Businesses across Caithness, Sutherland and Orkney have the chance to enter a development programme to set them up for work in offshore renewable energy.
Crown Estate Scotland will seek input from tidal and wave developers this month as it considers how to structure future leasing opportunities.
Businesses from across north and north-east Scotland top a list of supply chain companies certified by the “Fit 4 Offshore Renewables” supply chain programme.
The IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) issued a statement recently accusing the UK Government of “neglecting green investment and risking the country’s position in the global race to develop and deploy green technologies.”
It is now over a year since the ScotWind leasing process created the opportunity for an additional 27.6GW of offshore wind in Scottish waters. Of the 20 projects that came through the application process, 14 are set to use floating wind turbines, positioning Scotland as a world leader in this technology. Whilst the scale of the result was eye catching, the accompanying Scottish supply chain commitments of over £28bn was perhaps the most significant result.
North-east firms wanting to break into offshore renewables are being invited to take part in a new round of a successful programme.
As 2022 draws to a close, the offshore wind sector in the UK stands at a hugely important inflection point, as we both acknowledge the remarkable story of success we’ve seen, but also consider the innovative solutions needed if we are to meet the challenges ahead.
Over 3.5GW of global offshore wind capacity will reach the end of operational life by 2035 if no other action is taken.
As many as 40 North Sea assets have been pinpointed as a good fit for electrification, an industry conference heard on Thursday.
Nearly half of UK offshore wind capacity is controlled by state-owned or majority state-owned foreign entities, according to a new report.
PD&MS Group has secured a three-year operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with Vattenfall, supporting the developer’s offshore wind portfolio across the UK and Europe.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and the National Robotarium have partnered up to deliver a project aimed at scaling and commercialising offshore robotics.
An ingenious robotic solution could halve the time it takes wind farm operators to inspect turbine blades.
An Aberdeenshire-based hydraulic equipment firm has invested over £1million to establish a new workshop in order to meet growing demand in the energy sector, both renewables and oil and gas.
Scotland’s renewables industry has been reacting to the results of the much anticipated, £700 million ScotWind leasing round.
A renewables expert believes the scale of interest in developing floating offshore wind in Scotland proves that the technology is more than a passing fancy.
Building an additional 10GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 is an important piece of the jigsaw puzzle that makes up Scotland’s plans to try to reach Net Zero. ScotWind will be ground-breaking both in terms of size and opportunity.
The third instalment of Energy Voice’s Gigawaters podcast explores the futuristic technology that will support Scotland’s offshore wind sector, as guests talk artificial intelligence and robotics, and the innovative companies and individuals hoping to bring them to the market.
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult has announced the appointment of a new chairman.
Offshore wind supply chain companies are being encouraged to bid for a share of £3.5 million in funding.
The fishing and offshore wind industries are not obvious bedfellows but it is hoped a new roadmap will pave the way for a harmonious relationship.
‘Operation Zero’ bid to accelerate the decarbonisation of North Sea operations and maintenance (O&M) vessels could generate more than £4 billion for UK firms.
The global robotics market in the energy sector is expected to be worth more than £8 billion by 2050, according to a new report.
A cross-sector approach to wind turbine blade recycling could lead to the UK becoming a global leader in the field.
A new group has been launched in order to unlock co-location opportunities for offshore wind and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS).