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22 May 2019 R&D

The UK Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) has launched a new task force dedicated to finding innovative solutions to make the best use of electricity generated by renewable sources, including offshore wind. The Solving the Integration Challenge research project is a key part of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal announced in March, RenewableUK said. A group of experts and […]

6 May 2019 Business & Finance

Vattenfall has launched its national supply chain campaign in Norwich, UK, to present opportunities from the proposed Norfolk Vanguard, Norfolk Boreas and Thanet Extension offshore wind farms. The campaign, part of the commitment to the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, will gather around 300 companies to hear about opportunities ahead of the three wind farms and […]

2 May 2019 Business & Finance

The offshore wind industry is gearing up for growing use of helicopters and drones as more than 50% of turbines consented or planned in Europe are over 250m tall, according to RenewableUK. RenewableUK’s latest Project Intelligence report shows that those projects, all located in UK waters, will mainly use turbines over 280m tall, while the […]

2 May 2019 Business & Finance, Environment

The UK will need 75GW of operating offshore wind capacity to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions target by 2050, according to a recent report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). Currently, the UK has around 8GW of operating offshore wind capacity. The recent sector deal has set a target of 30GW of operating capacity by […]

26 April 2019 Business & Finance

GE Renewable Energy is holding a series of supply chain engagement events in the UK for its Haliade-X 12MW offshore wind turbine. The events are part of GE's supply chain plan for the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine and will welcome potential suppliers that have suitable products or services that could support its production. GE […]

25 April 2019 Authorities, Jobs & Recruitment

The UK has again extended the Offshore Wind Immigration Rules concession to workers essential to the construction and maintenance of wind farms within UK territorial waters which will now run until April 2020. The concession, introduced in June 2017, and extended by a year in October 2017, and in May 2018, allows the employment of non-European Economic Area nationals who are […]

24 April 2019 Wind Farm Update

E.ON has decommissioned the two-turbine Blyth project, the first offshore wind farm built in UK waters. The Blyth offshore wind farm features two 2MW turbines commissioned in December 2000, which were at that time the most powerful units. According to E.ON, wind farms usually have a lifespan of 20-25 years and Blyth has reached the end of […]

15 April 2019 Contracts & Tenders

The company registration process for the third allocation round of the UK Contracts for Difference (CfD) has opened. According to the National Grid, registration is an essential pre-application activity and parties wishing to apply for a CfD need to first complete and submit a registration form, preferably before the application window opens. The third CfD allocation round […]

12 April 2019 Grid Connection

UK energy market regulator Ofgem has shortlisted potential operators of three offshore transmission links - Beatrice,  Hornsea Project One, and East Anglia ONE. Five potential operators are vying for all three transmission links: Aegir Energy Transmission, a consortium of Macquarie Corporate Holdings Pty Limited and Frontier Power Limited; Core Transmission Partners, a consortium of BBGI SICAV […]

11 April 2019 Business & Finance

The UK and Scottish Governments are holding a summit in Edinburgh dedicated to looking at maximizing the offshore wind sector. The event will take place on 2 May and will bring together trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies to look at how UK companies can benefit more from the build-out of offshore wind […]

4 April 2019 Business & Finance, Technology

Wave energy technology developer Marine Power Systems (MPS) is expanding into the floating offshore wind sector with two new devices said to offer a solution to wind energy generation challenges in deep waters. The UK company stated that R&D of its wave energy device WaveSub brought to the development of the DualSub device, which captures […]

28 March 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind generation in the UK rose by 28% percent in 2018, providing a record-breaking 8% of the UK's electricity, according to the latest report by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). UK's offshore wind capacity increased by 1.2GW due to several large projects opening or continuing to expand, including the 659MW Walney Extension […]

25 March 2019 Business & Finance

RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables have launched a new industry group to set out the strategy for large-scale deployment of floating offshore wind in the UK. The Floating Wind Steering Group will meet with the aim of producing a consensus vision for the future of floating wind and the business case for its continued development in the UK. According to the […]

22 March 2019 R&D

The UK Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) is exploring the potential for a more integrated offshore energy sector which includes closer links between oil & gas and offshore renewables, including offshore wind. The new project, for which OGA secured a GBP 900,000 grant, will focus on the mix of energy sources and storage solutions necessary for […]

13 March 2019 Authorities, Ports & Logistics

The British Office in Taipei and Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on joint co-operation in respect of the development of Taiwan’s offshore wind industry. Under this MoU, further exchange in the areas of policy, strategy, technology, operations and maintenance to promote offshore wind port and marine sector will be […]

12 March 2019 Wind Farm Update

E.ON is set to decommission the two-turbine Blyth offshore wind project, the first wind farm built in UK waters. The work is expected to begin in April and take place for some four to six weeks off the Northumberland coast, E.ON said. According to the company's Offshore Technical Specialist, Patrick Rainey, wind farms usually have a lifespan […]

11 March 2019 Business & Finance

Having 60% of UK offshore wind content provided by local firms is challenging due to constant pressure to cut costs, according to Seacat Services' Managing Director, Ian Baylis. Baylis gives the example of Scottish manufacturer BiFab which has reportedly lost a major offshore wind contract to yards in Belgium, Spain and the United Arab Emirates. “The […]

8 March 2019 Ports & Logistics

UK ports are well placed to support the offshore wind industry, but a versatile and flexible planning system is needed to help ports prepare for the new opportunities presented in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne said. ''This will be vital to ensure that ports remain agile and responsive […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

North East England's supply chain is "fit and ready" to support the growth of offshore wind that the new UK Sector Deal will bring, according to Energi Coast. Energi Coast Chairman and Tekmar Group CEO, James Ritchie, stated that the Sector Deal is a significant step forward in creating a sustainable industry and providing real value creation […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind will be the backbone of a carbon neutral, climate-friendly UK economy and the new Sector Deal sets out that opportunity, according to Vattenfall's UK Country Manager Danielle Lane. Lane claims the Sector Deal underlines the importance of ensuring the UK sees the benefit of its Clean Growth Strategy in which offshore wind will play a crucial role […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance

ScottishPower is actively pursuing future offshore wind projects in England and Scotland as part of its GBP 6 billion investment plan, to ensure one third of the UK’s electricity can be produced by wind by 2030. The energy company said it plans to engage with The Crown Estate and The Crown Estate Scotland on seabed […]

8 March 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Ports & Logistics

Norfolk and Suffolk have been named as the UK’s leading centre for offshore wind with the launch of a new cluster in conjunction with the release of the UK's Offshore Wind Sector Deal. The Norfolk and Suffolk Offshore Wind Cluster is expected to help create thousands of new jobs and unlock investment in the local area […]

7 March 2019 Authorities, Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

The UK has launched the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal which will see offshore wind reach the connected capacity of 30GW and deliver one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Under the new deal, the number of jobs in the industry is expected to rise to 27,000 by 2030, up from 7,200 today. The deal […]

6 March 2019 Business & Finance

The UK's new Offshore Wind Sector Deal will be issued on Thursday, 7 March, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said. As reported earlier, the new Sector Deal has established a target of reaching the connected offshore wind capacity of 30GW and delivering one-third of the UK’s electricity by 2030. Through a new skills […]

5 March 2019 Business & Finance

Offshore wind is well positioned to play a major role in the long term UK energy mix even in the case of hard Brexit, according to a joint report by Wood Mackenzie and Verisk Maplecroft. With more than 19GW of new capacity forecast by 2028, a hard Brexit is expected to have limited impact on this […]

28 February 2019 Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

Ørsted has signed a long-term agreement with Northumbrian Water that will see the water company take almost a third of its renewable energy demand from Race Bank offshore wind farm. The 10-year deal is the first Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) of its kind in the UK and is an expansion of a renewable electricity supply […]