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Collett complete Kennoxhead Wind Farm

Adding another wind farm to their Renewables Portfolio, Collett complete the delivery of 13 Nordex N133 wind turbines to Kennoxhead Wind Farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Located south of the A70, near the village of Glespin on the Douglas Estate, the thirteen turbine site features Nordex N133 onshore wind turbines with an individual blade length … Continue reading Collett complete Kennoxhead Wind Farm

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Scotland awards seabed rights for massive amounts of offshore wind energy, most of it floating

The Crown Estate Scotland has announced the results of the “ScotWind” seabed tender. They auctioned 8,600 km² of sea space which could host almost 25 GW of offshore wind. 17 projects won. With 15 GW most of the capacity that will now be developed will be floating offshore wind. The system the Scots have used … Continue reading Scotland awards seabed rights for massive amounts of offshore wind energy, most of it floating

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Scotland can become one of the first countries in the world to introduce floating wind energy

A £235 million early investment package to support the renewable energy supply chain in Scotland has been announced by Aker Offshore Wind and Ocean Winds as part of their proposal to transform the country into a green industrial powerhouse.The financial package is included in the joint Ocean Winds and Aker Offshore Wind ScotWind bids which … Continue reading Scotland can become one of the first countries in the world to introduce floating wind energy

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RWE-funded study flags floating wind energy opportunity for Scottish industry

A study funded by RWE, one of the world’s leaders in offshore wind, concludes that Scotland could become a world leader in producing low carbon concrete foundations for floating offshore wind farms. The study identified potential business opportunities from the current ScotWind seabed leasing round, and calls on Scottish politicians, project developers, suppliers and industry … Continue reading RWE-funded study flags floating wind energy opportunity for Scottish industry

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Nordex receives order for 50 MW of wind power from Scotland

The Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT), managed by Octopus Renewables Limited, has commissioned the Nordex Group to supply twelve N133 turbines for the Cumberhead wind farm in Scotland. Each of the wind turbines will operate in an optimized mode of 4,165 MW. The order also includes a Premium Service for the maintenance and revision of … Continue reading Nordex receives order for 50 MW of wind power from Scotland

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Equinor plans to launch GW-size floating wind energy concept in Scotland

Equinor, the leading developer in floating offshore wind has designed a new floating wind concept that will enable industrial standardisation and maximise opportunities for local supply chains. Having reaffirmed its commitment to Scotland earlier this year, the offshore energy company has now revealed its preferred floating wind foundation design for full-scale gigawatt (GW) commercial floating … Continue reading Equinor plans to launch GW-size floating wind energy concept in Scotland

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Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Aker Offshore Wind has outlined plans to utilise Scotland’s first offshore wind underwater substation as part of its bids for major offshore windfarms. The multi-million subsea innovation would be developed, manufactured, and supplied in Scotland by Aker Solutions and provide major export opportunities for Scottish businesses.Substations – which help move the energy created by wind turbines … Continue reading Aker Offshore Wind unveils underwater innovation for floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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ACS completes the largest floating wind farm

Cobra has implemented this offshore wind energy project in Scotland, which is expected to generate up to 218 GWh of clean electricity per year. The Kincardine wind power project has come to an end, and it is nothing more and nothing less than the largest floating offshore wind farm in the world. Cobra Wind, a … Continue reading ACS completes the largest floating wind farm

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Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland. The offshore energy company says the ScotWind Leasing round is a good strategic fit with its ambitions to continue to develop its North Sea offshore wind cluster and further … Continue reading Equinor ready to further develop floating offshore wind energy in Scotland

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RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

RWE has confirmed its participation in the ScotWind seabed leasing round process, as it looks to expand its global offshore wind portfolio. ScotWind is a seabed leasing round, managed by Crown Estate Scotland, which aims to enable up to 10 gigawatts (GW) of new offshore wind farms to be constructed in the country’s coastal waters. … Continue reading RWE confirms participation in ScotWind

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Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind power, today announces a partnership with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round. The consortium is set to apply for seabed leases in sites which lend themselves to the deployment of large-scale floating wind … Continue reading Ørsted announces partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to unlock floating wind energy in Scotland

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First Wind Power Generation Celebration at Moray East “Only the Start”

Moray East – Scotland’s biggest wind farm has exported first power to Scotland’s national grid via its new substation south of New Deer in Aberdeenshire on June 4 2021. Future development of offshore wind energy in Scottish waters, will be enabled by Moray West, under development, and the upcoming ScotWind leasing process.Ocean Winds (OW), the … Continue reading First Wind Power Generation Celebration at Moray East “Only the Start”

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Hywind Scotland remains the UK’s best performing offshore wind farm

For its third consecutive year, Hywind Scotland – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm – reaches the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK. With an average capacity factor of 57.1% in the twelve months to March 2021, the floating offshore wind farm set a new record in the UK. … Continue reading Hywind Scotland remains the UK’s best performing offshore wind farm

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RWE Partners with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to Advance Floating Wind Power

RWE  is partnering with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult – the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy, to study the potential for Scottish businesses to produce commercial scale concrete foundations for floating wind projects. The possible development of floating wind projects in Scotland puts a focus on the amount of … Continue reading RWE Partners with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult to Advance Floating Wind Power

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Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

Iberdrola, though its subsidiary ScottishPower, has teamed up with some of the UK’s main distilleries and spirits companies and the Port of Cromarty Firth to launch a green hydrogen project in the Highlands. The result will allow the whisky and spirit production industry in Scotland to develop this technology and fight climate change. The North … Continue reading Iberdrola launches a green hydrogen scheme to produce sustainable Scotch whisky in the Highlands

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Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind energy to new heights with deal to install its market-leading SG 5.8-155 wind turbines in Scotland

Deal signed with Energiekontor will see the installation of 8 SG 5.8-155 wind turbines at Longhill Burn wind farm in West Lothian, near Edinburgh. The wind turbines will be among the largest ever installed in the UK, with a rotor diameter of 155 meters to optimize power capacity. Contract underpins renewed growth of onshore wind … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind energy to new heights with deal to install its market-leading SG 5.8-155 wind turbines in Scotland

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Vestas wins 36 MW order to extend wind farm in Scotland

Vestas has secured a 36 MW order for the second phase of the Sandy Knowe wind project in Scotland from ERG, one of the leading wind energy operators in the European market. The project will consist of ten V112-3.45 MW wind turbines in 3.6 MW operating mode. In November 2020, Vestas was awarded the contract … Continue reading Vestas wins 36 MW order to extend wind farm in Scotland

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Scotland launches nation’s first offshore wind energy leasing round

Crown Estate Scotland has launched the nation’s first offshore wind power leasing round in a decade. The organisation, which manages Scotland’s seabed, predicts total investment in ScotWind Leasing projects could surpass £8 billion and suggests the investment opportunity will form a vital part of Scotland’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The opening of the … Continue reading Scotland launches nation’s first offshore wind energy leasing round

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