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Crown Estate starts new Celtic Sea floating wind leasing

Crown Estate starts new Celtic Sea floating wind leasing: The Crown Estate has reported that it has begun working on providing a new leasing system for early commercial-scale floating wind projects situated in the Celtic Sea. The new leasing possibility will be created for projects with a total capacity of about 300MW, as much as…
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UK’s leading offshore wind farm is still Hywind Scotland

UK’s leading offshore wind farm is still Hywind Scotland: Hywind Scotland, being the world’s 1st floating offshore wind farm, has attained the “highest average capacity factor” for any UK wind farm for the third year in a row. Developer Equinor announces the floating offshore wind farm, with an average capacity factor of 57.1% in the…
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Twin turbine floating wind partnership introduced

Twin turbine floating wind partnership introduced: Hexicon, a Swedish floating wind developer, has teamed up with American engineering firm Bechtel to initiate a duplicate turbine floating foundation within British waters. The partnership will oversee the progression of a 40MW floating wind project & will examine the role it would play in the local business. The…
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EMEC to research floating wind & hydrogen possiblities

EMEC to research floating wind & hydrogen possiblities: The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has been granted a contract by the Scottish Government to survey possibilities for floating offshore wind & hydrogen supply chains in Scotland & France. EMEC will be working with London based Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) & French engineering firm INNOSEA to…
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Crown Estate seeks input for 1GW of floating offshore wind

Crown Estate seeks input for 1GW of floating offshore wind: The Crown Estate has started a call for proof on how to attain the government’s desire of deploying 1GW of floating wind projects by 2030. They are seeking aspects on how best to speed up the development of floating wind in the UK, including feedback…
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Government to support 12GW renewable energy capacity

Government to support 12GW renewable energy capacity: The government has laid out plans for the upcoming round of support for renewable energy projects covered by its flagship Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. It looks to double the volume of renewable energy from the 5.8GW accomplished in the previous round to up to 12GW when the…
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Vestas installs floating offshore wind turbine in Scotland

Vestas installs floating offshore wind turbine in Scotland:  Vestas has set up what it claims is the most powerful & largest & floating offshore wind turbine in Scotland. The V164 – 9.5MW turbine was installed on a Principle Power WindFloat platform which is the first of five type of units to be set up at…
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Seabed rights go to Total for Welsh floating wind project

Seabed rights go to Total for Welsh floating wind project: The Crown Estate who is the UK seabed manager has awarded rights to develop a floating wind farm in the Celtic Sea to Blue Gem Wind which is a joint venture between the oil giant Total and project developer Simply Blue Energy.  The project, which…
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Energy Transition Alliance formed by renewable tech firms

Energy Transition Alliance formed by renewable tech firms: An announcement has been made to accelerate the UK’s transition towards a net zero future by a new five-year collaboration to deliver next generation energy technologies. Formed by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the Energy Transition Alliance (ETA), …
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