Hopes that grounded Super Puma helicopters could make a swift return to offshore service have suffered a setback.
Scottish energy technology companies have been urged to take advantage of a funding pot potentially worth millions of pounds to drive down the cost of offshore windpower.
The FTSE 100 Index closed at its highest level for nearly six months today after a multibillion-dollar stimulus package from the US Federal Reserve sent stocks soaring.
Utilities ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall have agreed a partnership to make joint bids in the third round of offshore wind power development in the UK.
SUBSEA UK will have offshore renewables squarely in its sights at its new Subsea Europe conference in London, to be staged on October 30. This is aside from its main market - offshore oil&gas.