Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm shortlisted for three Scottish Green Energy Awards

Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm shortlisted for three Scottish Green Energy Awards

EDF Renewables chief executive, Matthieu Hue, said: “The shortlist for the Scottish Green Energy Awards clearly shows the talent that exists within Scotland’s renewables industry.A renewable energy project on the Isle of Canna, in the Inner Hebridies, has also nominated in the Best Community Project Award category.

Young Norwegian politicians get taste of Scottish energy transition

Young Norwegian politicians get taste of Scottish energy transition

A group of young Norwegian politicians and climate activists visited a Stonehaven wind project and met the country’s energy minister in a bid to understand the Scottish clean energy transition.

SSE to showcase local Seagreen contracts as MHI Vestas snare turbine deal

SSE to showcase local Seagreen contracts as MHI Vestas snare turbine deal

John Hill, Seagreen project director at SSE Renewables, said: “Seagreen represents one of the most significant construction projects ever undertaken in Scotland and we want members of the Scottish supply chain to have the opportunity to work with us.

K2 Management look to wind farm development with Scottish ‘focus’

K2 Management look to wind farm development with Scottish ‘focus’

The firm’s new UK country manager, Gary Bills, who K2 snatched from rival Mott MacDonald this year , confirmed that his company will be focussing on the Scottish onshore wind market, while building K2’s involvement in the construction of UK offshore and solar projects.

Consent granted to create 1,000 jobs at new Scottish marine hub

Consent granted to create 1,000 jobs at new Scottish marine hub

Malin Group, who also work in renewable energy fabrication, wants to create a marine manufacturing hub at Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire.

Edinburgh scientists receive funding for pioneering hydrogen storage study

Edinburgh scientists receive funding for pioneering hydrogen storage study

The HyStorPor project outputs and ongoing dialogue will be coordinated by Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage (SCCS) at a new multidisciplinary information hub on hydrogen usage and storage, based at Edinburgh University.

Eni partnership could see Mainstream Renewable Power return to Scottish waters

Eni partnership could see Mainstream Renewable Power return to Scottish waters

The boss of Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) said yesterday that his firm’s new joint venture with oil firm Eni could see them return for more offshore wind acreage in the Scottish North Sea. Andy Kinsella, chief executive of MRP, said the wind developer was “looking” at the next Scottish leasing round, but said he needed a clearer understanding of the current rules.

Statkraft UK opens Scottish office for ‘significant’ onshore wind investment

Statkraft UK opens Scottish office for ‘significant’ onshore wind investment

Norwegian firm Statkraft officially opened its new Scottish office last night, promising “significant investment” in the country’s onshore wind sector.

Further delays to ScotWind offshore wind leasing round

Further delays to ScotWind offshore wind leasing round

The Scottish offshore wind leasing round has been pushed back for a second time to “ensure that developers have the right information”, the Crown Estate Scotland has said.

Fate of huge Scottish wind projects decided by UK Government today

Fate of huge Scottish wind projects decided by UK Government today

The UK Government will inform a number of huge wind farm projects planned in the Scottish North Sea whether their bid for a Contracts for Difference (CfD) has been successful.

Moray West director vows ‘we will build this project’ after CfD disappointment

Moray West director vows ‘we will build this project’ after CfD disappointment

The 90-turbine Moray West Offshore Wind Farm was informed early yesterday by the UK Government that it had not met the desired “strike price” to sell energy to the National Grid.One Scottish offshore wind insider yesterday called the result for Moray West and Viking Energy “a major blow” for the Highlands and Grampian region.

Scot Gov launches £1m floating wind funding pot

Scot Gov launches £1m floating wind funding pot

Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “I am delighted to announce the £1m Floating Wind Technology Acceleration Competition that Scottish Government are partnering with the Carbon Trust to deliver.

Total’s ‘strong position’ in Aberdeen spurring offshore wind plans

Total’s ‘strong position’ in Aberdeen spurring offshore wind plans

French oil and gas giant Total has said its “strong industrial position” in Aberdeen has spurred its decision to move into the Scottish offshore wind market in the North Sea. The company’s boss, Patrick Pouyanne, revealed earlier this month that Total “intends to participate” in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round.

Lack of renewable investment leaving Scottish rural areas ‘flagging’, Highland MSP says

Lack of renewable investment leaving Scottish rural areas ‘flagging’, Highland MSP says

Rhoda Grant, regional Labour MSP for the Highlands and Islands, was reacting to the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) rural economy report, which claimed some rural communities are “lagging behind” others as the impact of big renewable projects begins to take effect.

Corbyn to call for creation of renewable energy jobs during Scottish visit

Corbyn to call for creation of renewable energy jobs during Scottish visit

Trade unions and workers are calling on the firm – as well as energy giants Red Rock and SSE, which have won contracts for large wind farms on Scotland’s east coast – to provide renewable contracts for the yards.

New marine sector training centre to be built in Oban

New marine sector training centre to be built in Oban

“These students will be primarily hosted in a new purpose- built Scottish Marine Industry Training Centre (SMITC) located in the European Marine Science Park.

EDF Renewables’ subsidiary applies for licence to generate energy at Scottish wind farm site

EDF Renewables’ subsidiary applies for licence to generate energy at Scottish wind farm site

A subsidiary firm set up to develop the £2 billion Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore wind farm has applied for an electricity generation licence.It is understood Edinburgh-headquartered Neart na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Limited, a subsidiary of project operator EDF Renewables, has applied to the UK Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.

Shell ‘absolutely’ looking at big Scottish North Sea offshore wind projects

Shell ‘absolutely’ looking at big Scottish North Sea offshore wind projects

Asked about the Scottish North Sea as a target market for offshore wind, Ms Coleman said: “We’ll need to look at what acreage the Crown Estate Scotland puts out to bid and decide which blocks we want to bid on.

Scottish Government warns North Sea that support is ‘conditional’ on energy transition

Scottish Government warns North Sea that support is ‘conditional’ on energy transition

And Ms Sturgeon issued a warning to the North Sea oil and gas sector, saying her government’s ongoing support was now “conditional” on the industry helping to slash emissions.

SSE plans to power millions of Scottish homes with clutch of giant wind farms

SSE plans to power millions of Scottish homes with clutch of giant wind farms

SSE Renewables, operator of the 84-turbine Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, revealed it would look to build four more Scottish wind farms after its Seagreen Alpha and Bravo developments.

Flood of cash for most powerful tidal turbine

Flood of cash for most powerful tidal turbine

Orkney-based Orbital Marine Power has been awarded £3.4 million of Scottish Government funding to help build the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine.Scottish Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “We have established a world lead in marine renewable technologies and this project represents a significant step forward in technological development.

More than 100 suppliers to converge at Scottish offshore wind event

More than 100 suppliers to converge at Scottish offshore wind event

HIE and Scottish Enterprise are currently managing the new offshore wind sector cluster, which covers the Highlands and Islands and Moray, Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire and has been set up as part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy.

Argyll planning officials raise concerns over planned new wind farm

Argyll planning officials raise concerns over planned new wind farm

In a report before the planning committee, officers write: “Blarghour would introduce prominent and large scale wind farm visibility extensively around Loch Awe affecting areas with currently limited wind farm visibility.The council is being asked to respond to the Scottish Government’s Energy Consents and Deployment Unit (ECDU) Section 36 consultation for the wind farm.

Scottish Government stake in BiFab knocked down by £13m

Scottish Government stake in BiFab knocked down by £13m

Audit Scotland provided the new valuation to the BBC as part of its 2018/19 audit of the Scottish Government’s consolidated accounts, which sees the value of its BiFab stake knocked down from £19 million to £6m.

Orsted ‘looking forward’ to exploring Scottish plans as wind revenues jump by 18%

Orsted ‘looking forward’ to exploring Scottish plans as wind revenues jump by 18%

Wind giant Orsted has said it is “looking forward” to seeing the full details of the next Scottish offshore wind leasing round, as the firm experienced a bumper surge in revenues from the sector.

In an industry first, Atlantis decommissions pioneering tidal system

In an industry first, Atlantis decommissions pioneering tidal system

Scottish marine energy firm Simec Atlantis Energy has fully decommissioned its SeaGen tidal turbine support structure in the Strangford Narrows, Northern Ireland. SeaGen was installed in 2008 when it became the world’s first commercial scale, electricity generating, grid connected tidal stream project.

How to spend windfalls from windfarms?

How to spend windfalls from windfarms?

On land three miles north of Lybster, German energy giant E.On Climate and Renewables will soon learn if Scottish ministers will approve its Golticlay windfarm, comprising 19 430ft turbines.

Aberdeen hydrogen festival to help explore low-carbon technologies

Aberdeen hydrogen festival to help explore low-carbon technologies

As part of the festival programme, Aberdeen City Council will co-host a one-day conference on October 1, along with with Pale Blue Dot Energy and ERM and with support from Opportunity North East, Scottish Enterprise and the Oil and Gas Technology Centre.

New Scottish offshore wind ‘supply chain library’ to be built

New Scottish offshore wind ‘supply chain library’ to be built

Paul O’Brien, the man leading DeepWind and energy development manager for Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), encouraged firms to sign up. He said the database would mean large offshore wind developers and Tier 1 contractors could “utilise it in the domestic and overseas markets”.

Tidal power project smashes record in waters off Scottish coast

Tidal power project smashes record in waters off Scottish coast

The world's biggest tidal-stream array, MeyGen, has exported 17.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity to the national grid. According to Atlantis, the 17.5 GWh sent to the grid represents a new record for the amount of electricity exported by a tidal stream project.