Aberdeenshire has a new energy industry and it’s green. From being the dream of a few individuals probably written off as slightly barmy, offshore wind has become a major part of the energy transition, for the UK as a whole, but also for north-east Scotland. Just take a look off the beach at Balmedie where the piles for the Aberdeen Bay Offshore Wind Farm are being installed as I write. Work is also continuing apace in the Moray Firth where the last 12 months have seen installation of all the offshore piles and a third of the jackets for the 84-turbine, £2.6billion Beatrice Offshore Windfarm. The first electricity could be generated as early as July and the operator, SSE, expects the farm to generate up to 588MW of power – enough for about 450,000 homes – once it is fully operational, which is expected in 2019.
A green energy trade body has warned Scottish floating wind farm projects are at risk unless the UK Government makes a “simple, minor change”.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil said today that its Hywind project off Peterhead had outstripped expectations in its first three months of production.
Data released today by wind energy policy group, Wind Europe, has recorded a 25% increase in offshore wind in 2017, with the UK a significant contributor to the growth.
The company behind the world’s first floating windfarm, off Peterhead, has revealed it is looking at further sites around the Scottish coastline.
Norwegian energy giant, Statoil, has tabled a bid for the offshore wind tender Hollandse Kust Zuid area I&II in the Dutch section of the North Sea.
Norwegian oil major Statoil today reported a jump in third quarter profits and said it expected to increase production by 6% this year.
Hywind Scotland, the first floating wind farm in the world, has started to deliver electricity to the Scottish grid today. Watch the video to learn more about this world first.
The world's first floating wind farm is being opened today in waters off the coast of Scotland.
A pioneering new North Sea renewables project will soon be supplying power to Scotland.
Online data released by the organisation shows the Crown Estate’s full list of offshore infrastructure projects and undersea cabling for the first time.
The first turbine for Statoil's Hywind project was pulled into the Buchan Deep off Peterhead yesterday.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has published video footage of the first of five turbines for its pioneering Hywind project setting sail for Scotland.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil said yesterday that the first of five turbines for its pioneering Hywind project is en route to Scotland.
Statoil has released footage of the progress being made on the world's first floating windfarm.
Statoil said today that the turbines for its groundbreaking floating wind farm project could be in position off Peterhead as early as July.
Statoil's Hywind project will be the world's first floating offshore windfarm. It will produce enough clean energy to power around 20,000 homes in Scotland.
Norwegian operator Statoil has agreed to divest 25% of its assets in Hywind Scotland pilot park to Masdar.
The planning application has been submitted for a project to install a multi-turbine floating wind-energy demonstrator off Dounreay.
A tally of investment projects in north-east has highlighted that the region will get an injection of £5billion in coming years and that it is "open for business".
Ports in the north-east of Scotland must band together with their UK neighbours to fend off the challenge from Norway and the Netherlands for decommissioning work.
Petrofac has scooped a deal to provide a range of training services for staff working on Statoil’s key projects in the North Sea.
Norwegian energy giant Statoil has been flexing its muscles in the North Sea this month with a number of big announcements.
Construction work on Europe’s largest floating wind farm will begin later this year after the Crown Estate granted a lease to Norwegian multinational Statoil.
Statoil has been awarded a grant from ENOVA to test the condition monitoring capabilities of the Kongseberg EmPower System for the floating wind turbine Hywind Demo.