Scottish Government approves test turbine licence until 2029

The 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine aims to accelerate the pace of renewable innovations

Energy giant innogy confirms financial close on 860MW wind farm

MHI Vestas will provide the offshore project with 90 of its 9.5MW machines

UK’s offshore oil and gas sector ‘must boost recruitment efforts’

Oil & Gas UK says the industry must focus on hiring a diverse mix of staff able to make its 2035 goals a reality

Wind turbine foundation market ‘to bluster up to $7.2bn by 2022’

GlobalData says this will be driven by renewable energy auctions, supportive policies and decreasing maintenance costs

Ørsted installs ‘world’s first offshore Reactive Compensation Station’

It will allow electricity transmission through much longer cables than would otherwise be possible

New York State advances bill to prohibit offshore drilling

It aims to be excluded from the Trump administration’s plan to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans

Offshore firms sign cable protection deal

Balmoral Offshore Engineering says the move will boost expansion into the offshore renewables market

Futuristic offshore wind tech to hit the UK’s shores

The offshore wind industry could feature futuristic technologies like drone motherships, robots and 40-rotor turbines by 2050. That’s according to the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, which predicts offshore wind could become the backbone of the UK’s energy mix within 12 years, potentially meeting around a third of the UK’s electricity demand . It suggests […]

Dutch consortium plans first ‘offshore’ floating solar plant

Research into developing the first “offshore” floating solar power plant in the Netherlands has been launched. A consortium which includes Oceans of Energy, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, TNO, TAQA and the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands is working with Ultrecht University for the three-year project. The university is conducting a study into the energy […]

US opens up majority of its coast for oil drilling

The US has announced plans to open up nearly the entirety of its coast for oil and gas drilling. Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior for the Trump Administration, said a new leasing programme running from 2019 to 2024 would include several areas of the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans that have previously been […]