Annual spending on the offshore wind is expected to more than treble to more than £10billion by 2016, delegates at All-Energy are to be told today.
Onshore windfarms have become a popular means of income generation for landowners who, in addition to reducing their own electricity bills, may receive money for electricity sent to the grid or rental payments from electricity providers in respect of the turbines.
Peterhead-based Maritime Developments is looking to build on its success in the North Sea market by moving into renewables.
Offshore industry body Decom North Sea (DNS) is urging firms in the renewables sector to plan for future decommissioning.
The start of second generation wave and tidal device testing will bring a new 360 degrees tank testing facility in Edinburgh into its own, it is hoped.
Aberdeen is gearing up for yet another bumper All-Energy exhibition and conference with expectations it will again break its own records.
Aberdeen hotels are close to capacity for this year's All-Energy, adding to an already buoyant market, hoteliers in the city say.
There was another huge turnout for the world's top oil and gas show, which drew to a close in Houston in the US yesterday.
I came here with a relatively clear diary and an ambition of visiting the show for a few hours every day and going to a variety of cocktail parties and dinners in the evenings. But it hasn't worked out that way - it never does! This year my schedule has filled up even more quickly than it has in the past, and virtually all of my time is spent in meetings at our Huston downtown headquarters and at breakfasts, lunches and dinners with clients and contacts. (note to self - must start the diet and go to the gym when home next week!).
Fast-expanding north-east oil service company Bowtech Products is exhibiting at OTC for the first time.
The Houston branch of an Aberdeen-based subsea service company has moved into a new office double the size of its previous premises.
Law firm Pinsent Masons said at OTC yesterday that it had appointed Bob Ruddiman as global head of energy and natural resources.
Most oil and gas professionals believe operators should be liable for the risks associated with their exploration and production activity.
Westhill-based energy production technology service company Proserv has unveiled next-generation subsea cutting equipment.
Aberdeen company Tendeka is among exhibitors at OTC.
Among OTC regulars from Scotland is Jock Gardiner, energy industry partner at Maven Capital Partners, who is now on his 14th trip to the show.
Subsea 7 is exhibiting its expertise and groundbreaking technology at the show.
EFC Group announced the appointment of a vice-president for the Americas yesterday and the successful delivery of two contracts.
Viking SeaTech, of Aberdeen, said yesterday it had signed a co-operation agreement with Swedish business MoorLink.
Scottish marine technology service company Nautronix announced a big Norwegian contract win at OTC yesterday.
Craig Group said at OTC yesterday that a £35million investment in four new vessels had already secured multimillion-pound contracts for the Aberdeen global shipping and energy service company.
As we're at OTC, it's the time of the year to reflect on the outlook for UK/US cross-border transactions.
AMEC, the international engineering and project-management company, has landed a deal believed to be worth tens of millions of pounds with oil giant BP in the Gulf of Mexico.
Two top bankers from Royal Bank of Scotland are at OTC.
Aberdeen commercial-law firm Paull & Williamsons has a team of five at OTC.