Danish firm Dong Energy said yesterday it had made a “step in the right direction” after a 28% rise in profits.
The two-day offshore wind show at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre closed yesterday with a record attendance of around 900 people.
THOUSANDS of jobs could be created under plans to make the north an international centre for wind turbine manufacturing - but only if port chiefs act quickly.
Aberdeenshire energy service business ROVOP said yesterday it had won a string of contracts worth a combined £7million.
Researchers at Strathclyde University are aiming to help Scotland to meet its ambitious renewable energy targets by improving the performance of offshore windfarms, following investment from Scottish Enterprise.
A developer hoping to create one of the world's largest offshore windfarms in the Moray Firth promised yesterday to listen to the concerns of consultees.
DONG Energy is committing to building the 1.25billion euros offshore windfarm Borkum Riffgrund 1, in the German sector of the North Sea.
North-east company SeaEnergy said yesterday it had seen strong interest, particularly from the Far East, in the 80% stake currently up for grabs at SeaEnergy Renewables (SR).
MORE than 100 new offshore wind turbines have been fully connected to the grid during the first six months of this year alone, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA).
THE race for wind-power supremacy in the North Sea has taken a further step with DONG Energy of Denmark submitting a binding tender to the Danish Energy Agency for the concession to build a 400-megawatt offshore windfarm off the Danish island of Anholt, in the Kattegat.
Seven concepts out of 100 submissions have been shortlisted as part of a multimillion-pound Carbon Trust competition to find wind turbine foundation designs suitable for deeper sea water conditions (30-60m) where the next generation of offshore windfarms will be built.
German wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems has won the contract to supply Vattenfall with the 30 five-megawatt power heads needed for the hybrid Ormonde wind/natural gas development in the North Irish Sea.
A Scottish company has developed an installation system that offers the potential to revolutionise the installation of wind turbines offshore. Two variants of the technology have been drawn up - one to handle steel monopile foundations, the other for the concrete gravity base equivalent.
I have recently completed a study of new market opportunities for the former oil fabrication yard at Nigg, in Easter Ross. Brown and Root stopped building offshore platforms and modules there in 2003, since when the facilities have only been used by other companies on a very small scale.
Relaxation of the constraints that dictate where offshore windfarms can be built could cut £16billion from the overall cost of developing UK offshore wind, the Carbon Trust claims.