Offshore wind developers have been told they need to slash the amount of time it takes to build projects.
Siemens Energy will supply an onshore substation near Keith, linking the planned Moray West offshore wind farm with the wider grid network.
Spanish energy firm EDP, through its subsidiary EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), has announced plans to invest up to £13 billion in the UK over the coming years.
Lithuanian state-controlled energy holding company Ignitis Group is to become a minority partner in the development of the Moray West offshore wind farm.
A controversial offshore windfarm which will provide power for thousands of homes could be rubber-stamped by planners this week.
A giant Moray Firth wind project will create 150 jobs and add £90 million to the local economy, developers have said.
The company behind the next phase of a major north-east windfarm have said their proposals have been given an “overwhelmingly positive response.”
The amount of power that can be generated from the Moray East Wind Farm is significantly more than quoted and 'very much a conservative estimate', according to a spokesman for the project.
A new floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Northern Portugal, known as the WindFloat Atlantic (WFA) project is set to go-ahead following an agreement between partner companies.