Construction completed at Scotland’s largest offshore windfarm
Scottish energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “The last of the 84 turbines being installed on Scotland’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm is an important landmark for offshore wind in Scottish waters and a fantastic achievement for SSE and its project partners.
‘We have concerns’ about certain offshore wind projects, Wheelhouse says
Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said he had “concerns” about the lack of local jobs provided by certain offshore wind projects. He urged developers to work in partnership with the Scottish Government to create more local supply chain opportunities.
‘Conditions’ could be added to future offshore wind awards, Scot Gov says
Scotland’s finance secretary has promised to explore adding “conditions” to future offshore wind farm projects to include local businesses and jobs, following a summit at Holyrood yesterday. Scottish Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse claimed local firms were seeing a “poor market share” from offshore wind projects, adding that the current situation “isn’t good enough”.
Energy Voice - 'Patience wearing thin' with opportunistic wind developers, warns Wheelhouse
Scotland’s energy minister said “patience was wearing thin” with wind developers who take Scottish Government support, only to hand construction contracts to foreign suppliers. Paul Wheelhouse said yesterday that a proposed government summit on the offshore wind supply chain would look to generate a “greater return” for the Scottish economy.
Scottish Government needs to 'act now' on energy transition, warns Green's Harvie
Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse also said this week that the oil and gas sector remains a “key component” of the country’s energy system and economy. Mr Harvie said: “Scotland’s energy transformation can be driven further and faster if the Scottish Government backs our calls for more ambitious emissions reductions targets.
All aboard for innovative new Peterhead offshore wind supply vessel
Paul Wheelhouse MSP, minister for energy, connectivity and the islands, said: “I’m delighted that Sea Puffin has been supported through the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator, which was part-funded by the Scottish Government.
First power generated from 'world's largest floating windfarm' off Aberdeen
Speaking during the conference in Aberdeen, Scottish Minister for Energy, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “I am delighted to support a project which demonstrates Scotland’s ability to harness its enormous offshore wind potential.
Scotrenewables gains private investment from millionaire inventor
Scottish Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse said “I am delighted that Scotrenewables Tidal Power has secured private investment that will support its ongoing development so soon after it announced that its ‘SR2000’ tidal turbine in Orkney – the most powerful turbine deployed in the World – has already generated 3 GWh of electricity to the grid in the past 12 months.