Scotwind News

DNV Close to Granting Main Scantling Approval for Odfjell Oceanwind's Floater

Aug 30, 2022

Floating wind turbine technology developer Odfjell Oceanwind said Monday it had received a confirmation from DNV that the main scantling approval of its Deepsea Semi floating wind foundation design is close to completion.'Main scantling approval…

SSE Renewables Reveals Name for Giant New Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland

Aug 25, 2022

Offshore wind developer SSE Renewables said Thursday that its new offshore wind farm project in Scotland would be named after 'a historic series of books that depict the epic quests of a third-century Scottish leader, following his adventures across rolling seas…

Crown Estate Scotland Announces Three Shetland Floating Wind Projects

Aug 22, 2022

Three projects, of 2,8 GW in total, will be offered seabed agreements for offshore wind projects following Crown Estate Scotland’s ScotWind clearing process.  Clearing saw the ‘NE1’ area east of Shetland made available for ScotWind applicants…

Crown Estate Scotland Opens Process to Cut UK North Sea Oil and Gas Emissions

Aug 10, 2022

Crown Estate Scotland opened on Wednesday the registration window for an offshore wind leasing process that aims to lower emissions from Britain's North Sea oil and gas production.The public corporation's Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas…

UK Gov't Gives Green Light for Six Offshore Wind Projects

Jul 20, 2022

The UK government on Tuesday gave green light for six fixed offshore wind projects, with the potential to generate renewable electricity for more than 7 million households.The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy gave…

UK Offshore Wind Workforce Growing to Meet Demand -Report

Jun 13, 2022

The number of people working in the U.K. offshore wind industry is expected to surge following an expansion of the pipeline of projects at all stages of development over the past 12 months, according to a report published Monday by the Offshore Wind Industry Council…

PSG, Sarens JV Targets Offshore Wind Logistics Work in Scotland

Jun 10, 2022

PSG Marine & Logistics Ltd and Sarens have recently formed a joint venture offering services to the offshore wind and renewables sector across Scotland.Sarens specializes in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport. PSG Marine & Logistics Ltd…

UK Picks Offshore Wind Champion. Opens $200M Floating Wind Fund for Expressions of Interest

May 20, 2022

The UK government on Friday appointed Tim Pick as the UK's first Offshore Wind Champion, as a £160 million (around $199,6 million) floating offshore wind fund opens for expressions of interest.'Ambitious plans to expand offshore wind around…

BW Ideol, Tohoku Electric In Floating Wind Partnership in Japan

May 12, 2022

Floating wind foundation maker BW Ideol has partnered up with Japanese electric utility Tohoku Electric Power to conduct feasibility studies necessary to jointly develop a commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm off the coast of Kuji city…

Safety Certification Firm UL Opens Glasgow Office for Offshore Wind Operations

May 03, 2022

UL, a safety certification company has launched a new office in Glasgow, which will serve as the global hub for its growing offshore wind operations.'From this location, UL will deliver expert support for customers and their projects worldwide…

Offshore Wind: All 17 ScotWind Lease Round Winners Get Green Light to Proceed to Development Stage

Apr 14, 2022

Crown Estate Scotland, a government body that manages the Scottish seabed rights, has confirmed that all 17 successful ScotWind offshore wind leasing round applicants now have option agreements in place meaning that their projects can move into the development stage…

SSE, Marubeni, CIP Press Forward with Scotwind Project as Option Agreement Signed

Apr 11, 2022

SSE Renewables has, with its Scotwind lease sale partners Marubeni Corporation and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, signed the Option Agreement with Crown Estate Scotland.The Option Agreement signing follows the partnership's successful bid…

Ørsted Acquires Majority Stake in 100MW Floating Wind Project in Scotland

Apr 06, 2022

Danish offshore wind farm developer has acquired a majority stake in the 100MW Salamander floating wind joint venture set up by Simply Blue Group and Subsea 7.Ørsted will own an 80% stake in the project off the east coast of Scotland as Simply Blue Group’s newest JV partner on the project…

Port Capacity in Question as UK Offshore Wind Expands

Apr 01, 2022

U.K. port bosses are scratching their heads as to how to meet demand as offshore wind, including new floating projects, ramps up around the country’s coastline.The U.K. government is pushing this source of energy and has a 40-gigawatt (GW) by…

Shell to Invest Up to $33B in UK's Energy Sector. Focus on Zero-Carbon

Mar 24, 2022

Shell will invest up to 25 billion pounds ($33 billion) into the energy system in Britain over the next decade, a senior executive at the oil major said, and over 75% of which will be funneled into zero-carbon products and services.Shell plans…

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