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  • 23 March 2021
    Project & Tenders

    Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating offshore wind farm, has reached the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK for its third consecutive year. With an average capacity factor of 57.1% in the twelve months to March 2021, Hywind Scotland set a new record in the UK. During its first two […]

  • 3 March 2021
    Operations & Maintenance

    Global Offshore has signed a multi-year cable maintenance and management framework agreement with Equinor for its offshore wind farms. Global Offshore will as the primary contractor supply cable management services and perform associated call-off services, comprising active cable maintenance as well as unplanned repairs. The framework agreement covers the onshore and offshore export cables at […]

  • 1 December 2020
    Market outlooks, Outlook & strategy, Research & Development

    Floating wind will account for 2 per cent of the world’s power supply by 2050 and its cost will drop some 70 per cent by that time. Still, a more comprehensive industry standards and risk management are required for the technology to scale, according to a new report from DNV GL. The report discusses how […]

  • 12 October 2020
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s DeepWind cluster has formed a new group dedicated to the floating offshore wind sector in Scotland and the UK. The subgroup has been set up to make sure Scotland’s energy supply chain companies benefit from new floating offshore wind projects in Scotland and the UK. Its aim is to develop close ties with centers […]

  • 1 October 2020
    Business developments & projects

    The construction has started on the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm, Hywind Tampen, at Kværner Stord in Norway, Equinor said. Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Kværner apprentice Arne Linga started the cutting robot on the project’s first sheet of steel on Thursday, 1 October. Kværner’s assignment will include building eleven floating concrete hulls […]

  • 18 November 2020
    Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    The France-headquartered Ideol has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland to cooperate for the floating offshore wind sector. The agreement will see Ideol and its future local construction partners use the port’s land and firth berthing sites and cooperate towards further developing the facilities and infrastructure to […]

  • 3 February 2021
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Innovation, Outlook & strategy, Project & Tenders, Regulation & policy, Research & Development, Technology

    Scottish marine energy company Nova Innovation has announced a ground-breaking project to produce Scotch whisky distilled by tidal power in the Sound of Islay.

  • 15 January 2021
    Project & Tenders

    Crown Estate Scotland has opened the application window for the ScotWind seabed leasing round for offshore wind projects. From today, 15 January, registered developers are able to apply for seabed rights to build Scotland’s next generation of offshore wind farms. The closing date for submitting applications is 31 March. Opening the application window follows Marine […]

  • 2 March 2021
    Project & Tenders

    Framo, part of Alfa Laval, has received an order from Saipem to supply its marine pumping systems for the Seagreen offshore wind project in Scotland. Framo’s pumping systems will be used for the suction bucket foundations, to secure and anchor the wind turbine platforms to the seabed. “This second order for our Framo pumping systems […]

  • 16 February 2021
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    Kværner has selected German engineering company Dominion for the design, supply, and supervision services for the slipform systems that will erect the concrete wind towers for the Hywind Tampen floating wind project. Dominion said its cylindrical and conical sets of slipform systems can be used multiple times and include hydraulic jacking system, formwork material, yokes […]

  • 15 February 2021
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Innovation, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & strategy, Technology

    The AR500 tidal energy generation system, designed and built by Simec Atlantis Energy, has started generating clean electricity in Japan following its installation off Goto Island chain late in January.

  • 7 January 2021
    Heavy lifting, Project & Tenders

    Aker Solutions has awarded Granada Material Handling with a contract to supply eleven davit crane units for use at the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind project in Norway. The company will design, supply, third party certify and commission 11 individual crane units. Granada said that each of its Python crane units has been specifically designed […]

  • 19 February 2021
    Project & Tenders

    Aker Solutions has begun the construction of concrete hulls that will carry the turbines at the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm in Norway. Aker began the concrete slip-forming in Stord this week, of which there will be a total of almost 1.2 kilometers. Hywind Tampen will comprise 11 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed […]

  • 22 January 2021
    Authorities & Government, Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Regulation & policy

    Scotland has unveiled plans to establish a new model of greenports focused on inclusive growth, fair work practices and delivering a net-zero economy.

  • 17 March 2021
    Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    Scotland took a step closer to its net-zero carbon goals with the announcement of over £30 million ($41.7 million) of UK Government funding for initiatives linked to the Acorn carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.

  • 16 March 2021
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Scottish Renewables has urged the Scottish Government to resolve the delay to the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round and keep the process on track before the Parliament election period starts on 25 March. The government recently halted ScotWind leasing, which was already 14 months late, after the Crown Estate’s offshore wind leasing auction for sites […]

  • 8 January 2021
    Project & Tenders

    VSL, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, will carry out post-tensioning works on the eleven floating concrete hulls for the Hywind Tampen floating wind turbines under a contract with Kværner, the EPCI contractor for the project. The company will perform the post-tensioning works of the semi-submersible concrete structures, which will require installation of vertical post-tensioning tendons […]

  • 22 March 2021
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Business developments & projects, Human Capital, Market outlooks, Outlook & strategy, Regulation & policy

    Scottish Enterprise has announced the first in a series of upcoming grant funding calls designed to help support economic recovery and stimulate the creation of new green jobs in Scotland.

  • 10 February 2021
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Project & Tenders

    Global Energy Group’s (GEG) Port of Nigg has been selected as the marshalling, storage and logistics base for 114 wind turbine foundations for the 1,075 MW Seagreen offshore wind farm. GEG has been awarded a contract for the project by Seaway 7, the EPCI contractor for Seagreen’s foundations and inter-array cables, on behalf of the […]

  • 21 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract with Wood to supply positioning and monitoring equipment for the Hywind Tampen floating offshore wind farm. Kongsberg will supply its DPS position reference system and Motion Reference Unit (MRU) for what will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. The DPS exploits all available GNSS infrastructure to deliver […]

  • 28 January 2021
    Business developments & projects, Infrastructure, Market outlooks, Operations & Maintenance, Outlook & strategy, Ports & Logistics, Transition

    Regional development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved investment of up to £8.3 million in Scottish government funding for the development of East Quay at Port of Nigg to help meet the needs of growing renewable energy sector.

  • 22 March 2021
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Infrastructure, Innovation, Outlook & strategy, Regulation & policy, Technology, Transition

    Scottish tidal energy company Nova Innovation has created the first ever electric vehicle (EV) charge point in Shetland where drivers can ‘fill up’ directly from a tidal power source.

  • 13 November 2020
    Business developments & projects, Project & Tenders

    SSE Renewables has invited residents, businesses, community groups and consultees in Scotland’s East Lothian to have their say regarding the plans for the massive Berwick Bank offshore wind farm and provide initial feedback during the first round of public consultation. The developer is organising an online showcase this month for the public to find out […]

  • 27 November 2020
    Business developments & projects, Innovation, Technology

    Marine energy sector has been acknowledged at Scottish Green Energy Awards with SIMEC Atlantis Energy scooping Champion of Renewables Award for its ongoing drive to create a sustainable tidal industry in Scotland.

  • 19 January 2021
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    Subsea technology firm Rovco has recently secured a contract to carry out work at Scotland’s Beatrice offshore wind farm. The Edinburgh-based company will deliver inspection and survey work across nominated subsea jacket locations on the wind farm, including export and inter-array cables. The goal of the subsea campaign is to assist in informing the current […]