Statoil has handed two six-year contracts to energy logistics firm Peterson to provide support for its £1.5billion Dudgeon wind farm project in the southern North Sea. Peterson will provide Statoil with stevedoring and ship agency services, provisions delivery, staff transportation, as well as fuelling from its base in Great Yarmouth. The contract values were not disclosed.
Nigg Energy Park has been identified as the best prepared of Scotland's east coast ports to create jobs from offshore wind contracts in a new industry report. The Cromarty Firth facility's potential was highlighted in the findings of a strategic review, which also examined the capabilities of Invergordon, Aberdeen, Dundee, Montrose, Methil and Rosyth as well as ports on England's east coast. Conducted by the Offshore Wind Industry Council (OWIC), the study focused on the capability of ports to carry out "staging" work, storing and loading offshore wind farm components and carrying out pre-construction activities. It also assessed their ability to manufacture large components in or near their sites.
EDF Energy Renewables today announced the launch of its six turbine wind farm in the Ochil Hills near Stirling. The Rhodders wind farm is located near EDF’s existing Burnfoot Hill and Burnfoot North developments to the north of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire. The latest addition takes EDF’s combined electricity generation capacity in the area to 42 megawatts (MW), which is enough to cover the average annual demand of all the homes in Clackmannanshire.
Mytrah said it has struck an agreement with Guayama Holdings for it to invest up to $31million in its subsidiary to support the development of a 200MW wind energy project in India.
Concern over bats being killed by onshore wind turbines has been growing for several years and that worry has just been further reinforced by research in Germany.
Engineers are launching a bid to put Britain on the winning podium of an epic 1,800-mile car race powered by the sun.
The British government’s surprise decision last week to review the $24 billion Hinkley Point nuclear plant would leave a huge hole in the U.K.’s energy policy if it leads to the project’s cancellation.
A Scottish university spin-out which makes sensors for detecting faults on electricity grids has scooped investments totalling £370,000. Synaptec plans to use the money to hire more staff members and break into the renewable energy and subsea markets. The batch of funding came from business angel syndicate Equity Gap, the Scottish Investment Bank, Scottish Enterprise, and Strathclyde University, where the company originated.
The spread of onshore wind farms in Scotland has not affected the number of people working in the tourism industry, either for better or worse, according to new research. Biggar Economics said its report did show that some areas which enjoyed the greatest rise in tourism employment also saw the biggest increase in turbine numbers, but could not prove a direct relationship between the two trends. The Midlothian-based economics consultancy drew its conclusions from its study of 18 Scottish sites between 2009 and 2013.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won a continuation of a contract to provide environmental support to NuGeneration Limited for a proposed nuclear power station in Cumbria.
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has doubled its workload on a Baltic Sea wind farm project, the Banchory-based engineering firm said today. Italian company Prysmian Group last year subcontracted ESS to carry out pre-cut seabed trenching for Wikinger, a planned 70-turbune wind farm off Germany. ESS has now agreed to take on the route clearance and seabed preparation work on the Wikinger development, which has been led by Spain’s Iberdrola since 2010.
A number of Dutch companies are to take part in offshore wind projects in China.
The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy has made history, landing in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile journey that began more than a year ago.
The number of jobs in the solar industry has fallen by a third in the last year as installation rates plummeted, analysis suggests.
MPs have called on the UK Government to clarify future support for the renewables industry amid concerns current policy is putting growth and investment at risk.
The developer of a controversial windfarm off the north-east coast insisted last night its £300million investment would deliver an economic boost for the region.
The Scottish Government’s decision to grant consent for a 67-turbine wind farm was lawful, judges have ruled.
Energy giant EDF will make its long-awaited final investment decision on the planned nuclear power station at Hinkley Point next week.
Energy giant SSE confirmed manufacturing and construction work on its £2.6billion Beatrice offshore wind farm has begun ahead of becoming fully operational in 2019.
The Aberdeen offshore demonstration has been in gestation for a decade and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) deserves enormous credit for sticking with it through thick and thin, supported by EU investment.
Vattenfall today gave the greenlight to move ahead with building Scotland's largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility.
One of the largest operators of service stations in Eastern Europe has created a brand new energy efficient station.
Scotland’s burgeoning offshore wind industry was dealt a blow yesterday after a judge in Edinburgh upheld a legal challenge against four developments.
Arise Windpower has agreed a deal to sell its 12.8MW Bohult windfarm in Sweden to a fund managed by Allianz Global Investors.
Nordex has sold a windfarm in Northern France to private equity firm Rive Private Investment.