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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 […]

25 February 2019 Business & Finance

Ørsted has entered into a partnership with Air Products to provide renewable electricity to the company’s production sites in the UK. Under the agreement, Ørsted will supply electricity from 11 of its offshore wind farms to all the Air Products’ UK production sites which supply merchant customers with industrial gases. In addition, the Danish company will provide Renewable […]

22 February 2019 Business & Finance

Shell is interested in entering the UK offshore wind market, Mark Gainsborough, executive vice president at Shell New Energies, told Reuters. The company plans to crack the UK offshore wind market through either acquiring a share in an existing project, acquiring an entire project, or by securing seabed leases later this year, Gainsborough told Reuters […]

22 February 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Training & Education

Siemens Gamesa has entered into a partnership with the North Lindsey College for the provision of apprenticeship training in the UK. The two parties will develop a customized program that will provide training for individuals from the UK applying for a place on the Siemens Gamesa turbine O&M technician apprenticeship. The training will take place at Siemens […]

15 February 2019 Authorities, Contracts & Tenders

The third Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocation round in the UK will commence on 29 May, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), said. BEIS earlier issued a GBP 60 million draft budget proposal for the third CfD round. A final budget notice will be issued no later than ten working days before the commencement of […]

4 February 2019 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

Offshore wind provided 13,500 full-time equivalent jobs in the UK in 2017, a 20.5% increase compared to 11,200 in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. Based on the estimates, there were 9,900 jobs in England in 2017, which represents 2,300 more than the 7,600 estimated in 2016. Scotland saw 3,400 jobs provided by […]

1 February 2019 Business & Finance

The UK government should announce clear targets for offshore wind and commit to an extended pipeline of bi-annual Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions of more than 2GW of capacity a year, a new report commissioned by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC) suggests. “The UK Offshore Wind Industry: Supply Chain Review”, by the former McLaren Group […]

24 January 2019 Business & Finance

The UK should aim at building as many offshore wind projects as needed to help deliver decarbonization targets in the power, heat and transport sectors, according to Chief Executive of SSE, Alistair Phillips-Davies. Phillip-Davies states that it is time the UK raises its offshore wind ambition, as the current goal of adding 1-2GW per year during the […]

24 January 2019 R&D

The Crown Estate and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have published an updated and extended version of ‘A Guide to an Offshore Wind Farm’. The guide is intended to help a range of stakeholders and potential new market entrants understand how an offshore wind farm is built, operated and maintained. It is said to […]

24 January 2019 Business & Finance

CWind and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a collaboration agreement to focus on offshore renewables in the UK. The two companies will focus on delivering applied research projects and accelerating technology development, aimed at improving health and safety, the operational performance of offshore renewable assets, as well as reducing risk and cost. “ORE Catapult uses […]

22 January 2019 Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

Manufacturer of plastic and clay pipes Wavin UK has contracted Ørsted to supply natural gas and renewable energy for its sites as part of a commitment to achieve more sustainable operations. Ørsted will provide the renewable electricity from its 11 operational wind farms in the UK to Wavin’s sites at Hazelhead, Chippenham, Forest Works and Doncaster. The Danish […]

8 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance

Ørsted has awarded SMC with a framework agreement to provide statutory inspection and auxiliary services to their sites across the United Kingdom. The contract will run for an initial 2-year period, with extension options available for a further 2-years, based on performance. Ørsted’s portfolio includes eleven operational offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom, with […]

8 January 2019 Contracts & Tenders, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics

Peterson UK Limited has signed a long-term agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to establish a new operational and logistics base in the Port of Lowestoft, the UK. The new agreement will see Peterson operate a range of warehouse, cargo and logistic services from the port, including fuel bunkering to support the renewable energy and oil & […]

17 December 2018

The UK is marking a record this year as it added more than 2GW of offshore wind capacity to the grid, which can produce enough clean electricity to power over 2,300,000 households per year. 

6 December 2018 Business & Finance

China Ocean Engineering Shanghai Co (COES) has launched its first UK subsidiary with an aim to support the offshore renewables and decommissioning industries.