Very few offshore wind turbines have so far been decommissioned anywhere -- and little significant activity is expected on that front until the end of the current decade.
A “world first” has been achieved after a robot carried out a blade walk on an offshore wind turbine off the coast of Scotland.
The recent announcement by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his plans to drive renewable growth and make the country a world leader in offshore wind may be a turning point for the UK in seizing the opportunity to lead a low-carbon transition.
A series of significant milestones - shaping the next generation of deep-water infrastructure developments at Lerwick Harbour - are expanding capability and competitiveness for the offshore decommissioning and renewables industries.
Holyrood’s new offshore wind objectives have been described as a “very important step” in the future of the industry in Scotland.
Independent energy consultancy and certification body DNV GL has given its seal of approval to an “innovative” double rotor floating wind turbine concept.
The Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) has launched its “largest funding call to date” with £1.5 million up for grabs.
A mothballed yard currently on lease to Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) should be “separated” from the firm “as soon as possible”, according to a Western Isles council leader.
The UK’s ambitious goal to double its renewable energy capacity by 2030 will be achieved already by 2026, a Rystad Energy analysis shows, spurred by a wave of mostly wind power investments. Total installed capacity of solar and wind power plants will climb to 64 gigawatt (GW) in 2026 from close to 33 GW today, with offshore wind taking over the throne as the country’s biggest green energy source.
Trade union leaders have urged Nicola Sturgeon not to give up on Scottish manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) as it “teeters on the brink of collapse”.
The UK proposes to help develop one of the world’s largest offshore wind projects in Vietnam, where the market is expected to boom.
Japan will promote the use of offshore wind generation and battery storage in its new effort to become carbon neutral by 2050, according to a government official, indicating how the nation might change its policies to meet the ambitious goal.
Plans to build an onshore wind farm, which developers claim will deliver a “host of benefits” to the local community, in the south-east of Scotland have been given the green light.
Scottish energy service firms are being encouraged to partner up with their counterparts in France in order to make inroads into its emerging offshore wind market.
The future of Scottish manufacturer Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab) now hangs in the balance after the Scottish Government confirmed it has pulled support for the firm.
Wind farm proposals in Skye and Caithness received polar opposite reactions from councillors at yesterday’s Highland Council north planning committee.
A new £3.5m offshore innovation programme has been launched today, primarily targeting supply chain companies located in the North of Tyne area with opportunities to fund and support technology innovation in the offshore wind and subsea sectors.
It’s hoped a new “cutting-edge” tool to improve health and safety in offshore renewables could save the industry millions of pounds every year.
Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has successfully completed jacket installations for Ørsted’s major Hornsea Two offshore wind farm development.
Vattenfall’s Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm could generate more than £100 million for the north-east economy over the next two decades, according to a new study.
Offshore wind giant Ørsted has signed a multi-million pound deal with a Scottish engineering firm in an effort to increase worker safety at its Hornsea Two development.
Aberdeenshire has been ranked second in the UK for regions with the most offshore wind installations, according to new research.
The floating offshore wind sector will have to overcome “huge” mobilisation challenges in order to get up and running, according to an industry expert.
A new group 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.
The first turbine foundation for Ørsted’s huge Hornsea Two offshore wind development in the Southern North Sea has been installed.