Plans for £31m ‘subsea centre of excellence’ in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced a £4.9m grant for the manufacturing campus

£295k boost for North Sea seismic exploration tool

A grant totalling almost £295,000 has been awarded for a research and development project aimed at cutting costs and increasing efficiency in the oil and gas sector. The funding from Scottish Enterprise will allow Concept Systems, a subsidiary of ION Geophysical Corporation, to enhance the functionality of its Orca® software – a survey planning and […]

£3.5m pot for Scottish renewable energy projects

Four new renewable energy projects in Scotland have been awarded funding worth £3.5 million in total. Two of the projects are community initiatives: one will receive £735,000 to install a turbine in Islay, with the potential to power around 300 homes while the Fintry Development Trust – which aims to make a village in Stirlingshire […]

£6m to support wave and tidal energy prototypes

The Scottish marine energy sector is receiving funding worth £6 million to trial new wave and tidal prototype devices in the nation’s waters. Scottish Enterprise is launching the third round of the remaining funding from the initial WATERS fund in collaboration with Highlands & Islands Enterprise. Six marine energy developers benefitted from £14.8 million worth […]

UK’s first offshore wind test centre in Scotland

The UK’s first offshore wind turbine testing facility is set to be built in Scotland. The £20 million joint venture between SSE and Scottish Enterprise will include three sites for testing turbines. SSE will work with Siemens and Mitsubishi Power Systems to develop their latest turbine technology on two sites while Scottish Enterprise will operate […]

£6.5m boost for marine innovation

The UK’s marine energy industry is receiving funding worth £6.5million for innovation in the sector. The investment from the Technology Strategy Board and Scottish Enterprise will support seven new wave and tidal projects, which includes research, development and demonstration of innovative technologies. Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board said: “These projects will […]

£200,000 battery management fund for wind turbines

A Scottish technology specialist has secured funding worth £200,000 to develop battery management systems for wind turbines and EVs. Dukosi will develop a full prototype of a technology that monitors lithium ion cells in batteries to extend battery life and make them more efficient and safe. The Scottish Co-investment Fund, which is partly funded by […]

Scotland looks to the bright future for oil and gas

The Scottish Government expects the oil and gas industry to be worth £30 billion by 2020. The country expects to boost exports and target higher oil and gas recovery rates for a secure growth of the industry. First Minister Alex Salmond announced the strategy today aiming to capitalise on the estimated £1.5 trillion worth of […]

Marine fund gives £6m for prototype research

A marine fund launched today is offering £6million to develop prototypes for new wave and tidal energy in Scottish seas. Rough seas can make developing new technology both costly and challenging. Scotland’s development agency Scottish Enterprise said it wants to give firms a helping hand with investment capital to keep their businesses and devices afloat. […]

Scotland set to invite energy innovators

Scotland is set to invite the world’s most talented energy innovators to see the energy research conducted there. The First Minister Alex Salmond will extend the invitation to attend the Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference to the World’s Young Future Energy Leaders at an international conference in Abu Dhabi. The conference brings together government, finance, […]