£10 M funding competition launched to strengthen net zero technologies

The Net Zero Technology Centre has announced the launch of its 2022 Open Innovation Programme, aimed at developing and deploying technologies that will reduce offshore emissions, accelerate clean energy production, and enable delivery of the UK’s net zero ambitions. The 2022 programme will feature two funding competitions – the first opening on 16th March and […]

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Aker Unveils Underwater Innovation for Floating Offshore Wind

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 […]

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Scotland to Build Own Green Ports as UK Govt is ‘Not Cooperating’

UK Ministers will not commit to implementing green ports in Scotland that are underpinned by fair work conditions and net-zero ambitions, according to Business Minister Ivan McKee. As a result the Scottish Government will now progress plans to independently develop a green port model which is designed to meet the specific needs of Scotland’s economy. […]

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Orbital to lead EU’s €26.7 M Project for Floating Tidal Energy Deployment

Scottish technology developer Orbital Marine Power will lead a pan-European consortium to deliver the €26.7m FORWARD-2030 project, set up to accelerate the commercial deployment of floating tidal energy, with Swedish manufacturing company SKF as a key partner. The project will see the installation of the next iteration of the Orbital turbine, integrated with a hydrogen […]

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48 MW Scottish Offshore Wind Project Fully Installed

The 48MW Kincardine Offshore Wind project, touted as “the world’s largest installed floating offshore wind farm,” has been fully installed now. It is expected to generate enough electricity to power approximately 55,000 Scottish households. Last year, Scotland narrowly missed a target to generate the equivalent of 100% of its electricity demand from renewables. The figure […]

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Scotland’s Firth of Forth Net Zero Hub Key for Climate Goals: WoodMac

The development of net zero hubs around the UK has proved a key plank of the country’s strategy towards achieving net zero by 2050. Scotland, which has a 2045 net-zero target, could advance its ambitions by establishing a net zero hub on the Firth of Forth, research from global natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie. “Net […]

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bp & EnBW make £10 bn Joint Bid for Scottish Offshore Wind Projects

Oil giant bp and Germany-based EnBW have submitted a joint bid, representing a a potential £10 billion investment, for Scottish offshore wind acreage which could support wind projects with 2.9 GW of capacity. The companies have applied for a lease area off the east coast of Scotland for the development of the project. But the bid seeks […]

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Norwegian Gen2 Partners with a Scottish Firm to Export Green H2 to U.K.

Gen2 Energy, a Norwegian green hydrogen producer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Scottish firm Port of Cromarty Firth to create a commercial pathway for the export of green hydrogen from Norway into the UK energy market. The development is not only expected to provide security of supply to customers wanting to adapt green hydrogen […]

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MHI Vestas Gets Firm Order for 1140 MW Offshore Wind Project

Seagreen Wind Energy has finalised the turbine supply contract with MHI Vestas for 114 turbines for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. MHI Vestas has announced that Seagreen Wind Energy has finalised the turbine supply contract with the manufacturer for 114 turbines for Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm. It was in October 2019, when MHI Vestas […]

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