Ocean Winds (OW) and Aker Offshore Wind (AOW) have pledged to create thousands of high-skilled jobs in Scotland if they're given the green light to build what would be the UK’s largest floating offshore wind development off the north-east coast.
By John MacAskill, operations director of London-headquartered Offshore Wind Consultants
It was recently reported that countries are lining up for wind turbine manufacturing plants to increase local content in their domestic markets. Siemens Energy AG expressed fear about global supply chains being balanced with bringing local content. Does this precede possible bottlenecks in supply and so act as a drag on offshore wind deployment targets?
Western Isles councillors are confident that Burntisland Fabrications’ (BiFab) decision to call in administrators will “free up” the firm’s Lewis yard, making it available for new operators to move in.
The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has appointed four new non-executive directors to its board.