Scotland | 2020-11-03
The Scottish Government has increased its offshore wind target from the current 8 GW to 11 GW of capacity to be installed by 2030.
The Scots also adopted a plan identifying suitable areas for commercial-scale offshore wind projects, which will inform the first seabed leasing process led by the Crown Estate Scotland.
According to the government, the aim of increasing the offshore wind capacity supports the delivery of Scotland’s 2017 Energy Strategy and the decarbonization of heat and transport.
The plan has been agreed following extensive consultations with industry, stakeholders, coastal communities and environmental organizations.
“Our seas are host to some of the best offshore wind resources in the world and our ambition to capitalise on our offshore wind generation capacity is part of the bold action we are taking to support economic recovery and become a net-zero society,” said Scotland’s Energy Minister, Paul Wheelhouse.
“To ensure that developers have a clear framework to deliver the next round of offshore wind projects, we have also published a Sectoral Marine Plan identifying areas that are appropriate for commercial-scale developments and providing a strategic springboard for achieving our aspirations for future development.”
Scotland | 2022-01-18
Crown Estate Scotland has selected 17 offshore wind projects in its ScotWind seabed leasing round, which aimed to procure at least 10 GW of offshore wind but resulted in the chosen proposals having a total capacity of 24,826 MW. Ten projects are using floating wind technology, six are fixed-bottom, and one involves installing both floating ...Read more
Scotland | 2020-12-28
The 103rd and final jacket foundation has been installed at the Moray East offshore wind farm site in Scotland. The Seajacks Scylla jack-up vessel installed the first three-legged jacket in July. The wind farm’s three offshore transformer modules (OTMs), together with their three jacket foundations, have been in place since mid-September. DEME’s installation vessel Orion, initially scheduled to be deployed ...Read more
Scotland | 2020-12-22
Seajacks Scylla has installed 93 out of the 100 wind turbine jacket foundations at the Moray East wind farm off the Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland, the project’s latest Notice of Operations shows. The jack-up vessel is transporting the jacket foundations to the project site from Global Energy Group’s site in Nigg. The Seajacks Scylla installed ...Read more
Scotland | 2020-12-02
UK energy regulator Ofgem and the Scottish government have set aside up to nearly GBP 25 million to finance a project that will use offshore wind power to produce green hydrogen energy for heating homes in Fife, Scotland. Being developed by the gas network operator SGN, the H100 Fife project aims to use the electricity ...Read more