The Crown Estate has been cleared to sign lease agreements for more than 8 gigawatts (GW) of new fixed-bottom offshore wind projects off England and Wales as part of Leasing Round 4.
Port of Leith has signed a marshalling deal for the giant Morven wind farm from BP and EnBW to be built in the North Sea.
There are concerns that the rest of the world could again reap the lion’s share of the benefits from Scotland’s renewables boom.
RPS Group has been chosen to carry out environmental assessments for the 2.9-gigawatt (GW) Morven offshore wind project, secured by developers BP and EnBW as part of the ScotWind auction.
Dutch geoservices firm Fugro has sealed a contract to carry out sustainable site investigations for a major offshore wind project.
The first candidates have been selected for X-Academy, a new training initiative backed by Sir Ian Wood and BP.
The results of Scotland's first offshore wind leasing round in more than a decade are expected to be released in a matter of days.
BP's “long-term” commitment to Scotland is a key selling point for the company and its partner EnBW in winning ScotWind acreage, according to the bid’s top boss.
BP has hailed an “incredible response” to its initiative to drive Scottish company involvement in its ScotWind bid.
‘Scotland plc is really important to us’: Forth Ports says investment doesn’t mean offshore wind competition
Bosses at Forth Ports have claimed a “game-changing” £40million investment in the Port of Leith will not equate to competition with the rest of Scotland for offshore wind work.
Together with partner BP, the German utility is confident that investment plans for the Port of Leith and Aberdeen make for a compelling bid in the battle for ScotWind acreage.
Success in the ScotWind offshore leasing round for BP will be worth up to £40million annually to the local Aberdeen economy and create up to 120 jobs, the company has claimed.
Scotland, along with the rest of the world, stands on the cusp of change as the energy transition accelerates, writes bp’s Richard Haydock who joins the panel of the Energy Voice New Energy Opportunities (NEO) event.
Scotland has given a ten-fold increase to maximum bids for its offshore wind auction, ScotWind, after Big Oil flexed its financial muscles last month.
A further delay to the ScotWind leasing round risks the loss of billions of pounds of investment, a leading trade body has warned.