A dispute between BP and Orsted over an area of seabed earmarked for both carbon storage and offshore wind is set to come to a head this year as both approach key milestones.
The Crown Estate has awarded the first contract for survey work in support of its leasing of space for new floating wind farms in the Celtic Sea.
Equinor has signalled its interest in developing new floating wind farms in the Celtic Sea ahead of the Crown Estate’s 2023 leasing round.
The Crown Estate has published new details of its 4 gigawatt (GW) leasing round for the Celtic Sea, with developers preparing bids for submission as part of a mid-2023 tender.
Five areas in the sea off Cornwall and Wales have been mapped out for the development of floating offshore wind schemes, the Crown Estate said.
A “surge” in the number of people working in offshore wind is on the horizon, with billions of pounds forecast to flow into the sector.
The Crown Estate has doubled its funding commitment for a research programme aimed at supporting offshore wind growth alongside marine conservation.
The North Sea is a very busy place. But even as late as the 1980s, it could seem huge when out there in a yacht, racing or cruising because sightings of fishing vessels, merchant shipping and oil & gas platforms could be quite rare.
The Crown Estate has published further details on its plans for a floating wind leasing round in the Celtic Sea, for delivery from 2030.
Three new test and demonstration floating offshore wind projects in the Celtic Sea have been given the green light to progress.
A new group has been launched in order to unlock co-location opportunities for offshore wind and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS).
CCS and offshore wind, a pair of key decarbonising technologies, are in “competition for space” in the North Sea causing a regulatory headache, according to an industry leader.
With just hours until the Chancellor’s Budget, the RMT Union has called for creation of a £220million annual “Just Transition Fund” for offshore workers.
BP has entered the UK offshore wind market with leases for a combined three-gigawatts of projects in the Irish Sea.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has acquired a 14.3% indirect equity interest in the East Anglia One offshore wind farm.
‘It sounds a bit scary, but it is exactly what we need’: Scottish Power chief on UK offshore wind target
The chief executive of Scottish Power has hailed the UK Government’s ambitious offshore wind plans, but raised concerns around the country’s ability to achieve them.
The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched a new “game-changing” interactive mapping application that could be a valuable tool in the search for carbon storage locations.
The Crown Estate has delayed its latest offshore wind leasing round just a week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged a “green industrial revolution” from the sector over the next decade.
Crown Estate Scotland’s (CES's) announcement of an offshore wind leasing round has caused great excitement around the Scottish coast, reflected in comments from communities standing to benefit.
Equinor and Orsted will lead a new group formed to tackle climate change by accelerating the deployment of offshore renewable energy technology.
The predicted cost of decommissioning the UK’s offshore wind farms has already risen to about £4 billion, the audience heard at a conference in St Andrews yesterday.
Crown Estate Scotland generated £11.4 million for The Scottish Government last year.
The last couple of weeks have been busy ones for the offshore wind sector in the UK.
Developers will be able to bid for new sites to generate enough offshore wind to power more than six million homes as the Crown Estate launches a new round of leases.
Proposed changes to offshore wind leasing by the UK Crown Estate have angered a trade union, causing it to warn its Scottish counterpart that it should be telling developers north of the border: “no jobs, no lease”.