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  • 8 February 2016

    Scotland’s wind power output got “off to a flying start” in January, environmental groups said today. Analysis by WWF Scotland of data provided by WeatherEnergy found that for the month of January wind turbines in Scotland alone provided 1,125,544MWh of electricity to the National Grid, enough to supply, on average, the electrical needs of 123% […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Research & Development

    Wave Energy Scotland (WES) will foster industry collaboration that will drive research and development, share learning and knowledge and bring in expertise from other industry sectors such as oil and gas. Achieving greater industry collaboration will be a key objective for a new body that is being created to encourage innovation in wave energy technology, […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities & Government, Operations & Maintenance

    Renewables were the single largest contributor to electricity generation in Scotland in 2014, accounting for a record 38 per cent of total generation and surpassing both nuclear (33 per cent) and fossil fuels (28 per cent) for the first time, statistics published today have revealed. Renewable sources delivered 49.7 per cent of gross electricity consumption in 2014 – up from […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities & Government, Operations & Maintenance

    Renewables were the single largest contributor to electricity generation in Scotland in 2014, accounting for a record 38 per cent of total generation and surpassing both nuclear (33 per cent) and fossil fuels (28 per cent) for the first time, statistics published today have revealed. Renewable sources delivered 49.7 per cent of gross electricity consumption in 2014 – up from […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Stream Marine Training has been appointed as the Industrial Coatings Applicator Training Scheme (ICATS) training provider for Scotland, offering 5 day ICATS training courses from its new head office and training site based at Glasgow International Airport. Stream Marine Training, which was formed in January 2014, is the first to offer this course to the […]

  • 20 February 2015

    Emergency Towing Vehicle provision should be reviewed immediately and extended beyond March 2016, Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, said during the national marine plan debate. This call comes as a result of the recent sinking of the Cemfjord and the grounding of a large cargo ship Lysblink Seaways at […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Vessels

    Scotland’s Ferguson Shipyard in Clyde has taken delivery of the liquefied natural gas tank for the country’s first LNG ferry being built for Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited. 

  • 26 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Scotland’s marine energy sector is to benefit from almost £5 million as the distribution of funding from two initiatives is to be announced by Energy Minister Fergus Ewing during the RenewableUK Wave and Tidal Conference and Exhibition in Belfast. Speaking ahead of the event, Mr. Ewing said five marine energy innovation projects are to benefit […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s island communities will have greater control over their local economies, natural environment and be represented at the heart of government in an independent Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond said. ‪Launching the island prospectus, Empowering Scotland’s Island Communities, in Kirkwall, the First Minister outlined the most comprehensive package of powers for the island communities and […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Scottish industry and the public sector have established a new cluster dedicated to supporting the growth of the offshore wind supply chain on the east coast of Scotland. The Forth & Tay Offshore cluster includes the Angus, Dundee City, Fife, Perth & Kinross, East Lothian and Scottish Borders councils with support from SSE, EDF Renewables and Red […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Scotland is to establish a wave energy technology development body, Wave Energy Scotland, to encourage innovation in the industry Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism Fergus Ewing announced today. The Scottish Government recognises that early stage technologies, such as wave energy, can take time to flourish. Wave Energy Scotland will bring together the best engineering […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    One of the leading energy economists has slammed Scottish plans to go 100 percent renewable by 2020, writes the Daily Record news portal. Namely, professor of energy policy at the University of Oxford, Dieter Helm said that it is not logical from the economic standpoint for Scotland to be reliant on renewable energy such as […]

  • 5 August 2019
    Research & Development

    Xodus Group has begun investigating the integration of offshore renewables into localized energy systems off the Scottish coast. Commissioned by Crown Estate Scotland, the five-month offshore generation energy study will focus on two main areas, including project landscaping and the value case. “We are seeking to further understand the potential to communities across Scotland of utilising offshore […]

  • 12 November 2014

    The shipping industry needs to play a significant role in that healing process in Scotland, Guy Platten, Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, said while speaking at a gathering of business leaders at the Scottish Shipping Benevolent Association’s annual dinner. Platten criticised the UK Government and Better Together campaign for its ‘panicked, last minute’ […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The Scottish Government and Crown Estate Scotland have established an agreement on local content requirements for wind farm projects offshore Scotland. Under the agreement, offshore wind developers will have to agree on supply chain commitments when applying for leases. According to the government, Scottish companies will benefit from new steps to increase the number of […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance

    The Scottish Government and Crown Estate Scotland have established an agreement on local content requirements for wind farm projects offshore Scotland. Under the agreement, offshore wind developers will have to agree on supply chain commitments when applying for leases. According to the government, Scottish companies will benefit from new steps to increase the number of […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Scottish industry and the public sector have established a new cluster dedicated to supporting the growth of the offshore wind supply chain on the east coast of Scotland. The Forth & Tay Offshore cluster includes the Angus, Dundee City, Fife, Perth & Kinross, East Lothian and Scottish Borders councils with support from SSE, EDF Renewables and Red […]

  • 19 September 2016

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday conducted the official opening of Statoil House in Aberdeen, the company’s new operations center for the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The oil and gas industry still has a strong future in Scotland, despite its current challenges, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday as she announced new activity […]

  • 10 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Scottish energy industry specialist Fisher Offshore has expanded into Singapore as the firm embraces growing demand for its integrated services. The Aberdeenshire-based company has invested significantly in its lifting, deck machinery, subsea tooling and fluid solutions divisions. With equipment and personnel already mobilised worldwide, the creation of a new facility in Asia is designed to […]

  • 10 May 2010

    Scottish fishing leaders have warned large sections of the fleet could be forced out of business unless urgent government action is taken. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said the incoming UK government and Scottish government had to realise the future of the industry was at stake.

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies have agreed to take action to ensure more Scottish companies benefit from the awarding of contracts for offshore wind projects. At a summit held by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, industry representatives agreed that collective action was needed to make sure supply chain companies […]

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    Trade unions, offshore wind developers and supply chain companies have agreed to take action to ensure more Scottish companies benefit from the awarding of contracts for offshore wind projects. At a summit held by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse, industry representatives agreed that collective action was needed to make sure supply chain companies […]