Rigmar delivers inspection and maintenance contract for Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

Rigmar delivers inspection and maintenance contract for Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm

Rigmar chief executive, Keith Nelson, said: “We are one of a small number of companies with the expertise and management structure to deliver full inspection and maintenance services above and below the water and our multi-disciplined and highly qualified personnel worked seamlessly with the Vattenfall team to successfully complete the project safely, on time and in budget.

Petrofac gets nod for Acorn carbon capture and hydrogen project

Petrofac gets nod for Acorn carbon capture and hydrogen project

Aberdeenshire firm Pale Blue Dot Energy has selected Petrofac to support front end engineering design and concept select work on the Acorn project at St Fergus gas terminal, near Peterhead.

Wood targets 40% reduction in emissions by 2030

Wood targets 40% reduction in emissions by 2030

Aberdeen-headquartered energy services firm Wood has announced targets to reduce its direct and indirect emissions by 40% by 2030.Wood chief executive Robin Watson said: “Today, Wood is signalling a clear commitment to lower our carbon footprint in the next 10 years to support greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

Prime time to put transition in focus

Prime time to put transition in focus

Clearly, we have seen rapid and significant changes to business operations and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (Areg) members and others are under greater pressure than ever to deliver results.

Government urged to bring cash to help Aberdeen’s energy transition

Government urged to bring cash to help Aberdeen’s energy transition

Last night Mr Lumsden said: “To avoid the worst of the impending financial hardship and significant job losses, we’re calling on the UK Government and Holyrood to prepare a resilience support package for the energy industry.

Greenwell wins contract on waste-to-energy plant

Greenwell wins contract on waste-to-energy plant

It is part of ongoing work on the North East Scotland Shared Energy Project in East Tullos, which is expected to process about 150,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste a year on behalf of Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray councils, helping the three local authorities comply with a landfill ban for household waste due to be introduced in 2021.

‘Disappointment’ as Chancellor puts CCS lower down pecking order than potholes

‘Disappointment’ as Chancellor puts CCS lower down pecking order than potholes

That in mind, Derek Leith, EY’s global oil and gas tax leader, showed dismay at a budget breakfast meeting in Aberdeen yesterday that CCS is apparently lower on the government’s pecking order than potholes.

Putting decarbonisation plans into action

Putting decarbonisation plans into action

This is certainly not a new term for Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG).A growing number of energy transition events are taking place in the city in the coming months, providing key opportunities for companies to share their activities and highlight progress on their decarbonisation journey.

‘Interesting marriage’ between North Sea oil and offshore wind firms imminent, DeepWind boss says

‘Interesting marriage’ between North Sea oil and offshore wind firms imminent, DeepWind boss says

Mr O’Brien, who was hired less than a year ago to connect smaller supply chain firms with the movers and shakers in the offshore wind industry, said he wants the sector to follow the “true and tried” path set down by Aberdeen’s oil and gas sector.

Hundreds attend NnG wind event in Aberdeen

Hundreds attend NnG wind event in Aberdeen

Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Wind Farm, owned jointly by EDF Renewables UK and Irish firm ESB, has held a number of events in the hope of attracting local supply chain firms.

‘Needle in a haystack’ could prove lucrative for Aberdeen University

‘Needle in a haystack’ could prove lucrative for Aberdeen University

The chemists have struck upon chemical compounds that will extend the lifespan of ceramic fuel cells by lowering the temperatures at which they operate.She said: “Ceramic fuel cells are highly efficient, but the problem is they operate at really high temperatures, above 800 degrees Celsius.

US officials to undertake Aberdeenshire floating wind fact-finding mission

US officials to undertake Aberdeenshire floating wind fact-finding mission

Senior staff from a number of US state departments will meet representatives of Norwegian firm Equinor’s those behind the Kincardine Floating Offshore Wind project.Equnor’s nine-turbine Hywind floating wind farm, located nine miles off the coast of Peterhead, will be discussed but not visited.

Concerns raised about loss of key green areas to Sir Ian’s energy transition zone

Concerns raised about loss of key green areas to Sir Ian’s energy transition zone

About 70 acres of green space, industrial estates and more in Aberdeen could be transformed into the city’s first dedicated “energy transition zone” (ETZ), which oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood believes could be key to securing “unparalleled potential for the future of our local economy”.

Multi-million Aberdeen waste-to-energy plant project at heart of jobs row

Multi-million Aberdeen waste-to-energy plant project at heart of jobs row

The city council responded by saying that the project was still in “the very early stages of construction”, adding that it had brokered a meeting at which Spanish construction group Acciona agreed to allow union representatives appropriate access to the workforce.

Director hired to spearhead National Subsea Centre in Aberdeen

Director hired to spearhead National Subsea Centre in Aberdeen

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said his organisation had been working with Opportunity North East, Scottish Enterprise and the Oil and Gas Authority on a business case for that facility.

JF Lehman pays £190m for Global Offshore deal

JF Lehman pays £190m for Global Offshore deal

The Aberdeen-based subsidiary is part of Global Marine Group (GMG), which is being acquired by an “investment affiliate” of US-based JF Lehman and Company (JFLCO).GMG chief executive Ian Douglas said the deal marked the start of a “new chapter” for Global Offshore, as well as group subsidiaries CWind and Global Marine.

Potential for ‘thousands’ of jobs as Sir Ian Wood unveils plans for Aberdeen ‘Energy Transition Zone’

Potential for ‘thousands’ of jobs as Sir Ian Wood unveils plans for Aberdeen ‘Energy Transition Zone’

Sir Ian Wood has unveiled ambitious plans to help the north-east economy capitalise on the energy transition, potentially creating “thousands” of jobs in the process.

SPE Aberdeen to host energy transition debate

SPE Aberdeen to host energy transition debate

The talk, which will encourage lively debate around the topic of energy transition, will examine what the oil and gas industry is doing to achieve net zero, including a review of alternative energy sources, and the impact that net zero is likely to make on our lifestyles.

EnQuest shuts office as climate protestors descend on Aberdeen

EnQuest shuts office as climate protestors descend on Aberdeen

EnQuest has an office at Annan House, near the train station.EnQuest’s spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that as a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of our people, the EnQuest offices at Annan House have been closed today, Thursday 16 January.

Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm granted life extension by authorities

Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm granted life extension by authorities

A Vattenfall spokeswoman said: “The extension of the operating life of the wind farm will deliver a boost to local jobs, businesses and the generation of more fossil free electricity.”.

Vattenfall to roll out ‘most powerful’ turbines at new Aberdeenshire wind farm

Vattenfall to roll out ‘most powerful’ turbines at new Aberdeenshire wind farm

Each turbine would have a 6MW capacity with the overall wind project able to power more than 55,000 homes.“In fact, with one rotation of the blades, the turbines proposed for Clashindarroch II could power an average home for 16 hours.”.

Aberdeen must ‘strike now or miss its chance’ on offshore wind, MSP warns

Aberdeen must ‘strike now or miss its chance’ on offshore wind, MSP warns

The Scottish Government’s new draft sector marine proposals show at least three potential areas for offshore wind development around Aberdeen, with an even greater number considered off the north-east and Highlands.

Aberdeen Science Centre gets £600K investment for ‘theatre of energy’

Aberdeen Science Centre gets £600K investment for ‘theatre of energy’

The exhibit will replace the show theatre within ASC as the venue undergoes a major upgrade and is transformed into modern science centre to reflect the key priorities of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) agenda for both industry and education.

‘Clarity’ needed from new UK Gov on Brexit ‘risk’ to Scottish renewables sector

‘Clarity’ needed from new UK Gov on Brexit ‘risk’ to Scottish renewables sector

It is understood Boris Johnson’s new Conservative majority government will look to fast-track the UK’s exit from the European Union – leaving many in Scotland’s renewable energy sector asking questions about future funding and jobs.Aberdeen MSP Kevin Stewart last night called on the new UK Government to “step up to the plate” and support the industry.

Former Aberdeen wind boss swoops in to lead giant North Sea project

Former Aberdeen wind boss swoops in to lead giant North Sea project

Adam Ezzamel will head up project direction for developer Red Rock Power’s proposed 72-turbine Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea. Mr Ezzamel led the team that built Vattenfall’s 11-turbine European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) of the coast of Aberdeen.

Rovco completes £1million inspection work at Galloper wind farm

Rovco completes £1million inspection work at Galloper wind farm

Remotely-operated vehicle specialist Rovco has completed a £1million contract at the Galloper Wind Farm in the Southern North Sea. The Bristol-based firm, which has an office in Aberdeen , carried out inspection work at the newly-constructed project around 18miles from the Suffolk coast.

Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm generates £23.3million in first six months

Aberdeen Bay Wind Farm generates £23.3million in first six months

More than £16m of that came from the sale of Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) – certificates bought by suppliers to show they have fulfilled their green energy requirements.

Low pay by Fugro ‘to be looked at’ by international policy group, union boss says

Low pay by Fugro ‘to be looked at’ by international policy group, union boss says

Fugro, who have a number of bases in Aberdeen, was found to be paying some workers below the National Minimum Wage while contracted for work at SSE Renewables’ Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, planned off the coast of Montrose.

SSE looks to entice Aberdeen oil and gas contractors with offshore wind work

SSE looks to entice Aberdeen oil and gas contractors with offshore wind work

John Casserly, head of procurement at the firm, said millions of pounds worth of tier two supply chain work is “on the table” for pioneering firms who can adapt from traditional oil and gas to work in renewable energy.

From Granite City to a global hub for hydrogen

From Granite City to a global hub for hydrogen

As part of a drive to showcase these projects, to network and to further explore hydrogen opportunities in the north-east, the city welcomed around 700 delegates to the inaugural Aberdeen Hydrogen Festival.