP 39.65/MWh to GBP 41.61/MWh. The awarded offshore […]

  • 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.

  • 17 June 2020
    Business & Finance

    SSE plc is planning to invest more than GBP 7 billion over the next five years in major low-carbon construction projects to support the net-zero target and spur a green economic recovery.    The plan will see SSE invest almost GBP 4 million every day for the next five years on projects, including the GBP 3 […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    SSE informed that it expects its 2017/2018 capital and investment expenditure to be around GBP 1.6 billion, instead of previously anticipated GBP 1.7 billion. From 1 April to 31 December 2017, SSE’s capital spend totalled GBP 1.1 billion and has included, among other things, around GBP 355 million investment in on- and offshore wind. 

  • 13 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    The next UK government should go faster and harder on offshore and onshore wind in a bid to reach the net zero targets by 2050, according to SSE Chief Executive Alistair Phillips-Davies. In its interim results, SSE called on political leaders to put renewable power “front and center” of the plans to tackle climate change. […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Reaching financial close and entering construction phase for Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind project could be jeopardized by the ongoing judicial review, requested by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) last year. In January 2015, RSPB submitted a legal challenge of the decisions by Scottish Ministers to grant consent for Inch Cape, Neart […]

  • 6 May 2015

    The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) has named Gareth Lewis as a Director and member of the global management committee, based from the company’s London headquarters. Lewis is a qualified marine biologist, underwater technologist, commercial diver and yachtmaster with 24 years’ experience of renewable energy projects, including 14 years at senior management level and 13 years in the offshore renewable […]

  • 26 September 2019

    SSE Renewables has decommissioned the last remaining test turbine at the Hunterston National Offshore Turbine Test Facility in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Following six years of testing, the 6MW Siemens turbine was brought down to the ground in an operation by lead decommissioning contactors, Keltbray, and under the supervision of SSE Renewables. The operation involved a […]

  • 11 January 2016
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    Following a record final month, 2015 proved to be a “huge year” for wind power in Scotland, with wind turbines providing enough electricity to meet the electrical needs of 97% of Scottish households, according to the data gathered by WeatherEnergy and analyzed by WWF Scotland. Wind turbines generated a record 10,392,439MWh of electricity in 2015, an increase of 16% […]