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Floating offshore wind port may bring £1.5bn to Scotland

Floating offshore wind port may bring £1.5bn to Scotland: The development of a floating offshore wind port cluster that can connect manufacturers together may produce £1.5 billion in economic favour for Scotland. Managed by Professor Sir Jim McDonald of Strathclyde University, a current study, authorised by the Scottish Government & offshore industry, advises a partnership…
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Aberdeen’s Energy Transition Zone recieves £26m support

Aberdeen’s Energy Transition Zone recieves £26m support: The Scottish Government is supplying over £26 million to an important initiative in Aberdeen, Scotland, to help expedite the energy sector conversion to net zero emissions. The Energy Transition Zone, that will be situated close to Aberdeen’s new £350 million south harbour development, is anticipated to back 2,500…
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Lightweight wind turbines in development

Lightweight wind turbines in development. Researchers at GE have gone into a partnership with Glosten, a consultancy firm, in the hopes to develop a lightweight 12MW floating turbine. The turbine is supposedly constructed using approximately 35% less weight in its tower and platform. This improvement is also stated to have significantly reduced the LCOE (Levelized…
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Scotland fishing port supports wind projects

Scotland fishing port supports wind projects. The largest fishing port in Europe, situated in Scotland, recently signed a letter of interest with Falck Renewables and Bluefloat Energy in aid of offshore floating wind projects in the North Sea. The partners will assist in exploring a multitude of development opportunities, this letter states that the port…
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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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